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How About Spending Memorial Day in Miami This Year ?

miami-beachMemorial Day (which falls on Monday, May 31 this year) is considered the kick-off event for the summer and traditionally everyone is planning for a special day filled with outdoor activities – going to the beach, anyone?

And it’s definitely the perfect excuse to grab one of the Memorial Day travel deals before the summer high prices kick in. Travel deals are excellent when you want to save some money and in most cases they comprise the flight and accommodation bundled in a package.

In case you prefer to travel independently, then you should remember that, typically, the airfare will probably be the biggest expense for this holiday. Cheap flights to Miami are not hard to find but since we are talking about a holiday weekend, it’s important to remember some money saving tips:

  • avoid the crowds by planning to leave on Thursday (or on Friday morning) and return on Sunday (or Tuesday, if your budget & schedule allows for it)
  • generally speaking, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest days to travel (but there are always exceptions to the rule)
  • make sure to get the last minute notifications from several airlines as there are many deals available for such a holiday
  • look for alternate airports and check out the budget airlines’ offers as well

Now that you’ve got the flight figured out, it’s time to book the accommodation. Cheap hotels in Miami are not very hard to find but since you’ll be needing accommodation during a holiday weekend, make sure to book in advance and check various sites for deals. Rooms in a two-star hotel start at $78 per night but the prices depend on the hotel’s location. Generally speaking, the closer to the beach you want to stay, the more you’ll pay. It’s safe to say that you can plan for a budget of $100 a night if you want to stay close to the beach. If you don’t mind staying in a inn, you can get away with $50-65 a night while hostel beds start around $25 per night.