Top Ten Family Friendly Destinations on a Budget

Today – Top Ten Family Friendly Destinations on a Budget

With more families strapped for cash than ever before, it has never been more important to find budget-friendly family destinations for a family getaway. Thankfully, there are plenty of destinations for families on a tight budget to choose from. Budget-friendly family destinations should not only have affordable accommodations and food prices, but there should undoubtedly be a myriad of cheap activities for families to enjoy as well.


Top Ten Family Friendly Destinations on a Budget

1. Bangkok, Thailand

 Top Ten Family Friendly Destinations on a Budget

                              Bangkok by Mike Behnken

When most people think of Thailand they envision an exotic landscape that caters specifically to adult visitors. However, a family holiday in Bangkok can be a unique cultural experience for the entire family to enjoy. Not only can cheap flights tickets to Bangkok be found relatively easily, but affordable hotel and food prices allow families to enjoy all of the cultural offerings this exotic land has to offer.

2. Moab, Utah

                                                           Moab, Utah by Daryl L. Hunter

Moab is the perfect destination for families that love the outdoors. River rafting, mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheel drive tours and more await visitors to this beautiful southern Utah landscape. Families can mix in camping with a couple of nights in a hotel for very cheap accommodations, and affordable food and drinks can be found at a number of the charming restaurants lining the streets of this majestic town.

3. Palm Springs, California

                                                            Palm Springs, California by Bachspics
Many families choose to visit southern California for a Disneyland vacation. However, unreasonable hotel prices and L.A.’s extremely urban environment have always been a deterrent. Families on a budget should consider staying in Palm Springs as their vacation base instead. Hotel prices are nearly half of what they are only an hour and a half west, making it an easy trek to visit Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Sea World and all of the area attractions.
4. Las Vegas, Nevada

 Las Vegas, Nevada by Nino H
Las Vegas may be known as Sin City, but cheap flight tickets to Las Vegas, extremely discounted accommodations, and never ending buffets make it an affordable family escape. Families can walk nearly everywhere and take in any number of the over the top family-friendly attractions the city has to offer.

5. Riviera Maya, Mexico


                                                                Mayan Pyramid by Dollia Sheombar

In addition to pristine beaches and wonderful water sport activities, this area half an hour south of Cancun also has a unique theme park for families to enjoy. At the Xcaret eco-theme park families can swim with dolphins, view jaguars, and explore the ancient Mayan ruins. Cheap flights to Cancun can be found easily, and there are a number of all-inclusive resorts offering budget-friendly luxury accommodations.


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6. San Francisco, California

                                                                                 San Francisco by JaveFoto
San Francisco may have a reputation for being an expensive city, but nearby Marin country has plenty of affordable hotels and B&B’s for families to choose from. Families can take a short ferry trip to San Francisco where they can get around the city cheaply and take in the wonderful food, fun, and sights that the city has to offer.

7. Negril, Jamaica

                                                                     Negril, Jamaica by Bernard-SD

Negril offers families a friendly alternative to the expensive all-inclusive resorts that are found throughout the rest of Jamaica. Not only can families find lovely lodges from $50 a night, but the beautiful beaches and turquoise waters of Negril provide plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Discounted flights are also readily available during the summer months.

8. Ireland 


Ireland by yakshini

Families in search of a little culture and history should look no further than Ireland. Cheap flights can be found into the city of Shannon, where families can walk the lovely trails that connect the villages throughout the region. Guesthouses can be found for under $100 a night, and there are numerous museums and historical sights to take in during the day.

9. Belize, Central America


                                                               Beliza by Chad Galloway

Belize is a terrific budget family destination. This English-speaking Central American country is home to pristine beaches, Mayan ruins, mountain jungles, and numerous rivers for the adventurous to explore. Families are sure to enjoy the scores of beachside lodgings starting around $75 a night and the affordable food prices this enchanting country has to offer as well.

10. The Black Hills, South Dakota 

                                          Black Hills, South Dakota by Jenla   

This beautiful area of south-western South Dakota offers terrific camping, fishing, and miles of wilderness for families to explore. Mount Rushmore, Wounded Knee, Devil’s Tower, and the Custer State Park are just a few of the many nearby attractions available for outdoor families.

There are endless destinations that families can enjoy on nearly any budget. Hopefully, these destinations provided some inspiration for unique vacation ideas that families can enjoy in the coming months.

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