There are plenty of nice places that offer something fun for every member of the family, from the youngest kids to the oldest great-grandparents. There are some affordable places too. Even if you have a large family, you should still be able to obtain discounts. Family vacation packages tend to offer “Kids Eat Free” deals, supervised kids programs, spacious rooms, and free activities that will appeal to everyone.
Here are a few affordable destinations that have family-friendly resorts:
Yellowstone National Park
While there are inns and lodging options around the Yellowstone area, there are also plenty of campgrounds. Just bring your own tents and enjoy the great outdoors. You have 2.2 million acres to explore. Go along some trails and try to catch glimpses of elk and buffalo.
If possible, visit in either the fall or winter when hotel rates are at their lowest. Family vacation packages at Virginia Beach are available at various hotels and resorts. There are also options for vacation rentals if you want your own kitchen.
Trinidad and Tobago
This is one of the more affordable family-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. You actually get two islands to explore and a variety of beach and mountain activities. Head to Invaders Steel Pan Yard to check out performances by steel pan bans. Another fun attraction is Tobago Cocoa Estate, where you and your kids can learn all about chocolate.
How about family vacation packages at a ski destination? “Breck” offers world-class skiing for all ages and all levels. There is also plenty to do in the historic downtown area. You could go during the summer and enjoy some hiking, zipping, climbing, etc. It is both the ultimate winter AND summer playground.
St. Petersburg, FL
There are 30+ quality family resorts in this Florida city. For cultural attractions, stay in the downtown area. For days of fun in the sun, grab a beach resort. Hotels in St. Petersburg have an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In addition to nice accommodation, there is also plenty of shopping and dining.
If you think you can afford a European trip, Barcelona might be the city for you. There are some reasonably-priced family vacation packages. Not only is it a beautiful city, it is filled with tons of fun activities for kids and adults both. There are 500+ family-friendly hotels to choose from. Plus, it can be an educational experience for teens taking Spanish classes.
These are just a few ideas to help your family get started with the plans. Make a list of places everyone wants to visit and check out family vacation packages to see what all is available.
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