Almost 100 million Americans took a family vacation in 2019, according to one AAA travel survey, a figure that is comparable year on year.  For 2020, it’s been a bit different due to the Pandemic.

Nevertheless, 2021 is looking way up.  With the vaccine coming, travel is set to boom.  So for those looking to plan a family vacation as a veteran family, there are many destinations right within the United States that are worth considering. Whether your family craves adventure and thrills or a laid back vacation surrounded by nature (or even a trip to the spa), here are just three low-cost options to add to your vacation bucket list.

Austin, Texas

For veteran families looking for a destination that has something for the whole family, Austin, Texas is definitely one to consider. With the opportunity for unique experiences such as bat watching, or touring patriotic museums like the Texas Military Forces Museum, there is a wide variety of things to do in the city. In addition to a number of educational excursions which are perfect for the children (like the Austin Nature & Science Center), there are also a number of ways to relax on your visit. Visiting a day spa in Austin, for instance, is a great way to relax with a massage, a facial or a nail treatment: the perfect treat for Mom.

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida is yet another destination worth considering for your next family vacation, particularly if your family is one that loves thrills and adventures. Well-known for being home to the famous Disney World, Orlando also brings other notable attractions to the table — such as the theme park/aquarium known as Sea World Orlando — thus making it the perfect destination for families with younger children. And, when it comes to saving money, special promotions and pricing for veterans can be found for trips to Sea World Orlando, which will aid in reducing the cost of your trip.


Sunny California

With a grand total of nine national parks, sunny California is the ideal vacation destination for families who want to spend their time surrounded by nature. And for those looking for low-cost days to visit, there are certain dates on which some have free entry for all, with Veteran’s day 2020 being one of them. With Yosemite National Park and Death Valley National Park being two notable parks that participate, planning a family vacation over the holiday can allow for a special trip focused on California’s natural beauty. To supplement your trip, visiting some of Cali’s sandy beaches, as well as other attractions like the famous Golden Gate Bridge, will ensure that you have a varied trip full of everything that the state has to offer.

Planning a family vacation is an exciting endeavor for any family. For veteran families, finding the right place to go can be a stressful undertaking, particularly when it comes to doing so on a budget. However, places such as Orlando, California, and Austin all offer fun for the whole family — with many experiences that can be done enjoyed at a low cost.

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