Plan Your 2023 Family Vacation on a Budget:

Top Picks for Fun and Affordable Travel

The average vacation budget for a family of four is about $4,580, which translates to approximately $1,145 per person for travel, food, lodging, and activities.

However, with the economy facing rising inflation and higher costs, fewer families may have the budget for a trip this year at all.

So where can families go if they're seeking an escape through a much-needed vacation? Here are the best travel destinations for families and tips to save extra cash this vacation season!

Hersheypark is a popular destination for families with children, with more than 70 attractions, including roller coasters and kiddie rides. And, of course, you can get plenty of Hershey chocolate treats!

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Yellowstone, the world's first national park, is the home of 500 geysers, hot springs, and canyons. Yellowstone is the perfect vacation spot if your family loves a good hike and outdoor adventure.


For a city setting, a family can get by budgeting on vacation in Washington, D.C. The American historical sites are worth the trip, especially if the kids need more of an educational outing.

Washington, D.C.

Home to more than 200 waterfalls, the Maine Highlands is the most-visited hotspot for families looking to enjoy outdoor activities for a vacation.

Bangor and The Maine Highlands

Custer State Park is a popular destination in South Dakota that can't be missed. Covering 71,000 acres in the Black Hills, Custer State Park is a resort full of wildlife and outdoor exploration.

Custer State Park, South Dakota

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