Ahhhh, summertime has finally fallen upon us and you all know what that means: no school for three months! This summer, treat your whole family to an awesome vacation while keeping money tight. Summer fun doesn’t have to have a high price tag — here are some ideas that the whole family will love!

Go On A Road Trip

Road trips are not so much about the destination, but rather the journey that you and your family embarks on together. Set a destination, plot some key points to pass through along the way, and start driving! If need be, stop over night in a cheap motel along your route. Give your kids cameras to take tons of photographs along the way, and make collages together when you get back home!

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Go Camping

There’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than going camping! Check out your local outdoors store to find a cheap tent that would fit all of your family members, pack up some backpacks, grab your sleeping bags, and head our to your camping spot! Your kids will love the excitement of building a fire and sleeping outside, and you’ll save the money that you would have otherwise spent on hotels and/or restaurants!
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Visit A Relative’s House

If you have relatives that live far enough away that you don’t see them very often but still within driving distance, set up a trip to go and stay with them for a few days. You’ll be able to eat some meals at home and not have to pay for lodging, saving money to explore the city and attractions nearby! Plus, you’ll be able to spend some quality time with a relative you don’t see often. 🙂

 

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Book A Last Minute Cruise

Going on a cruise is a classic family vacation idea; however, most cruises can be fairly expensive. A useful tip to enjoying a cruise vacation and not breaking the bank is to book it last minute. Most times, the prices drop drastically as the date of the cruise approaches. Take advantage of this and plan a spur of the moment trip!

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Plan A “Stay-cation”

Having tons of family fun doesn’t always necessarily equate to leaving your house for a vacation. Set aside a few days for the whole family to be home together, and plan various things that you wouldn’t otherwise do. Build a pillow fort and have a movie day, pitch a tent in the backyard and make s’mores by the grill, have a board-game night to crown the ultimate winner in the family– the possibilities for the perfect stay-cation are limitless

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What are your summer plans?