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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

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Getting ready for a getaway? The last thing you want to worry on your next vacation is your budget—and whether you’re blowing it. There are so many ways to save money without sacrificing the fun, try these 5 tips on your next vacation and your wallet will thank you.

1. Consider Vacation Rentals. A vacation rental can be more affordable than a hotel and give you way more space and amenities than you would find a hotel. Remember, you’re getting space and privacy, access to a full kitchen and laundry, as well as all the comforts of home. A must-have if you’re traveling with family. Take a look at our Miramar Beach vacation rentals to find the perfect property for your next vacation!


2. Eating On a Budget. Meals can be one of the biggest expenses while on vacation. Our vacation rental homes and condos give you access to a full kitchen. You can save by shopping at the local Publix or even have your groceries delivered. While you may not want to cook every meal on your vacation, consider cooking breakfast and packing a lunch for the beach. If you’re wanting to splurge on dinner at one of the amazing local restaurants, consider an earlier dinner to take advantage of discounts and happy hours.


3. Look for Free or Discounted Activities. The first activity may be a no-brainer: the beach! There is no charge for you to spread out a blanket for yourself and the family on the beach to enjoy the sun, sand, and waves. And if you do a little research, you’ll see there are often lots of free and discounted activities in the area. Look at local area guides to see what is going on in town while you are there.


4. Travel During the Off-Season. Off-season vacation dates are generally more affordable than the peak season, so your this budget-friendly vacation tip is to schedule your vacation at the right time. North Florida has beautiful, award-winning beaches that are open all year round, so traveling during the off-season means you won’t have to miss a thing. However, there are times of the year, such as spring break and summer, when rates are the highest. Consider traveling during these off-seasons that offer big savings: late spring, late summer, and winter.


5. Book Flights Early. Airfare can easily be one of the most expensive parts of traveling. Allegiant Airlines at the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport offers great rates on direct flights. Booking airfare early is a great way to save money and most airlines let you book around 11 months ahead of time, making it easy to compare pricing early on.


Budgeting is key to a guilt-free and memorable vacation. Make your vacation fun and memorable all while saving money. Ready to plan your next vacation? Contact a Guest Services agent at Russell Vacation Rentals to select, book and plan your perfect Florida vacation

Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2021