Vacations can get expensive pretty easily if you’re not careful, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to have some rest and relaxation without stressing about how much money is left in your wallet.
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With these budget friendly vacation tips, you can have fun in the sun and barely spend a dime.
Begin with Your Budget. If you’re planning a budget friendly vacation, avoid the temptation of any last-minute getaways. Instead, leave ample time to start stashing your pennies. Decide where you would like to go, and estimate the costs for transportation, lodging, food, and entertainment. Once you have a goal amount in mind, you’ll be more able to plan a stress-free spree. Need a little help? Consider employing the help of a budgeting tool to get you on track.
Scour for Savings. There are a variety of ways to find savings revolving around your upcoming vacation. Keep in mind that special offers come and go all the time, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t find anything at first. Groupon and LivingSocial are great places to find good deals. If you’re already a member of these sites, remember to switch your home city to your destination place so you can reap the rewards of your home away from home.
Live Like a Local. With an open mind and an eye on the local free paper, you should find tons of things to do. Art walks, farmers’ markets, live music, parades, and festivals are happening all the time, but you probably won’t know about them unless you learn the way the locals learn. Check out free magazines, and ask the folks at your hotel how they figure out what’s going on around town.
Factor in Food. One of the great things about being away from home is that you don’t have to feel guilty when you’re not standing over the stove for hours on end. That said, eating out for every meal can really defeat the purpose of planning a budget friendly vacation. Instead, keep easy-to-make-and-eat meals on hand. Inn at the Beach has kitchenettes in every room, making it easy to make one grocery trip and stock your fridge with easy to prepare meals. When you do go out to eat, you’ll feel better knowing your leftovers won’t go to waste!
Ready to start planning your perfect Venice, Florida vacation? Contact us at Inn at the Beach today to book your stay!