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.

Feel the Heat in Atlanta, Ga

If you haven’t visited The ATL with your family yet, you should most definitely add it to your vacation to-do list.

What to Do
There’s a ton to see here, for everyone in your family, including the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, for younger kids; Centennial Olympic Park, where you can watch a synchronized water show; Center for the Puppetry Arts, a unique museum, unlike any other, where you can see Jim Henson’s Muppet collection; World of Coca-Cola and Stone Mountain Park.

Where to Stay
If you’re looking for a straightforward inexpensive hotel to rest your heads, take a look at colorful The Inn at the Peachtrees, where the exterior rooms have been recently renovated. Here you’ll find free WiFi and breakfast and, most importantly, you’ll be located near the CNN Center, Centennial Olympic Park, World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Zoo and Piedmont Park is not too far away. Room rates are around $100 per night.

The Inn at Peachtrees
330 West Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, Ga 30308
404-577-6970
Online: innatthepeachtrees.com

If You Want to Splurge
For families that want to indulge, enjoy a third or fourth night free, with a best-rate promise, at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta. Also, families can access free Wi-Fi, one-way transfers, and indulge in the Family Field Trip package, which includes daily breakfast, Four Stone Mountain Adventure passes and a private canoe excursion at Chattahoochee Nature Center. This lovely property, with an ideal location, also has a large indoor pool, private gardens, and fantastic city views. Kids can receive in-room popcorn and cake-pops and slippers to fit their little feet.

Mandarin Oriental Atlanta
3376 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Ga 30326
404-955-7500
Online: mandarinoriental.com/atlanta

photo: Matthew Paulson via Flickr

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— Wendy Altschuler