Keep the vacation expenses down and the adventure level up with these affordable, kid-friendly hotels that are perfect for your next family vacation.

Don’t think that these are bare bones spots—scroll through to see all the amazing resort perks that are in store for your “budget” vacation! With rates of $200/night or less, you’ll have more bucks to spend on exploring the local area.

TreeTop Adventure Park at Granlibakken in Tahoe City, CA

Granlibakken (Tahoe City, CA)

Home to the largest alpine lake in North America and the largest concentration of ski resorts in the US, North Lake Tahoe will keep adventurous families exploring all vacation long. This summer, families can traverse the new Via Ferrata, a protected climbing route open to all ages, or experience the new Emerald Bay Underwater Heritage Trail, which reveals a sunken ship graveyard. Or try a dual sport day––by paddle boarding in the morning, and hiking or rock climbing in the afternoon.

The charming family-friendly Granlibakken resort sprawls across acres of forested meadow and features both hotel rooms and cabin-style lodges. Families can traverse the on-property Tahoe Treetop Aerial Adventure Park, enjoy access to many trails, sled or ski down the beginner-friendly snow hill, or head to the nearby beach.

Rates start at $139/ night. See all there is to do in the summer and winter in Tahoe.

725 Granlibakken Rd. Tahoe City, CA


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