The travel bug can sneak up on your when you least expect it. However, there are only so many vacation days and only so much money to go around. What if your family vacation is weeks away? Or you already took it? If you have a zen for travel there are plenty of other ways to satisfy the need for adventure without breaking the bank. Quench your desire to head out on the open road with the family by taking them for a special day out!
These 20 ideas for a day out with the family range from enjoying the beauty of nature to educational opportunities for your little ones. Oh, and don’t forget to take advantage of all of the sights at your nearest city!
4. Have some fun at a nearby amusement park
10. Spend a day at the pool
15. Become a tourist in your hometown and explore local attractions
Remember, while you out there on the road, act like a tourist! Take the camera and capture these family memories in the making. Buy a little souvenir that you can place in a memory jar or set on the mantle when you get home. Search for a special snack that the whole family can enjoy, like cotton candy or ice cream. Anything that will make this time day out with your family a little more special and extraordinary.
Even though you may only be on the road for a couple of hours or less, don’t forget to bring some fun activities for the car to keep the little ones entertained.