Fall is a fantastic time for an impromptu vacation, or stay-cation. Here now, a few of our favorite ideas for family togetherness, that will not break the bank.

1. Visit your local Zoo. Many public libraries have a Zoo pass that will accommodate a family of 4 for
FREE. They go fast, so be sure to check with your local branch.

2. Apple Picking. Nearly every major, or medium sized city has an apple farm within an hours drive.
Some will let you pick your own apples, while others may just have a cute shop and a great cup of
fresh apple cider. This is THE BEST time of year to go.

3. Pumpkin Farm! What better way to pick your pumpkin than from the vine? A classic family outing.

4. Flag football. Another “duh” idea, but when was the last time you actually did this? Its free: try
different colored napkins in your jeans pockets to use as flags.

“Cheap” last minute vacations: Don’t forget, the time between Labor Day and Thanksgiving yields some of the cheapest airline tickets during the year. Check carriers for last minute deals. TIP: look for tickets on Tuesday, when airlines announce their specials, and give yourself a couple of weeks for the best results. At the time of this post you have more than that before the Turkey Day prices skyrocket.

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