Often times people put off trips because they are nervous of the dent it will put in their wallet. There is no reason, however, that you cannot have a fun and memorable time while also being budget savvy. With these tips you can get the experience and enjoyment you expect from a vacation without clearing your bank account.
1. Take a road trip
Even though gas prices are at a national high this summer, if you pack a car full of your friends or family and split the cost of gas, you are still saving a ton of money on plane tickets. When you drive to your location instead of flying as well, you save on the added transportation costs of getting around in the destination city. Instead of having to rent a car or pay for public transportation, you can use your own vehicle.
2. Visit a State Park
Most state parks are free and a great way to catch the scenery and natural landscape of the city. There are several great Parks in Utah for you to explore.
- Antelope Island State Park (Syracuse, Utah)
- Great Salt Lake State Park (Salt Lake City, Utah)
- Millsite State Park (Huntington, Uta)
- Deer Creek State Park (Midway, Utah)
There are several fun activities to be had within the parks such as hiking, bike trails, bird watching, or water sports.
3. Go to a Utah Jazz Game
Catch an NBA game at a steal of a price. If you don’t mind a nosebleed and are going more for the atmosphere than a close-up seat, you can score tickets for as low as $8.00 for an upper level seat! Even lower level seats are available for as little as $25.00 on several ticket sites. With a little effort of scouting a good value, there are tons of reasonably priced tickets for sale.
4. Salt Lake City Planetarium
Visit on of Salt Lake’s several museums such as the Clarke Planetarium. There are several rotating exhibits fun for the whole family and a state-of-the-art 3D IMAX screen that is over 5 stories tall! But the best part is that many of the exhibits are free! Check out the Clarke Planetarium website for additional information.
Utah is a great destination with something for just about everyone and at a reasonable price! Do you feel like we missed on some must-dos or sees? Leave a comment with your suggestion below or on our Facebook page!