The summer is fast approaching which means you're going to want to be taking a vacation. In fact, a new report finds that the average summer vacation is twice as long as any other trip. Of course, because it’s such a popular time of the year, prices are usually pretty steep. But there are some ways to save dough, and the key is picking the right time to go away.
According to a report by Expedia, August is the cheapest summer month to travel, with average airfare prices about $100 less than travel in June. Specifically, August 21st to September 3rd are the cheapest weeks to fly, while June 26th to July 2nd are the most expensive.
Want another way to save money? Steer clear of the long holiday weekends. While it may seem tempting because you can go away longer without taking that many days out of the office, you’re going to pay for that. Not only will you be dealing with huge crowds, you’ll be dealing with huge prices. For example, car rental demands are highest on the Fridays before these holidays so they’ll be hard to get and expensive. This means you need to book way in advance to secure one, and Expedia found that the highest rates were paid by those who booked more than 60 days out.
Luckily, there are some destinations that aren’t all that expensive, regardless of when you decide to travel this summer, with Fort Lauderdale being the cheapest, and five of the Top Ten being in Florida.
Top Ten Cheapest Places To Fly This Summer
- Fort Lauderdale
- Myrtle Beach
- Las Vegas
- West Palm Beach