These getaways are great for girls and fun for families, and can be adapted to meet your family’s budget.
1) Go Camping
Camping is one of our absolute favorite pastimes because it’s affordable and kids love it. Kids can learn resilience and independence by helping to carry equipment (especially if you’re backpacking!), setting up camp, making meals, etc. If you’re not sure where to go, try checking out the state parks closest to you. State parks are often scenic and include opportunities for more outdoor recreation, but aren’t quite as crowded as national parks.
2) Hit the Beach
3) Explore the Desert
Most people may not think that kids and deserts make a good combination, but believe it or not, they can! Some of the most beautiful rock formations can be found in desert areas, and are perfect for exploring in the spring or fall. (When it’s not too hot or too cold.) Kids love playing around and climbing on desert boulders and arches. National parks like Joshua Tree and Pinnacles offer affordable camping options too, but beware—you need to book them way in advance.
4) Head to the Mountains
Here’s to making amazing memories in 2022!