Tips for Staying on Budget During Your Bradenton Vacation

Tips for Staying on Budget During Your Bradenton Vacation

Tips for Staying on Budget During Your Bradenton Vacation Riviera Dunes Marina Blog

Tips for Staying on Budget During Your Bradenton Vacation

Will you be visiting the Bradenton area for your summer vacation? Like any vacation, it can often be difficult to stay on budget when there are so many fun things to do when you’re visiting beautiful Bradenton. Here are some helpful tips for staying on budget during your Bradenton vacation.

Stay in a rental instead of a hotel.

From Airbnbs to countless vacation rental homes, there are many places you can stay at during your Bradenton vacation that are also beneficial for your budget. Rentals typically include many amenities that hotels are not equipped with. For instance, a full kitchen keeps you from not having to dine out for every meal. When it comes to doing your laundry, an in-house washer and dryer doesn’t require you to have an abundance of quarters, and you don’t need to haul your laundry to another floor. You’re also no longer reserved to the two beds and a pull out bed in a hotel room to accommodate your family of 5. With a rental, you’ll have more rooms and couches for your loved ones to sleep comfortably. Plus, you have much more privacy and maybe even a better view!

Go during the off-season.

If you can postpone your vacation to the off-season months, this is an even more opportune time to visit when it comes to staying on budget! Off-season vacations present more opportunities to enjoy Bradenton and the surrounding areas while avoiding the crowds and the inflated prices. Plus, you never have to worry about poor weather when you vacation to Bradenton because it will still be in the 70s in the middle of winter!

Take advantage of the rental’s kitchen.

As mentioned before, having a kitchen in your rental is not only convenient for storing any leftovers from our fabulous local restaurants, but the kitchen also provides more opportunities for you to cook instead of buying every meal. Even if you only cook one meal each day at your rental, this will not only save you plenty of funds over your vacation, but it helps you stay on your budget.

Seek out affordable—or even free—fun!

Though they’re definitely worth a visit, you might need a break from the sky-high expenses that come along with amusement parks. In and around Bradenton, there are many ways to have fun while staying on budget. Visit the local nature parks or comb our beaches for an assortment of shells or shark teeth! Stroll along the Bradenton Riverwalk or visit the unique museums! The list goes on for budget-friendly fun when you vacation to Bradenton.

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Why You Should Vacation to Palmetto, FL this Winter

Why You Should Vacation to Palmetto, FL this Winter

Why You Should Vacation to Palmetto, FL this Winter Riviera Dunes Marina

Why You Should Vacation to Palmetto, FL this Winter

While Palmetto, FL and the surrounding areas are great places to vacation to during any season, the winter season is especially favorable for both you and your wallet.

Though you probably don’t need to be reminded why you should vacation to Palmetto, FL, here are some of our six favorite reasons to further motivate you.

1. The winter season goes easier on your wallet.

Yes, it’s true. There are much lower rental rates for beach houses and condominiums in Palmetto, FL during winter. Come stay for a great deal, and you’ll have more allowance to enjoy all of the fun activities, delicious dining and more.

2. There’s always an exciting event happening!

Just because the temperatures are milder doesn’t mean the fun is compromised. Next month, the Bradenton Area River Regatta will amaze you with thrilling boat races. Then, make sure you don’t miss the Circus Sarasota Winter Performance beginning on Feb. 10 through March 5. Fisherman and water lovers alike will of course enjoy the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival held Feb. 18–19 in nearby Bradenton. As you can see, there is much to see and do during winter near Palmetto, FL.

3. You don’t have to fight the crowds.

While it’s certainly popular to visit during the summer, this of course makes for more lines for you and your family to wait in. Save your precious vacation time and visit us during the winter for shorter lines and more time to enjoy yourself!

4. Snag a deal when dining.

During the off-season, there are fewer visitors to local restaurants. This is why many will often offer more happy hours, winter specials and other dining deals to entice more customers. It’s better for their business and for your wallet—a win-win situation, if you ask us!

5. The outdoor fun never stops.

From boat tours to hikes, there’s plenty of adventure to be had in Palmetto, FL during the winter season. Check out some of our favorite nature areas and boat tours, and explore all that our beautiful area has to offer!

6. Dock your boat at the most luxurious marina in town!

Here at Riviera Dunes Marina, you have the luxury of storing your boat while you’re out exploring the sights. Whether it’s for the day or week while you’re visiting, our marina is equipped with top-notch services including free pumpouts, 50-amp electrical services and much more. Call us today at 941-730-9806 to learn more about our boating amenities and more!

We hope you enjoy your stay here in the Palmetto, FL area!

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