Summer Vacation Tips

Summertime is on the horizon, and you might be getting that travel itch and want to get out of New Jersey for a while. The kids are finally out of school for a few months, and you’d like to take them somewhere special. At Value Van & Car Rental, we understand. The school year is so hectic, and you’re definitely ready for a break. To make your planning a bit easier, consider these travel tips from our staff.


The first step to any successful vacation plan is to establish a vacation budget. You need to know exactly how much you can afford to spend on hotels and rental cars before you start booking anything. Make a list of priorities to help you determine how you’d like to spend your money. For example, would you like a nice hotel, fun attractions, family activities, or is something else more important to you? Next, decide how much money you’d like to spend in each category.

Pick a Fun Destination

Many times when picking a destination, people gravitate to beaches. While that can be a great option, we think it’s a good idea to think outside the beach box. Maybe you’d like to stay closer to home or try something different, like other vacation destinations such as New York City, Washington, D.C., or even Niagara Falls. You might even decide to find a cabin in the woods for a few days of sleep and relaxation with your family.

Vacation Tips

Make the Big Decisions First

Sometimes it can be fun to make some spontaneous decisions when traveling, but you should at least get the “big ones” out of the way. Make sure you know where you’re going to stay and that you’ve reserved your flights and/or car rental. Because summer is a popular travel season, the earlier you book, the better.

Find Deals

Once you’ve set your budget, you’re going to want to find a way to make it stretch as far as possible. Often, there are coupons or special offers available on hotels, flights, car rentals, and even attractions. You never know what you can find and how much money you can save just by putting in the effort to find them online.

When you’re ready to find an affordable car, minivan, or SUV for your trip, contact Value Van at (908) 851-9595, or book online anytime. We’d be glad to tell you all about our current rental specials and policies and help you find a rental car that works for you.