San Diego, Nashville and More Fun Spots To Visit With Family When Vacationing On a Budget

Each year, millions of families across the United States head out on vacation, spending time together and forming priceless memories — but what many parents would like to forget is the hefty price tag that can accompany those special moments. Indeed, American Express reports that the average U.S. vacation costs $1,145 a person, which racks up to $4,580 for a family of four.

Julie Danziger, a luxury-travel specialist with Embark Beyond, recommends booking with a travel agent, noting that these oft-overlooked travel pros can score many perks, such as complimentary breakfasts, upgrades and unadvertised deals. Meanwhile, Michele Spahr, a travel adviser at SmartFlyer, points out airfare is often cheaper when traveling during shoulder seasons, such as early spring, or right after major holidays. Keep reading to find out how you can save cash while visiting some of the most popular tourist destinations.