Fun Family Outings Under $50

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Keeping the kids entertained throughout the summer can get expensive and with gas prices as high as they are it may seem that your budget can’t take any more family outings.

But there are many things a family of four can do in the summer that will not break the bank that cost under $50 for two adults and two children.

We’ve listed a few examples for you with their prices, but when checking for venues near you, remember to check your town government’s homepage for discounts on local attractions, as well as coupon sites before your visit. You may be able to save even more. If there are seniors in your family, the savings will be even better and if you are an active member of the military or a veteran, also check for special rates. 

Go to a museum

Choose a museum that appeals to your children’s or family’s interests and you will get something with a double value: Museums are fun and they’re educational. The 150th anniversary of the Civil War makes it a great time to visit the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pa., for $32.

Children’s Museums are always a great value for the little ones and many have interactive exhibits that will keep the family entertained the entire day. The Children’s Discovery Museum in San Jose, Calif., is one of the largest in the U.S. and it will cost a family of four just $40.

Have a child who will be studying the World Wars as part of their curriculum next year? The National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo., has the largest collection of WWI artifacts in the U.S. and for a family total of $36, visitors also get a trip to the top of the Liberty Memorial, where they can get a bird’s-eye view of the city. That also leads us into our next fun family outing….