June 9, 2014 8:42 pm

Ideas for a week-long vacation with kids for relatively little money

  • camp in Mt Rogers NRA. Biking, rafting, hiking
  • camping/driving trip through northen NY, VT. Biking, rafting, hiking, rock hunting
  • camping in Acadia. Hiking, tide pools, explore Bar Harbor, sea kayaking
  • rent cabin in Smoky Mtns. Hiking, biking, rafting
  • instead if one solid week, do several long weekends: Chincoteague, False Cape, Norfolk, Charlottesville
  • Pennsylvania. Hershey, Falling Water, Amish country
  • camping/city stay in Quebec. Hiking, rock hounding, Montreal, Quebec City
  • rent cabin in VA state park or private land in the Mtns: Hungry Mother, Doutthat.
  • cabin in a lake in Maine. Canoeing, hiking
  • canoe camp in the Boundary Waters
  • tour all the federal parks & monuments in VA. Ok- maybe just the ones in a specific region (NOT the historic triangle).
  • mini city breaks: D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston (this gets pricey!)

Stay-cations are out. There are too many screens here.