ST. CLOUD -- Summer is finally here and it's a good idea to start planning the details for your summer destination.

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota has some helpful tips to assist you when planning your summer get away.

First research all facilities, watch out for estimates that are lower than you can find elsewhere, gather as much information as possible on your destination, be leery of situations where you're asked to pay the full amount upfront, ask for references, and always comparison shop and get multiple estimates.

The BBB says if you experience problems, it's best to try and resolve them directly with your vendor first.