You've spent all year cutting corners to save money for a family trip. Now, the time has come to pick a destination and plan the trip. The most important thing to keep in mind when deciding a theme for the family trip is that it has to be enjoyable for the entire family. Here are some fantastic ideas on how to plan the ultimate trip that the whole family will enjoy.
A Weekend Trip To A National Park
Our country has been blessed with an abundance of gorgeous national parks. These national parks are scattered across the country which allows everyone the opportunity to visit them regardless of where they live. What makes a weekend vacation to a national park the ultimate trip for your whole family is the diverse amount of adventures and activities that are available. If there are some members of your family who aren't keen on the idea of roughing it through the wilderness of a national park in sleeping bags and tents, a motorhome might just be the perfect compromise.
"The best way to enjoy the outdoors is to take your home conveniences with you," says RV expert Peter Guthrie from Avida RV. Purchasing and outfitting a campervan or a motorhome is the ultimate way to enjoy modern conveniences and luxurious comfort while still partaking of the vast wilderness. National parks offer parking areas for those who visit using a motorhome or a campervan. With a campervan or motorhome, you can enjoy the rustic national park by day and retire to a safe motorhome full of modern conveniences at night.
Book A Family Cruise
There's no better way to bond with your family than to enjoy the open ocean on a luxury family cruise vacation. Cruise liners offer a cornucopia of onboard activities including swimming, dancing, rock climbing, various games, and even movie theaters. Every cruise liner will have an activities director that can help you and your family make the most out of your cruise ship vacation. Depending on the cruise you've chosen, there may even be activities available once you make port at your sailing destination.
While booking tickets for a cruise can be rather expensive, there are tricks to finding a great deal on cruise tickets. Be sure to make use of comparison shopping. Don't settle for the first cruise liner you inspect. Do a thorough search of every cruise liner that you can access from your state of residence. Some cruise liners will offer package deals for certain parts of the year. Other cruise liners will even allow children under a certain age to sail for free or will offer an affordable discounted package for children. Be sure to always read the fine print before confirming the purchase of your tickets. Summer and holidays are peak sailing times, so the prices during these times will be more expensive than if you were to set sail in the fall. Booking your tickets early, being flexible with your departure date, and doing comparison shopping is the best way to find an affordable package for you and your family.
Theme Park Family Vacation
In the realm of family trips, a trip to a popular theme park has to be the pinnacle of ultimate fun and excitement for the entire family. Theme parks can boast a multitude of thrilling rides, immersive decorations, live-action characters, and quality attractions. Family-friendly theme parks can be found scattered around the country, so the possibility of you finding a suitable theme park within driving distance is very likely. Theme parks not only offer a cornucopia of rides and attractions, they can also offer many personal and social benefits for your family.
Theme parks are similar to cruises in that day or weekend passes can be quite expensive unless you purchase them in advance or purchase them as part of a package. Theme parks will also have cheaper admission during off-peak parts of the year. A simple internet search into the theme park in which you're interested will be able to give you information on all of the park's available family admission packages and their off-peak months. When you find a suitable theme park within driving distance, be sure to invest in comfortable walking shoes because the lines for admission and attractions can have you standing for long periods of time.