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Top Summer Vacation Values for Families

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | July 15, 2016

Top Summer Vacation Values for Families

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Parents, there’s still time to plan – and save – on a summer vacation for the family. 

“World events, diverse climates and conventions impact demand and summer travel prices daily,” writes Kyle McCarthy for US News & World Report. “And luckily, it's easy to stay on budget and be a master family vacation planner with a little creativity and a few pro tricks for securing last-minute hotel deals and airfare steals. With that in mind, here are top cost-effective getaway ideas for a variety of family interests and vacation types.”

READ MORE: Travel Agents Reveal the Best Ways to Save

McCarthy notes that tour operators often offer last-minute discounts and that there are many lesser known accommodation options that can offer families savings. He also suggests heading to hot-weather destinations where there are many hotel bargains. 

Another way to save is to book a vacation package or an all-inclusive resort stay – or find savings in urban destinations or travel to theme parks on off-peak days. 

Here is more on where to find the best destinations for a vacation value.


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