Affordable Summer Family Vacations Michael Luchen

Summer vacations are a great opportunity to bring the family together for a fun getaway. These can be quite expensive depending on where you go, however, there are plenty of destinations that will not break the bank. Summer season is very busy in terms of traveling, so picking the right destination can make all the difference in regards to saving money. Many of your options are both domestic and international, so you have a plethora of destinations that will be easy on your budget and the perfect fit for your family vacation. Here are some affordable family vacations for the summer.


Winter Park, Colorado

Now, most people might look at the resort town of Winter Park in Colorado as a winter destination, but, it is also a great spot for the summer. Rates at the Winter Park Resort begin at just $89 per night and with this families can enjoy biking, horseback riding, zip lining, hiking, and Colorado’s longest alpine slide. You can also visit the nearby Snow Mountain Ranch which has one of the only three summer tubing hills in the United States along with mini golf, swimming, and indoor and outdoor climbing walls. Plus, every Thursday during the summer from June 14-August 13, they have free concerts at Hideaway Park.


Vienna, Austria

Austria’s capital city of Vienna offers a level of walkability that makes it quite the affordable spot for families, especially as they have many free walking and cycling tours. As you go through the Vienna Pass, you will have free access to more than sixty of the city’s most popular attractions such as museums, a giant Ferris Wheel, and attractions like Madame Tussauds and the oldest zoo in the world, Tiergarten Schoenbrunn which dates all the way back to 1752. The pass also comes with many options such as the single day which is about $72 for adults and $27 for kids and the six-day passes which are $189 for adults and $95 for children.


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If your family loves water, a great option for you may be Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There are properties such as Sea Mist which offer guests free unlimited access to its water park along with discount passes to the Family Kingdom Amusement Park and Splashes Oceanfront Water Park. Plus, in the summer, they offer a fifth night for free, a free Friday for each seven-day stay, a $90 EZ-cash card for people who book their trips 90 days in advance, and fifteen percent off stays from June to August on select rooms every Sunday through Wednesday.