Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

Tips On Getting The Best Vacation Deals

June 22, 2010

Here are 10 Tips for managing family vacation costs without scrimping on the fun.

  1. Plan early when hotels have not yet booked all their rooms. In many cases, rates increase as occupancy increases. Or, if you’re a last minute planner by nature, ask if the property has any last minute vacation deals or all inclusive vacation packages - sometimes these are phone-only offers.
  2. Map out your vacation before you hit the road. A mini-itinerary will help you keep everyone on track and make the best use of your time. Use our site to Build Your Itinerary, and check our Price Guide in advance so there are no surprises.
  3. Investigate savings. The Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau can be a resource for referring you to savings programs and vacation package deals offered by area businesses. It's not unusual to find value pricing on everything from area waterparks to thrill shows.
  4. Travel midweek or in June. In Wisconsin Dells, you can easily save 50 percent on accommodation rates by traveling during the week or in June. Added benefits are usually shorter lines and fewer crowds.
  5. Vacation during special event weekends. Wisconsin Dells prides itself on festivals and special events that are free including live musical entertainment just about every evening during the summer in the Downtown Dells Shopping District.
  6. Purchase a gift card. The Visitor Bureau offers gift cards for purchase at many area businesses. You set the amount and then use them at participating locations. This is a great way to keep kids on a budget while giving them some freedom of choice.
  7. Take a pass. Ask about day passes and family passes. Some of the most popular attractions are offering them this year.
  8. Eat your main meal at lunch. There is a dizzying variety of restaurants in the area, with many offering lunch specials and, of course, kid's menus.
  9. Try camping. Kids love camping, and it's economical. There are 19 campgrounds located in and around Wisconsin Dells, several along the Wisconsin River.
  10. Pack like a pro. Plan for weather changes by packing a variety of clothes. That way your shopping allowance can be spent on fun items rather than cold-weather apparel that you already have at home.
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Wisconsin Dells Visitor & Convention Bureau

701 Superior Street, PO Box 390
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965-0390
(800) 223-3557
(608) 254-4293 (Fax)
 

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