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20 Brilliant Ways to Save on Summer Travel

GOBankingRates Logo By Cameron Huddleston of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 21: <p>If you're planning to head out on a summer vacation this year, you're not alone. A 2017 AARP travel survey revealed that 99 percent of boomers intend to take at least one trip this year. And AAA said that more than a third of all Americans will embark on a family vacation in the next 12 months. </p><p>Although a week at the beach might sound like the ideal way to spend your summer vacation, warm weather travelers should note that costs are often higher in the peak season. If you want to <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/personal-finance/travel-expenses-can-easily-avoid/">cut costs on airfare and accommodations</a>, you should do your research and plan ahead. </p><p>Here are some of the best ways to save money on your summer vacation without sacrificing the fun.</p>

If you're planning to head out on a summer vacation this year, you're not alone. A 2017 AARP travel survey revealed that 99 percent of boomers intend to take at least one trip this year. And AAA said that more than a third of all Americans will embark on a family vacation in the next 12 months.

Although a week at the beach might sound like the ideal way to spend your summer vacation, warm weather travelers should note that costs are often higher in the peak season. If you want to cut costs on airfare and accommodations, you should do your research and plan ahead.

Here are some of the best ways to save money on your summer vacation without sacrificing the fun.

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