How to Snag Free (and Almost Free) Kids' Meals on Vacation

Young girl eating
Holiday Inn

When you're on family vacation, feeding the troops three meals a day really adds up. To the rescue come some family-friendly hotels and resorts that offer kids-eat-free packages on a regular or permanent basis. As always, it's important to double-check the terms of the offer before booking.

Here are examples of hotels that offer free meals for kids:

National Hotel Chains With Kids-Eat-Free Policies & Packages

Hotel Properties Offering Free Kids Meals

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Tap Into Local Insider Info

Kids eat free at Denny's
Denny's

Another way to cut dining costs is to find local restaurants offering free and super-cheap kids' meals. Often these deals are available for a certain day of the week or window during the day, so plan accordingly.

Here's the lowdown from our About.com experts across the country and beyond:

Where Kids Eat Free in the East

Where Kids Eat Free in the West

Where Kids Eat Free in the Midwest

Where Kids Eat Free Outside the U.S.

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Scour for Discounts and Coupons

Kids eat free offers in the Entertainment Book
Entertainment Book

No matter where your travels take you, there are resources where you can find coupons for free kids meals. Start by checking with tourism organizations, which are go-to resources for destination-wide deals and local dining coupons. Always look out for restrictions for kids' ages and other terms.

  • Restaurant Chains with Kids-Eat-Free Coupons
  • Coupon Divas - online coupons for restaurant kids-eat-free deals
  • Entertainment Book - coupon book pays for itself with dining and kids-eat-free offers
  • Groupon and LivingSocial - both sites are worth searching for your destination
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