Low Cost Family Vacations


Low cost family vacations are possible within this day and age. If you are a stay at home mom practicing tightwad living, take a look at these cheap vacation ideas. This list of tips for fun affordable family vacations will jump-start your frugal vacations planning.

Vacationing within the Hamptons this summer can cost you a pretty penny, however there are lots of ways to vacation and not spend lots of money. Keeping your costs low is definitely an advantage when vacationing with children and enormous families.
There are many reasonable hotels in the region, and deals can be found around the popular hotel .com websites. Remaining in Riverhead, NY (a town right away from Hamptons is a cost saving alternative). It puts you within daily driving distance towards the Hamptons, while providing travel attractions in the actual town of Riverhead. Riverhead is home to Atlantis Marine World Aquarium, Tanger Outlet Mall, or even a top rated water park, Splish Splash. There are many supermarkets, department stores (Wal-mart, Target, and K-Mart), and restaurants. Bowling and mini golf can be found in the town of riverhead. It is located between the north fork, and south fork, so each day of wine tasting is not too much away.

Space Coast

Located Forty-five minutes east of Orlando, Space Coast is really a stretch of Florida’s Atlantic Coast 72 miles long, the website where shuttle launches occur today. The Kennedy Space Center draws huge numbers of people from around the globe, according to its website, while offering families a tour of the NASA facilities for launches and landings, interactive simulators, and also the opportunity to meet a real astronaut. Cocoa Beach, Florida is found in the area, with beautiful beaches and affordable activities for example parasailing and eco-tours, which give families the chance to learn about the saltwater estuaries and 250 square miles of wildlife refuge around the Space Coast.

The Keys

The Florida Keys may have a reputation for not being kid-friendly, but by 2010 more and more parents take the kids with them for a fun, affordable family vacation. Based on Harold Wheeler, director of the Florida Keys and Key West Tourist Development Council, A quarter of the visitors to the Keys consist of families. Activities include hiking, nature walks, fishing, boating, recreational parks and camping, and beaches.

The Everglades

Located a couple of hours away from Miami, tucked away from urbanized Florida, the Everglades National Park is a perfect spot for an affordable family vacation. A World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, the Everglades offers an educational and fun experience for kids. Tampa Bay

An hour along with a half by car from Orlando and discovered on the West coast (Gulf side) of Florida, Tampa Bay comes with an array of affordable attractions sure to please parents and kids alike. Families can spend a whole day at Busch Gardens, a fun theme park with thrilling rides and views of African animals, the Lowry Park Zoo, or even the Museum of Science and Industry. Tampa can also be 40 minutes away from the beautiful, world-famous beaches of Clearwater Beach, including such fun family activities as a Pirate’s Cruise, trolley ride, and dolphin-spotting.


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