Oh, budget! Our good old friend. Sometimes it can be a real pain, but whatever! We are not talking about economics here.
We are talking about how you can have the best vacation ever without rupturing your bank account and that’s totally possible! There are many options for you to keep an eye in your wallet and still have a good time, especially at Martha’s Vineyard, where there are tons of choices for saving money.
Taking alternate transportation
From when to visit the island to where to stay once you arrive, it’s all a matter that you use some creativity and touristic cautions for not causing a hole in your pocket.
My first personal advice is that you leave your car on the mainland.
Leave it well-parked, ask your neighbor to check on it daily. All of that will be easier than trying to get it on a ferry and pay glorious $157 for transporting it to Martha’s Vineyard. (Yes, for real.) Besides, why would you need a car on the island anyway? With the streets so crowded with tourists, it would be easier that you just joined them walking on your feet and using the trustworthy bus system on the island. Your car will wait for you in the city. And maybe it’s healthy that you step away from the smell of gasoline to breathe the fresh sea air.
Visit in September
Remember what I said about the off-season quiet time within summer crowds? Well, it’s also pretty beneficial for your personal budget, since the hotel prices drop significantly once peak summer season passes. Along with that, the waters at this time of the year are still moderately warm and you will still have the chance to perform all the aquatic activities that you were planning on doing.
Looking at it that way, it seems better to travel in autumn than in summer, am I right?
Try going camping
And last but not least, set up a camp. This isn’t all that much of an uncomfortable idea because Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground is actually one of the most affordable housing options on the island. Can you imagine what it would be like to insert yourself in such natural beauty?
So, yeah, these are the best budget-friendly tips for vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard. See how they are not limiting you from enjoying the attractions and the beaches? The camping idea is really a good, fun one; and quite appropriate for some nice family vacay time.
Imagine it: stargazing, late-night storytimes, taking pictures, everybody sharing, family memories being created, it’s almost like a fairytale.
You and your family will have so much fun. A budget doesn’t always have to avoid us from doing the things we want to do, and above and beyond, vacations are for having fun, not for staying in some fancy, overly expensive hotel.