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How to Choose a Budget Travel Destination to Please the Whole Family

Monday, 26 March 2012 03:04 by Mandy

When you are planning a vacation for everyone in your family, it can be very difficult to choose a place that has something for everyone. This is especially hard if you have multiple kids in different age ranges, as the destinations that will please your 5-year-old are certainly not going to make your 16-year-old very happy. You have to think carefully when choosing a great travel spot for your whole family. Use this guide to help you decide which travel destinations are right for your entire family, so that everyone can have a good time and you can save money.

  • Look for places with universal appeal

Very few travel spots have something to please everyone, but often amusement parks can be the best places for kids and adults of all ages. For example, Houston, Texas has a wide range of activities to please kids ranging in age from toddlers to teens. You can find areas of a park that are geared specifically towards younger kids, as well as places that appeal to teens. You can easily split the family up so that the little ones can do what they like, while the teenagers can hit other items. Find a park also that has a huge water park, which also provides fun for all ages. Look for an amusement park near you. Even if you need to fly there because you do not have a good one close by, you can get park admission for very cheap. Disney is even offering incredibly low prices this year on park admission, so all you need to do is get your family there.

  • Try outdoor fun

Kids of all ages and adults can have a blast in the great outdoors. Camping trips can be one of the most fun vacations for any family. You can go to a campground near you, or pick a spot on the map and fly there. This is a very affordable vacation for most families, as you do not have to pay high hotel room rates and you still have a place for everyone to sleep. You often cook all your own food when you camp, so you will save money in this area as well.

  • Find a beach spot with something for everyone

You might think that the beach isn’t the best place to take a family with differing tastes, but in fact, many beach towns offer a plethora of things for kids of all ages to do. From swimming and laying by the pool to sand castle building and water sports, there is usually an activity for every age at the beach. Look to some of the beach destinations along the gulf coast, where you can get great deals as they try to build back up their tourism industry.  You can fly out of Houston by choosing from two different airports based on your needs.  Reserve your Houston William P. Hobby Airport or Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport online at Airport Parking Connection.  Find great deals at the, IAH Parking, PreFlight IAH, or SuperPark HOU.  

If you take the time to research the things to see and do in a particular area, you can find a number of activities to please the whole family!