Family on beach holding hands.

 

Are you gearing up for a summer vacation with your family? There’s no doubt that a family vacation can be lots of fun, but it can also cost a lot of money. If you want to help your family save cash while you travel, try to incorporate these tips and tricks into summer adventure!

 

Save by Traveling/Staying on Certain Days

Did you know that the same flights and hotels can vary in pricing depending on which day they are booked? Before you buy plane tickets or make hotel reservations, check out online comparison tools and travel websites to compare daily rates.

 

Pack Your Own Drinks and Snacks

Bringing your own snacks is a much less expensive option than buying snacks at gas stations or airport venues. If you’re traveling by car, it’s also smart to bring your own thermos with water.

 

Don't Get Caught Up in Buying Souvenirs

It’s not uncommon when traveling to buy souvenirs or indulge in tasty treats, but these little purchases can really add up. Instead, determine a “gift/treat” budget before your trip. Once you know the dollar amount allowed for such expenses, you’ll be able to prioritize and make wise decisions about the best way to spend the money.

 

Research Fun Things You Can Do for Free at Your Destination

Before you set off on your trip, plan an activity list. Try to include as many free entertainment options as possible. Perhaps there’s a local park you could check out or a great beach where you can spend a day. If there are local attractions you plan to visit that cost money, do some research to see if any coupons or discounts are available.

 

Choose Destinations with Public Transportation

Enjoy your destination without the stress of having to drive and keep your costs low with public transportation.