Spring Break is just around the corner, what better way to beat the cold than a vacation to Fort Lauderdale? Fort Lauderdale is full of white sand beaches, shopping and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to spend a relaxing week under the sun. Prices for destinations like Fort Lauderdale can skyrocket during the busy Spring Break season. If you’re planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break, here are some tips to help you stay on budget.
Don’t stay at a hotel
Hotels inflate their prices during the busy seasons in Fort Lauderdale. They can also book fast and leave you with the expensive leftovers. Instead of staying in a cramped hotel room, book a vacation rental. Vacation rentals have more space and are often cheaper than a hotel. Vacation rentals offer amenities like private bathrooms, pools, full kitchens, pet-friendly spaces and beach access. If you’re going with a large group, you can save even more by splitting the cost of a bigger rental.
Go to the beach often
A day at the beach is a fun and free activity. What’s better than spending a week on the ocean? Tourist attractions will try to lure you into expensive sightseeing tours. Relaxing at the beach is free and something that any traveler can enjoy. The popular Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park offers fishing, surfing, canoeing and wildlife observation as well as laying in the sun.
Be smart about flying
Fort Lauderdale Airport is one of the cheapest places to fly into for budget airlines like Spirit or JetBlue. You can sometimes even find round trip flights for $100. Fort Lauderdale’s close proximity to Miami and Palm Beach give you multiple airport options that could save you money. Check airline websites early and often. A good tip is to start your search on Skyscanner. If you select your destination, “one way” and the “entire month” option, you can see the cheapest dates the fly out. Try to pack lightly and avoid extra baggage costs too.
If you rent a vacation home, one of the best amenities is a full kitchen. This allows you to cook meals and save money on food. Buying a week’s worth of groceries is less than half the amount of money spent on a week’s worth of restaurant meals. When you do go out to eat, eat like a local. Avoid restaurants on the main drag that often overprice their food. Visit local delis or restaurants that are off the beaten path. You will find better quality, local food for a good price.
Vacation doesn’t have to be expensive. By taking these budget-friendly tips, you will be well on your way to a fun and stress-free Fort Lauderdale vacation. If you’re looking for a place to stay in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Stays makes your vacation destination a home away from home.