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Where should you take your family this summer? Choosing a destination for a summer vacation can be hard, especially if the budget is tight and mom, dad, and the kids can’t agree on what would be the most fun. Here are some great options to consider as you try to get everyone on the same page for your 2015 family summer vacation plans.

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

The Wenatchee RiverYou can’t go wrong with an outdoor vacation. Teaching children to enjoy the wonders of nature is a valuable life lesson, and it’s ensures that they are active and engaged throughout their summer trip. Head out to the mountains for a hike, find an interesting campground, or try some white water rafting. These are all great outdoor experiences for the entire family, young and old. A couple of great outdoor spots to check out include Yellowstone National Park, Saguaro National Park, Black Hills of South Dakota or the Great Smoky Mountains. Try New Mexico family rafting if you are looking for memorable experiences on the water.

Taking a Trip Out of North America

This may seem a bit expensive, but you don’t really have to go too far to get out of the U.S. In fact, you can drive or fly cheaply across the border to Mexico. Staying in Mexico can be quite affordable, especially if you decide to rent a place, rather than stay in a resort or hotel. Mexican vacation rentals can be cheaper options that still allow you to have privacy, peace and quiet and plenty of space for the entire family. By staying in a rented home rather than a hotel, you will be able to comfortably experience the real Mexico alongside locals, rather than as a tourist.

Traveling Overseas

If money allows, you can also go to historic sites in Europe, like London, Berlin, Rome and Paris. It can be a fun and educational experience for the entire family, especially if it’s their first trip. During the summer, the weather will be excellent for hitting up the beach for views and water sports as well. Wherever you and your family decide to go, make sure that it’s fun and memorable!

Rio Grande Racecourse Half Day

River
Rio Grande
Duration
Half Day
Price
$62 Adult
$52 Child
Age
5

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Rio Grande Gorge Rafting Full Day

River
Rio Grande
Duration
Full Day
Price
$100 Adult
$90 Child
Age
5

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Rio Chama River Rafting 3 Day

River
Rio Chama
Duration
Multi Day
Price
$495 Adult
$400 Child
Age
6

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