Traveling can be very expensive and when you are traveling as a family, the expenses go through the roof. A simple activity can cost hundreds of dollars for a family of three or more. These extra costs can make it hard to relax and enjoy your family as a vacation is intended to do. Why stress when you can explore FREE options that the whole family can enjoy!
I typically start with a simple internet search. Simply type in “Free Activities in (city name)” and see what pops up. With a plethora of blogs and travel sites, you are sure to get a great start in gathering ideas. Write down some of ideas that catch your attention so you can go back and read reviews and research further.
Need a little more inspiration? Check out our ideas for free family fun!
Nature Hikes: Find some local trails, find a hiking stick and take a walk. Make a fun game of finding unique rocks, flowers and trees you don’t see at home.
Take a Ride: Bring along your bikes and get out and enjoy nature. Tour some of the local neighborhoods or pedal downtown for a treat.
Geocashe: For the treasure hunters, geocashing is a fun family activity to get out and discover new areas. Find the hidden treasure and add your name to the list of those who were successful! Visit Geocashing.com to find trails at your destination.
Find a Beach: Beaches are always countless hours of fun for all ages from swimming to building sandcastles, or just lounge in the sun.
Free Museums: Many museums and exhibits offer free admission all the time or on specific days. Do a little research and you will be surprised at what you might find.
Gardens: Many botanical gardens have free walking tours. Take a diary and draw pictures of the flowers you like best and take some time enjoy the views.
Factory Tours: You will find that many factories offer free tours to view the process of making consumer products. Learn how cheese is made or visit a dairy. This is a fascinating experience for everyone and educational as well.
Sledding: If you a traveling in the winter, pack along a sled and find a snowy hill to spend your afternoon on!
Family Game Night: Each family member gets to pick their favorite game and pack them along. If the weather isn’t cooperating, stay in for some family fun time.
Picnic: Pack a picnic and find a special spot to enjoy lunch. It can be as simple as eating on the floor in the hotel to walking to a local park for some playtime.
What are some of YOUR best ideas for FREE FAMILY FUN?