Save money on family travel: free things to do, getaways that don't bust the budget, and promotions at many types of popular vacation spots.
A favorite resort, a red-hot deal, a clever pitch... Check out select deals at Orlando theme parks, all inclusive resorts, resorts in Hawaii, and more.
Photo courtesy of Medomak Family Camp, Maine
When the budget gets tight, families still need a getaway -- perhaps more than ever. Ideas include family camps, drive-to getaways such as water park resorts, affordable vacation towns..
Kids Fly Free to Disneyland - Photo courtesy Alaska Airlines.
Families really need to get good deals on airfares, when there's three or four or five (or more) of you.
Free programs in parks, free days at museums, fireworks, parades; free Things to do in NYC, Orlando, San Francisco, Chicago...
Yellowstone National Park, photo © Teresa Plowright.
Sometimes the best things in life are free: beaches, mountains, the color of leaves in fall... National Wildlife Refuges are free year-round and most cities have one within an hour's drive; National Parks have free weekends, free hikes and other programs. Even expensive snowsports have some "free" deals.
Balboa Park- Photo courtesy of San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau / Joanna DiBona.
Name a place, and you'll probably find good info on free family-friendly fun there, in this round-up of "Free Things" content at multiple travel sites at About.com.
Photo courtesy of Steamboat Springs.
Skiing and snowboarding are expensive, especially for families, when parents have to shell out for three or four or five lift tickets (not to mention lessons), and kids grow out of their equipment every year. So "kids ski free" are three words we like to hear -- check out several types of "Kids Ski Free" opportunities.
Want to save money on your next family vacation? Many restaurants -- from big-name chains to local eateries-- offer Kids Eat Free deals.
Potentially a money-saver for family travelers: pick a location, and Couponmap.com presents a variety of coupons offered by restaurants and other businesses in the area.
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