If you haven’t already, it’s time to begin thinking about Spring Break travel plans! Spring Break is always a cherished time of year and this year is no different, even if we have to adjust our plans a little due to virus concerns.
- Choose your accommodations wisely. This year consider camping or doing something that allows you to social distance like visiting state parks. While the theme parks and water parks may be fun, doing something that you can social distance is worth the thought. Not only that, but camping is much cheaper than hotels and allows for uninterrupted family time. There are some amazing state parks that have beautiful views and provide much needed time away from the screens in our everyday life.
- Pack snacks and drinks. One of the biggest expenses while traveling is eating out. You’ll want to plan ahead and pack snacks. Fruit like bananas and apples will travel and keep well. Granola bars and prepackaged snack mix or nuts are other great options. By packing healthy and filling snacks, you will not only save money, but you can skip some of the stops along the way. Don’t forget water and sugar-free juices! After all, spending $2-3 on bottled drinks can add up over the course of your travel.
- Check out local attractions in advance. Many times, tourist attractions will offer discounts for purchasing tickets online in advance. Many times there are “city passes” available at a deep discount that makes it worthwhile to visit multiple attractions in the area. Even if you don’t save much by pre-purchasing, seeing what tickets cost will give you a better idea of what you want to check out once you arrive at your destination.
- Many attractions are planning in advance for social distancing and safety precautions. So make sure you check the website for any additional planning that you may have to consider.