6 Affordable Spring Break Ideas

February 18, 2016

 

1. Seattle 

Seattle may not be among the most popular travel destinations during spring break. In this season, it might be raining all day, but the beauty of cherry blossom (also called Sakura) worths everything! And it’s never a bad day to visit the Pike Market to enjoy a local favorite coffee and a breakfast bread pudding or a smoked-salsom Benedict. The sakura season is also scored well for a sweet romance. Because March is not the popular travel season to Seattle, you can find quite a lot good deals and affordable travel packages with luxury hotel offerings. 

 

Tip: Because the cherry blossom only lasts for a short time and can be easily influence by the weather. Make sure to check online before you go! University of Washington is a popular place to watch the Sakura. Call your friends there in advance is a good idea.

 (Photo Credit to Pike Place Market)

(Photo Credit to Ashley S.) 

 

2. Cancun 

With beautiful sandy beaches and world famous turquoise water, Cancun is undoubtably one of the most popular spring break destinations. Zona Hotelera, which has the title “Spring Break Capital of the World” easily remind you of movie scene of 22 Jump Street. However, when college students partying late in the night/early in the morning, families can still enjoy a quite but fun time in large retorts with all kinds of water activities. This is a city with everything, travelers can always find what they want among hundreds of travel choices. For spring break, book early and you can still find a good deal!

(Photo Credit to F. Ermert

(Photo Credit to Jose Luis Cruz

 

3. Alaska 

East coasters may be tired of snows and coldness already, but Los Angeles is getting around 88F in recent two weeks. March is not the peak season in Alaska while most of its lands are still covered by snow. But it’s the perfect season to see the Northern lights! Winter activities including downhill, heil-and cress-county skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing an dog mushing are all available. 

(Photo Credit to JLS Photography - Alaska)

4. Austin

As an emerging party town, Austin is not as crowded and as expensive as Miami, but still filled with stylish bars, delicious local foods and crazy live music. The famed South by Southwest festival which takes place in mid-March gives the whole city a carnival atmosphere. 

 (Photo Credit to Alex Wright)

 

5. South Padre Island, Texas

With beaches, DJs and crazy crowds, this island is an cheaper alternative to Miami. South Padre hosts a massive annual spring break shindig, filled with live music and college youths. Families can also find plenty to do here, though; there's dolphin watching, water parks, kiteboarding, sailing and plenty of inexpensive dining options.

 

6. New Orleans

According to USA Today, New Orleans falls into the top 10 most popular spring break destinations. With a comfortable temperature around 70 degrees (or above) and Jazz atmosphere, no wonder this city is gaining attention from college students. “Sugar-dusted beignets are a must, cocktail hour is anytime you want it, and the street musicians will have you dancing on the sidewalk,” comment by Fodor’s Travel. And for families, there are choices from ghost tours and Creole eats, river cruises and historic sights. The best news is that the price hasn’t skyrocketed yet. 

 (Photo Credit to Phillip Kalantzis Cope)

(Photo Credit to brando.n)

 

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