Everybody has a different opinion of the perfect family vacation, what feels good for one family member, does not necessarily feel good for another, a lot can depend on how many family members there are, and how old they all are, what their hobbies are and what they like or dislike.
As long as you can relax and have some fun, whilst having plenty to occupy yourselves, you should be okay; this is where the United States comes in! There are plenty of great resorts in the United States to suit everybody's taste.
As we all know, no matter what the vacation comprises of, one thing is for sure, it has to be affordable, so here are a few great tips towards a great vacation:
Many people love to go out camping, so why not arrange a camping survival holiday? It seems to be a natural choice, plenty of fresh air and wide open spaces.
National Parks are a great place to start, most of the National Parks have cheap campsites where you can attempt to catch your own fish for something to eat, or collect food from the wild such as berries or other edible plants.
You could even turn the vacation into a Nature study, try studying edible plants and attempt to locate them around your campsite; you could also try to make your own place to sleep from the natural products around you, instead of opting for traditional tents.
Learn about the early pioneers of America, and try to survive as they had to in the wild, you could have fun and learn at the same time.
Another idea would be days out at historical places, you could make up your own tours instead of the organized ones, if you take a packed lunch, then you could have a picnic at one of America's great historical landmarks.