How to Make Staycations More Affordable

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Although staycations are generally cheaper than traveling abroad, they can sometimes stretch your budget. Staycations are ideal if you want to reduce travel time and book last minute. If you are struggling to find one within your budget, here are some tips on how to make staycations more affordable.

Shop around for vehicle rentals 

If you are looking for a van to rent for your trip around the place you are visiting, then it is beneficial to shop around for competitive prices. Many places will offer discounts if you hire for an extended period of time, whilst offers may generally be lower in price. It is worth contacting companies and asking for their prices and to see when is the cheapest time to book. Companies such as offer short and long-term hire with special deals. Without shopping around, you might not know the best prices or get the best deal for your money. 

Find out when accommodation is cheaper

Accommodation prices fluctuate depending on the time of year. Finding the best accommodation to suit your needs and budget may depend on the time of year you book. The off-peak seasons when children are at school are generally the cheapest. If you can avoid all holiday seasons then it is best to, as you will save a lot of money. 

Find Free Activities

No matter where you are in the world, there are always free activities to enjoy. Some museums may offer free passes, whilst parks and city walks are always free. The best way to explore somewhere is on foot so why not walk around the place you are staying and take it all in. If you cannot find much else to do for free other than walks, there may be discounts available for activities. It may mean you need to go on a certain day or time. But, if you are looking to make your trip as affordable as possible, discounts are a great way to stay within your budget. If most activities cost, then it may be worth weighing up which are really worth it. Or, stick to one activity per day. Paying for multiple activities every day can be very expensive and in the end, not always worth it. Mix up your schedule with walks and picnics in the local park with paid-for activities. 

Avoid Eating Every Meal Out

When you are on holiday, home or abroad, it can be easy to eat out for every meal. Yet, it isn’t really necessary. Nor is it budget-friendly. Try to eat breakfast in and one meal a day out. It could be dinner or lunch. For the third meal, you can pre-pack food and take it out for the day with you. You can sit and enjoy it in a nice park or on the way to your activity. Eating your own prepared food can help cut the cost and save time.

The next time you are planning a staycation and want to stick to a certain budget, consider these tips as they will always guarantee to save you money.

Have you ever taken a staycation? What has been your favourite staycation tips and memories? Share them in the comments below.

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