Celebrations without breaking the bank
February 26, 2014 5:14 AM Subscribe
I need help coming up with a vacation place for this year for the week after Christmas that won't break the bank. It's harder that it seems, and so I'm hoping you all can help out. Snowflakes inside.
posted by katers890 to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My parents are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year, yay! They want to take the whole family (6 adults, 3 kids (2-7 years old)) on a vacation, double yay! However, given the time of their anniversary and the complications of taking school aged kids, and various work schedules, the only time we can go is the week after Christmas, which is turning out to be super expensive. My parents were looking for some place warm and beachy (though if you can make an argument for going a different way, I'm open to hearing it), and were open to renting a house or staying at a resort/nice hotel. That said, they are used to having decently nice vacations by themselves (they are not the type to backpack and stay in hostels), and they aren't going to be happy at a real barebones sort of place. In general, we don't want to walk very far to get to the beach but a rental house wouldn't need to be on the beach per say. It would also be nice if there were things to do besides the beach. That's pretty much all the requirements we had. The location isn't super important, except that it be nice (though doesn't have to be super nice), and hopefully not a super long trip give that I'll be schlepping a 5 and 2 year old. We are all spread out across the US (Boston, Phoneix, Savannah) so what would be close for one of them might not be for another, so don't worry too much about that. I should also note that my parents HATE cruises, so that isn't a option.
That said, everywhere seems to be super expensive because of the holiday, and while my parents like us, they don't like us that much. They've sort of given up, but I wanted to see if I could give them more avenues to pursue at least, before giving up myself. Any ideas?