Who doesn't like to spend a quiet time in the woods, eating a hot meal and relaxing by the river side? But alas, this is a too idyllic situation for most of us. First of all, we cannot afford to take a leave, forget leave, most of us are engrossed in work even on weekends! And if one ever gets a golden opportunity of an extended weekend, there are many problems which make this dream even more distant! First of all, one is not aware of mini vacation destinations, that can be thoroughly enjoyed in the short period of two-three days, secondly the popular mini vacation spots are always crowded. And lastly, some really beautiful places that are not crowded and are also nearby, are way beyond your budget. One obviously cannot spend all the savings on a weekend getaway, so what should be done? Well, all you have to do is scroll down and take a look at the ideas given below. The spots mentioned in these budget travel ideas are perfect for you, as they are inexpensive, fun, not far from where you reside and also very relaxing.
Day Trip: All you have to do is, book a flight to your neighboring state. Pack only the essentials and start your journey! Do not make any extensive plans. Just go to your neighboring state, find an inexpensive motel there and spend your weekend lazing around! There are loads of airlines which have really cheap fare, so you won't be spending much money there. And once you go to your destination, you can do whatever you want. If you only have a weekend to spare, you can go on visiting the tourist attractions of that state throughout the day and sleep in churches at night! I know that is a little overboard, but trust me, it is fun! To truly enjoy this crazy weekend getaway, dine at the small local restaurants, as these restaurants are the ones which serve the actual specialty of their town. You will surely remember this trip for a long time!
Theme Park: If you are in search of cheap family vacations, this is the best one for you. When it comes to vacations, all kids can think of is loads of games and unlimited playtime. And even adults can enjoy some of the games of kids. The games I am talking about is not the regular hop-scotch games, the games are the huge roller-coaster rides and swings of the theme parks! Theme park is one place where adults and kids, both can equally enjoy. And more importantly, they do not cost much! So you can visit a nearby theme park of your state, or go to some bigger theme parks like the Disneyland. If you are visiting a small theme park, visit four-five of them, and of different cities!
Camping: The best part about these cheap mini vacations is that you have a lot of options to choose from. You can go camping in the Himalayas or even in your backyard! Whichever location you choose, it will be fun. If you search a little, you will find many camping organizations which organize camps even for families. So you can join them or go on a camp on your own. Just remember to take all the necessary things with you.
As you must have observed, you do not need to burn a hole in your pocket for a nice little vacation. All the above mentioned inexpensive vacation ideas will definitely save your money, but will also provide a nice happy time with family. So what are you waiting for, start packing!