9 Affordable Vacation Destinations Perfect for Middle-Class Families

Washington, D.C.

Enjoy an affordable family vacation in the nation's capital with free museum visits, walks along the waterfront, and stunning cherry blossoms in spring.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Discover the Midwest charm of Indianapolis with family-friendly attractions like Conner Prairie and the Children's Museum. Don't miss out on indulging in delicious treats.

Crystal River, Florida

Experience the unique opportunity to swim with manatees in Crystal River, Florida, for an unforgettable wildlife encounter. Stay at the Plantation on Crystal River for a comfortable and budget.

Southern Utah

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of Southern Utah's national parks, including Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Arches. Save money with a National Park pass and explore the stunning natural beauty.

Detroit, Michigan

Discover the rich history and cultural rebirth of Detroit with visits to attractions like the Henry Ford Museum and Belle Isle Park. Stay at the Courtyard Downtown for easy access.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Enjoy affordable family fun in Myrtle Beach with free golf opportunities for kids and budget-friendly beach accommodations. Explore the Grand Strand's beaches, golf courses.

Central Ohio

Disconnect and unwind in Glenmont, Ohio, with outdoor adventures like zip-lining, canoeing, and horseback riding. Stay in unique accommodations like treehouse hotels at The Mohicans Treehouse Resort.

New York City, New York

Explore the iconic landmarks and vibrant neighborhoods of New York City on a budget with rush tickets to Broadway shows and free attractions like Central Park and the High Line.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Discover the rich history and cultural attractions of Philadelphia, including the Liberty Bell and Philadelphia's Magic Gardens. Enjoy free live music at World Cafe Live.