Looking to travel with the kids but don’t want to break the bank? Here are some no-cost deals to know before you travel with children.
Kids Fly Free
The best time to fly with a child is when he is under 2 years old because babies and toddlers can fly domestic free of charge. The catch is your child won’t have a seat and will need to sit on your lap during the duration of the flight. It might be worth a few hours of discomfort to save a few hundred dollars in airfare.
Kids Eat Free
Dining out as a family is more appealing and affordable when kids can eat free. Restaurants such as Steak n’ Shake and IHOP offer free kids meals EVERYDAY to children under age 12 with the purchase of an adult entrée. Other restaurants such as Applebee’s, Denny’s, Firehouse Subs, Ikea, Jason’s Deli and Uno Chicago Grill designate their “kids eat free” to a specific day of the week. It’s best to call the restaurant ahead of time to check their deals for dining with children and you may be pleasantly surprised at the savings.
Free Museum Days
Like restaurants, museums want to also promote family bonding time as well as education. To do so, many offer free visiting days. For example, in Illinois, museums are mandated by law to offer Illinois residents up to 52 free museum days each year. This is also the case in many other states. Some museums abide by the mandate by providing free admission on a specific day of the week while others have a random list of selected free days. Check the museum’s website or call directly to see which days offer complimentary fee.
Free National Parks Days
Children love seeing first hand places they studied about in school. This makes national parks excellent family travel destinations. To celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th birthday, they are offering fee-free days which cover entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. The selected free dates in 2017 include: January 16, February 20: April 15-16, April 22-23, August 25, September 30 and November 11-12. Also, all fourth grade students can get a free annual National Park pass through the Every Kid in a Park program.
For more information or to begin your own travel plans, please contact Yahna at (708) 801-8747 (10am-10pm CST) or www.TrifectaTrips.com
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