How to Plan a UK Staycation on a Budget – You’ll have heard the word ‘staycation’ a lot this year, but what does it actually mean? There are two definitions. One is staying in the country you live in and going on holiday. The other is staying in your own home and exploring your local attractions. This piece will focus on the former and how you can make the most of your trip on a budget. How can you save money on your next staycation?
You can start saving during the planning process of your trip. Travel comparison websites can help you save money. However, some do a better job than others so it’s worth taking the time to figure out which ones offer you the best deals. From helping you find cheap accommodation to great last-minute trips, there is a wide set of online tools you can use to help keep your costs low. It’s worth spending your time looking for a deal, rather than wasting money on the first site you land on.
Allocate Money Wisely
It’s important to create a budget you can realistically stick to. After all, you’ll be on holiday, so you want to set aside some money to treat yourself. Ask yourself, where are the areas you’re most likely to spend money? Maybe you want to allocate your money to meals out. Or perhaps you prefer to indulge in fancy accommodation. Create a balanced budget that helps make the most of your holiday. A prepaid card can help you stick to your spending goals.
You can save yourself money on your staycation – and help your budget – by travelling off-peak. There can be a big difference between on and off-peak prices. For instance, September is a much cheaper time to travel than the summer holidays. Even the time of the week you travel can make your trip cheaper. Not only for transport costs but also entry rates to attractions. Travelling off-peak not only helps your budget, but it also means the destination will be quieter.
No matter where in the UK you end up, there is an abundance of free activities you can try. For instance, if you’re on a city break you can check out free museums and galleries or go on a free walking tour. If you’re by the ocean or in the countryside, take advantage of these beautiful locations and get walking. You can enjoy the beauty of a place without breaking your budget.
Whatever location you decide upon, you’re going to have such a great time. With some careful planning and patient research, you’ll be able to stick to your budget too. Where in the UK would you most like to travel to?