So, summer is almost over and you want to make plans for one last mini-vacation before the kiddies return to school. Well, guess what? You don't have to break the bank and spend a lot of money for a quick, short vacation. In fact, these three (3) vacation spots are affordable and they offer family-friendly amenities. You can also save even more money visiting these spots after the summer tourist rush season is over. Yes, just because the kids are back in school doesn't mean you can't go on short weekend getaway.
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Who would have ever known that Delaware was home to two beautiful white sand beaches: Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach. Each beach offers something unique and both beaches are the East Coast's best kept secrets. You can enjoy cool long waterfront boardwalks filled with shops, amusement stalls, and inexpensive seafood dining.
We wanted to highlight Rehoboth beach because its growing popularity. This beach offers a variety of "must do" activities for your entire family. You can connect with the foodie in you or you can shop at the eclectic shops along the boardwalk. You can visit Grove Park and enjoy a family picnic or enjoy surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, jet skiing, or stand-up paddle-boarding at Dewey Beach, next to Rehoboth's beach. You can make your last funday at Funland, Rehoboth's amusement park, which features rides for all ages.
Nags Head, North Carolina
If you are looking for a clean, gorgeous beaches with delicious seafood and kid-friendly activities, Nags Head is the perfect place for your next quick getaway! Just off the cost of North Carolina, Nags Head has hosted families since 1830. There's so much to do in Nags Head, you'll have to map out a plan to squeeze in all of the fun in a weekend. Visit Jockey's Ridge State Park and build amazing sand castle on the tallest sand dune system in the eastern United States. Try your hand at sand boarding, hang gliding or take some amazing pics at the top of the sun dunes. Catch your next BIG fish on Jennette's Pier or take time to enjoy the LEED-certified aquarium and education center with interactive science exhibits.
Ocean City Beach | Ocean City, Maryland
There is 10 miles of free beach fun at Ocean City Beach in Ocean City, Maryland. You and your family can enjoy 3-miles of boardwalk, over 200 restaurants, and over 100 free family activities. You can also enjoy Ocean City's world-famous sport fishing or take up several games of golf on one of 17 golf courses. Tour one of the city's museums or spend the day at Grand Prix Family Amusements, Frontier Town Amusement, Jolly Rides, Trimper's Rides, and Baja Amusements. There's never a dull moment at Ocean City, so prepare for an long list of "must see and must do" activities.