There is no need to feel stressed about your next family trip. There are so many fun and safe places to take the kids and grandparents these days. In any case, everyone may have different ideas of where they want to go. Children have different interests depending on age and personality. Get the family together to create a list of places and start narrowing down the results. Here are some family vacation ideas and recommendations to help you get started.
Vacation destinations in the USA
Many of the attractions, including the museums, are completely free to visit. Visiting the Natural History Museum can be a very fun AND educational experience for children as there are dinosaurs! Since hotels unfortunately have a reputation for being a bit pricey, you can stay in one of the nearby cities like Annapolis or Arlington.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This is one of the least expensive beaches to visit on the Atlantic Coast. It can get crowded so try to visit out of season if possible. To save money, book a room without an ocean view. You’ll see it every day anyway. Spend afternoons having fun with the family on a miniature golf course or in a bowling alley.
Head to the Pacific Northwest for some spectacular (and affordable) fun. There are plenty of hotels in Portland that are under $100 a night. Visit the Oregon Zoo or go explore a submarine. Get everyone’s lunch at a food truck and pick up some snacks at the Farmer’s Market.
international family vacation ideas
Baja California Sur, Mexico City
If you want to try the last minute, this is a good option. Airlines frequently offer last minute discount flights (to Cabo San Lucas), and there is no shortage of all-inclusive family resorts in the area. It is easy to find airfare + hotel packages for 5 nights.
Here is a great city with infinite charm. Take a cheap plane like Aer Lingus Wow Air or Norwegian Air. You can reduce ground transportation costs with a Dublin Pass. For family fun, head to Dublin Zoo and the Dublin Falconry.
As long as you can fly in from New York or Los Angeles, Bali can be an affordable vacation for the whole family. There are many activities for children, such as the Elephant Safari and Bali Bird parks. For children who enjoy water slides, they can visit Waterbom Bali Park and Splash Water Park. And of course there are plenty of exotic beaches to enjoy.
Here are some examples of fun places to visit for children and adults of all ages. Once again, get everyone together to create a list of family vacation ideas, do some research and compare prices. Hopefully everyone can agree on where to go and what to do.
Here’s one way to save money on your family trip: use online coupons. Check out current deals on everything from airfare to amusement park tickets. It’s easy to research online for family vacation ideas and plan itineraries.