Large Family Vacation Ideas on a Budget

Large Family Vacation Ideas on a Budget

If you have a big family, you know how hard it can be to get the whole family together and on the same page. Add travel to the mix, and it’s even harder. Not to mention, it’s expensive. Let us help you make your big family trip into a reality. Here are our best large family vacation ideas on a budget!

Large Family Vacation Ideas: How to Travel on a Budget

1. Take A Road Trip

Flights can add up especially if you are traveling with a big family. Taking a road trip allows you to save some money. Finding a location that is within driving distance, whether it’s just a short drive or eight hours, allows you to take a family trip with ease.

Depending on how big your family is or if you are taking your extended family, you might need to take multiple cars, but a road trip still helps you take large family vacations on a budget.

In addition, when taking a road trip, one of the advantages is the ability to visit various entertaining destinations along the way. You can’t explore these locations during a flight. Not to mention, some of these stops may even be free of charge. For example, if you are driving down Route 66, you can stop at Cadillac Ranch, the Painted Desert, the Milk Bottle Grocery, and more!

2. Stay at an All-Inclusive Resort

When staying at an all-inclusive resort, you have the convenience of paying for accommodations, food, drinks, and amenities all upfront. This means that you are aware of the total cost from the beginning, allowing you to budget and potentially save more money in the long run.

One of the main advantages of an all-inclusive resort is the peace of mind it offers in terms of expenses. By paying for everything upfront, you eliminate the need to constantly worry about the cost of meals, drinks, or activities during your stay. This allows you to relax and fully enjoy your large family vacation without any financial stress.

Mexico is known for having some of the best all-inclusive resorts, specifically Cancun. The Palace Resort at Moon Palace, the Villa del Palmar, and the Royal Solaris Cancun are three fabulous all-inclusive resorts for family trips of all sizes.

Read more: Guide to the Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the US and Beyond!

3. Find Affordable Accommodations

Finding affordable accommodations with a large family is no easy feat. With hotel rooms, you might need two or three. With an Airbnb, you might have to pay outrageous fees for a maid service, booking, and other additional requirements.

So, what is the best route to take for a large family vacation? TIMESHARE VACATION RENTALS! With a timeshare rental, you can stay in the gorgeous resort and don’t have to book multiple hotel rooms. Timeshare rentals are great because you get to share a living room, dining area, kitchen, and patio with the family, but you get your own space as well. These suites come with private bedrooms and bathrooms so everyone can have more space to stretch out and relax.

Not to mention, timeshare rentals don’t have the commitment of owning a timeshare. Many timeshare owners rent out their timeshare when they can’t use it for the year. This is a win for owners because their timeshare doesn’t go to waste. This is also a win for the renters because they get to enjoy an incredible vacation rental. You can find timeshare rentals in some of the most sought-after destinations, from Myrtle Beach to Hawaii to the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond.

Read more: A Quick Guide on How to Rent a Timeshare!

4. Enjoy Free Outdoor Activities

Horseback riding, scuba diving, and tours of national parks might cost money, but there are a lot of free outdoor pursuits to enjoy. Outdoor activities are one of the best large family vacation ideas on a budget.

Nature lovers will love visiting places such as Table Rock Lake, Grand Canyon National Park, Acadia National Park, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Here, visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the area by checking out hiking trails, biking through the national park, and seeing wildlife.

Pro tip: The early fall is one of the best times to explore these areas. During the fall, visitors get to see the gorgeous foliage and avoid hot summer temperatures.

Read more: 7 Last Minute Fall Getaways to End Your Year Right!

5. Prioritize Resorts with Good Amenities and Entertainment

When you aren’t out and about, finding a resort with incredible amenities to keep you entertained is a huge bonus. Timeshare resorts have one-of-a-kind amenities that you won’t get when staying in an average hotel or Airbnb.

For example, Orange Lake Resort in Orlando is Holiday Inn Club Vacations’ flagship resort. Orange Lake Resort by Holiday Inn Club has an impressive seven pools, a lazy river, four golf courses, two mini-golf courses, three arcades, and a stunning lake. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club in Hawaii is another stunning resort in Kauai. It is located on Poipu Beach, so you can enjoy lounging beachside or experience amenities such as an outdoor pool, fitness center, and restaurant. Smoky Mountain Resort is located in downtown scenic Gatlinburg. This Gatlinburg rental boasts an indoor water park, special activities, barbecue grills, as well as multiple pools.

Large family vacations are even better when the resort offers extraordinary amenities.

6. Splurge on Activities & Save By Eating in

Activities are an essential part of any trip because they provide opportunities to explore and try something new. However, the costs of these activities can quickly add up, especially when traveling with extended families. Whether you wish to attend a baseball game, discover new water parks, engage in various water sports, experience the thrill of riding bumper cars, or visit renowned amusement parks like Disney World and Universal, finding ways to save money becomes crucial.

One effective way to save on expenses is by minimizing dining out and opting for grocery shopping and eating in. Many timeshare rentals come equipped with a kitchen. Having access to a kitchen allows you to prepare meals at your convenience, eliminating the need to rely on expensive restaurants for every meal.

You can easily prepare simple breakfasts, such as coffee or tea, right in your room. This eliminates the need to spend extra money on morning beverages from cafes or coffee shops. Eating in allows you to focus on creating lasting memories with your loved ones while also keeping your budget intact.

Large Family Vacation Location Ideas

From the beaches of Aruba and South Carolina to the theme parks of Orlando and California, there are so many fabulous vacation spots to take all your family members. Here are our top ideas of where to take your big family vacation. Simply click the location you love the most and browse rentals in the area. The older kids and young kids alike will love these large family vacation ideas.

Browse Vacation Rentals for Your Large Family Vacations

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A timeshare vacation rental allows you to stay in a great resort without having to book multiple hotel rooms. Big families love staying at brands such as Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Hyatt Vacation Club, Marriott Vacation Club, and Wyndham Destinations. Luckily, we have timeshares for rent at all those brands and more.

Browse our timeshare rentals now. Then, once you find a vacation rental that best fits your criteria, simply hit reserve.

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