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Affordable Miami Vacations: How to Get the Most for Your Money
Whether you’re traveling to Miami or any of the many other amazing destinations in Florida, saving money on your vacation can sometimes seem like an impossible task. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible! With the right planning, you can avoid spending money on things that don’t matter and instead focus on what does matter—namely having an amazing vacation! Here are some tips on how to save money on your next vacation to the wonderful city of Miami.
If you want to get away but you can’t afford more than a weekend, consider booking a flight that flies in and out of town on consecutive days. This saves money on both flights, since airlines typically offer cheaper rates when flying out of town one day, then returning home from a nearby airport on another. You also avoid paying for a hotel room or meals on your way there and back. If you’re traveling with someone else, see if you can get them to agree to split hotel costs as well; it may be easier than trying to talk them into coming along in the first place!
It’s true that traveling can be expensive. But not always. It’s just as easy (and sometimes cheaper) to book a cheap hotel in Miami than it is an expensive one. Use websites like CheapTickets, Kayak and Expedia, or browse Skyscanner and Momondo for discounted airfare. That way you don’t have to break your budget on accommodations when planning your trip. Booking travel in advance is also a great way to save money; many of these sites offer discounts if you book at least seven days out from your trip dates!
Cheap car rentals
One of our favorite things about South Beach is that there’s always something going on. Of course, if you want to attend a big name concert or see a world-class fight, it can be expensive. We prefer supporting local businesses and seeing local bands play, but how can you get your fill of entertainment without spending so much money? Here are some cheap ways to enjoy Miami’s nightlife. Car Rental: When we go out in Miami, we usually try to rent a car instead of paying high cab fares. Our hotel offers an affordable rate on car rentals and all you need to do is pay $200 deposit plus a small daily fee (about $30) for gas. The benefit of renting cars is that it allows us flexibility—we can stay out late if we want since driving doesn’t affect us as much as drinking does. Plus, when we have a rental car, we have more options in terms of where we choose to go after dinner.
Cheap things to do in Miami
All eyes are on South Florida when it comes to having a great time. When you have friends and family coming into town, you want them to have a good time without breaking your budget. While there are plenty of activities that don’t cost much, remember that they won’t get as much out of their vacation if they’re missing out on everything else—or worse, if something goes wrong. Use our guide below so you can enjoy what South Florida has to offer without breaking your bank account.
First and foremost, don’t stuff too much into your suitcase. The average checked bag fee is now $25. Some airlines charge as much as $75! And on top of that, if you go over their weight limit, you’ll have to fork out a hefty fee for excess baggage. By packing light (and doing so strategically), you can avoid all those extra charges by keeping your luggage under 50 lbs., which is what most airlines charge for standard checked bags these days. To start traveling light today, check out our guide on how to pack smart and fit it all in one suitcase.
Tips on getting free stuff and discounts
There are several reasons you may want free stuff. Maybe you’re a student and want some free textbooks. Or maybe you’re a parent and need a stroller or car seat. Free stuff can also be beneficial if you just need something that’s in decent shape but doesn’t have to be new or even high quality. So where can you go when your wallet says no but your heart says yes? These sites will help get what you need without spending a dime (or at least less than $50). Borrow textbooks from friends/family: One of my students told me she rents her textbooks, because she is poor and books are expensive. She rented one book for $20. I looked up how much it would cost her to buy all of her books from her university bookstore (that were required by her class) on Amazon and they were around $1,000! Wowza! Renting or borrowing books is a great way to save money—you can either use social media such as Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, Twitter, etc., or search online marketplaces such as Bookrenter , CampusBookRentals , Chegg , etc., which connect students who need cheap texts with those who own them and would like to rent them out instead of selling them back.