5 Perks of Planning Summer Vacations Early

Summer is so close we can taste it! Summer on the Central Coast means perfect weather, lingering warm evenings drinking wine and listening to music, and adventurous outdoor activities to enjoy with the whole family. With the long days and warm nights and the ocean and hills as our backdrop, the Central Coast makes for one of the best places in California to hang out during the summer months. And since summer is fast approaching, now’s the time to plan your vacation so you can take advantage of the best deals. Below, discover all the perks of planning early, all of which you can enjoy if you book in advance with Martin Resorts today for your next Central Coast vacation.

1.Better Tickets for Upcoming Events

 Many events on the Central Coast sell out quickly, or the prices increase after a certain date. To ensure that you get to go to the best events at the best price, booking early is a no-brainer. Interested in concerts at the California Mid State Fair in Paso Robles? Big-name acts like Luke Bryan and Eric Church often (and already) sell out, and these concerts are some of the most fun events on the Central Coast! Likewise with the Avila Tequila Festival, another popular and exciting event. If you get your plans ready before-hand, you can finalize plans for fun events while you’re in town, making the vacation that much more jam-packed and exciting.

2. Savings on Room Rates

At Martin Resorts properties, you can save up to 20% when you book in advance. Further, book directly through the hotels so that you can reach the best savings. If you happen to find a cheaper rate elsewhere on the web, Martin Resorts will honor that price.

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3. More time to get time off for work

 If you book in advance, you’ll have more time to get time off of work, prepare for your time off, and relax. To ease any anxieties you may have about cashing in those vacation days, take comfort in knowing that 88% of managers wish you told them about your vacation plans at the beginning of the year, yet 48% of employees plan their vacation less than six weeks out, according to Project Time Off. Across America, 212 million vacation days are forfeited annually–that’s $61.4 billion in paid time off benefits each year. Don’t let those vacation days go unused! The further you plan in advance, the more likely you are to use the PTO that you earned and deserve.

4. More Time to Save

When you book with at least a month before your trip, you’ll have more time to save and put aside money for the vacation. Whether you put $50 or $200 from each paycheck in a savings account in the months leading up to your trip, any bit of extra cash you can allocate towards your vacation budget ahead of time will allow you to plan with ease, giving you an understanding of what kind of accommodations, activities, and means of travel you can comfortably afford.

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5. More time to Anticipate

Last but not least, there is something magical about the prospect of waiting for an exciting vacation. Someone once said, “the key to happiness is having something to look forward to.” Knowing that new adventures await as you count down the days to your trip, you’ll feel alive with excitement and anticipation.

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