You might think splitting the atom was a challenge, or landing a man on the moon and returning them safely to Earth presented a test...and if this is the case, then clearly you've never attempted to organize a family holiday.
As you level up in logistical planning you will of course benefit from some worthwhile ideas and we’ve got plenty of suggestions for the best cheap family vacations in the US to take this year. The kids will eventually tire themselves out, you will have explored somewhere new and your bank account will thank you.
These family vacation spots offer entertainment for everyone, and it’s no surprise that the great outdoors is one of out top choices with a reasonable price tag. National parks, outdoor adventures, and camping are all options for reconnecting with nature, plus there's something to be said for a vacation where the kids can burn off a ton of energy with minimal parental intervention. But if you prefer travel that's a little less focused on the natural world, we've still got plenty of options: quiet beach towns in Maine, mountain getaways in Colorado, living history parks in Virginia, and dude ranches in Texas.
From whitewater rafting to seaside amusements parks, these family-friendly trips will take you from coast to coast while stretching your dollar as far as it can go. But however you choose to travel with the fam in the US, you'll treasure the memories long after you've paid off that pesky credit card—here are some of our favorite ideas for the best cheap family vacations in the US in 2022.
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