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Planning a Family-Friendly Spring Break that Won’t Break the Bank

posted by D.R. Horton February 1, 2016 0 comments

It’s not too late to plan a fun spring break vacation that both the family and your bank account can appreciate. Check out some of our favorite trip planning tips from your friends at D.R. Horton.

Opt For a Big City

Large cities tend to not experience the seasonal hotel and airfare surge pricing In comparison to “Spring Break” destinations such as Florida and Mexico since they receive a relatively steady flow of tourists. By selecting a large city, you can count on public transportation, a variety of dining options and a wide price range for overnight accommodations. With a more diverse set of options, you’re more likely to find restaurants, hotels and activities that fit your budget.

Consider Renting a Home or Apartment

With several hotel alternatives like VRBO, Airbnb and HomeAway, you can book a home for your family at rates that are often comparable, if not more affordable than many hotels, but offer more space for your family to spread out. The best part of renting a home during your trip? We’d argue it’s the ability to shop for groceries the day you arrive and make many of your own meals throughout your stay, saving you quite a bit of money. Traveling with children but don’t want to cart toys and cribs? Look no further than Kid & Coe, the home rental company whose focus is on offering well-equipped, family-friendly homes.

Timing is Everything

Weekends tend to be busier and more expensive times to travel. If your schedule allows, book your travel and hotel reservations for slower travel days during the week to take advantage of lower rates. Do you enjoy dining out while on vacation? Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the restaurant scene – try eating out for lunch instead. Most restaurants have a lunch menu, offering the same quality of food (sometimes the same dishes!) but at a cheaper price. Cafes and diners that you might have otherwise visited for lunch are great dinner options, as their prices often remain the same regardless of time of day, or you might even want to check out the food truck scene you’ve heard so much about.

Already have your Spring Break booked? We’d love to hear where you are headed. Share with us below!

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