Four Ways to Save on Your Next Family Vacation

One of the best ways to build memories with your family that will last a lifetime is to plan a vacation. Unfortunately, many families avoid the vacation planning process because they worry that it will just be too expensive. It doesn’t have to be! There are plenty of ways to save that will help you stretch your money on your next vacation. Put in the work and you could literally save hundreds of dollars on your next getaway! Here are four ways to save on your family’s next vacation.


Save on Plane Tickets


Road trips are great, but that doesn’t mean you won’t want to adventure a little further away from home every once in a while. Unfortunately, plane tickets can cost a small fortune, especially if you’re traveling with children who need their own seats on the plane. MakeMyTrip domestic flight offers can really help when it comes to saving money. It can help you save money, and some offers can even provide you with a little cash back. Know the best time to buy tickets, and of course, join an airline miles program so you can save on flights in the future!


Skip the High Season


No matter where you go, the high season will always cost more. Hotels cost more, plane tickets cost more, and events cost more. Make your money go further by planning an off-season vacation instead. For example, if your family wants to visit Chicago, plan to visit in September and October after the summer crowd has left, but temperatures haven’t gotten too cold. If you aren’t afraid of a little rain or chilly weather, you can save a boatload of cash by being smart about when you travel. Check out my other budget flight tips here.


Use Tech to Your Advantage


Money saving travel apps are in abundance, so why not use them on your next vacation? A few ideas include:

  •         Gas-saving apps for road trips
  •         Hotel apps that allow you to compare prices
  •         Restaurant apps that categorize local restaurants by price
  •         Web-based services to stay in touch with family and friends back home

The more you plan ahead, the more you’ll save. Some apps have notification features that will alert you to a drop in price so you can snag the best deal before it expires.


Do Your Research Before Buying Tickets


Chances are, your family will want to get out and about while you’re on vacation. That means purchasing tickets to museums, sporting events, concerts, and more. If you do your research, you can save big. See if any of your current memberships provide you with a discount on certain ticket purchases. You can also consider purchasing your tickets ahead of time. They are often cheaper when purchased in advance. 


Don’t think your family’s next vacation is out of your budget. There are plenty of things you can do to save a little cash! With these tips, your family can have fun and travel in style without the exorbitant price tag.


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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