A Week-Long Trip In The Southwest: On A Budget


No matter where you travel in the U.S., you will always find beautiful and fascinating destinations. The southwest part of the U.S. is just another one of the fabulous places that you will want to explore in RV rentals.


From the national parks of Grand Canyon National Park, Arches National Park, and Zion National Park to the cities of Las Vegas, Sedona, and Flagstaff, there is so much to see and explore in this unique and incredibly gorgeous part of the country.


If you are planning a trip to the southwestern part of the U.S. and want to do it on a budget, following are some tips on how to enjoy a week-long trip while spending less than most:


  • Plan your priorities. As you start thinking and planning a trip in the southwest, you want to determine what matters most to you for this trip. If you want to travel on a budget, you may need to skip out on some attractions or events, in order to enjoy the things that matter most to you. For example, you may decide that the Grand Canyon is a must, but gambling in Las Vegas isn’t that necessary.
  • Spend your money on adventure and natural destinations. While eating at nice restaurants and trying food in different places is always fun, if you are an adventure lover, you’ll want to spend less on restaurants and fine dining and more on adventure and national parks—especially because the southwest is full of them.


There are many different national parks to visit and with a week of travel to play with, you’ll want to see as many as possible. The best way to spend less and see more is to invest in a pass for national parks. A pass will cost less than if you individually pay for each one and will ensure that you get to visit the best parks around. The southwest area of the U.S. is rich in some of the nation’s most beautiful national parks.


  • Plan to travel in RV rentals. As much as a fancy hotel may catch your eye, you will find that sleeping and staying in an RV is a much more cost-efficient lodging. While you will want to find the lowest-priced parks, you can be sure that it will be more affordable than staying at hotels every night. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the packing and unpacking and leaving behind valuables at every hotel that you stay at.
  • Book RV parks in advance. If you’re traveling in high season, you will find that many places-especially near popular parks and attractions-fill up quickly. Book your stay far in advance to avoid spending more for a last-minute RV park that may cost you more than you bargained for.


Booking early also gives you time to look around so that you can find the best for the fairest price. Many times, people who plan in a hurry jump on the first thing that seems reasonable when if they spent a little more time would have found a better price.


  • Eat at home. As much as you love eating out at home, avoid doing it regularly on the road. Go grocery shopping for essentials that you can cook up while at the RV park and choose a few restaurants to eat out at for special occasions on the road. Not only will this help you to save some bucks, but you’ll also probably be eating better and healthier food when you eat at home. The good thing about traveling in an RV is that you can store your food in a cool area and stock up for the road. Southwest U.S. travel tip: buy gallons of water instead of individual water bottles. This way, you can be sure you have plenty of water and avoid using too much plastic.
  • Look for discounts on shows and events. As much as you want to enjoy the beautiful nature in this area, you also want to take advantage of shows in Las Vegas and other fun events. One thing to keep in mind is that they may cost quite a bit. To avoid spending more than necessary, look for discounts or packages beforehand. You may discover that you could save a lot, simply by booking in advance.


The best way to spend less on a road trip is to plan ahead. You can find great deals and discounts on all kinds of things if you take the time to research before your trip. A road trip in the southwestern part of the U.S. is bound to be an unforgettable experience, but you don’t want to go into debt doing it.


Plan ahead, look up prices before you set out in RV rentals, and pack wisely. From the national parks to the fun-loving cities, you’re in for a trip of a lifetime. Happy traveling!


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