6 Money Saving Road Trip Tips For Memorial Day
Updated: May 23, 2022
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, which for many means traveling to visit family or a favorite vacation spot. AAA predicts an estimated 39.2 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home this Memorial Day weekend. This is an increase of 8.3% over 2021, bringing travel volumes almost in line with those in 2017. Air travel continues to rebound, up 25% over last year, the second-largest increase since 2010. With volumes closing in on pre-pandemic levels, urging travelers to book now and remember flexibility is key this Memorial Day weekend. More people traveling means higher PRICES for things like gas, food, and hotel prices. Despite historic gas prices, breaching the $4 mark in early March, 34.9 million people plan to travel by car, up 4.6% over last year. If you’re looking to road trip this weekend without breaking the bank, then follow these 6 money saving road trip tips for Memorial Day travels.
1.) Find The Best Place To Stay
2.) Pack A Snack
Packing a cooler full of snacks and drinks for your trip. This not only saves you money on buying higher priced items at gas stations, but also saves cuts down your travel time because you won’t be making as many stops.
3.) Search For The Cheapest Gas
Even with a significant increase in gas prices, we expect a large jump in holiday driving compared to the last few years. Download an app like GasBuddy to search for the cheapest gas prices along your trip route. You can also look for dining and shopping deals on GasBuddy and use those points towards free gas.
4.) Avoid Tolls
5.) Find Free Events
Check out local event calendars for wherever you’re headed. There are usually free community events during holiday weekends.