Are you ready for the Spring Break of your dreams? Whether you’re booking a super low-budget, seat-of-your-pants vacay or the plan is to go huge or go home, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the CheapAir.com take on where to go so you don’t have FOMO nightmares this time around.
If you’re no-to-low-budget, do yourself a favor and maximize your savings in the planning stage. Book mix-and-match fares with us to get the lowest airfare combinations and fly mid-week to score the lowest airfare deals (as well as hotel/motel rates). Book your ticket with a low cost air carrier and skip the extras – pack light to save on baggage fees and forgo seat assignments on the plane – all of which will save you coin. It adds up quick, so save everywhere you can.
Daytona Beach is tops on our budget list, mainly because of the hard-to-beat weather, rock-bottom hotel/motel prices and uber-student-friendly local businesses. Nightlife is geared to help you and your buddies have maximum fun at a can’t-be-beat price point. Did we mention the accommodation prices are low, low, low?
Flights from JFK to Daytona Beach round trip on American Airlines for $186 and from around $300 round trip from Dallas.*
If you’re low on funds, you might not have the cash to renew your passport. If this is the situation, check out the U.S. Virgin Islands for some international flavor. We like St. Croix. The beaches are stunning, the airfare is reasonable-ish and the vibe is international without the jetsetting price tag.
Flights from JFK to St. Croix from around $400 round trip on American Airlines.*
Moderate Vacation Style (You’re not exactly Kanye, but have a little extra to spend)
Maybe you’ve been saving all semester. Perhaps you’ve got birthday cash to spend. In any event, you’ve got a bit of an entertainment budget and we’ve got a destination or two where you can spend it.
Las Vegas is missing a beach, but that’s really the only negative. And honestly, Sin City has an international reputation these days for AMAZING pool parties. Rent a cabana, swim up to the bar, order a cocktail and you won’t even notice you’re hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. If you can book mid-week as opposed to the weekend, you can book high-roller accommodation at bargain prices.
Flights from $326 round trip on American Airlines from Newark and under $300 on Spirit from Boston.*
Sure, Cancun is not exactly an out-of-the-box Spring Break call. But it can’t be beat for a number of reasons. You can pick and choose where you splash out and get a little fancy. Stay at a pricier resort for a little luxury if that’s your thing or stay at a cheap hotel that caters to the college crowd and save your money for the world-class dining establishments. Or stay at a cheap hotel, eat fish tacos on the beach and use all your extra cash for the gamut of water sports/fishing/SCUBA/paragliding options. Flights from $298 round trip from LAX on Aeromexico and $360 on Frontier from Chicago (ORD).*
First Class, All the Way
Well, aren’t you the lucky one? Can we stow away in your Louis Vuitton bags? If your soring break style is jaded and been-there-done-that, maybe we can spark your interest with something a bit more dear.
When everyone at your school is headed for sunburn city, you pivot and head for the slopes. Those who summer in the Hamptons winter in the mountains and the Colorado resorts cater to a very exclusive clientele. Plan to spend a pretty penny (on airfare, lift tickets, accommodations, spa services to work out those knots after a long day on the slopes, and premium drinks to name just a few). But you’ve got the budget. Enjoy it.
Flights from $391 round trip on United from LaGuardia.*
So if you’re going to get out of the country and budget isn’t a concern, you’re probably not interested in something plebian or ordinary like Paris. Haha! We like your style – take it up a notch and go on a trip of a lifetime to Casablanca, Marrakech and beyond. Stay in at the Fellah Hotel in Marrakech, explore the Medina, get out into the desert and trek with the Bedoiun. Then come home and make us all green with envy.
Economy flights from $1,333 round trip from JFK on American Airlines.*
*Airfares include taxes and fees and are valid as of 2/08/16 on select dates between 2/08/16 and 4/30/16. Lowest fare seats are capacity controlled and may not be available on every airline, flight, or date. Fares subject to change without notice.