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Vacation for a family of 6

My family wants to plan an affordable vacation. Everytime we plan the price goes up to at leas 3,000. Can anyone give me some advice on an affordable but fun vacation for a family my size? Thanks

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Asked by ptomom678 at 11:00 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Travel

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  • A staycation. :)

    Answer by WARNING at 11:02 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • LOL!

    Comment by ptomom678 (original poster) at 11:03 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • We have 6 kids and rarely get away, because we're not weathly. Best thing I could recommend is camping, but it depends on the age of the kids. Alternatively, look into day trips to tourist places.

    Answer by judimary at 11:03 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • When all my kids were home our 'vacations' always included camping and a cool national park. I love camping though.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:08 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • I'd say don't go too far from home. Where are you located? We LOVE camping.

    Answer by txdaniella at 11:09 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • I am not an outdoors person, but I guess I could try camping. How much does it normally run?

    Comment by ptomom678 (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • We live in Indiana

    Comment by ptomom678 (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Look for area campgrounds that rent trailers or mobile type homes.... When we go "camping" we rent this type to have the conveniences but still gets the nature part as well. Usually you can rent those things for around $500 a week around us.


    Answer by Charis76 at 11:18 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • How about the Great Lakes- camping or beach time?

    Answer by Sisteract at 12:01 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Michigans bech towns on Lake Michigan are great. If you have not camped before getting started is an investment!!!
    I would look into renting a cabin or beach house. If you could get to a Port and went at the right time You can cruise pretty cheap- get 2 adjoining inside cabins. food and entertainment is paid for. But I think you would still end up with 3000$ That's only 500$ PP. You could check out Family Vacation They could give some ideas.

    Answer by chefjen at 11:17 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

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