You can never be too prepared when it comes to your vacation, but how prepared do you need to be? Some might tell you to plan your vacation at least 9-12 months in advance, while others might plan a vacation in less than a month.
Much of it comes down to budget. If you have a budget when plenty of flexibility, you can probably find somewhere to stay and all the reservations you’ll need within a short time. Others may need months to prepare for a vacation, whether because of a limited budget or because they like to have a thorough itinerary. Here’s how to get started.
Before you book anything, take a look at the costs for the flight (or drive, if you decide to go that route), the typical cost for lodging, and calculate any transportation and food costs. Take into account that you’ll want to hit up some attractions while you’re there — The Birch Aquarium at Scripps or The San Diego Zoo, perhaps. You might be traveling for a specific reason, such as a concert or a convention. Take into account the costs for those tickets as well.
Once all that’s done, allot yourself an amount of spending money left over and wiggle room in case of any problems. With your budget complete, you can determine how long it will take you to save for the trip — or if you need to save at all.
When it comes to booking a stay in La Jolla, the earlier the better. With its beautiful beaches and convenient location near San Diego proper, rooms tend to go fast, so you’ll want to book months in advance to ensure that you have the room you want. You’ll also want to book your flight sooner rather than later. Keep in mind that the earlier you buy plane tickets, the cheaper they will be. Have your eye on a restaurant that you know is reservation only? Make sure to book in advance. If they don’t give you an idea on their website of the amount of time you should call ahead, check reviews or call the restaurant and ask.
Make a Game Plan
For any trip, it helps to have an itinerary. The rigidity or flexibility will depend on your preference. Maybe you want to leave room to stumble on something truly exciting, or maybe you like to know exactly what you’ll be doing for the trip. Do your research on the attractions, restaurants, and recommended activities in La Jolla at least a week before you arrive and make a list. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you can’t get to everything on your list. It’s just to help guide you during the vacation.
Have you booked your stay in La Jolla yet? Contact The Bed & Breakfast Inn today for more information or to book your stay with us. Don’t forget: when you book direct, we’ll price match the cost of your room and even throw in a 5% discount.