Bijou on a budget: how to save money on a city break but stay stylish

Bijou on a budget: how to save money on a city break but stay stylish

When your heart says: let’s go, but your bank account has other ideas, it’s time to look into ways to save money during your next trip. How to save money on a city break? Here are some great ways to save money without sacrificing style!

Save on flights

Shop around before purchasing your flight. Travelling in the low season will be cheaper. Pack light and take your carry-on only – it can save you a lot of money!

A man looking at the flight board at the airport
Photo by JJ Jordan on Unsplash

Choose accommodations wisely

Consider staying in budget-friendly options like Airbnb or hostels, or opting for hotels in less touristy areas. Airbnbs has a lot of budget-friendly, stylish options.

Use public transport… or walk!

Public transportation is often the most cost-effective and convenient way to get around a city. Even better: walk a lot! That’s the best way to get to know a city after all.

Public transport is the best way to explore some cities – like Lisbon, pictured here. Photo by Andreas M on Unsplash.

Eat like a local

Try street food, markets and local restaurants instead of touristy restaurants.

Plan ahead

Research free activities and events in the city before you go. Some cities have specific days when museums are free, or offer concessions in the afternoons. You can also find local tour guides offering walking tours which are usually budget-friendly.

Be smart with souvenirs

Instead of buying expensive souvenirs, take pictures and collect memories.

Avoid tourist traps

Tourist traps are often overpriced, so do some research and try to find more unique experiences.

Use discounts

Look for discount coupons or student discounts when visiting museums, tourist attractions, and shops.

Remember, travelling on a budget does not mean sacrificing style. By being smart and thoughtful with your planning and spending, you can enjoy a memorable and stylish city break without breaking the bank.

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