Whether you’re a parent with children in school or you are a college student, spring break is one of those times where you can’t help but want to go all out with your plans. Here in Colorado, the cold has fully set in, and it’s not a surprise that you want to get out of town. If you’ve found yourself browsing the different destination options, it’s time to settle on one and start making actual plans.
In today’s blog, we are going to provide you with some tips and tricks that will make planning your spring break trip a breeze. Are you ready for your vacation? Well then let’s get started.
Plan in Advance
Planning a trip is one of those things that sounds like it’s going to be an absolute blast. But, once you get into the nitty gritty of the planning process, you wind up stressed out and overwhelmed. For that reason, it’s always best to do as much planning in advance as possible. Not only will this save yourself from the stress that last-minute planning brings on, but it can also help you save some money! Who doesn’t want to save money when it comes to their spring break vacation?
Look at Your Points
If you are someone that travels often or you’re simply aware that you have some airline or hotel points that have been collecting dust, look into them! Points are a great way to save some money while traveling and if you’re planning a spring break vacation, what better time to use them? Besides, if you do have some points built up you can immediately narrow down both flight and hotel options for your trip. Let’s just say that in doing this, your planning just got a whole lot easier.
Search for Deals
Choosing to go on vacation always sounds like a good idea. That is until you have to pay for it. If you’re dreading the process of paying for your vacation let us clue you in on something: there are various places offering huge discounts on travel! Believe us, they are out there, you just need to search for them. While it may tack on some time to the planning process, searching for deals is a great way to ensure that you have a great vacation for a fraction of the cost. We can’t imagine anybody is complaining about that.
Consider “Unusual” Locations
Spring break is something that happens across the nation and at very similar times. That being said, this is a time of year where we experience spikes in the number of travelers. Aside from that, there are destinations that are known for being big spring break spots. Some of these locations take advantage of this, and it begins to show in the prices of the flights and hotels for this week.
If you’re not dead set on heading out to one of the more well-known areas that spring break is known for, take advantage of the fact that you might be able to save some money by heading to a destination that is a little bit more “unusual.” Here in Colorado, people want to head to warmer weather. On the flip side, people who live in states without the luxury of mountains in their backyard will often head to the mountains for a ski week.
If you’re wanting to save some money and avoid other tourists, consider some of the other places that you’ve always wanted to travel that may not be big spring break spots. This might be the perfect time to visit them.
Check Hotel Amenities
Vacations aren’t always the most affordable thing, as we’ve touched on above. When you’re looking to save money on your spring break vacation, you need to look for all available options. One of the money-saving options that people often forget about is their meals. It’s not until people are actually on vacation that they remember how expensive eating out for a week can be.
As you browse your hotel options, we always suggest taking advantage of hotels that offer a complimentary breakfast or a happy hour with snacks. Though it may not save you a crazy amount of money, being able to enjoy a complimentary breakfast every day for five to seven days will save you the cost of five to seven meals. When you consider how many people you’ll be traveling with, this can add up to some serious savings, so make sure to look around for hotels that offer this as an option.
Reserve Your Parking in Advance
Spring break is one of those times where people are going to be traveling. With the high flow of travelers, you want to get as much of your trip taken care of as possible. If you’re going to be heading out of DIA, you are going to need to prepare for airport parking, and ParkDIA makes it easy and affordable for you to park your car while on vacation.
We offer both covered and uncovered parking options for you to take advantage of while you’re on your spring break trip. Just select the parking option that you’d like and enter the dates that you’ll be traveling. It’s as simple as that! Once you have your spot reserved, you’ll just pull into our parking lot, park your car, and head off to warmer weather!
If you have any additional questions that our team can help you with, feel free to contact us and we’d be more than happy to get you taken care of.