EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Looking for a last minute Memorial Day trip? Whether you want to drive or fly, there are still ways to enjoy the long weekend without breaking the bank.
An Orbitz survey of Memorial Day destinations puts Las Vegas in the top spot, but as temperatures go up there, their hotel prices tend to go down.
Family-friendly Orlando took second place, with average hotel rates coming in under $100.
To save even more, Orbitz travel expert Marita Hudson recommends looking for travel packages.
"What lots of consumers don't know is that hotels, airlines, they will discount as part of a package and you may not get that same rate if you book that hotel, stand-alone," she said.
If jet-setting isn't an option, AAA shows lower gas prices this Memorial Day weekend than last year.
And take it slow. Enjoying the drive, instead of speeding to your destination, will actually cut your budget.
"One great way that you can save money out on the roadways is your driving behavior. You want to slow down Driving the speed limit will actually increase your fuel efficiency," said Cynthia Brough, AAA Travel Expert.
Military families should keep in mind that the National Park Service is offering free passes to all active duty members and dependents, good for free admission to almost 400 parks.
Since you're booking at the last minute, remember most airlines and hotels will not give refunds on such short notice.
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