Vacationing doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Savvy travelers know thrifty ways to make your dollar stretch, no matter where you’re headed. Follow these budget travel tips for a trip that’s both affordable and memorable:
-Stay away from touristy restaurants. They’re often expensive and rarely live up to the hype. Find out where the locals go — you’ll find better food that costs less, too.
-Travel in the off-season. This will depend on your final destination, so do a little research. You’ll get more affordable airfare, cheaper hotel rooms and fewer crowds during the quiet months.
-Avoid renting a car. If you can get away with it, opt for walking or public transportation. You shouldn’t have too much trouble with this, especially if you’re visiting major cities.
-Reach out to local friends and family. Reuniting with local connections is a surefire way to see the sights without spending a fortune. These people know the area in and out, and will have lots of money-saving tips to offer.
-Travel light. Some airlines don’t allow for any checked luggage, so keep that in mind while budgeting. One bag per person should be just right.
-Find alternate airports. The closest and biggest airport is also often the most expensive. However, be sure to factor in the time and cost of transportation to get there.
Traveling to Pacific Grove? Book your room at the Butterfly Grove Inn for an affordable stay with a kind and courteous staff. We’ll help you navigate the area so you can make the most out of your vacation — and your budget!