So let me share with you some of the resources I've gathered over the years which will help you find relatively low-cost destinations for you and your family:
- The first place you'll want to search is USA.gov
It provides tourism websites for all 50 states plus links to
historic places, the National Trails System run by the National Park
Service, and more.
- TripAdvisor (http://www.tripadvisor.com/)
is the premier site you visit when you go on vacation, but it's also
a fantastic site for “staycations" and day trips. Plug in your state and find
out where to go for some fun!
- About.com has a Cities And Towns Channel
containing videos by guides that have plenty of ideas on what to see
in various cities and towns.
- Many factories give tours and they're a great way to show
kids how some of the products they use are made. Visit
for a list.
- Camping is a great, relatively low-cost way to spend quality
family time. Visit Campgrounds.com (http://www.campgrounds.com/)
for a list of some of the best with ratings by actual users.
will not only help you find a campground, but will guide you toward
day use and picnic areas as well.
Lastly, check some of the kids booklets and magazines your local library most likely has. They can provide even more ideas for tourist spots in your area. Don't be like those people who live their whole lives near a famous landmark and never go! Get to know your own area!
Thank you for reading! Please come back again soon, won't you?