With all this beautiful early summer weather, I bet you’re eager to get outside to bask in the glorious sunshine and some of your favourite outdoor activities.

As a mom blogger, I try to get out and explore as many family friendly hot spots as possible with my own clan … well, whenever the weather and time permits.

Between Vancouver and Harrison Hot Springs, We have discovered some really great local spots that are an hour or less away from home.

There are so many to share, which is why I’ve created this 3-part mini-series.

Without further adieu, here are our 5 favourite local day trip destinations: Part 1.

1-Have a Berry Good Time

I have always had a sweet spot for Krause Berry Farms, located at 6179 248 St. in Langley.

Aside from berry picking, there’s so much to experience. From the playground and petting zoo to the little store that makes those famous sky-high berry pies to the western themed wine tasting room and eating area that serves the most amazing waffles, there’s so much to do… err, taste. You can easily spend the day discovering everything that this valley gem has to offer.

VM Tip: Don’t forget to bring the sunscreen and your appetite!

Fort Langley

This is an excerpt from the article Our 5 Favourite Local Day Trip Destinations : Part 1 which originally appeared on http://www.valleymom.ca.