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

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.

Be flexible with travel plans

If your work schedule or kids’ school schedule isn’t too restrictive, the best way to keep the cost of a summer vacation down is to be flexible.

“Being flexible … will open the door to savings opportunities,” said money-saving expert Andrea Woroch.

For example, you might find that a town near the one you want to visit offers similar amenities — such as a beach or close access to theme parks — for a lower cost, Woroch said. Additionally, you should be flexible with your travel dates to cut costs.

“Sometimes flying a day earlier or later can make a huge difference,” said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com. And check the prices of flights to all the airports in an area because you’ll find big savings, he said.

Travel on Tuesday or Wednesday

Fridays during the summer are among the busiest travel days of the entire year, Woroch said. “Not only are you looking at bigger crowds and delays, but prices on airfare and even fuel will peak on this popular departure day,” she said.

And Sundays are expensive travel days year round. According to CheapAir.com’s annual survey, travelers can save an average of $73 by flying on a Tuesday or Wednesday rather than a Sunday.

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