National Plan for Vacation Day is January 30! Are you going to take advantage of this fun day and plan your family’s vacation? Might as well, no time is better than the present!
As you are planning your family’s vacation, you’ll definitely want to stay within your budget.
So let’s go over a few tips I’ve learned along the way about the best times and places to visit as a family. I’ll also be referencing the Alamo Vacation Planning Toolkit. It has a bunch of very helpful resources!
Best Times & Places to Visit as A Family
A few things I’ve learned about traveling as a family is that there are some places better to see off-season, (when it isn’t peak tourist times) and there are other places that you really must see on-season. Let’s also look at holiday travel as a family too!
Popular Destinations Off Season
If you are going to visit mega-popular places, try to see them off-season. For example, go to Disney World in September or October, or check out ski resorts in the spring.
It will save you money because when there are less people, the prices are lower. Going off-season will also mean less crowds and an overall more peaceful vacation for everyone.
Visit National Parks On Season
Weather is such a difficult thing to plan for. But if you are going to be taking your family to see a national park (like the DuPont Forest pictured above), it’s important to go when the sky is clear.
The best times for hiking are mid-afternoon in the late spring and early fall.
Holiday Travel With Kids
Try to find a time when your kids are already off school to go see family or enjoy a trip somewhere new.
For shorter trips, take advantage of national holidays, like Memorial Day and Labor Day, which many children have off school and parents have off work. These long weekends allow you to relax and spend quality time with your family without the stress of missing work and school.
I agree! If you and your kids are all at home, plan a trip! This will take some planning ahead of time, since these holidays tend to be very popular with lots of families.
When Is The Best Time To Travel With Your Family?
Honestly, the best time to travel with your family is when you are all ready to go! Yes, it takes planning to have a fantastic family vacation. Take advantage of things like National Plan Your Vacation Day and discounts like Alamo’s 10% off to save money.
Still need ideas? Learn more about the best places and times to travel as a family here and be sure to check out Alamo’s Scenic Route for more travel inspiration!
Your time to share! When is the best time and places you’ve travelled with your family?