22. If you’ll have at least one sit-down meal a day, purchase a dining plan.
“If a traveler will use the table service credits, counter service meals, and snacks included in the dining plan, there is about a 20% savings,” Kelly says. “The dining plan is tied to the number of nights you are staying. So if you stay five nights, you would get five table service meals, five counter meals, and five snacks per person.”
She recommends using table service for dinners (the most expensive meal), counter service for lunches, and turning a snack (like a bagel and coffee) into breakfast. “As long as people make use of everything they get, there is a savings. It also shifts your vacation experience to a more inclusive feel — which makes your meal experience more about what are you going to order versus what is this going to cost,” she says.