Tough economic times often call for cut backs in a family, and that usually takes a toll on the spring break trip. Here are some money saving options for family vacations from familyvacationcritic.com.
This location in the Bahamas is located directly adjacent to the Atlantis Resort and Casino.
Though the hotel is a small walk away from the Atlantis and accommodations are less-luxurious, it could save your family hundreds.
But staying at the Comfort Suites still gets you full access to the Atlantis Resort and Casino, including pools, water slides, the spa and the Kids Club.
Pop Century is an ideal option for families who want to visit the Walt Disney World Resort.
It is considered one of Disney's "Value Resorts," so the amenities may not be as nice as some of Disney's other properties.
This destination has 400 rooms and suites that sit along a beach in Cancun.
Club Med's signature children's programs make this resort a good value.
Surrounded by jungle and sea in the Province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, the resort's 60 rooms are surprisingly affordable.
This is also an ideal resort for Eco-friendly travelers.
Si Como No's owner is renowned for his work in helping to preserve the rainforest.
This is an ideal resort for parents looking to mix culture with fun.
Located near Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, the resort features a 300,000-gallon indoor water park with eight waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river and a pool for basketball.
Staying at this resort is referring to as "glamping" or "glamorous camping."
The resort, located about 20 miles north of Santa Barbara, features private cabins with kitchenettes, private bathrooms with soaking tubs and safari tents.
This resort features 77 suites in Runaway Bay, Jamaica.
Franklyn D. is all inclusive, which is helpful when traveling with young children. It also features a personal nanny for each family staying at the resort.
The second Disney resort to make the list, but this one is for Disneyland in Anaheim.
The location and Disney features make this an ideal location for penny-pinching families who still want to experience the Magic Kingdom.
Nature loving families who are on a budget can enjoy Point Sebago.
The resort is located on Sebago Lake in Southern Maine and covers 775 shorefront and wooded acres.
The kids' program is free for all guests and provides outdoor activities for children ages 3 and up.
This might be the cheapest place to stay in Maui.
The hotel has an "Aloha Passport for Kids" program for children 12 and under. Activities also include hula lessons and lei making.