1. Search around for Airfare.
2. Book alternatives to hotel stays!
3. Create an offbeat itinerary
4. Visit free or cheap attractions
Did you know that many museums are free or discounted with a student ID? For example, in Washington, DC all 16 Smithsonian museums and the national zoo are free to visit and are some of the best museums in the country, according to Tripadvisor. If museums aren't your scene, you can always check out the nightlife wherever you travel. Try scanning Ticketmaster for local shows to plan a fun night out. When visiting Charleston, SC I saw one of my favorite indie bands play for only $15 in a venue a short distance from the city. Since smaller bands from the area were opening for them, we also got to hear some local music, which was amazing.