You’ll save money if you travel to places outside of their peak travel season. Hotels, planes and rental car companies want to book as many people as they can. At the height of the area’s travel season the deals aren’t going to be available because they will be full or close to it. Travel during the slower seasons and you can find great deals. You can search online to help you find the off-peak season in the area you want to visit.
4. Find deals at your destination.
Once you find a great deal you’ll still want to save money when you get there. Look for online deal sites that locals in the area use before you visit. You might score some great deals for places you wouldn’t even know of without the site.
5. Pack and prepare
It’s almost always more expensive to buy snacks, sunscreens and other necessities when you get to your destination. Find the best deals and stock up before you leave. Just be aware of any travel restrictions when flying. It won’t save a bit of money if your sunscreen in your carry on luggage has to be thrown away because it doesn’t meet FTA requirements.
6. Explore lots of ways to get around.
Once you get to your destination you’ll need a way to get around. Are you driving there and planning to use your own car the whole time? Flying and you’ll need ground transportation? Look into all of the options available. I’m a huge fan of public transportation and always find a way to use it when it’s possible.
7. Purchase passes for longer stays.
Once you figure out what you want to do while on vacation and how many days you plan to do it, look into multi day passes. most attractions give better deals for multiple day passes. Just don’t buy one if you wont use all of the days allowed, unless there’s savings. Buying a three day pass if you’ll only go twice might not be cheaper. But it could be!
8. Ask your friends.
Have your friends been before and this is your first time? Ask them for their advice! Who doesn’t love travel. They can help you find the best places to go, what to avoid, and where you can save money.
9. Find a deal for meals.
Look for hotels that offer free breakfast. Find restaurants where children can eat free. Even look for hotels that have kitchenettes and cook some of your own meals. All ways to save money while eating on vacation.
10. Go off the beaten path.
Whether it’s places to eat, places to shop of places to visit, leaving the tourist areas will give you a wonderful experience while you travel. You’ll also save money eating and shopping with the locals.
What are your tips on getting a great vacation deal?