Best Cheap Beach Vacation Ideas and Recommendations
We have some ideas that will help you take your family on a beach vacation. Beaches are such special places to make memories with your kids and when money is tight (when is it not?) we have to get creative when looking for bargains when choosing destinations, travel and lodging.
The fun will be worth every minute spent planning and searching for just the right location. Remember how exciting it was when the family piled in the car ready to make our annual vacation trip to the beach?
Kids will not remember how many miles they travel, how they get there or that their parents could only afford to stay in a cheap rental. All they will remember is that they got to go on a beach vacation with mom and dad and that is what is important.
Why would I want to get neck deep in the planning process? However, now that I’m an adult and have the title of “Family Vacation Planner”, I see the need to make some beach vacation comparisons and shop for package deals and discounts. Coupon codes and all inclusive beach vacation package deals come and go, but I will share the more general portions of my research with you so that you will have the tools to visit some of the very best beaches for an inexpensive price.
Whether your accommodations are cheap or expensive as a new house depends on whether you are willing to rough it for a few days or if you plan to stay in a resort camped out in a suite of posh hotel rooms dining in an elegant, upscale restaurant. Do I really need to explain to you which of these vacations will be more expensive? Now we will explore the different ways you can go on a vacation at the beach.
LUXURY BEACH VACATION
Planning a beach vacation in a resort hotel is as easy as falling off a log. Call your friendly travel agent and say you want the best all inclusive beach travel package she has for your destination at the moment, give her your travel plans like date of departure and take off! I highly recommend this method of planning a trip to your favorite beach for honeymoons because it’s a worry free way to go. If you are a newlywed or are just nailing down the details of your honeymoon, you don’t need any additional stress and the insurance that all the plans are nailed down means a lot to a new bride and groom.
If you are not on a schedule, you may be able to get some wonderful discounts for even the TEN BEST BEACHES if you are flexible. Package deals for what is known in the travel industry as “shoulder season” might get you a weekly rate for half price compared to peak season rates. You will have to make your reservations before hot tourist travel dates kick in or after they wind down, but it’s the same beach and the same hotels with less tourists for less money; so who cares? You get a luxury beach trip for a cheap price on plane tickets and room rates. If you can swing a vacation like that, my friend, you will have something to brag about when you’re lounging on the sand sipping a cool drink.
CHEAP BEACH VACATIONS
If you want to stay at one of the best beaches but are broke as can be, don’t despair. There are clever, creative ways to spend time at one of the cool beaches without having to beg on the street corner for travel money. College kids know all the tricks of cheap travel. These kids don’t care about luxury or elegant lodging, they just like to GO! I wanted to hear their tips and techniques for cheap travel so I asked some college students how they manage to spend so much time on the Gulf Coast without their parents paying for the trip. Here are some of the ideas that these clever college coeds shared with me.
People in beachside communities rarely have problems finding a house sitter. This is one of the most competitive non-paying employment opportunities in the world today for obvious reasons. In exchange for taking the bills out of the mailbox, keeping the cat litter pan clean as a whistle and giving the houseplants a drink of water, you have the luxury of a cheap or maybe even FREE beach vacation.
SPLIT THE COST
Ask your friends to schedule their vacations for the same week as yours reserve a beach rental vacation house with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms and split the rent. If the house has a fully equipped kitchenette and laundry you might want to work out a schedule for who gets to wash clothes and clean the kitchen. Some friends rent an RV which takes care of transportation costs as well as lodging during your cheap beach vacation. You can load the rental RV to the limit and when you get to your destination the travelers without a bed can explore camping on the beach.
I’m sure that determined tourists have many more tricks up their sleeves for beach getaways for the cheapest possible price, so stay tuned for more beach travel ideas and tips for visiting one of the high rated beaches.
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