No doubt if you are like most families, your finances may be tight. Many families are just scraping by and others are deeply in debt. If this situation sounds all too familiar, a summer vacation may be the last thing on your mind right now. If you and your family are interested in taking a summer vacation, you can, no matter what your financial situation.
When selecting a summer vacation destination on a budget, it is important that you do not limit yourself and are encouraged to find the vacation destination of your dreams. Once you closely examine the hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, or beaches that your selected destination has to offer, you can easily learn how and where to save money.
If the beach sounds like the perfect summer vacation destination, you have a number of options. Oftentimes people automatically assume that the most popular beach destinations are too expensive, but that’s not necessarily true. Popular beaches, that are designed for those on a budget in the United States may include, but are not limited to, Virginia Beach, Pensacola Beach, and Long Beach. You can plan a beach vacation in the Caribbean or overseas; however, the cost of travel will likely increase the cost of your vacation.
Virginia Beach, Long Beach, Daytona Beach, Myrtle Beach, and Long Beach are all known as vacation “hotspots.” While some facilities and activities may be high priced, there are ways for you to vacation there on a budget. Instead of staying at an ocean-side resort, you could save a large amount of money by booking an inland hotel. The same can be said for restaurants, bars, and event centers. Almost everything is more expensive on the shoreline.
Golf resorts are popular vacation destinations for many individuals, but many can be expensive. Many popular golf courses are located in Myrtle Beach, Newport Beach, and Scottsdale. Many popular golf resorts, in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean offer packages that offer accommodations that may include travel, hotel stays, golf course visits, and dining. If you are unable to obtain a discount vacation package, but you still want to your vacation to have a focus on golf, you have a number of options. Many golf resorts allow vacationers to play on their courses, even if they are not staying at the resort. It is also possible to golf at well-known golf courses that are not considered resorts. As with a beach vacation, you may be able to save a large amount of money by staying at a hotel or dinning away from a golf resort.
Theme parks and amusement parks are always popular vacation destinations, especially for those with children. A large number of well-known theme park resorts, including Orlando Studios, Disneyland, and Disney World can be visited, even if you are on a budget. Many of these resorts offer vacation packages that include hotel stays, theme park use, onsite dinning, and much more.
Theme park resort packages are a great way to save money, but you could save even more if you’re able to find cheaper hotel accommodations that are located a short distance away from the theme park of your choice. In addition to theme park resorts, you can find days of fun at smaller parks, such as Six Flags, Sea World, and Bush Gardens.
Popular vacation destinations do not have to be financially out of your reach. Simply by cutting a few corners, you could be enjoying the vacation of your dreams, even while on a budget.