Finding a destination that offers multi-generation attractions as well as hotel, dining, and entertainment options that can accommodate large groups does not have to be difficult. If you’re looking for family vacation deals, there are many popular tourist spots that offer them. If you’d prefer to go to a more obscure, “off the beaten path” kind of place, there are a few of those to choose from as well. Thanks to the popular of internet travel discount sites, it’s become relatively easy to do research on just about every town in the world, and to compare airfare, airlines, cruise lines, hotel accommodation prices, and so forth.
Here are a few important things to consider when searching for family vacation deals:
• Sometimes, it’s all about the timing. Just like in real estate, one of the best ways to get a good deal on travel is to be patient and wait for the prices to go down. If you don’t want to wait for a last-minute deal to pop up, at least book the vacation in the middle of the week instead of during the weekend. Roundtrip airfare can reduce drastically if you plan the return on a Thursday instead of a Saturday. Also, avoid traveling during holidays if you really want to save.
• Either head towards a popular destination during off-season or “shoulder season”, which is the short time period between peak and off-peak. For Disney World, the shoulder seasons are in May and September. Make a list of places you are thinking of going and doing research to find out about the cheapest times to visit each place.
• Make use of technology. There are plenty of tools, websites, apps, newsletters, etc… that will notify you of the latest family vacation deals. You can also use Google maps to view restaurants and shopping centers located near hotels you are thinking about staying at. There are airfare alerts you can sign up for that will notify you the very second a plane ticket within your specified budget range is available.
Now that you have some ideas of how to save on a family vacation, here is a list of some of the most inexpensive destinations for families:
• San Diego, CA
• Branson, MO
• Ocean City, MD
• Cheyenne, WY
• Grand Canyon
• Gatlinburg, TN
• Myrtle Beach, SC
• Niagara Falls, NY
• Williamsburg, VA
• Las Vegas, NV
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If your budget is big enough for an international vacation, a few of the less expensive destinations include:
• Southern Ireland (counties Kerry and Cork)
• Madeira, Portugal
• Quebec City
These are just suggestions. Depending on the time of year and the fluidity of the travel industry, you might find better family vacation deals elsewhere.
Check out online discount offers to see what kinds of family vacation deals are available at these destinations. You’ll also want to take advantage of online news alerts, emails, app, and more, so that you’ll always be notified of the newest deals when they pop up.