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A Rental Car Can Help Save You Money on Vacation

  • Posted on: 02 Jan 2015

If you are planning a vacation with your family in the Central MA area, you need to include a rental car. By being a little creative, affordable trips are easy even for large families.

Renting a vehicle during your trip will give you flexibility and cut costs while allowing you to spend money where you want.

Costly Meals

Most hotels offer a continental breakfast so that you can fuel up for a long day of touring and fun. But what about lunch and dinner? Children can’t survive all day on one bowl of fruity cereal and a banana. Dining out while on vacation is often seen as an unavoidable expense. However, with a little planning and a rental car you can cut your food bill in half for your trip.

If you stay at a hotel that has a small refrigerator or an apartment-style room from a place like the Residence Inn, you can buy and prepare meals in you room. You can eat all three meals at the hotel if you wish, or dine out one or two nights at special restaurants you are dying to visit.

When you rent a car at the airport when you arrive you will be able to visit a grocery store on the way and stock up on necessary supplies to eat well during your stay. This is also a great way to make sure the kids eat healthy while on vacation.

Be Your Own Tour Guide

Hotels often have tour buses that will take you to local attractions. These buses go at specific times and to certain destinations. With a rental car, you would have the freedom to create your own tour. You may find some nice theme destinations that are more out of the way. They may not be popular but that often means fewer crowds and lower cost of admission. Some fun memories can be had when you are willing to travel off the beaten path.

Another benefit to a rental car is that you can leave an attraction when you want. Perhaps you want to visit a local attraction but you don’t want to be there all day. Or perhaps you want to leave to eat somewhere else and then return so that you don’t have to pay for expensive food? Tour buses are on a set schedule that may only return to the hotel two or three times a day. Make the experience better by making it your own.

Many people are afraid to rent a car while on vacation because they think the added expense will make the trip unaffordable. However, there are many ways to save money by having a rental car on your trip. Eat less expensive meals, find fun local activities and create the tour you want while on vacation. Your trip your way now that is a great deal by itself. Learn more about car rentals in the Central MA area by contacting us today and get started with planning your next vacation.