• Lou Everhart

How to Book a Last-Minute Family Winter Vacation to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter is here, and if you need a getaway from the cold, it’s never too late to pack your bags and go on vacation. Below are four tips on how you can book a last-minute family winter vacation to beat the winter blues!

Visit Last-Minute Booking Websites

The first (and best) way to book a last-minute family winter vacation is to visit websites that are specifically designed for last-minute trips. There are many sites out there that can help you book your last minute trip, including:

HotelTonight HotelTonight is a great website for last-minute hotel deals. It’s an-easy-to-use platform that consolidates all the last minute deals that properties offer. Furthermore, HotelTonight offers rooms at a price that’s about 17 percent cheaper than the popular booking sites. Note that many of the best deals are for same day (or within-a-few-days) bookings.

Travelzoo From hotels to all-inclusive resorts, Travelzoo has it all. With Travelzoo, you can also create your own vacation packages that include attractions, tours, etc.

Bedfinder Bedfinder gets you the best deals from around the world. Some deals can even be as low as $3. What’s even better is that you can book both your flight and hotel through Bedfinder.

Expedia Perhaps the most well-known online booking website, Expedia also has a last-minute deals option where you can filter specifically by last-minute flight, hotel, and flight+hotel package deals.

Compare

A key part of booking a trip is comparing prices. You want to make sure that you’re not only getting the best getaway vacation but that you are also getting it at the cheapest price. Compare prices from different apps and websites to see where you can find the best offer for your vacation. Although it may be tempting to click that “book now” button don’t be tempted to book after looking at just one site. Instead, be patient and shop around!

Change Flight Times or Travel by Car

You’ve got a great chance of snagging a last-minute flight deal if you’re willing to fly during undesirable hours. Flights during these times often have many open seats, and they will also be less expensive. Or if you want to make the cost even cheaper, consider destinations you can drive to. Though this may set some limitations on where you can go, if you’re having trouble finding a suitable flight option, driving is a good second option.

Be Flexible

If you’re open to different destinations AND have flexible travel dates, it will be much easier to book a last-minute family winter vacation on a budget. There are always different types of last-minute deals that travel sites and airlines send out through email promotions, whether that be for flights, cruises, hotels, car rentals, etc. If you’re flexible, your winter vacation might be sitting right there in your inbox.

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