Donít let cash flow problems this spring interfere with your plans for having fun. If you start planning now, you might be surprised at how much fun you can cram into a week for far less than you might think.
Condos at the beach are all well and good, but they get rather pricey. Rather than running up a sky-high hotel bill, head to the local sporting goods store, buy a forty dollar tent and a few other camping supplies, load up three friends and your gear, and head out to a beautiful spot to set up camp. Many campgrounds have showers and other amenities on site for less than twenty or thirty dollars a night. Start looking now for places within easy driving distance and get booked Ė the best spots fill up very fast, sometimes years ahead of time.
When youíre camping, you can sleep up to three or four people in a normal sized tent very easily and youíll have an awesome time. The closeness is fun Ė more like a weeklong sleepover, and you can take your car to local sights and even local restaurants if the appeal of cooking over a wood fire is over after the first night or two. If you havenít been camping before, be sure to read up on the safest ways to do so including how to handle your valuables and food at your campsite.
Take a Road Trip
Again, heading to the more popular vacation spots for spring break will be expensive, but if you travel away from everyone else, you might luck into some real bargains on the road. Pack up the biggest vehicle you can find for the trip with plenty of music, snacks and the necessities for a few nights and then grab your roadmap, a few friends and head out to explore the country.
The best way to take a road trip like this is to have no immediate destination in mind. Use five, seven or even all nine days to roam your area of the country or possibly cross it completely. Bring along a laptop and you save even more by printing off coupons for local attractions you find on the way or booking motels online through budget planning sites. Being with your friends is always fun and there are so many things you can discover in small towns along the way.
Investigate Season Passes
Many tourist businesses are struggling now with a lack of customers, although this wonít be the case the weeks of spring break. However, if you look now you might luck into a nice season pass offer that gives you more options to enjoy around your hometown or in a less expensive location. For example, you can travel with three friends to major theme parks, even Disney, for far less than you would normally have to pay.
While not the case with Disney, other theme parks and entertainment venues are offering season passes for almost the same price as a single day of admission. Stay home and grab up one or two cheap season passes now to get into fun places for far less than youíd normally pay. Plus you can use the passes again this summer
and possibly even next spring break if the dates fall just right.