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Going on family vacations has gotten increasingly difficult over the years.  Between the flight, hotel, food and attractions it has just not fit into our budget. Staying local or not going on vacation seems to be a growing trend with the families I know. In today’s economy, family vacations are often unaffordable.

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We may actually try to get away for a weekend this summer, which would be great since the kids have been begging to go somewhere.  While we were looking for somewhere to go that had a deal we came across a great value pack that has been put together in the SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience.

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San Antonio is trying to make summer getaways more affordable with SAVE (the San Antonio Vacation Experience). There are a ton of great things to save on, such as: theme parks, animal adventures historic tours, great deals on hotels, and much more.  There is more than $600 in savings being offered by the SAVE program.


We are not planning a larger trip like this for this year, but my husband and I were mulling around the idea for something in the future.  We did talk a little bit about the attractions we would go to and where we would like to stay.


SeaWorld would be a blast, especially since it is debuting “Aquatica”, an 18-acre aquatic park with up-close animal experiences, high-speed thrills and relaxing, sandy beaches.  The SAVE discount include deals on family-four packs, second day free, $10 off admission and more.


Six Flags Fiesta Texas features over 50 rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters. New at Fiesta Texas is the SkyScreamer swing ride that provides aerial views that surpass the park’s quarry walls.  The SAVE discounts include adults pay kids price, buy an adult ticket and get a child’s free, next day free and more.

A waterpark sounds like a lot of fun, especially in the summer in San Antonio!  I would love to go check out Schlitterbahn The Falls.  It has the world’s longest waterpark ride at 3,600 feet at continuous rapids.  The SAVE discount is up to $10. Limited Time Offers

In staying with the waterparks, we would also like to visit Splashtown.  It has over 50 rides and attractions, concerts, and a “Dive In Movie” nights for families.  The SAVE discount is up to $42.

We would love to experience the plants and animals of Africa and go on a safari in San Antonio at the San Antonio Zoo’s exhibit Africa Live!  It has exotic exhibits and even an African street market!  The SAVE is $2 off admission.

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We would love to stay in the downtown area at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio!  The SAVE rates there are from $129 – $289. This is an excellent hotel to stay at for those who suffer with allergies!  They actually go through a 6-step process called Respire to reduce airborne particles and minimize the presence of potential irritants.

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This really does sound like it would be an excellent vacation.  SAVE makes vacationing more affordable, especially for larger families.

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  1. My favorite vacation ever was my Honeymoon to St. Thomas. It was gorgeous and the views with my morning coffee were spectacular! I didn’t want to leave. I actually looked in the paper for job openings there!

  2. My favorite vacation was about 15 years ago at Daytona Beach. My husband and I went near the end of October and the beaches were almost deserted, the water was warm, and our ocean front hotel was CHEAP! We had an AWESOME week!

  3. My favorite vacation was this past April where my family and I drove from Michigan to my husband Landons hometown of Edgewood, Texas to celebrate my husbands Dads 80th birthday. We had a blast.

  4. My favorite vacation was Savannah, Georgia! I loved it so much that when I graduate I want to move there immediately. Such beautiful place.

  5. My favorite vacation is to amusement parks for kids…like Dutch Wonderland. I love seeing rides through new eyes.

  6. Favorite vacation would have to be Kings Island in 1976 and seeing the cast from The Brady Bunch taping their show that day.

  7. My favorite vacation was to North Carolina when I was nine. My world was in an upheaval with my mom remarrying, and my aunts and gram took me to see my cousin. We went to the beach during the day and then out to dinner in the evenings. It was relaxing and calm. Beautiful.

  8. Okay, well now you REALLY have me wanting to go (back) to San Antonio! I was there for just a day when I was 18. My priorities were much different then, than they are now, at 34, married & with a toddler πŸ˜‰ My favorite vacation spot is Kauai, Hawaii. Hands Down! It’s honestly like being in paradise. The weather is gorgeous & neutral. We stay at a cottage along the Wailua River, in Kappaa. You can Scuba Dive, Take a boat on the river or enjoy one of the MANY lovely beaches. I never want to come home from Hawaii <3

  9. My favorite vacation would have to have been the trip my husband and I took for our 1st anniversary. He took me back to the resort in Missouri where we met in high school (both on vacation with our families). We also saw sights in Hannibal and St. Louis. πŸ™‚

  10. I’ve loved all of our family vacations, but my favorite has been to see my grandmother in Ohio right before she passed. It can’t be topped for me.

  11. i loved going to florida when i was a kid to my grams and gramps would so love to take my kids to my dads some time down there.

  12. My favorite vacation was last October when my husband and I drove to New Orleans for me to have surgery for breast cancer. The day before my surgery we walked around the French Quarter and drove another hour to Biloxi and walked on the beach.

  13. My favorite vacation is when i went to Atlanta Ga to visit the coca-cola museum loved it awesome memories … Thanks for the awesome giveaway

  14. My favorite vacation is anywhere that puts a smile on my kiddos faces and we are all together making memories, it doesnt matter where we go

  15. Our favorite vacation is always Disneyland! And now with the new Carsland at CA Adventure, there is more to see and do!

  16. My favorite vacation was going to Maryland during the summer when I was ten years old and visiting the White House.

  17. My favorite getaway was taking a trip with my friend to CT last summer. We had a great time just getting away from it all.

  18. My favorite vacation was one I took to London to pick up my daughter at holiday time. London was beautiful at Christmas! The British do it up so nice!

  19. My favorite vacation was when my hubby and I went to Charleston SC for a long weekend and then the following week we spent at Folly Beach SC, 15 mins outside of Charleston. BEST vaca ever!

  20. My favorite vacation was when we went to PEI with my family, we visited all our relatives living there, visited alot of beaches , we had so much fun!!! Never forget it

  21. we also love to go to hampton beach,new hampshire they have some awesome camping spots πŸ™‚

  22. SCOTLAND!! There is nothing like it… Especially when seeing your OWN family’s castle for the first time and meeting our Clan Chief still in residence and proudly holding title! Ne Obliviscaris!

  23. My favorite vacation was Disneyland with my family! The food was great and the park was amazing! We loved the fireworks and the monorail! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for all the giveaways!

  24. My favorite vacation was in 2010 when my husband and I plus 10 friends or so went to Vegas. What a blast!

  25. My favorite vacation is anything having to do with music festival Bonnaroo, Floydfest, LeafFest and more

  26. Our favorite vacation was Disney in FL. We had a blast! Wish we would have spent more then 2 days in Disney but I got real sick … it was still fun though! πŸ™‚

  27. my favorite vacation was driving across the country with all our kids and stopping at cool places on our way to yellowstone park, then took an alternate route home to see other places!

  28. My favorite vacation has always been the ski trip to Winterpark, Colorado. They are THE most family friendly resort ever.

  29. I recently went to RI for a long weekend & it was the best time. So much so I want to move there now πŸ™‚

  30. Budgeting our summer vacation is very difficult – who wants to cook on vacation? Not me – but I know that even though it is only August, Christmas will be here soon enough and I better start scrimping!

  31. Always a good time … our camping/rafting trip … enjoying the great outdoors, full day on the river and then a relaxing night around the campfire!

  32. My most favorite vacation ever was when my husband took me to Jamaica for my 30th birthday. We went for 2 weeks and it was spectacular. We had visited the same resort the year prior and they remembered us upon arrival and staff recognized us around the grounds through out the trip. They even made me a special birthday cake for my Bday and sang to me.


  34. my fave vacation was one that my husband won through esp guitars. We were flown out to palm springs,ca and went to the big 4 concert. it was also during our 2nd anniversary!

  35. I really enjoyed going to Myrtle beach too .love the wind and sand on the beach .I was at a camp ground and really seriously looking into haveing a mobile home there someday .love that weather alot

  36. went on a cruise to the bahamas with my sister and a childhood friend. the most beautiful water i have ever seen .

  37. My favorite vacation was about three yrs ago, I have brought my ten yr old daughter to swim with the dolphins out in Florida. It was the most beautuful and most spiritual thing I have ever experienced in my life. My daughter also had the time of her life, just seeing her face light up as the dolphims where pulling her through the water was priceless, and I will have the memories forever.

  38. Our Family’s favorite vacation has to be when we all took a road trip to the Navajo Indian reservation in Arizona to visit some family!

  39. My favorite vacation was to Taos, New Mexico. It was so beautiful there and I got a lot of relaxation in.

  40. My favorite vacation was spending 2 weeks on S. Padre Island with my Mom, Dad, sister and my kids

  41. My family and I had a great time vacationing in Gatlinburg, TN – we stayed in a beautiful cabin in the Rocky Mountains and had a blast at the local attractions, especially Dollywood!

  42. How about my first Disneyland trip…I was a Brownie back then and we had a small performance to do there (La Cucaracha) LOL!! So my family decide to make a vacation out of it!!!

  43. I don’t know that I can pick one vacation that was the best. My first vacation with my 5 children after my divorce was to Yosemite and a one week trip stretched into two because we loved it so much. A road trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota with 2 best friends was wonderful. And my vacations to California to visit my family and spend time in some of my favorite places also ranks high.

  44. My best vacation ever was when we took 3 weeks in Australia. Amazing country with so many things to do and see. We hardly scratched the surface. I’d love to go back!

  45. Another great vacation I took one year with my family was to Canada! We had a lot of fun exploring a different city and looking at all the different things that Canada had to offer!

  46. I love to go to events around the WIsconsin Dells..Tommy Barlet Show, water parks and other events

  47. One of my favorite vacations was when I went to Amish Country in Pennsylvania. I rented a cabin for a week there and “piged out” almost every day on delish Amish food — great time.

  48. My favorite vacation was a few years ago to Mackinaw Island,Mi with all my Children and Grandchildren,
    I will always cherish that time

  49. My favorite vacation has been to St. Augustine, FL. πŸ™‚
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  50. My favorite vacation was probably this summer to Tennessee! I had a lot of fun, and there was so much to do.

  51. My favourite vacation was when we spent some time in the Greek ISlands. Santorini & Mykonos were so much fun. The scenery was beautiful, the people friendly & the food was wonderful too. fabulous!

  52. Camping along the Toutle River(Washington State) with my cousin and her family, was a great time!

  53. St. Augustine ins a wonderful historical site and it is fun to explore. We also climbed the light house – 2oo+ steps, but the view was so worth it.

  54. The best vacation I had was when I went to Croatia, to Korcula island. It was so beautiful that I can’t find words to describe it. I traveled whole island with a scooter, I dived in the green sea and the sea was the purest I’ve ever seen in my life. The people were really nice and the place were I staid was in the great location – I had sea few steps from balcony. I will definitely come back there at least one more time πŸ™‚

  55. I have a few favourite vacations… two were to Canada (I’m from Europe!) and one was to the Las Vegas and New York. I have so many awesome memories of all the spectacular places that we visited… but we haven’t finished… we’re hoping for much more American holidays!!

  56. This looks like such a blast! Some of my best vacations have been to the UP of Michigan during the fall. Beautiful area.

  57. Another super fun vacation was when my family and i would take road trips. Nothing too fancy…just load up the car and drive to Lake Havasu in Arizona !!

  58. Favorite trip was my first vacation with my boyfriend. 3 years ago we went to vegas (his first time there) It was amazing!

  59. Although Seaworld is pretty cool and we went there 3 times last summer, because they give teachers free season passes. My favorite vacation has been DisneyWorld.

  60. My favorite family vacation was visiting Cedar Point in Ohio. We”d scream our lungs out and it was so much fun.

  61. another favorite would be our yearly trips to panama city beach when i was a kid. we went every year from my age of 0 to 11.

  62. I enjoyed my trip to Chicago where I got to do everything possible in a span of a few weeks– the zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens, pier/beach, watched Wicked… it was so much fun!

  63. My favorite vacation by far was this past April when my family went to Disney & Universal for my 4 year-old & I’s birthday… he’ll alwats be my birthday baby! His little brother wanted to stay in the hotel pool the whole time, hehe! We all had a blast!!! πŸ˜€

  64. We just returned from the Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells…It was a wonderful long weekend with our two girls and their grandparents πŸ™‚

  65. My favorite vacation was my son’s first trip to the beach. He was SO afraid of the ocean at first, but after his first “wave ride” we couldn’t get him out! It was a great time!!!!

  66. My favorite vacation was the week we spent on our Make A Wish trip….

    Such beautiful memories. Such a beautiful traveling companion.

  67. My FAVORITE vacation was when I was 18 years old & went to Disney World with my parents. My Dad who is a TOTAL stiff acted like a little kid & I got to take my picture with Mickey Mouse (which is a LOT harder than it seems) πŸ™‚ . It was the perfect weather & the firework show was AMAZING! I cannot remember when I had more fun with my parents. πŸ™‚

  68. Since I’ve been married we have not been on one vacation but hopefully next year we will, and I don’t care where we go just as long as we go somewhere πŸ™‚

  69. my favorite vacation was our trip to york beach maine..laying on the beach and listening to the waves..there is nothing better πŸ™‚

  70. The only vacation I have really been on is with my husband for our honeymooner! We went on a cruise to Mexico, and had a blast eating yummy food and relaxing in the sun. I only wish that I could have another vacation soon and even better it would be just like the last one!

  71. I have never been to San Antonio . but these waterparks make it look very attractive. I’\ve been to a SixFlags and that was fun

  72. My favorite vacation was when it was just my husband and I. We went to Las Vegas we had a blast!

  73. When I was a kid, we took our 1st-ever vacation to Florida. We drove down from Pennsylvania to St. Pete Beach and spent 2 weeks with a family friend. Went boating and crabbing almost every day — had a blast.

  74. My favorite vacation was going to Virginia Beach since it was my first family vacation with my son. It was so great to see him experience new things

  75. My favorite vacation spot is myrtle beach south carolina. Got the beach, and so many different ways to have fun. I love it!

  76. my favorite vacation was when we went to conneaut lake park every year when i was a kid. now that i have a family of my own, i’d love to take a family vacation, if we could ever afford one. πŸ™

  77. We went to San Antonio several years ago and had a great time! It ranked right up there among favorite vacations. We toured a cave, had some great food, did the Riverwalk thing, and went to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. I’d love to go back.

  78. My most fav vacation is my trip to Maine last ever with my mom when we had enough lobster rolls to really put smiles on our faces for an entire year!

  79. My favourite vacation was with family and friends this past April. It was my husband and mine’s first trip anywhere and he surprised me with a 25 year vow renewal ceremony in Cuba.

    • My favorite vacation was with my family and siblings when we rented a house boat on Shushwap Lake.It was the August long wekend of 1990 and my son was still a toddler so keeping him occupied was a challenge,but much easier that I thought.

  80. when we get back from a vacation, sometimes I think my favorite vacation is to stay home and not have to unpack

  81. we loved our FL vacation so far but want to make more memories as family.. hoping i get job soon .

  82. Our favorite location isnt your typical vaca. My daughter has alopecia universalis. A auto immune disease and every year a group called Childrens alopecia project holds a get together where we all come together and have fun. Last year we went to Hamilton Ohio to there YMCA camp. It was the best time we have ever had! We met lots of other people with alopecia which we didnt even know anyone besides paige before this camp, we did all kind of fun activities from swimming,crafts,rope swing,banana boats, canoeing and so much more. It left us not wanting to leave in the end, but going again in a few days!

  83. One of my favorite vacations actually included San Antonio – I went to Austin for a week. πŸ™‚ Loved it!

  84. Sometimes my favorite vacation is just laying out by the pool then jumping in for a cool refreshing dip.

  85. My favorite summer vacation was when we took our kids to the Grand Canyon. Seeing the beauty of the canyon and hiking part of it was truly amazing.

  86. I just like to go to the mountains..relax in the woods near some running water..maybe do some fishing.

  87. i brought my grandmother (in her 80’s at the time) and her friend to Las Vegas. What a great time we had.

  88. St. Louis is a great place to vacation (or staycation for us since it’s home). Depending on kids’ ages, there’s the Magic House, the Zoo, the Botanical Garden, the Muny Opera and of course Busch Stadium for a Cardinal baseball game. We’ve spent many (many, many) delightful hours at these attractions.

  89. I have yet to take a real family vacation with my kiddos as I do not have the extra funds to do so but we do try to go to one of the waterparks here every year and we have a blast.

  90. one of my favorite vacations was when we rented a lake house and spent the summer skiing and tubing

  91. One our best vacations was when we went to Texas. It was great weather and there was a ton of things for the kids to do. I would love to go back.

  92. I have many. When I was little we used to take a little boat and stuff it full of things to camp with and go out in the Columbia River and camp and fish for salmon. I remember reeling them in on my pole!!! So neat!!! Lots of bonfires and good eats and family time.

  93. my favorite vacation was in puerto rico. we stayed at the el conquistador resort. it was amazing!!

  94. My favorite vacation is our family vacation to the outer banks. We go to cape hatteras and it is very secluded and we have the beach to ourselves.

  95. When I was growing up every summer we (the whole family) would drive up to Lake Geneva, WI and stay in a very basic cabin (not even any TV!) at George Williams’ College Camp for a week or two and as basic a everything was, my sister and I let our imaginations soar! Everything was wonderful and magical – except when it rained… and then – well, talk about cabin fever!

    Now, decades later, although I’ve traveled quite a bit all over the world, I still have such happy memories of those days in a simpler time when we could find so much joy, creativity and LIFE inside of ourselves!

  96. It was several years ago when we went for two weeks to Disney World for a family vacation. We had a great time and the kids smiled and laughed the whole time. I loved the laughs and the joy that my mom felt because she had never been either

  97. My favorite vacation was going to Quebec city when I was younger. I loved the activities and the history.

  98. I remember when I was a little girl and we would camp at the ocean with our relatives-I think there was 9 of us children and we would get up every morning and go smelting -I loved it when all the little smelt would flip about and I would try to catch them in my bucket. Lots of fun.

  99. My favorite vacation is when we go to the beach and stay for a week, just hanging out and laying in the sand and relaxing.

  100. My Dad recently moved to South Carolina and we’ve visited there a couple of times. Love all the history and the nice scenery.

  101. My favorite vacation is when we went to Winter Park, Colorado to go skiing. It was a long time ago, but it still sticks in my mind as my favorite spot!

  102. My husband and I want to travel to Palm Springs for our anniversary this winter. The desert is the perfect place for January!

  103. When I was a child my family traveled in the Midwest and to the West coast. We stopped at the Grand Canyon and my father and I were stuck under an overhang during a storm. After the storm there was a beautiful rainbow.

  104. Another favorite vacation was when I was young and the family went Lake Tahoe πŸ™‚

  105. Another favorite vacation I had was when I went to Seattle one year! I had so much fun taking the monorail around the city, visiting the Space Needle and eating dinner at the Space Needle!

  106. I think i connented in the wrong spot…aarrgghh.
    when I was a child I enjoyed going to my uncles farm.

  107. One of my favorite vacations was to Napa Valley, California with my Mom. We stayed at the LaBelle Epoch Bed & Breakfast (great place!) and toured the wineries —- had a blast (even though I totalled the rental car!). πŸ˜‰

  108. My favorite vacation was the year we leisurely drove across the western states taking in all of the sites πŸ™‚

  109. W e go on road trips- often to auctions or sales- yesterday we went to Nebraska it wasnt my favorite road trip but a trip kind of πŸ™‚

  110. I do love San Antonio! Fiesta Texas is amazing! It may be my favorite theme park anywhere. You have to stay for the light show in the evenings – it’s an original.

    My all-time favorite vacation is going to Hilton Head Island. Whether it’s going with my mom, husband, or the whole family – it’s relaxing and fun.

  111. My favorite vacation is anything to do with family. Camping, a road trip, an amusement part, it’s all good!

  112. I remember one summer vacation when I went clam digging with my aunt and uncle on Butter Island-Bar Harbor ME. I was 13. I complained the whole time, but, looking back, it was a pretty decent vacation, actually.

  113. I have been to San Antoinio but not with the kids. It looks like WAY more fun to go with them! Our favorite vacation to date was not Disney or even our last spring break to Florida, it was a week in Northern Wisconsin at a beautiful cabin. Fishing, boating, and getting plenty of sunshine by day and playing cards and games at night. Our kids say is the best time they have ever had, and we are hoping to redo this next year if $ allow. Thanks for the great review with pictures…it tells such a great story and really “sells” what fun you had!

  114. the summer before the bi-centennial my brother (15 yrs older than me) was living near DC. i got to visit him and my sister-in-law for 2 weeks. for a 14 year old bookworm and history nut it was the best. especially when my very pregnant sister-in-law and i got lost in the capital. we had vip passes for the gallery and actually got to see the senator from our state give an address. we got lost after we left the gallery . no one paid any attention to us and we just wandered around where the offices were. remember this was ’75. so none of today’s high security.

  115. My favorite family vacations were always the ones where we went camping. Campfires, fishing, hiking, peddle boats, just lots of fun together as a family!

  116. Another favorite vacation I’ve had was when I was in 3rd grade my parents took me on a road trip to Disney World. I still have the framed picture of Mickey and I!

  117. Another of my favorite vacations was visiting my brother-in-law in California. Our flights were very cheap from Sky Bus when they were still in operation. We got to stay for free and got to go all over Hollywood and LA. It was so much fun!

  118. i always went with my grandparents to north coneay, NH, this year after 37 yrs of marriage i am taking my husband to show him the sights there that used to be free.
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  119. My favorite vacation was a 2 week trip to South Africa to celebrate launching the last of our four children off to college. We worked and sacrificed for over 30 years for them and it was time for us!

  120. My favorite trip was my trip to Hawaii when I was a kid. It was so much fun and so beautiful. I have been trying to take a trip there now as an adult to REALLY get to experience all the beauty of it.

  121. I have a feeling the vacation I’m starting next week will be a fav…going to go see family I haven’t seen since our mother died…

  122. Had a wonderful vacation in PEI at the end of the season. Stayed in a beautifully decorated housekeeping cabin with my husband near Fox River.

  123. My husband & I go to Daytona Beach every April & really enjoy reconnecting & getting away from it all!

  124. my favorite vacation was two years ago when we took the kids to universal studios, sea world, the ocean!

  125. My favorite vacation was to Cancun. The waters were beautiful, when there were no jellyfish! Had a great time!

  126. Another favorite vacation that I took was to Los Angelas! I went to Universal Studios and I had a blast riding on all the rides! I would recommend anyone to go there!

  127. My favorite vacation was my honeymoon last year. It was at an all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya…beautiful!

  128. my favorite vaction was to baden baden germany. wake up to church bells go hiking in the forest go to the spa get my back pounded on by a very large german house frau and go to the casio at night.

  129. Our condo was right on the beach. I loved falling asleep every night to the sound of waves crashing on the shore.

  130. My favorite vacation… that’s hard! I love all of my Disneyland/Disneyworld vacations. Picking a particular one is hard… perhaps my first DisneyWorld vacation in 2007!

  131. My favorite vacation was to Myrtle Beach. Perfect balance of relaxing things to do (beach, oceanfront hotels) and fun things to go out and do.

  132. We go on road trips a day ro so at a time- one of my favorites was to the House on the Rock in Wisconsin- they have really interesting things there!

  133. We went to Gatlinburg TN last year it was the first year we went on vacation with our kids so that was the best vacation for me!

  134. I’ve never been on a vacation before,so the closest thing to a vacation for me was when I went to Florida for a few days for my brother’s wedding.

  135. My husband and son and I went to Italy with our church. What an awesome vacation. I would love to go back

  136. My favorite vacation is when we wnet to Maui. I would love to be able to go each year. It is a great place to kick back and relax.

  137. The only vacation I’ve ever been on is when I was 9 we went to North Carolina to see my moms family so I guess that wins by default.

  138. My favorite vacation was taking my kids to Disney, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios several years ago. It was around my daughter’s 10th birthday so she was made to feel very special. I’d love to go back!

  139. I used to love to go camping and dirt bike riding with my best friend and her family in Palm Springs. We were teenagers and would go every summer…such fun!!

  140. My husband and I went on a business trip/honeymoon in July of 1998 to North Carolina- it was fun, though the heat was too much for this Northern maine country girl. Tried grits for the first time- sort of a popcorn aftertaste.
    My bucketlist dream is to go somewhere ( anywhere) that has an authentic “High Tea” English/Scottish/Canadian? Been wanting to experience this since I was 9.

  141. I used to go to a nearby camp with my family every summer for a week when I was a little girl. It was so much fun just to hang out with my family like that. We would go walk by the lake, feed ducks, swim, and just run around and play.

  142. My favorite vacation was going to see my mother in PA 2 years ago, we went to every amusement park in the state.

  143. my fav vacation was when i went to myrtle beach with my family after i graduated high school it was so fun and i got to enjoy family quality time with my family

  144. my favorite vacation would to go back to my country, Ecuador, and enjoy its people and attractions

  145. My dad took my brother and I on a 4 day group tour to Beijing, China. What an adventure! I would LOVE to go back.

  146. my favorite vacation spot is Myrtle Beach SC, just got back last Saturday, love the beach

  147. Our favorite family vacation is going to Florida to bring our grandson to LegoLand, Disney, Sea World, Zoo, etc. When we come home we need a vacation since we are so busy

  148. One of my favorite vacations was when I went to San Deigo! It was so much fun and I went with my family to the San Deigo Zoo, and we went to other places too!

  149. We went to Florida for a wedding and saw lots of family from Australia we haven’t seen in ages!

  150. My favorite vacation was to Scotland — I love Edinburgh (especially Princess Street Gardens) and the little port city of Oban — what a great country!

  151. Last November, I got to take my 2 youngest to Disney World for their first time. While it was tough taking a 2 year old & 7 year old by myself, it was so much fun seeing Disney through their eyes.

  152. we went to New York. it was amazing how different that place was from where we live. but it was an exciting time to be there and loads of fun

  153. I love the sand in St. Augustine beaches – firmly packed but very fine. It was so much fun to walk on.

  154. My fav was with my Mom…we went to Maine and ate lobster everyday. It was our last vacation together and I mess her very much.

  155. My favorite vacation was a visit with my brother and his family in Brody Ferry Scotland.. It was a trip of a lifetime for me and 2 of my children

  156. One of my faborite vacations was a staycation we just relaxed and ate what we wanted and slept in for days!

  157. We went to Quebec city for a long weekend for our 1 year anniversary. Had a wonderful time

  158. This looks like so much fun!
    My favorite vacation was to williamsburg,va to the great wolf lodge. I loved the water park- i am such a big kid!

  159. One of my favorite vacations was a trip to Houston. There are so many things to do. The downtown Aquarium was great and we caught a NBA Rockets game as well.

  160. My favorite vacation is anytime I can go to Disneyland. I love going to LA for shopping and hanging out, but then after all that I love going to Disneyland. It’s cute, fun and just amazing there. I don’t go for the rides much anymore, but to take pictures, shop and eat. I love to shop anywhere.

  161. I’ve been some great places, but I’d have to say the three months I spent in Catalonia have been my favorite spent abroad so far.

  162. My favourite vacations is anything to do with nature. Not necessarily camping, but I’m always nature deprived. I need trees. What I love the most is canoeing on a calm lake =)

  163. Another favorite vacation of ours was when Tim took me to Chicago. It had been the first time I had ever seen the city and he showed me where he grew up in Downer’s Grove too in addition to all the great tourist places!

  164. When I was 8 my family and I went to Disneyworld. We’re from outside the United States. One of my best vacations πŸ™‚

  165. I always love heading for the mountains with a nice river or creek or a secluded lake, very peaceful.

  166. My favorite vacation was going to Los Angeles a few summers ago for my late birthday surprise. πŸ™‚

  167. I actually haven’t been on a vacation since 1997, which was with my ex-husband and my daughter. I am looking forward to taking a vacation with my fiance and our children. The SAVE program would make this easier.

  168. My favorite vacation spot over the years has been to go to the beach in Florida. We now live in Florida and it’s still my best vacation spot!

  169. My favorite vacation was with a bunch of friends in Atlanta. It was winter here so a nice change of pace to go down there. I haven’t been on a vacation in a looong time.

  170. One of my favorite vacations I just took a few weeks ago. My husband and I got to go surfing with Kip Moore in Folly Beach, South Carolina. It was really awesome!

  171. The only vacation I’ve ever really been on was going down east to visit family when I was 7 so I guess that would be my favorite lol. I’d really love to travel throughout Europe though and see all the historical stuff.

  172. I absolutely love going to amusement parks, my husband and I planned to go for our two year anniversary but I found out I was pregnant a couple days before – which was a much better present!

  173. Any vacation because we never get to take any! My dream one would be a cruise with activities for the kids allowing my husband and I alone time!

  174. My favorite was to California. We saw the sign, walked hollywood, saw the stars on the walk, and had a blast driving the coast & seeing everything we could. =)

  175. I loved going to St. John several years back with my daughter-in-law, son, daughter, grandson, and mom. It was an amazing experience and a different lifestyle.

  176. My favorite vacation to date is my honeymoon (13 years ago). It was the 2 of us and our 13 year old son and daughter and we spent 5 days in Florida to Disney World and all of the other parks.

  177. I think my favorite vacation might have been when my husband and I went to our nephew’s wedding in the Canary Islands (no, we are NOT rich– it’s actually really cheap to fly there!)! Beautiful!

  178. My favorite vacations have always included nature and peace and quiet. Such a rare thing to experience anymore!

  179. One of my favorite vacations was when I got to take my kids to Disneyland. It was one time that we all had so much fun together as a family.

  180. My favorite vacation ever was when the whole family drove down to Arkansas for a surprise anniversary party for my grandparents, then we drove over to Florida and spent a week with my other other grandparents. We did Disney and all that fun stuff! It was an awesome vacation πŸ™‚

  181. One of my favorite vacations was going to Glaveston TX- they had great seafood and the beach was wonderful!

  182. Another favorite vacation of ours was to San Francisco just after Christmas last year. It was so nice to be in the city during the holidays and getting to spend a few days and nights together- just as a couple- was wonderful!!!

  183. My favorite family vacation was taking a 28 hr car trip to see my little brother play in the AA baseball all stars! It was so awesome!

  184. When I was a teenager my parents took the family to Drumheller – I enjoyed the unusual land formations and all the dinosaur fossils and statues.

  185. My favorite vacation spot is the ocean… I love the sound of the waves and the memories that I built there as a child… I want so badly to build those memories with my kids.

  186. I won $25 thousand dollars and took a long road trip from WA to California to see my father. We stayed at the Oregon coast, saw Crater Lake, San Francisco and more. It was a blast.

  187. Well, I’ve never really been on a vacation as such, unless camping near the beach for a few days counts!

  188. Another favorite vacation was when my husband flew me from Arkansas to Dewey Beach, DE to propose. This was the beach I grew up playing on and he wanted the perfect spot to ask me to marry him.

  189. The best vacation for me is another visit to the farm where I was raised and grow-up. It would be nice to meet again old folks there!

  190. When my kids were growing up we spent a lot of vacations in Wildwood, NJ. My daughter is taking her family there this summer. Love the Jersey shore.

  191. I love San Antonio… but my favorite vacation was our wedding in Big Sur, California!

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  192. My favorite trip was when we went to Florida last year . We went to Disney and Orlando Science Museum. Our daughters want to go back so bad! I took plenty of photos…. I think we are going to wait several years before we go again with baby #3. πŸ™‚

  193. My favorite vacation was a trip my husband won through esp guitars. We won a trip to california for a huge concert. I also happened to be the weekend of our 2nd anniversary!

  194. I went to Traverse City, Mi. a couple of weeks ago. I know a lot of people from around here go there to shop, but we lounged at the beach all day and night. What a beautiful beach!

  195. My husband and I finally went on a cruise last year and it was just fantastic. Would love to go again, so relaxing. Thank you!

  196. I haven’t been on too many vacations but I’m sure if I ever went to Italy, it would be my favorite!

  197. Wow, those are awesome pictures! My favourite vacation…. not sure! Probably a trip to Jasper with my girlfriends. πŸ™‚ Or some of the time that I spent in Australia. πŸ™‚

  198. My favorite vacation was a trip to Mackinac Island. It is very beautiful and peaceful there, because it is covered in lilacs and no vehicles (except emergency and maintenance) are allowed on the island, so everyone gets around by horseback, horse & carriage or bicycle.

  199. favorite vacation spot is big cruise ship with all my family and friends πŸ™‚ i love spending time with my family.

  200. We are lucky enough to be able to take nice vacations. This year we are doing our second Mediterranean cruise because we enjoyed our first one so much. There are so many places that I have loved and cannot wait to go back. When we want to vacation closer to home, we go to Sarasota or St Augustine/Jacksonville depending on whether we feel like the beach or something else.

  201. I’ve only been to Tennessee. It rained the whole time, but the mountains were beautiful. I would loved to go again.

  202. My favourite vacation was to London. We speak the language, had no problem understanding the subway map, ate exotic food (fish and chips) in local pubs and saw several stage plays.

  203. My favorite vacation is traveling from Georgia to Ohio with my fiance and two sons so we can see my parents, sisters, and niece. We go to the best indoor waterpark while we are there. Kalahari is the best indoor waterpark.

  204. I personally love camping and outdoor adventures I have been to Yellowstone National park about 8 times. I have memories of the park before the big 1988 fires. I was there during the 1988 fires and I was there 1990 to see that the forest was starting to regenerate. The most recent time that I was their I could steal see where the fires Had been. But there were now thick young trees taller than my Father who is over 6 feet tall. I just really enjoy the natural world

  205. My favorite vacation was 2 1/2 years ago. We flew for what was nearly a day from Evansville, IN to Taipei, Taiwan and then rode to a small town in Taiwan where we met our little girl who we adopted a few days later. I was sick the first part of the trip, but I didn’t care. I love my daughter so much and it was such a wild experience to go from an overgrown kid into a Daddy all of a sudden. Plus, we stayed a few days in Taipei and did a lot of running around and shopping and that place was fantastic.

  206. One of my favorite vacations was just getting together with girlfriends and chilling on the Beachs in Florida!

  207. Very timely information for us as we plan to stop in San Antonio when we head out west this fall. So much to do there! Thanks!

  208. I loved taking the kids to the beach when they were little. They had fun splashing in the waves and playing in the sand.

  209. My favorite vacation spot to go with my family is the beach, they love the water and playing in the sand and the older ones like boggy boarding.

  210. my favorite vaction was to baden baden germany. wake up to church bells, spend the day shopping or hiking in the forest the afternoon spent in the spa the evenings in the casino.

  211. My favorite vacation was when our family when on a road trip from NJ to California. We not only spent quality time but we got to see some interesting states, eat at very delicious restaurants and of course California weather was amazing to experience πŸ™‚

  212. My favorite vacation was our trip to Alaska. It was the trip we were on when my husband proposed. We were on a cruise with family of his and he popped the question during one of the excursions on land. He chose a beautiful location overlooking Mendenhall Glacier. It was gorgeous!

  213. my favorite vacation was when my then boyfriend took me on a detour to Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio during our Chicago road trip. It was such a good time and we’re thankful to have gone back then since we’re unable to do anything now with a 6 month old baby.

  214. My favorite vacaction was 2 weeks in Alaska. We went on a cruise for a week then spent the 2nd week going from anchorage to Fairbanks by train making stops along the way.

  215. That looks awesome! I can’t wait until the kids are old enough to go. We love going to Disneyland and then to the beach for our yearly vacation but this year we had to push off until later because I broke my leg and it would not be fun going as a cripple!

  216. My favorite vacation was my first trip to vegas (legally anyway) My friends and I went for my birthday and it was amazing!

  217. my favorite vacation is to the Outer Banks of NC. It is lovely there, plus i have several friends in the area.

  218. The waterparks ok like so much fun, great when it is so hot out. My favorite vacation was a cruise in the Caribbean

  219. My favorite vacation was at the giant redwoods on the northern California coast! I never wanted to leave, it was so beautiful and ancient!

  220. I had the opportunity to go on a cruise a few years ago and it was amazing! There was so much to do and see, the food was to die for, the staff was fantastic!! I definitely want to do it again!

  221. my favorite vacation so far was a trip my husband won at his work christmas party in 2010. we went to Dominican Republic, my first time ever out of this continent, and I loved it!!!! the resort, the beach, the people…everything was amazing! we went on an excursion to a village, horseback riding on the beach, and went to an amazing wave beach which was so much fun! the fact that we didn’t pay for it added that much more πŸ˜‰ but we are hoping to go back again next year to the same place, this time with the kids, we enjoyed it so much!

  222. My favorite get away which were all vacations to me,is when Randy was a trucker. He took me to every state and i have to say we had a blast in Montana.I have beautiful pics and the weather was so cold i love it .Snow and ice storm just came .So beautiful with ice hanging eveywhere .We were stuck at a truckstop and nowhere to go so we rented a room and swam in a jacuzi with snow coming down outside .What a picture that was ,,so many great memories

  223. My favorite vacation was a week at Myrtle Beach with my kids. We stayed at a hotel with a kitchen and saved money eating in.

  224. My favorite vacation was the first time we went to Disney. Now I live here in Florida and I love it.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

  225. My favorite trip was up the coast of California to San Francisco with stops at Solvang, Hearts Castle, Carmel, Monterrey, the Winchester mystery house and then a week in San Francisco.

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  226. My favorite vacation is Jamaica (if the kids aren’t with me). The kids love Wisconsin Dells.

  227. My favorite vacation was to the COSI Children’s Science Museum in Ohio when I was little. I got to use a green screen to be a mini weather woman, pan for gold, see countless ancient items and meet ISOC, the Robo-Mascot. It was amazing to see different technology advances in person in the 1980’s. I’m sure most of it is obsolete now, but I will always treasure that vacation.

  228. My favorite “vacation” was a 3-day weekend with my other-half right before he was my other-half. I drove on my first solo road trip to Orlando to pick him up and spent 9 hours blasting CD’s and singing anything I wanted! While we there, he took me on an airboat ride, which I have always wanted to do- I held onto him and laughed my butt off while we raced all over the place and I was scared to death and loving it! I met lots of his family for the first time. then I brought him and his son back and we had a great fun ride back πŸ™‚

  229. a great Vacation is anywhere with family and grandchildren love family vacations but love themed parks the most

  230. My favorite trips were all the trips to Walt Disney World my parents took me and my sisters on every summer. We always had such a blast.

  231. my favorite vacation would be going to Sea World and Disney with my aunt and little cousins last year

  232. Living near orlando and being a florida resident gives my family option for saving, I think it is great that san antonio does something like this!

  233. My favorite was our honeymoon. We spent a week in North GA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. πŸ˜€

  234. My favorite vacation had to be our honeymoon. We went on a 16 day cruise that left from Boston, went to 10 Caribbean islands and docked back in New Orleans. It was the trip of my dreams!

  235. unfortunately the last vacation i had has 20 years ago in high school. we went to disneyland and sea world had the time of my life

  236. My favorite vacation was taken when my son was about 8 yrs old. We drove down to Orlanda from Ohio, just the two of us. We had limited money, but by taking advantage of discounts and staying a little farther away from the parks we were able to do alot in a week without going broke. We did all the disney parks and one day at universal studios, plus medieval times. While I’m not sure what happened to the book of Disney character autograpsh, we still have the Japanese mask that my son got at Epcot.

  237. my favorite is to and has been to drive down to the mississippi gulf coast ALONE. i play it by ear. it’s only a couple of hours so if i lose all my money the first day i can drive home. if not can usually get free rooms and meals from the casino. best trip got 5 nights and all meals. spent less than 400$ plus vouchers for future rooms, meals, and cash

  238. We loved Sea World! We’re currently dreaming of a trip to Hawaii, but so far our favorite trip in the US has been to Yosemite National Park!

  239. My favorite vacation was to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico about 4 years ago when I got engaged. It was a wonderful time πŸ™‚

  240. My favorite family vacation was last summer when we visited friends & family in the Midwest. It was a lot of fun.

  241. My favorite summer vacation is our yearly trip to Disney World! It is truly magical and makes me feel like a kid again!

  242. The only vacation that I have on is in 2008 when I went to vegas with my husband for hs pool league!! It was so much fun!!

  243. Having spent most of my life living far away from my extended family, I quite enjoy just going to Ontario to see them! And we don’t have to worry about hotel stays when we do that, either.

  244. Our favorite vacation was a camping trip that included friends and family. The best part was hearing all the complaints from people who never (or rarely) went camping before. It was priceless! lol

  245. My favorite vacation was my senior year in high school to California for spring break.

  246. IF I could have a fav place, it would somewhere, on wild wild ocean beach. Not a crowded one full of condos, but a wild one..Nova Scotia perhaps? Newfoundland? LOL We do not get to take many vacations. I would like to visit the Southwest in the WINTER perhaps.

  247. i love going to the breaks interstate park.we go every year,lots of activities to do there.

  248. As an adult I have never been on a vacation-as a young child we vacationed all the time I remember having a blast when we would visit “Yellow stone Park.”

  249. Wow! I never knew San Antonio had so much fun to offer! I’ll keep this in mind if I ever go there.

  250. My Mom and Stepdad took a trip to San Antonio last year a had a blast. The SAVE program sounds like it would certainly help you save.

  251. My favourite place to go every year is to Durban (South Africa) to go when my husband run the comrades.Its like a working holiday for me.To see that everything goes right for my husband`s race while sightseeing in between.

  252. We took a vacation home to Michigan this year, and plan to do so every summer now that we have a daughter. I’m sure those will quickly become my favorite vacations πŸ™‚
    My favorite vacation in the past, however, is the one we took to Hawaii for a week to get married and honeymoon!

  253. We always went to the beach or the zoo or caverns when we
    were kids. Now I havent been on a vacation for over 15 years.

  254. I haven’t been on a vacation in a while. I would love to say “We went to Scotland and….” Not true, so I can not lie. My favorite vacation was a few years ago. I went with my children, sister, brother and the whole gang to stay in a cabin close to Paris Landing in Tennessee. We fished, went biking, sit around the fire at night. I was so much fun!

  255. I’m not sure we can afford a vacation this year, but this past weekend we took my four month old son on a day trip to Seaside Heights, NJ, and had an awesome time! My husband and I loved taking my son on the beach and in the water for the first time.

  256. My favorite vacation is going to Mackinaw Bridge. I love it up there. My favorite part is sitting on the hotel balcony at night, looking at the Bridge all lit up over the water.

  257. Our church group went on a pilgrimage to Italy for 12 days. It was an awesome experience that I was thankful just to be a part of.

  258. The vacations that I remember as being the very best were affordable and really quite simple, as Disney and such were simply beyond our meager vacation budget. The vacations we remember the most often and laugh about are cottage vacations, cottages rented either through friends or at cottage resorts. Enjoying nature, hikes, the beach, showers in waterfalls, boating and the all time favorite nightly campfire. We are so much more “together” at the cottage and I love the lack of television, computer, telephones and daily stressors. We have just returned from 4 days at the cottage and would recommend this type of vacation to any family, regardless of the age of children.

  259. Our 3 day weekend trip to a cabin in Blue Ridge Mountains, NC. Hot tub, cool breeze, blazing fires, outdoor exploring, and QUIET. I can’t wait to go back!

  260. Only been on 2 vacations. One to Idaho and the other was a road trip to California! I would have to say the best one was the California trip! <3

  261. I always loved our family vacations to Wildwood, New Jersey! We went every year during the week of both my dad’s and my birthday! It was always a blast πŸ™‚

  262. Was lucky enough to win a trip to Australia last Summer and it truly was the trip of a lifetime.

  263. my favorite vacation was renting a cabin that was inside Rocky mountain National park. It was a wonderful base to use to explore the park, and a great place to come back to after exploring the local shops.
    I hope The cabins are still there and did not burn in the recent fires.

  264. That looks like a fun vacation. Our family loves to do anything ocean or animal related for our vacations.

  265. My favorite vacation was to Daytona with my husband before we were married. 5 days on the beach and the road trip there was great!

  266. My favorite vacation has been driving up the East Coast, stopping at all the little towns. We love the ocean! Going on a whale watch is amazing, also!

  267. My favorite vacation was with my husband and son when he was 4. We went to an amazing all inclusive resort in Jamaica.

  268. My favorite vacation was when I went to Lake Garda in Italy. The food was beautiful and the weather was perfect!

  269. this looks like a place my kids and i would love to go for a vacation,a great adventure for all!!

  270. an alaskan cruise with my hubby – – Paul T/Pauline T aka Paul Tran….. emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

  271. would love to bring my boyfriend and my son to this place looks awsome so relaxing and fun uh huh eric would love it so woudl my son trevor , sure would be nice to win this congrats to who ever win this vacation god bless

  272. This would be a great vacation for the family. You could go to Sea World and Six Flags. My kids have always wanted to go to Six Flags.

  273. Looks like so much fun! My favorite vacation was when I was a teenager. My mom and I (along with my stepdad) went to Carlsbad Caverns and I LOVED it. I really want to go back. It was so beautiful. We also went sightseeing around Texas and went to a bunch of museums.

  274. I’ve ridden on the Sky Screamer & thought it was fun. I look forward to experiencing Aquatica soon. I live in San Antonio, but still don’t try to do it all in one summer. The zoo is open 365 days/year. We’ll go there for Halloween.

  275. I have to admit that San Antonio had never even crossed my mind as a “vacation destination before this post. Hey; it’s still not Disneyland or Disney World, but for those of us in the Midwest, it might be a little closer. Thanks for highlighting some of the possibilities there.

  276. My favorite vacations are the almost sponatenous ones- we went to the airshow a couple of weeks ago it was wonderful!

  277. I like the Riverwalk in San Antonio. It’s funny that the Alamo is in the middle of town with a Subway across the street.

  278. I looked up the San Antonio weather forecast, and it’s just as hot there as it is here. I think a Spring or Autumn vacation would be more comfortable for me, which would make it a lot more fun.

  279. I wish every large city would put together a SAVE program so that more families can afford to vacation locally & save money at the same time!

  280. San Antonio is such a beautiful city, especially around the holidays. Also, they have so much to do. You can enjoy the Riverwalk, Six Flags, the wax museum… I can go on and on. I love San Antonio and enjoy going there every chance t