Taking a spring break trip doesn’t have to be a costly nightmare. You can have a great vacation that doesn’t kill your wallet.
The United States has thousands of miles of coastline and is filled with great beaches to enjoy.
Heading to the beach at prime beach times can become a costly vacation. It can be done without breaking the bank however.
Book your stay well ahead of time. Prices can be much lower when you schedule your stay far ahead of your trip. This also gives you plenty of time to compare prices and see what deals are available.
Watch Your Expenses
If your like most college student you don’t have tons of money laying around to spend at will. Plan ahead a bit and save some cash. Stay at a house or a hotel that has a way to cook or make your own food instead of eating out every meal. Take it easy with the alcohol. Drinks can get pricey and add up fast. Look for deals closer to home so you can drive instead of flying.
Last Minute Deals
Waiting until the last minute is risky but when hotels and rental companies don’t book all their spots they offers deals last minute to fill the spots they have leftover. It’s much better for businesses to have someone staying at half price then have a room sit empty so many will offer great deals at the last minute.
Stay with others
More people staying in the same spot will lower the cost for each person. A beach house that rents for $1500 a week, for example, would cost 5 people $300 each vs 2 people $750 each for the same house. Remember though that many rental companies will require an older person to actually rent the house and take responsibility for any damage that may occur and such.
Do you need a house directly on the beach? Rent a house a few blocks inland and walk a few hundred more steps to the sand and save a lot of money. Houses a block or two inland will cost you considerably less than one with direct beach access.
Think Outside the Box
You can find beaches throughout the United States. Some are popular spots for spring breakers some are not. Look into staying somewhere that’s not as well known for the party scene and you most likely can find much more reasonable prices and still have an enjoyable time.