How to Save on Last-Minute Summer Travel

Want to get away—right now? Use these tips to plan the perfect summer adventure at a budget-friendly price.

Family of four packing their car for a summer trip

by NEA Member Benefits

Still trying to decide how to spend your summer vacation? Or maybe you found some extra time to travel and you want make the most of it? While you may not have a lot of lead time left for a big summer trip, there are still lots of ways to save even if you spontaneously pack up and head out tomorrow!

No matter where you are in your travel planning, use these tips to get the most out of your vacation time and budget.

Stay close to home

Schedule a mini vacay

  • Plan a weekend getaway. More travelers are opting for short trips for good reason. You can have a blast in a short period of time and save some of your vacation money for a later trip. Use your member benefits and get great deals on airfare, hotels and more through the NEA Travel Program.  
  • Try a short cruise. Cruises don’t have to break the bank. Some are as short as a few days. Learn the pros and cons of short cruises, then search through NEA Travel: Cruises. You’ll get special member pricing—as low as $50 per night—plus discounts on food and beverage packages.
  • Book a last-minute resort trip. If setting sail doesn’t float your boat, try a resort stay. Visit resorts within a day’s drive to keep the cost of travel to a minimum. If you go through NEA Travel, you can try Myrtle Beach for a weekend, stay at a Lake Tahoe resort, explore New Orleans and much more, all at discounted rates. You can also save money by visiting a ski resort in the summer off season. There’s still a lot to do, and you won’t pay the high ski-package price.

Go the distance and find the best deals for any trip

Save on your next adventure