Families with an eye on a budget can still enjoy a great getaway. Have a look at some low-cost suggestions, and also some ideas about how to enjoy a particular type of vacation -- such as a Caribbean all inclusive resort, or a family adventure -- in a cheap(er) version or in the most economical way possible.
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These ideas that go easy on the budget include family camps (with meals and many outdoors activities included, and often a variety of lodging options too), and camping in comfort in a yurt or tipip. Camping at the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground at Walt Disney World is a great way to experience all the perks of staying at a Disney World resort. Also in this article is a value-priced "family adventure" and other ways to spend less on a usually-experience vacation experience.
Families love to vacation at all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico: they like knowing the price in advance, and they love the all-included meals and drinks, watersports and land activities, kids programs, as well as the beautiful beaches and pool complexes. See eight suggestions that are (relatively) budget-friendly.
Share a large vacation home with another family, do a home exchange, stay in family rooms at hostels in Europe, try Airbnb...