Terrific Summer Vacation Ideas Families Can Enjoy This Summer

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Summer Vacation Ideas Families

It’s time to think up some summer vacation ideas families can enjoy without breaking the bank. The amusement park may be a dream summer vacation, but it can be expensive.  So what are some cheap summer vacation ideas for families?

You may think it’s hard to come up with summer vacation ideas for families with kids of different ages and interests.

Don’t let that stop you.  I bet you can find a great idea for your family’s summer vacation right here.

For example, if a trip is out of your budget, how about a staycation at home with backyard barbecues and simple parties for the kids?

Local or regional trips to the beach, lake or mountains can be quick, uncomplicated and inexpensive.

Whatever you have planned for this Summer, I’m here to help you get ready for it.  If you need summer vacation ideas or you’re just looking for fun Summer ideas to enjoy with your family, you’ve come to the right place.

Did You know?

…that summer vacations families take together didn’t always exist?  Actually, there weren’t always summer breaks from school for everyone?

School summer breaks started back when children were needed to help on the family farms in the 1800’s, so school in rural America was divided into Summer sessions and Winter sessions.   Farm children helped their parents with planting and harvesting on the family farms.  But you know what?  City kids didn’t have those Summer breaks, like their rural counterparts.  City kids went to school pretty much year round.  Yikes!

Coolers Are Perfect For Family Road Trips

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Ice chest coolers are perfect for keeping your favorite drinks nice and cold during the hot days of Summer. Ice chest coolers are great for outdoor events, family reunions, camping and any occasion that you need to take ice with you.

Portable ice chest coolers are favorite vacation gear and available in different sizes and styles to meet your party needs.

Ice chest coolers are great for work or play and built tough enough to last for years. I like filling them up with ice and drinks for the drive to my Summer vacation destinations.

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Summer Vacation Ideas For Families

Here are some fun Summer vacation ideas families might find nearby.  Planning your family Summer vacation locally can save money and time, taking the pressure off and turning the fun ON!

  • State parks and lakes in your area may have camp sites.  Fees are usually very reasonable.  Depending on your area, amenities may surprise you.  Our state lake has nice cabins available for a very reasonable fee.  It’s only an hour away too.  Take along some fishing gear, swim suits and water toys and you have a memorable family Summer vacation.
  • If it’s not too far, see if you can get to the coast.  The Gulf Coast is a terrific alternative to the busier East and West coasts.  Again, state and federal parks may have camping sites available for reasonable fees.  Don’t forget the sunscreen!
  • Make it a point to visit your local attractions and get to know them.  There could be botanical gardens, aquariums, zoos and other historical sites to visit in your own city that you’ve never seen.  I used to say, “One of these days, I’ll have to visit the…”   Isn’t it about time to treat yourself and your family to seeing what your city has to offer?
  • Visit friends and family.  Some families only see each other at Christmas time.  Isn’t that sad?  Why not schedule a Summer vacation to visit aunts, uncles or grandparents?  For an extra treat, set aside some time to visit the attractions at their location!

How about visiting a National Park in your state or nearby?

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Do you live near the beach or a lake?  Why not plan a beach vacation this year? Inflatable beach toys add to the family fun at the beach. You can find inflatable beach toys that will keep the kids entertained all day. Featured below are popular inflatable beach toys for your beach vacation this season.

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Have a fabulous family Summer vacation, no matter what your Summer vacation destinations may be. I hope you were able to pick up a few Summer vacation ideas you can use! Stop by and check out how to prevent heat exhaustion and stay safe!  See you again soon & send postcards!

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