Family travel vacations are one of the most fun ways to bond as a family. The late spring or early summer is the perfect time to plan a vacation. The kids have a break from school and many of these destinations aren’t overly crowded this time of year. We have included some of the 5 most fun and affordable places to travel to with the whole family.
Brown County, IN
This small town is the perfect way to unplug and spend time in the sunshine. This is the place for endless outdoor adventure. You can mountain bike, hike, camp, canoe, horseback ride and more with over 170,000 acres of forested land. There are also tons of historic sites and cute downtown shops filled with good eats. This is the most affordable for a weekend getaway.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Besides the endless view of smoky mountains pigeon forge is home to endless places of entertainment. Visit Wonderworks, Dollyworld, The Dixie Stampede or Ripley’s Aquarium to enjoy fun for all ages. There is so much to do here you will have a hard time deciding what to do! You could easily stay 4-5 days here if it’s in the budget.
This is ANY kids dream and is equally impressive for us adults. Rightfully named The Sweetest Place on Earth, Hershey is filled with all things chocolate. Hersheypark is a chocolate-themed amusement park. Hershey’s Chocolate World is a factory that makes all things sweet, you can test the treats and explore what the factory is all about. There are also shows, concerts, the zoo, and more if you need a break from the sweet stuff!
Sanibel Island, FL
This is the ultimate family travel beach vacation and way cheaper than Disney World. If your kids are animal lovers you can also take them on a boat tour to see manatee, dolphin, birds and more! If you have an older crew you can go snorkeling. Did we forget to mention the plethora of seashells that are waiting to be collected?! If you go be sure to check out The Island Cow for a great family dining experience!
Hot Springs, AR
There is so much to do here, especially outdoors. Walk through tulips at Garvan Woodland Gardens, hike to the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, take a mineral bath at the Buckstaff Bathhouse, watch a horse race at Oaklawn, drive a train at Tiny Town, and take a cruise on the Belle of Hot Springs. These are just a few of the many adventures Hot Springs has to offer.
We hope we have supplied some fresh vacation ideas to help get you and your family having fun indoor and out without dipping into the savings. Where are your fondest vacation memories? Tell us your tips and tricks about family travel. We would love to hear from you!
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