Everyone knows that the economy is down but that doesn’t mean that you have to cancel your vacation trips. Rather, a dip in the economy may only require you to be more economical when drawing up your vacation plans. If you have been thinking of taking the family to Orlando to see Disney World and the other theme parks and attractions then read this article to get some tips on how you can save money but still enjoy yourself.
The first tip is to schedule your vacation in an off-peak period. If you have flexibility about when you are going to take leave from work, then choose a period that is outside the normal vacation months of July and August and outside the peak holiday periods of Christmas, New Year and Thanksgiving. An off-peak vacation can give you great savings in transportation especially if you are thinking about flying and even in accommodations and attractions too.
Speaking of accommodations, perhaps the most important thing you can do to save money when vacationing in Orlando is to opt for a vacation rental home rather than trying to put your family in hotel rooms.
Whether you are vacationing in the peak periods or the off-peak months, it is always cheaper in Orlando to get a rental home. Let me give you an example. You can rent a three bedroom fully equipped vacation home located 15 minutes from Disney World for only $130 per night in the off-peak months or a three bedroom condo for $99 per night.
If you have a big family or are travelling with relatives or friends then the per person costs of these rental homes and accommodations is very affordable. And, you don’t lose out on luxury or comfort. Rather you gain because most of the rental homes have private swimming pools and all kinds of amenities included in the deal. The condos usually have community pools and recreational facilities too and many other amenities as well. So, avoid the hotels and get a rental condo or home and you will save big-time on your accommodations in Orlando.
Another area where you can also make some savings, without missing out on any fun, is to choose your attractions carefully. Some of the theme parks and other famous spots can be quite costly but they are unavoidable. However you can balance the budget by spending some days visiting free and low-cost scenic spots.
For example there are state parks in the vicinity of Orlando where you can enjoy water sports, scenic hiking, view exotic wildlife and really enjoy yourself without spending much money. The Tibet-Butler Nature Preserve located in Orlando not far from Disney World is absolutely free and has hiking and environmental education programs that are sure to be hits with your family. Museums in the area also offer other affordable yet rewarding outing possibilities. When it comes to entertainment, be ready to think outside the box, and then you can enjoy yourself while saving money in the process.
So, don’t cancel your vacation but use some of these tips so that you can enjoy Orlando and still remain within your budget