Everybody loves a bargain, especially when it comes to traveling with family—the cost of hotels, dining and activities can really add up quickly! The good news: if you travel with a keen eye and pay attention to packages and deals, you won’t have to sacrifice important amenities or lose that ineffable look of wonder on your kids’ faces. We’ve rounded up 10 places where you’ll get the biggest bang for your buck, so flip through the album below to see them all.

Experience the Cowyboy Culture in Cheyenne, Wy

Some say that Cheyenne is having a moment, sparked by its centennial anniversary this year. To celebrate, everyone is flocking to the city to experience the old west like never before.

What to Do
Families will love experiencing the rodeo culture, hiking and touching the rock formations at Vedauwoo Recreation Area, learning how to make cowboy hats at The Wrangler with personal hat fittings, and munching on western cooking all along the way. And, of course, while in Wyoming you should saddle up and ride at Terry Bison Ranch. Other family-friendly and affordable activities include the Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley, Big Country Speedway, Children’s Village and the Wyoming State Capitol Building.

Where to Stay
Conveniently located with families in mind, The Little America Hotel & Resort has a restaurant and lounge, a heated outdoor pool and a nine-hole golf course. Recent renovations include a brand-new outdoor play area for kids. There are a couple of packages available as well: Cheyenne Golf Package, Bed and Breakfast and Getaway Package. Rates start at $134 per night.

The Little America Hotel & Resort
2800 W. Lincoln Way
Cheyenne, Wy 82009
Online: cheyenne.littleamerica.com

photo: Brendan Bombaci via Flickr


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— Wendy Altschuler