How to Find Cheap Family Vacation Choices Within Walking Distance of Your Home

Are you looking for a great family vacation idea? If you and your family are looking for a fun, exciting vacation, this may be just what you’re looking for. I’ve always believed that vacations are about the family – spending time with your children and grandchildren, spending time building memories, and of course, coming back home feeling good! Here are some of our favorite family vacation ideas for summer…

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Miami Beach Florida. Perfect for young families: 8-year-olds and up. Why go to a kid’s club? While it’s often associated with retirees or a party crowd, Miami Beach is also kid-friendly, providing plenty of museums and parks for the little ones.

Resorts and hotels near resorts and beaches. If you’re not staying in a hotel, it’s probably not a bad idea to rent a condo or villa by the beach. Some family vacation destinations don’t have age restrictions on renting condos or villas by the beach – which is perfect if you want to spend some quality time with your kids (who probably won’t think too much of you if you’re drinking and smoking, anyway). And many of these condos and villas are close to beaches and resort complexes, providing even more options for a great vacation with your family.

museums and attractions. There are tons of family vacations that don’t include museums. Maybe you’ve been to enough museums to know that most of them are not very interesting; or maybe you’re simply fascinated by them. In either case, there are plenty of museums around the Miami area to interest kids and young adults. Even some of the museums within the greater Miami area (such as the Art Museum of Miami) are perfect for families with small children.

Family vacations in New York City. New York City is second only to Disneyland in terms of popularity among American kids. As such, there are literally dozens of family vacations choices within New York City proper, from family fun activities in the parks and museums to experiencing the nightlife with some help from a tour guide. The cost of a family vacation in New York City depends on what exactly you’re looking to do. You can spend less on a fun family activity at a charity event held at the New York Metropass Museum, or you can splurge on a night at one of the top clubs in town (the bars, clubs, and restaurants that have sprouted up all over New York City over the past few decades). There are so many great options for family vacations in New York City, you’ll be sure to find one that fits your interests and your budget perfectly!

State parks within walking distance. While most people think of state parks when they think of family vacations, in Florida particularly, state parks are becoming more popular for families. Not only do state parks offer hours of fun and relaxation, but they also offer a chance for you and your kids to experience the outdoors while still being within walking distance of the accommodations. Whether you want to hike in the woods or take a boat trip out to the ocean, a state park is a great place to take the whole family.