Enjoy Minnesota family vacations in our top family vacation spots. Beautiful family vacation resorts and our top 10 vacations list are places to begin your Minnesota vacation planning.
Visit Minnesota has lots of pages about family vacations. Summer is the most popular time for visitors to come to Minnesota. They, and we, love the long summer evenings the (usually) mild weather, and the hundreds of summer activities to enjoy. Take some time to check out at least a few of them.
Family summer vacations are memorable times to enjoy our lakes, outdoor activities and many festivals and celebrations however you will discover that family fun is guaranteed in all four seasons of the year.
Family vacations create lasting memories. Some of mine include our family camping vacations in our Minnesota State Parks.
Family Vacation Resorts include the large Minnesota resorts that are well known for their extensive facilities and recreational opportunities. Another type of family resort is the small, family owned resort that is a collection of individual cabins. We grew up taking our vacations in these cabin resorts and went back to the same place year after year. You are not as likely to find these family resorts listed online and may want to call the tourism office in the area you want to visit to see what is available.
A couple of times we rented a small cabin at what is now Cragun's Resort. When our own children were young, we camped all over Minnesota. We also, when we could afford it, stayed in small resort cabins. The cabins were always on a lake and we had the use of a boat plus our own "private" swimming beach. It seemed like heaven!
The idea of discount family vacations, or cheap family vacations, never occurred to us. We were always short of money so just assumed we would do with what we had and have a great time with what was cheap or free.
We've now collected all the best ideas for wonderful family vacations in Minnesota that won't ruin your budget. Some of these are just common sense and other cheap vacation ideas and tips for frugal vacations may be new to you. We also point you to some great trip planning resources.
Minnesota has a wide variety of terrain from north to south. There is also a great variety in the Minnesota family vacations you can experience in these destinations. There is so much to say that we've chosen our "top 10" and "best" family vacations across Minnesota and shared about them on several pages. We're sure you will have a memorable family vacation in any of them.
Cheap Minnesota family vacations, discount family vacation or budget friendly vacation...whatever you call it...is possible if you are willing to explore ways to save money on every part of your vacation. While it may be fun to enjoy the added amenities and luxuries of the most expensive hotel or resort, focus instead on what really matters about a family vacation.
Since budgets are tight for most people these days, we have continued to add pages that may seem like "variations on a theme" but all have some unique insights and cheap vacations ideas:
We realize that budgets vary. For some people cheap Minnesota family vacations simply means camping. For others, finding the best deals on hotels, bed and breakfast inns or Minnesota resorts is how they want to save on their vacation budget. Here are two pages on how to save on hotels and how to save on most anything else you will do on your Minnesota vacation.