With our economy in a recession, many vacationers are looking for affordable beach vacations for summer 2009 where they can still relax, walk the beach, and stay within their budget. Remember, when looking for affordable beach vacations, you may need to cut back on luxuries you’ve become accustomed to. Here are tips to help you find cheap beach vacations.
The internet has made shopping for affordable beach vacations easier. A good sight to find motels in your price range is My Travel Guide www.mytravelguide.com/hotels
For Affordable Beach Vacations in Destin, Fl
Best Western Summer Place Inn is located 1 block from the beach and is near dining and shopping. Avg. Nightly Rate: $109.99.
Destin-Days Inn is across US-98 from the beach. It offers free continental breakfast and is near restaurants and shopping areas. Avg. Nightly Rate: $99.95.
For Affordable Beach Vacations in Panama City Beach, Florida
The Chateau motel is located on the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Avg. Nightly Rate: $69.
Holiday Inn Sunspree is located on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s near Shipwreck Island Water Park and Zoo World. Prices start $105.
For Affordable Beach Vacations in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Best Western Carolinian Beach Resort is near Broadway at the Beach and water parks. Prices are $83 and up.
Grand Shores Ocean Resort is oceanfront adn offers 1-3 bedroom condos. Prices start $99.
For Affordable Beach Vacations in Cocoa Beach, Fl
Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort is located near downtown Cocoa Beach. It’s close to Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, and 60 miles from Orlando theme parks. Avg. per night $96.
Best Western Ocean Beach Hotel and Suites is located on a Barrier island. It’s near the Cocoa Beach Pier, Port Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Avg per night $102.
For Affordable Beach Vacation Activities
Once you’ve found an affordable place to stay, it’s time to find affordable activities. Keep activities simple. Remember you have a beach for walking, building sand castles, sunbathing, and collecting shells. There are also many cheap museums, historical sites, aquariums, piers, and lighthouses to visit.
When eating, stay away from the expensive restaurants. If possible, get a room with a microwave for fast, easy cooking. Fast food restaurants are also cheaper than restaurants catered to vacationers.
So, if you’re overstressed, tired, and on a budget, you can still take a summer 2009 vacation. Simply plan ahead and use the above tips to find cheap beach vacations, then relax and enjoy yourself.