Looking for inexpensive family vacations? Taking a family vacation doesn't have to cost you a small fortune.
Here are our top five tips for cheap family vacations in Michigan.
1. Drive to Your Destination
Even with high gas prices, car travel is still one of the most inexpensive ways to travel. Michigan has so many destinations all over the state, there is sure to be a great getaway near you.
2. Trips to Landmarks and Natural Wonders
Michigan is full of sand dunes, lighthouses, fabulous lakes, waterfalls, gardens and natural history. Make it fun to go exploring.
3. Try Camping.
Camping is always cheaper than a hotel and Michigan campgrounds usually have all sorts of activities for you to enjoy during your visit including swimming, fishing, hiking and sometimes even hay rides! (For budget camping tips...)
4. State Parks
Most Michigan State Parks offer affordable rates for a campsite. Some even rent cabins. There are so many choices with a wide variety of activities like exploring caves, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing away from everyday life! This can be the wonderful cheap vacation that your family will love!
5. Local Fairs and Festivals
Large urban areas have great arts and craft shows and. many smaller towns and communities have annual fairs and festivals. Spending the weekend enjoying unique works of art or a quirky town fair is a great way to enjoy a getaway without breaking the bank.