Having Kids on Vacation May Be Costing You

Nick Watt with ways to save and avoid overspending while on vacation.
1:49 | 08/22/13

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heading out with the children, the grandchildren in these final weeks of summer, some tips to save real money. Nick watt with real mistakes we've all made before. Reporter: My little boy milo and I are spending the day at the world famous fishermen's wharf and and making some classic tourist mistakes, spending too much and not seeing the real san francisco. I need a knight in shining armor and here he is. The trap is getting stuck and not knowing where to go and following the crowds that don't know where they're going. John's rule number one to avoid that fate. Ask yourself the question, what's two streets over. Sure enough a secret passage way to a real wharf. Later we jumped a cable car two streets over from the main tourist line. No crowds. They even let milo ring the bell. Onto rule number two. Leave the tourist attraction and follow the locals to lunch. Is it real cheaper? We bought two bottles of water at fisherman's wharf. How much is that? 4.89. Then followed the localed to lunch. The water is only a dollar a bottle. We bought two cable cars today. The one at the wharf was $9. The time we wasted, the money we spent getting there, just plane not worth it. Sometimes it's okay to wall oh, in the tourist hot spot just for a little. Nick watt abc news san francisco.

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