How a family of 8 went to California for a week for under $600

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Our family of 8 just got back from a week in California visiting family and seeing the sights.  California (especially the Bay Area!) is a fairly expensive place to stay, so I thought it would be instructive to see what the costs were for our family’s trip.  We were there for 6 1/2 days – flew out Wednesday morning; flew back Tuesday night.  Now we are pretty frugal folks in general, but it’s also awesome to see how using miles and points can make a HUGE difference in helping families to be able to travel.

The big 3 costs (flights, hotel, rental car)

  • Airfare – we used 176,000 Delta Skymiles to fly CVG-LAX-SMF; SFO-CVG (that’s an open jaw) for the 8 of us.  We did have to pay the government taxes of $89.60 roundtrip ($5.60 per person per leg)
  • Hotel –…

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