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4 Budget Friendly Family Vacation Locations

If you think that you can’t go on a fun family vacation on a budget – think again! We’ve put together a list of 4 budget friendly family vacation locations that are perfect for every kind of family.

4 Budget Friendly Family Vacation Locations

Washington D.C.

U.S. Capital Building

Educational Trip

The nation’s capital is not only a fun and educational trip, it’s also a perfect budget friendly family vacation! Avoid pricey hotels in Downtown DC and stay in hotels in Maryland and Virginia that have metro access. Your family can visit the Smithsonian museums, the national zoo, the monuments and memorials all for free. If you contact your local member of congress 3 months in advance you can receive a free tour of the White House and the Capital Building.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, hotels, and ferris wheel

Beach Trip

This Southern beach is often listed as one of the more affordable beach destinations in the U.S. You can visit the over 60 miles of beautiful beach for free. Myrtle Beach also has a variety of other inexpensive activities for every age including Broadway at the Beach and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. Most rentals there will have kitchens and you can save by eating in.

All of this adds up to a perfect budget friendly family vacation!

The Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail view from a hill

Back-to-Nature Trip

Get in touch with your wild side with this fun and inexpensive vacation option. For the adventurous family, this trail is over 2,200 miles long with over 250 shelters and campsites available for hikers. The trail crosses “trail towns” in North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, New York, and Maine. The trail is free and the view and the experience are priceless.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans French Quarter

City Adventure Trip

You might not know that the Big Easy with its vibrant night life is also a great family friendly destination. It might also surprise you to know that you can visit this festive city on a budget. Stroll through the historic French Quarter or visit the art galleries on Royal Street for free. Visit the city park with beautiful themed gardens, outdoor vendors, and kid’s family attractions.

At night enjoy the music the city is known for on Frenchmen street where you’ll find live music on any given night of the week! You won’t believe the fun you can have without breaking the bank in this vibrant budget family vacation location!

Big trip in your future?

If you have your heart set on a bigger budget vacation next year – start saving today! Consider saving with a Union Community Bank Money Market account and earn higher interest rates. You can also earn with the Union Community Bank Cash Back Checking account and save for vacation when you spend!

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