Sharing Time With the Fam

Cheap fun family vacations

In today’s busy world, taking time to spend with your family is less of a luxury, and more of a necessity. Not only do family vacations bring families closer together, but they provide a welcome recharge from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Deciding where to go, however, can be a tricky thing to agree on.

Looking for low-key and natural? Take a quick hike through the nearest national park, or even spend a night or two camping. There are almost sixty parks in the United States, and all of them are fun family vacation spots. Chances are, there’s one not that far from you right now.

Looking for something with a little more zest? And more preservatives? Midwestern residents on the lookout for fun places to go with family are fortunate enough to be within driving distance of the one and only Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota. See where it all began, find out how it’s all made, and marvel at how much of the famous canned meat is eaten in Hawaii alone. Just hop on I-90 and follow the clever blue-and-yellow billboards.

Looking to get your game on? The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York, is dedicated to all things fun. Trace the history of toys, board games, and video games, all while completely immersing yourself in one of the most interactive learning experiences in the country. It’s high on anyone’s list of fun places to go with family members of all ages.

Whether you’re hiking, playing, or canning pork, if you do it as a family, it’s always more fun. Do you have a favorite spot to visit? A favorite activity to share? Or even some can’t-miss family game night ideas? Feel free to share them in the comments below.