Are you dreaming about a summer vacation this year? If you are, have you already begun to plan your holiday? Although planning tips can help, they still need to be adjusted to the summer travel destination you chose.
After all that has happened this year, your finances may be low. There are a lot of people who are just getting by, and others who were indebted even before. If this sounds too familiar, then thinking of a summer travel destination may be the last thing on your mind.
But I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to visit summer holiday destinations in the coming weeks or months!
When you choose your summer travel destination don’t just look at the costs. Rather than hunting for low-cost resorts, think of your ideal holiday destination. You can quickly discover ways to save money while researching hotels, restaurants, and activities at your dream travel destination.
Choosing your summer travel destination
Relaxing at the beach in summer
The beach has always been a favorite summer getaway because it comes with a million possibilities. You can learn how to surf or go scuba diving to get to see fascinating marine life. You can get some friends together or your family and play Frisbee, beach volleyball or soccer on the sand. Or you can just focus on your tan as soon as you take the bikinis and mini-shorts out!
So if the beach sounds like your dream summer travel destination, you gave several choices if you’re from the US. Popular beaches for budget travelers include (but are not limited to) Virginia Beach, Pensacola Beach, and Long Beach.
You can also book beach vacations in the best Caribbean destinations or overseas. However, the costs of getting there are likely to increase a lot the overall cost of your holiday.
Virginia Beach, Long Beach, Daytona Beach, Myrtle Beach, and Long Beach are also known as holiday hotspots. But the most popular beach resorts aren’t necessarily too pricey.
Some of the accommodation and activities may have high prices but you can still spend your summer vacation on a budget. For example, instead of staying at an ocean-side spa, you can book an inland hotel to save money. The same can be applied to restaurants, pubs and event centers. Almost anything on the coast is more costly.
Golfing in the summer heat
If you’re passionate about golf, look for resorts in and across the United States as your next summer travel destination. There are several popular golf courses in Myrtle Beach, Newport Beach, and Scottsdale.
If you’re on a budget, you can easily save money by finding a good resort package. You can find travel packages at the most famous golf resorts in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. These include flights, hotel accommodation, golf course visits, and dining. Many summer travel destinations are now offering travel incentives to get tourists this year, so keep an eye out for discounts.
Even if you are unable to get a discount holiday package, you can still enjoy golfing in a beautiful summer travel destination. Many golf resorts allow summer travelers to play on their courses even when they’re not staying in the resort. And it’s also possible to go to famous golf courses that aren’t considered resorts. In addition, you can save a lot of money by booking accommodation and eating outside the resort.
Having fun in theme parks on a summer trip
Theme parks and amusement parks are popular summer travel destinations, particularly for those with children. If you are considering a summer vacation with the family at a theme park, you have several options in the United States. These include Universal Studios, Disneyland, and Disney World. Many of these theme park resorts have vacation packages that include hotel stays, theme park access, on-site dining, and much more.
Theme park vacation deals are a fantastic way to save money. You might save even more by not paying for services that you’re not going to use. For example, if you won’t fly to your summer travel destination, you can get a package without transportation.
You can also consider budget hotels located at a short distance from the amusement park of your choosing. Or you can head out to smaller parks, such as Six Flags, Sea World or Busch Gardens.
Camping in the middle of nowhere
If you’re feeling adventurous, you should go camping. All you need is a backpack, a cooler with a cool stack of food and drink, and you’re good to go. Bring some friends or family along and roast marshmallows in front of the campfire. You’re going to improve your relationships while learning a thing or two about the great outdoors.
Traveling with kids to an outdoor summer travel destination? It’s a good opportunity to teach them the importance of caring for the environment.
After reading the shortlist above, you probably already have an idea of what your next summer travel destination should look like. Just remember that popular holiday destinations aren’t financially out of reach by default. By cutting a few corners, you too can be a happy summer traveler this year, even while on a budget. But hurry up, now’s the best time to book everything! News travels fast, after all.
Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger living in the South of France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe, creator of unique free travel guides, local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.
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