Updated: Aug 27, 2019
Well, we are halfway through the summer, and if you are like most family, you need an excellent family vacation that won't break the bank. Planning the perfect family vacation can be stressful and expensive. You must find the right location to visit. You need the best hotel with enough space for you and your family, and you need the best price.
Well, you do not have to go broke planning your family trip, and you do not have to worry about finding lodging that fits your budget as well as provides a safe environment. This post will share ten amazing places on the East Coast to visit in the United States on a budget you can afford. In addition to having an awesome vacation, you can also turn your trip into an educational adventure for your kids because each offers an opportunity to learn. Your family will create amazing memories, and your kids will have a blast at one of these wondering family and budget friendly vacation spots.
Our first stop is the beautiful city of Pittsburgh, PA. Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. There is so much to do and see in Pittsburgh. You and your family can enjoy time at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center, Heinz History Center, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, take a river cruise on the Gateway Clipper, The Toonseum, ride the Duquesne Incline, and spend a day at one of the oldest amusement parks in America, Kennywood Amusement Park. Again, there is plenty to do and see in Pittsburgh. The awesome sites are not the only things to enjoy in Pittsburgh. This city offers an array of eclectic restaurants that will make your taste buds go crazy. Click Here to learn about the 'Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh.' Before you leave, you must visit Wholey's Fish Market, 1711 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA for the BEST fried fish sandwich in the city.
The nation’s capital is an excellent place for your next family vacation. In fact, you can turn this trip to Washington, DC into an educational trip as well as a trip full of fun. There is so much to do and see in D.C., you will have to create a plan to visit all the popular family-friendly entertainment spots and fabulous restaurants. Aside from visiting the White House and the Washington Monument for Free, you and your family can visit the following spots for free! Take your family to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for FREE! This museum has attracted millions of visitors every year and some of its popular exhibits include the flight simulator and Einstein Planetarium. You can take your family to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, National Gallery of Art, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, National World War II Memorial, National Archives Museum, U.S. Capitol and the Library of Congress, U.S. National Arboretum and the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum, Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, United States Botanic Garden, and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History all for FREE!
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you and your family love hanging out at the beach, head to sunny Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. There is so much to enjoy on the 60-mile wide, soft sandy beach. This family-friendly vacation has much to offer. You and your family can stroll on the Broadway at the Beach covering 350-acres of outdoor entertainment and shopping. Enjoy the Great American Summer Nights Entertainment Series, which includes everything from stiltwalkers, acoustic performs, fire dancers, and more. End your Tuesday and Friday nights watching the Broadway's fireworks extravaganza. Make plans to take advantage of the array of free festivals and events hosted by the Grand Strand Events. Visit the Franklin G. Burroughs - Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum, Horry County Museum and LW Paul Living History Museum, Murrells Inlet MarshWalk, Hot Summer Nights Myrtle Beach, The Market Common, Movies Under the Stars, and Vereen Memorial Gardens for FREE!
If you're looking to spend some time outdoors, consider biking along the Great Allegheny Passage, which provides a scenic way to explore the city's many bridges and tunnels along a 150-mile-trail.
Get ready for a lot of excitement and fun in hot Atlanta, Georgia. You will need to plan a week stay to enjoy all of the wonderful sites and yummy food in one of the favorite cities of the South. You and your family can enjoy a stroll through Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park or visit one of the best places to explore and learn about sea creatures at Georgia Aquarium. Your family can spend an afternoon sipping on soda flavors from around the world at the World of Coca-Cola. Learn about one of our nation's greatest leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. You can visit the CNN Atlanta Studio Tour, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and the beautiful Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Before you leave, you must east at some the best spots Atlanta has to offer. You and your family will fall in love with Slutty Vegan, Busy Bee, Community Q, Lee's Bakery, the Varsity, and the Old Lady Gang. Visit 'Timeout's 25 Best Restaurants in Atlanta' to plan your list of 'must eat' spots.
Image Credit: Centennial Olympic Park and Atlanta Convention & Visitor Bureau
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Your next family-friendly vacation spot is Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! There is plenty to do in this southern state, and your family will love all of the exciting options in this city. You can kick of your family vacation at Dollywood Water and Theme Park. Dollywood is one of Tennessee's largest tourist attraction and features the 'World's Fastest' Wooden Roller Coaster, and 40 world class rides. Once you and family have spent a fun-filled day at the park, you can take your family on an outdoor adventure in the Smokies and enjoy camping, horseback riding, ziplining at FoxFire Mountain, and more.
Click Here to discover more about all of the wonderful things to do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
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