Tips for Saving on your Thanksgiving Vacation

With Thanksgiving already being next month, there is no way to sugarcoat it, but if you’re looking to get away, you will be hard pressed to find a great deal. While it may be more expensive than if you booked your trip a couple months back when prices were lower, there are ways you can find a decent last minute deal for your trip. A couple of years back, my family and I tried to book a last minute Thanksgiving vacation to Los Cabos and while the prices were more expensive than other months, we still found a pretty good deal. If you’re looking for ways to save on your last minute trip this Thanksgiving, these are some things that you can do.

One of the best ways to find a last minute deal during this time is to pick your destination wisely. As I’m sure you know, there are certain destinations that are a lot more expensive to visit so I wouldn’t even consider them. For instance one popular spot that might not be right for your trip is Hawaii as this is a very high demand destination and prices will be very high. Some destinations that you could consider for your trip is in the Caribbean and Mexico. Both places have popular beach destinations where you can get away from the cold and enjoy some warm weather. One of the reasons why I recommend destinations in these areas is because of the types of packages you might be able to find. Both the Caribbean and Mexico are well known as being some of the best spots to book an all inclusive package where your airfare, resort stay, food and more are included in your deal.

Another way you can save on your trip this Thanksgiving is to not be afraid when you travel. For instance one great way you can find some better prices for your airfare is to fly out on Thanksgiving day. Not many people want to take flights during this time so there is a chance that you might find a good deal. You could also consider taking flights with a lot of stopovers. Again most people want to take the most direct route to their destination so with you willing to have a couple of stopovers, there’s a chance you could save on your airfare. Another time to consider for your airfare are early morning flights as well as red-eyes as the prices for these flights might be cheaper.

If there is a destination you are set on and you need to book you travel during times when prices are higher, you need to find other ways to save for your trip. One option to consider is to make sure that the place you book your accommodations with has a kitchen. I know you are on vacation and don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, but if you’re looking to save this is something you should consider. For most vacations, one of the most expensive things that you have to pay for is food, especially if you have a large family, and by preparing your own meals you can save. Another thing you should consider doing is looking for some free or cheap activities to do while on your trip. Since your airfare and hotel eat up most of your budget, by researching things in the area to do beforehand that are either free or not expensive can help you save and allow you to experience more of the destination you are visiting.

Traveling during the holidays isn’t cheap, but doing these things can help you save on your last minute vacations during a holiday.