Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Get a Jump Start on Your 2017 Vacation Planning

With 2016 coming to a close in just a couple short months, now's the time to think about how your 2017 is going to look. Do you have plans for how to make next year even better than this one? Do those plans include traveling? If not, they should! A vacation is something that everyone can benefit from, giving you time to relax, de-stress and re-charge. In today's blog, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort offers a few tips to jump start your 2017 vacation planning!

1. Pick a Place to Go. 

The first step in planning a vacation is choosing where you want to go. Might we suggest a road trip to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks! We weren't voted #1 recreational Lake in the country for nothing - the area offers plenty of fun for people of all ages. Whether you live in Missouri or one of the surrounding states, the Lake area is easily accessible due to its central location. Road trips can be a great way to bond with family and friends, and often times can be much cheaper than flying.

2. Choose the Length of Your Trip & Possible Dates. 

Once you've decided where you want to go, its time to think about how long you want to stay. Depending on how far you're traveling, you may want to stay for a long weekend or for an entire week or more. Nailing down the length of your trip and possible dates will help you determine where you can stay, what you can do and a budget. The Lake of the Ozarks area is an extremely popular vacation destination from mid-June through mid-August, and booking early is your best bet for ensuring you get the best accommodations!

3. Create a Budget to Stick To. 

Vacations can be expensive, but creating a budget can help you keep your spending from getting out of control. Research how much your accommodations are going to cost, the costs of particular activities you want to do, how much you're going to need for food, etc. One way to slim down your budget is to stay in a place with a kitchen or kitchenette so you don't have to eat out every meal. In addition, look for fun activities that are free or low-cost. The Lake of the Ozarks area offers a lot of budget friendly activities for people of all ages.

4. Start Saving Money Now. 

Depending on the budget you've come up with and how much the trip is going to cost you, you're probably going to want to start saving money now. Take a look at your personal budget and see where you might be able to cut costs and set some money aside for your 2017 vacation! Another thing to think about is booking your accommodations early and paying it off in chunks up to the time that the vacation is scheduled for. You can also purchase tickets to certain amusements ahead of time. By spreading out the costs across several months, you'll have less of a huge expense when vacation time rolls around.

If you choose to visit our beautiful Lake next year, be sure to check out the best waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks! Our accommodations include one, two, three and five bedroom options. We offer a lakefront swimming pool, kid's pool, a large deck for lounging and BBQ areas that are great for gathering with friends and family. Book your 2017 vacation reservations with us by calling 573-348-5073!

Summerset Inn Resort & Villas
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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