destinations offer real bargains if you travel during the low season from July to September. The higher cost peak season starts in late October to early November.
6. Look at alternatives in the U.S. Check out places you may not have considered, like Las Vegas, now more than just a gambling mecca. The food is economical and families will love the free exhibits, says Miller. Also think about taking smaller trips; instead of visiting crowded national parks, go to state parks that can house families for a small weekly fee. Call your state travel office for more details, or call the Travel Industry Association of America (202-408-8422) for a listing of national travel bureaus.