If you are like many other couples and families, your finances may be tight. Many families who are just making ends meet as it is may think that a beach vacation is out of the question. However, if you and your family are interested in taking a fall vacation to Bethany Beach, Delaware, then there are many ways you can stretch your dollar and have a great trip.
Instead of searching for the cheapest room or dining choices, look for the vacation of your dreams and then figure out how to save money. Once you research the hotels, restaurants, attractions, or beaches that Bethany Beach has to offer, you can easily learn how and where to save money.
For instance, you may choose to stay at a lower priced hotel and splurge on food. You may prefer to sight see only at the attractions with no entrance fees and pay for only one favorite, must-see attraction. Or you may choose to spend on a great vacation rental with all of the amenities that you and your family want. In a rental home, you often get enough room for the whole family for less than the cost of multiple hotel rooms; you can also prepare meals at home and save on expensive dining. With the beach out your door and plenty of space to lounge, spending your days soaking up the sun, resting to the peaceful sounds of waves tickling your toes, and letting the kids play in the yard is a great vacation that doesn’t cost a much at all.
Fall vacations do not have to be financially out of your reach. The “shoulder season” is often an even better time to check out a beach destination. The water is a few degrees colder, but the sand is just as good for making castles as it was in the summer, and there are great deals to be had from the tourism businesses that no longer draw the summer crowds.
Many restaurants and hotel lobbies offer coupons and discounts to local attractions, which get even better when the product is on sale to begin with. If you search online, you’ll also find coupons for eateries, shopping malls, and museums. Be sure and pick up several brochures and pamphlets while planning your trip. Many places can scan coupons right from your phone, so if you forget to print a discount out before you leave, you can always check for a last-minute deal while you’re on the road.
Area hotels and vacation rental managers offer huge discounts during the off season and shoulder season. October through May is considered off season in Bethany Beach, so a fall vacation is the perfect time to snag a great deal on a vacation rental. High hotel rates are one of the main reasons many families choose not to take a vacation, opting instead to take off time for a “staycation” at home. Going during autumn to an area that is swamped with tourists in the summer months will have a slower, more relaxed feeling. More importantly, you will be saving money while simultaneously avoiding the big crowds. This is an extra plus for taking a fall vacation.
Finally, don’t forget: the changing leaves make a gorgeous backdrop while driving to your fall vacation on the beach!