***COVID UPDATE: Maybe you've had to cancel that big vacation you've planned. Or you just want to dream up all the fun outings that the future holds for you and your family. One place to get started is our big list of day trips. Now, not every place will be open or operating quite as it usually does, but it's a quick link over to learn the details directly from the destination. It is extremely important that you confirm opening status with each organization listed below as COVID-19 affects venue options differently, and things change constantly.
Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from Memphis. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!
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Get Wild on a Hike
Time Travel Today
Splash into Some Water Fun
Spend the Day at a Museum
Explore These Cities
All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)
Grow Some Fun at the Farm
Treat Yo' Self
Connect with Nature
Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks
Talk to the Animals
Explore the Globe Close to Home
Let's Go Chasing Waterfalls
Get Active Indoors
Shop Your Heart Out
Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!
Most of these destinations are within an hour from downtown Memphis. For those that are a bit farther away:
= Less than 1 hour away
= 1 to 2 hours away
= 2 to 3 hours away
= Just over 3 hours away