How to Save Money Tip Day 6: Learn How to be a Tourist in your own Community
Have you given any thought to taking a lower-cost staycation this summer instead of a pricey vacation?
- Definitely take some time to plan out your staycation. What are you going to do during this time?
- Research possibilities within 100-150 kms from your town or city. Look at museums, art galleries, provincial parks, nature trails, aquariums/zoos, a play in a local theater, wine tours, concerts, bowling, historical sites, amusement parks, miniature golf, just to name a few possibilities
- Look for special programs, activities, or events- often there are big celebrations for holidays such as July 1st (Canada Day) or July 4th (Independence Day)
- Worried about putting mileage on your car- then rent a car
- Look for discounts and coupons for entrance fees or rentals
- Book online- compare prices for renting cars, tickets to special events, or even a hotel
- Look at alternatives to a pricey hotel- camping outside, a log cabin, bed and breakfasts, a rental with a group could be cheaper possibilities
- If you have kids- find fun and exciting activities for them during the day
- Have fun at night- make sure you plan some fun date night activities for you and your partner
- Take lots of pictures- you want to capture special memories
- Consider your local environment- do you live near the beach or on a lake? Look at local relevant activities such as fishing or canoeing or sun-bathing. In the mountains you might enjoy hiking adventures
- Check out your local town/city website, listen to the radio, look in the newspaper for lots of unique possibilities