Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

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If you are looking for some frugal family vacation ideas this year, because money is tight, consider some of these budget friendly ideas.

The entire family can still have fun with some frugal vacation ideas.

An inexpensive but always fun thing to do is to go camping. Make sure to pack a tent, sleeping bags, a few hot dogs or hamburgers, snacks and marshmallows to cook around the fire. There is nothing better than sitting under the stars.

Check out your local state parks. Most charge a few dollars to get in and parking is generally free. State parks offer access to nearby mountains and local beaches. Most have hiking trails, picnic areas and outdoor facilities. Prepare snacks and sandwiches and save on the cost of buying food at the park.

If the weather is good, find a local farmer who has fresh fruit for sale such as strawberries or blueberries. The kids will love seeing a farm and your family will enjoy eating the healthy and tasty fruit.

Another idea is to visit family or friends that live in another state. Make a map with outdoor natural attractions you may want to see on the way. Have fun seeing how many you can get to before you get to your destination.

Frugal Family Vacation Ideas

How about having a mini-vacation right at home? Plan outdoor games and contests or have arts and crafts indoors. To top off the activities, order a pizza for dinner, rent a movie and kick back on the couch with a big tub of popcorn.

Maybe the kids are gone and you want a weekend away with your significant other. Plan a hike for two at your local park followed by a picnic basket lunch. A brisk walk in the energizing outdoor air is a great way to enjoy each others company without breaking the bank.

The main idea is to have fun and spend time together. When trying to come up with a family vacation this year, frugal vacation ideas will help you to still have a great time and ensure that you stay within your budget.