Whether you are driving on the road to attend an event, or are flying and needing accommodations at your destination, we’ve got a few helpful ideas and services at your disposal in this article.
A Helpful Guide For Traveling For Lacrosse
If you are traveling and don’t have the luxury of staying with friends or relatives at your location, bunking in hotels is probably your best option. Lacrosse folk are incredibly generous and are always willing to host people at their own residences, but that’s not always an option. Hilton offers many fantastic options for lodging. If you’re staying at a Hilton hotel, be sure to register for the Hilton Honors program, where you can buy, give, pool and transfer points that can be used for future purchases. They also offer frequent bonus offers as well as discounts. Not a bad option if you are a frequent traveler.
If you’re looking for the best deal, Hotwire.com has a lot of exceptionally priced hotels — as well as other smartly-priced travel services — at your disposal if you’re operating on a budget or want to bundle your hotel, rental car and flight for a low price. Travel costs can add up, especially when you have season tickets for the Syracuse Orange but live hundreds of miles away, as I’m sure our NCAA Editor Ryan Conwell can commiserate.
Other sites like Airbnb or VRBO offer good options, as well.
There are tons of rental car companies that offer a wide variety of options for vehicles should you need to rent something to travel up and down the East Coast due to the fact that you don’t want to put the wear and tear on your own car, or whether you have flown in to your destination from somewhere else.
Alamo Rent a Car is a solid option. Just as a tip, you can save 5% on your rental car bill by paying upfront, which is great if you are heading to a PLL game that you have absolutely zero intention of missing.
National car rentals are another good choice. Right now, National is offering a deal through January 15, 2020, for $20 off of your weekly base rate. They do require a five-day minimum rental and it is only applicable for Economy to Fullsize cars but this makes a great option if you are traveling a few states away to visit your student and want to catch a couple of games while you are out there.
A lot of people are able to simply drive to their kid’s college lacrosse game on the East Coast considering that the distances are shorter between states than the West Coast. For all you parents that don’t live out east, or that do live on the East Coast but want the convenience of flying, there are some solid options for flights as well.
Southwest Airlines has some pretty good deals on flights and is a fairly decent airline to fly on. If you use Southwest frequently for work or for traveling for lacrosse, consider signing up for their Rapid Rewards program where you can earn points by flying on Southwest or by making purchases through their partners. If you’re short a few points on a big reward, you can also buy points to help you get that big discount.
Hopefully, this guide has given you some ideas for travel this lacrosse season and has offered some good deals to help you save on travel costs. We’re looking forward to another fantastic year of lacrosse!