Are you looking for great destinations for you and your family this summer? Memorable vacations don’t have to be expensive. I’ve rounded up some tips on how to plan affordable vacations for families and awesome destinations you can head to for this summer.
- A great idea to save on trips is to bring your own stuff! Yes, pack your own snacks to chomp on during the road trip, as well as water and other toiletries so you won’t need to buy at your destination.
- To save on accommodations, you can collaborate with friends or relatives who might also want to travel with your group. You can rent beach houses or vacation homes for more affordable prices on sites like homeaway.com or airbnb.com. Larger homes can accommodate more than one family and are usually great deals compared to booking individual hotel rooms.
- Plan to visit less popular destinations inland. Coastal cities are especially loaded with tourists in the summer and prices during this season tend to increase. Plus you can avoid crowds and enjoy the bonding experience more with your family.
Here are some destinations perfect for family outings this summer:
Out N About Treesort, Southwestern Oregon
If you’re not scared of heights, you’ll definitely enjoy staying in a tree house 37 feet above the ground! The kids can swing from ropes to exit the complex for a fun ride, too.
Gauley River, West Virginia
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Whitewater rafting is guaranteed to have the whole family thrilled. Don’t worry, their courses are safe enough for kids as young as six.
Glacier National Park, Montana
During the summer, the park offers many ranger-led programs like hikes and boat tours. And yes, they still have snow even in the middle of July! Cool off and enjoy camping with the family for a lasting memory.
Escape to this sleepy, low-key town in Cape Cod. The family can do activities like hiking or biking along the sea shore. There’s also the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary for some nature tripping.
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