It’s almost time for Spring Break; the annual school holiday millions of college students and their families look forward to each year. Hundreds of thousands of students will be hitting the streets, looking for a week’s worth of excitement and everlasting memories. If you’re looking to hit the big, beautiful, “Windy City” of Chicago, Illinois this year for your Spring Break then don’t forget these three important tips to make the most of your memorable experience.
Save the walking for once you’re inside your destination. Why chance having to park a significant distance from where you want to be? With the comprehensive and easy-to-use ParqEx app, downloadable on any smart phone, you can find a great spot close to your destination right now, whether it’s Shedd’s Aquarium, the art museum, or Soldier Field.
Parking in downtown Chicago can be a daunting task for even the most experienced travelers. But who wants to pay exorbitant taxi fares, and wait for them to show up to get around the city? You can simply rent a parking space ahead of time, using the same handy ParqEx app. Renting a space ahead of time can get you discount parking as well so you can spend more on souvenirs. If you know where you’re going to be and when, it’s simple to use the app to find a parking space close to your destination.
Shop for your hotel room early in the year; even as early as January. Many hotels will be happy to offer you a large discount for booking well in advance of your trip. In many cases the hotel will require up front payment but the savings, which can be as much as $100 or more can be significant enough to be worth it.
As you know, Spring Break is one of the biggest reasons for tourism for big cities like Chicago. Those choice hotel rooms can go faster than you can blink an eye. You can find these great deals for hotel rooms on popular travel sites which will show you an array of hotel options based on your preferences. Deals can also be found on hotel websites.
An app from a site such as Trivago or Hotels.com can help you find a hotel on the go in case you find yourself in the Windy City without a reservation. As an added bonus many travel sites let you bundle your vacation, saving you money on hotel, car, and flight.
Last, but certainly not least: have fun! This is your Spring Break. Experience it the way you want to experience it. It can be useful to have the Trip Advisor app as well. The app will show you the most popular hot spots in nearly every city in the country including user reviews. An app such as that can also offer more detailed information on restaurants, night life, and local culture such as address, admission information, and whether or not advance reservations are required.
If you are flying to and from Chicago and renting a car in between, consider shipping your souvenirs home before leaving the city. With skyrocketing luggage fees, it’s possible to save a ton of money this way. If your hotel does not offer a mailing service, they can certainly point you towards the nearest United States Postal Service.
Spring break is a time to let loose, kick back, and have a blast. With these handy tips and apps, you take the guess-work out of vacationing in comfort and style. You have the tools close at hand to make it the best Spring Break ever.
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