How to Make a Vacation Fit Your Budget This Year

How to Make a Vacation Fit Your Budget This Year

If you’re looking for ways to fit a vacation into your budget, we can help. While a major overseas trip might not be the right move for you right now, getting out to relax, connect with your friends or family, and enjoy some time to play and explore are so valuable. We have some tips to help you plan a vacation you’ll love, that has you coming home refreshed without stressing out over the costs.

Choose a Destination You Can Drive To

Airfare can be one of the most expensive components of the vacation. Not only do you have to pay for the plane tickets themselves, but usually also for a rental car when you arrive, and/or ride share services to and from the airport.

If you choose a destination that’s within driving distance, you can drastically decrease your travel costs and use your own vehicle to explore when you get there. This cost is only magnified if you are traveling with a large group or children.

Driving also gives you flexibility to travel when the rates for other things you want to do are best, not having to book based on available flights. The flexibility and savings make a dribble destination a great option.

Looking for destination ideas? We love Lake Havasu in Arizona, close enough for a short drive from anywhere in Southern California or the Southwest, with things to enjoy doing all months of the year.

Opt for a Vacation Rental Over a Hotel

Choosing a vacation rental over traditional hotel or resort accommodations can significantly reduce your expenses. On top of that, when you choose a place like our luxury vacation rental in Lake Havasu, you can enjoy access to private amenities and accommodations that are even more comfortable than a nice resort.

At The Place, you’ll find:

  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Garage converted to game room with pool table, air hockey, jukebox and arcade games
  • 25 foot pool with water slide and hot tub
  • Luxury kitchen and spacious dining area
  • Outdoor BBQ and pizza oven
  • Cornhole, Bocce ball, and a putting green
  • HDTVs with streaming in every room

With a kitchen at your disposal, you can prepare your own meals, saving money on dining out. Even making breakfast and lunch can lead to substantial savings. You may also find that because we offer an amazing list of outdoor amenities, a game room, a luxury kitchen, and HDTVs throughout, you really don’t need to spend any money finding fun things to do outside the rental. Even if all you do is take advantage of these amenities and explore the free outdoor attractions like the lake and hiking trails, you can have an amazing vacation in Lake Havasu for a fraction of the cost of other trips.

Other Money Saving Tips for Your Vacation Budget

Looking for other ways to make your trip fit your travel budget?

Travel in the Off-Season

Travel during off-peak seasons allows you to take advantage of lower rates for accommodations and attractions. Off-peak travel also tends to mean fewer crowds, leading to a more relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Make a List of Free and Low-Cost Activities

Explore local parks, museums, and historical sites, many of which offer free or low-cost admission. Don’t forget that most outdoor recreation is going to be free or very low-cost, so plan to enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

Cook Your Own Meals

Dining out can quickly add up, so by planning to cook your own meals, you can easily have a much lower food budget while on your vacation. This doesn’t mean you have to enjoy the trip less. Plan for fun meals that are your favorite foods, and if you don’t love to cook just plan to make some easy, tried and true favorites. When you choose a luxury vacation rental like ours, you’ll have a gourmet kitchen to work with, as well as outdoor cooking options like a BBQ and pizza oven.

Ready to plan your trip to Lake Havasu? Check the availability of The Place today.