You wait all autumn, winter and spring for summer, and finally it is here. It is not only here, it is half gone! If you still have not planned a family vacation, now is the time.
Family Fun: How to go on Vacation in Style this Summer
Decide Where to Go.
If you choose a place that is off-season, you will save money and also avoid the crowds.
Colorado’s ski areas are beautiful in the summer. You won’t be able to ski, but there is hiking, golf spas, and each area has its individual events and festivals. Many places also offer 35% of lodging.
Mexico is a bargain year round, but airlines, resorts and restaurants often drop their prices in the summer. You could check out places like Huatulco Vacation Rentals for more information.
The US Virgin Islands offers a sizzling sampler package from June through September.
How Will You Be Traveling?
If you will be flying, just going to an off-season area is going to save you a bundle. You can also sign up with the airlines for notifications when the price is reduced. At Hipmonk.com you can sign up for alerts for a number of airlines. Then when you think you have found a great rate but are not ready to commit, you can reserve the rate for $5 – $7, with no obligation to purchase it.
If you are driving and have some overnight stays involved, you can save on your hotel stays. We all like the luxury of a beautiful hotel with all of the amenities, but if you are just spending the night, you don’t have time to use those. You want a place that is clean and perhaps has a swimming pool and a fitness room. Also, if they offer a continental breakfast, that is great. An average price for breakfast at a restaurant for a family of four could be in excess of $50.00.
Where to Stay when you Arrive
One of the perks of going off-season is that everything is cheaper. Therefore, you already have that benefit. Depending on how much luxury or lack of luxury you want, there are hostels and camping to consider. Often campgrounds also have fully furnished cabins for rent. There are also programs such as Airbnb. They handle spaces worldwide. Some are just a room in someone else’s house, and others are complete houses.
It is very helpful if you can eat some of your meals in your residence. Just eating breakfast and lunch there can easily save $100 per day.
Hopefully this has given you some ideas. May you have a happy vacation and return rested and refreshed.