Tip 3: Look for a good hotel deal
Sure, you want to stay in the nicest place possible. But remember, you’re on a budget. So focus on getting the most bang for your buck.
Travel sites like Hotwire and Priceline are great places to start. Usually you can get cheaper rooms without sacrificing quality.
Using Hotwire, the best deal we found in Panama City Beach was on a three-star hotel for six nights at $135/night (we did find cheaper places, but we thought we’d choose one that appeared more reputable).
For those six nights, the total would come to $946.57 (includes taxes). Revisiting our chart, here’s the breakdown of the cost per person:
|Number of friends||Hotel/person|
As you can see, it’s still pretty pricey, but not horrible considering that our situation is putting you in Panama City Beach for six nights.