8 Tips for your Spring Break on a Budget

It’s finally Spring Break, and you can’t wait to swap the books for the beach! However, this doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to have fun. Have a great time without hurting your budget by following these 8 Spring Break tips.

1) Choose your destination wisely.

Some of the most popular Spring Break hotspots are extremely pricey. You may want to consider lesser-traveled places where you can get more bang for your buck.

2) Use discount travel sites.

Many discount travel sites have apps you can download to help you with scheduling, pricing, and organizing your trip. You’ll have access to exclusive deals, plus loads of suggestions for local tourist hotspots to help you plan your stay.

3) Look for all-inclusive deals.

Vacation packages that are all-inclusive with food, drinks, and lodging will allow you to pay one fee so you can enjoy yourself without having to worry about a hefty bill at the end of your stay.

4) Road trip to your destination.

If you have picked a drivable destination, gather a group of friends and split the driving expenses. You can make the journey a part of the trip by picking a few stops along the way to keep the energy high and avoid driver fatigue. Plus, roadside attractions make for great Instagram photos!

5) Fly for less.

Consider flying mid-week or taking a red-eye flight for the best deals. It’s also a good idea to compare prices for one-way tickets on different airlines as it is sometimes cheaper than a round-trip.

6) Check for school discounts.

If you are a current student, bring your school ID everywhere and take advantage of the discounts you may get. Do some research before you arrive to see if places offer a discount during certain times of the day.

7) Look for coupons.

Before booking hotel stays, attractions or restaurants, check out coupon sites. You can also browse the tourist brochures for deals once you get to your hotel. Why pay full price if you don’t have to?

8) Be strategic with food spending.

You can maximize your savings if you stay at a hotel where breakfast is included in the nightly rate. If that is not an option, staying somewhere with a kitchenette will help cut down the expenses of eating out for every meal.