Family on road trip picnic

Road trip savings map

Saving money is important, but YOLO (you only live once)! You’ve got to have some fun. A well-planned summer road trip can be a great way to vacation on a budget. Follow this family as they hit the road and see how they save money.


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Planning:

Use travel websites to get the best deals, and plan your stops ahead to avoid unexpected expenses. Choose towns and cities that offer opportunities for fun (and free) experiences, such as farmers markets, historic landmarks, scenic overlooks and outdoor festivals. Most cities have online event calendars.

Gas pump in location drop pin

Fuel:

Estimate how much money you’ll spend on gas using an online fuel calculator such as AAA offers. Save money by getting a gas credit or rewards card that offers cash-back bonuses. Download an app like GasBuddy to find the best prices on fuel.

Burger and pop in a location drop pin

Food:

Pack plenty of healthy snacks for the road. Fill up a cooler with water and perishables. Instead of fast food, visit a local grocery store and have a picnic.

Log cabin inside of location drop pin

Lodging:

Opt for a short-term rental (check VRBO.com or Airbnb.com) or campsite, which can be far more affordable than hotels. If you do stay in a hotel, avoid touristy areas where prices and fees can be inflated and book online for the best deals.

Top hat and magic wand in location drop pin

Entertainment:

Research fun activities to do ahead of time. Search for local deals, national park passes and more online. Think outdoors! Visit beaches, playgrounds and local parks for affordable fun.



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