If the high cost of fuel means the family vacation needs to be a bit closer to home this year, check out the library's collection of Michigan travel guides! These books will help you find family friendly, fun-filled activities right here in the Great Lakes State:
Fun With The Family, Michigan: Hundreds of Ideas For Day Trips With the Kids by Bill Semion (917.74 SEM)
Weird Michigan: Your Travel Guide to Michigan's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Linda S. Godfrey (917.74 GOD)
Kids Love Michigan: A Family Travel Guide to Exploring Kid-Tested Places in Michigan by George Zavatsky (917.74 ZAV)
Backroads of Michigan: Your Guide to Michigan's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures by Robert W. Domm (917.74 DOM)
Detroit Kids Catalog: A Family Guide for the 21st Century by Ellyce Field (917.7434 FIE)
Some helpful web sites include:
Pure Michigan - Michigan's official travel and tourism site includes suggestions for "One Tank Trips."
GoCityKids Detroit - events and activities for families with children
Before you travel, stop by the Children's Room at the library so that your child can check out one of our Good Neigh-Bears. Your child can carry this cuddly stuffed toy on vacation and send the library a postcard from your destination, so that we can see where the Good Neigh-Bear has traveled this summer!