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Planning your Spring Break on a Budget

Planning an awesome Spring Break on a budget can be very easy. There are plenty of ways to get the vacation you want without breaking the bank—you just have to get a little creative. Your Philadelphia Nissan dealer has some ideas to get you started!

What’s your dream vacation?

Before you even start looking at all of your options, think about what your dream vacation looks like. Consider how you’d want to spend your time. Would you want to go snorkeling? Zip lining? Hiking? Or would you rather just spend your days relaxing on the beach and reading a book? Think about what the weather would be like on your dream vacation. If you’re like most Philadelphians, you’re probably looking for sunny climes. You’ll also want to think about who you want to spend your Spring Break with. If you and your best friends are looking to go on a group trip, you’ll definitely want to put your heads together on this one. Make it a fun night and brainstorm your dream vacation together.

What’s your budget?

If your trip is just involving you and your sweetheart, it might be easier to come up with a budget since it’s just you and that other person. If you’re part of a group, however, you’ll want to have a serious discussion with everyone and see what each person can afford. You’ll want to keep to the budget of the person with the least to spend so that person is completely comfortable.

Nobody wants to feel like they can’t enjoy themselves on vacation! When you’re working on your own budget, be sure to think about all of the expenses including food, drinks, shopping, activities, tips, etc. And you’ll want to make sure you have extra money in case of an emergency. Be sure to consider the things you will absolutely need on your trip including a working phone, passport, and even medications and the cost of getting those things for your trip.

What can you afford?

After you’ve decided what kind of vacation you want and you’ve figured out how much you (and your traveling partners) can afford to spend, you have the difficult task of finding all of your options. Be sure to give yourself several options to choose from within your budget and make a short pros/cons list for each. For tropical destinations, check out all-inclusive resorts. Though they seem like they might be more expensive, they usually include plenty of fun activities, food, drinks, and tips. Be sure to read the fine print, though so you know exactly what’s included.

plan your spring break on a budgetChoose your vacation destination!

This is the best part of planning spring break on a budget! Be sure to stay connected to your friends so you’re all on the same page during the planning process. If you have no idea where to start, think about some of the closer places that you wouldn’t need a passport for such as Myrtle Beach in South Carolina or Panama City Beach in Florida. For more exotic destinations, consider the U.S. Virgin Islands or Hawaii. Take a look at all of the amenities and inclusions in the price and pay special attention to any exclusions. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and talk to someone from the hotel or resort you’re considering. Once you’ve decided where you’re going, make a plan to do all of those fun activities you’ve decided on. The only thing left to do after that is to pack up and have fun!