Summer Vacations: Family Fun at a Discount

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For many Americans, the arrival of summer means family vacation. But amid a sluggish economy and record unemployment, for some, spending a lot of money to get away is not an option.

Consequently, some families are resorting to what's being called a "staycation" - or vacationing at home.

To address this need, Bethesda, Md. mom and entrepreneur Jamie Ratner recently launched "certifikid," a website which finds and advertises discounts for families with young children.

For tips on how to find good deals on fun family activities this summer, click play for Ratner's comments.

*Originally broadcast on June 25, 2010.

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