One can spend hours and hours online researching the many different destinations around the world suitable for family vacations. Whether you are a seasoned traveler, or taking a family vacation for the first time, finding a place that is both affordable and unique can be like looking for a needle in the proverbial haystack.
More often than not, you may find that packing light layers of clothing, getting in the car, and traveling to bed and breakfasts within your state may not only be a surprising, but delightfully unexpected experience. There are a myriad of bed and breakfasts around the US which offer accommodations for kids. In fact, you can find B&B’s from New York to California online which offer you the opportunity to explore new areas within your state, which have a wide variety of activities specifically designed for families.
One such place is Santa’s Village in Chicago. This 55-acre theme park has been around for 40 years. It offers over 20 rides for kids and adults, and has recently added Coney Island, Santa’s World, and Old MacDonald’s Farm. There is also a petting zoo, pony rides, and a host of other activities which your family can enjoy at an affordable price. In addition, next to Santa’s Village is the Racing Rapids Water Park which offers a wide variety of water rides for the entire family.
Indianapolis is another state which offers B&B’s and is home to the famous Indy 500. With its well-known Indianapolis Zoo, you can participate in the Dolphin Adventure and visit over 300 animals in their habitat, or walk through the indoor garden where you will come upon thousands of butterflies and tropical plants. This is just the beginning of an unexpected adventure. There are museums, the IMAX movie theatre, and an incredible array of foods that will soothe your taste buds and delight your kids as well. If any member of your family is a sports fan, a visit to Victory Field will leave them in awe.
On the flip side, you may come across some websites which are offering weekly specials to the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Travelzoo.com offers incredible packages for families. For example: There is an all inclusive one week stay in Cancun with an upgrade to a family suite. Kids are free! At a price of $99.00, you can’t beat this vacation in the affordability category. Air fare is not included.
There are many roads that lead to surprising and unexpected results. Whether you decide to go camping, stay at B&B’s, or spend time in a city that has theme parks and an abundance of activities suited for the entire family, the most fun and pleasure can be derived when the planning stage is removed from the equation and you just wing it!