Use These Money Saving Tips On Your Next Vacation


Vacations are supposed to be relaxing events that allow you to spend time with family, but for some, concerns about money spent during the vacation causes stress and tension. Fortunately, proper prior planning can help alleviate some of this stress by providing you with an affordable spending plan during your vacation. Incorporating a number of these money saving tips into your spending plan will cut down on your fixed costs, freeing up more of your money for experiences. Here are some great money saving tips to use on your next vacation.

Money Saving Tips For Lodging

Be Flexible On Lodging – You can often get a better deal on lodging farther away from notable attractions, so widen your search area to save money on lodging. For example, lodging a couple blocks away from the Virgina Beach Boardwalk is half as expensive as lodging located on the beach.

Rent A House – If you have a larger family, renting a house for your vacation may be more cost effective than paying for several hotel rooms. Renting a house through sites like,, or airbnb gets you far more space for an average nightly price of $217.

Money Saving Tips For Food

Minimize Restaurant Visits – Purchasing food at restaurants will eat up a large portion of your vacation budget if you eat out all of the time. Save money by visiting restaurants at lunch time only and use some of the following options for the rest of your meals.

Visit A Grocery Store – Purchasing snacks and drinks from a grocery store is much less expensive than buying food from a restaurant. Stock up on items that the family enjoys at the beginning of the trip and store the items in the hotel fridge or a cooler you brought along. Some grocery stores have a hot foods section with items that would be perfect for a hotel room dinner.

Choose Lodging That Allows You To Cook – Cooking meals during your vacation can save you a lot of money during your trip. If possible, choose lodging that includes a sink, stove, and microwave so you can cook when you want and clean up afterwards.

Money Saving Tips For Entertainment

Search For Discount Tickets Before You Leave – Deal sites like GroupOn, Living Social, and Travelzoo list discounts and deals for nearly any city you may be visiting. Before your trip, scan these sites for deals that your family would be interested in. Just make sure they won’t expire before you can use them.

Use Money Saving Apps – Download money saving apps that have a national presence to be alerted to deals that might pop up during your trip. These apps can help you save on everything from event tickets to meals to clothing purchases.

Find Deals Through Memberships – If you are a member of any organization or hold a season pass to certain attractions in your hometown, you may qualify for discounts at attractions at your vacation destination. If you are a member of a science museum, children’s museum, or zoo, you may be able to get free admission to similar attractions around the country. You can also see if your company has an employee discount program or if there are reduced rates for members of groups such as AAA.

Join our newsletter


Subscribe to get the latest "Engineer Your Finances" content via email.

Powered by ConvertKit
About the author

Join our newsletter

Subscribe to get the latest "Engineer Your Finances" content via email.

Powered by ConvertKit Top Finance Blogs


SSCP   CAS-002   9L0-066   350-050   642-999   220-801   74-678   642-732   400-051   ICGB   c2010-652   70-413   101-400   220-902   350-080   210-260   70-246   1Z0-144   3002   AWS-SYSOPS   70-347   PEGACPBA71V1   220-901   70-534   LX0-104   070-461   HP0-S42   1Z0-061   000-105   70-486   70-177   N10-006   500-260   640-692   70-980   CISM   VCP550   70-532   200-101   000-080   PR000041   2V0-621   70-411   352-001   70-480   70-461   ICBB   000-089   70-410   350-029   1Z0-060   2V0-620   210-065   70-463   70-483   CRISC   MB6-703   1z0-808   220-802   ITILFND   1Z0-804   LX0-103   MB2-704   210-060   101   200-310   640-911   200-120   EX300   300-209   1Z0-803   350-001   400-201   9L0-012   70-488   JN0-102   640-916   70-270   100-101   MB5-705   JK0-022   350-060   300-320   1z0-434   350-018   400-101   350-030   000-106   ADM-201   300-135   300-208   EX200   PMP   NSE4   1Z0-051   c2010-657   C_TFIN52_66   300-115   70-417   9A0-385   70-243   300-075   70-487   NS0-157   MB2-707   70-533   CAP   OG0-093   M70-101   300-070   102-400   JN0-360   SY0-401   000-017   300-206   CCA-500   70-412   2V0-621D   70-178   810-403   70-462   OG0-091   1V0-601   200-355   000-104   700-501   70-346   CISSP   300-101   1Y0-201   200-125  , 200-125  , 100-105  , 100-105  , 1Z0-803  , 400-051   EX300  , CISM   100-105  , 000-106   400-201   642-732   220-902   70-410  , MB6-703   810-403   70-243  , CAS-002  , AWS-SYSOPS   70-462   70-410   2V0-621   LX0-103   70-461  , 220-902   1Z0-144   70-178   70-270   350-080  , 1Y0-201   1z0-808  , NSE4   102-400  , ADM-201   SSCP  , 200-125  , 640-911   000-104   640-692   300-320   350-060   000-089  , 000-017   1z0-808   700-501   1Z0-051  , 70-177   M70-101   300-209   70-461   3002   N10-006   VCP550   70-487   300-320  , 3002   700-501   NS0-157  , 1V0-601   CAS-002