Spring Break without Breaking the Bank

2017-11-22 07:37:59

It is that time again. A week long vacation from school, grades, homework, and responsibilities. What better way to blow off some steam than taking a quick trip to a tropical destination. We are counting down the best places to take your mind off of looming final exams. These are perfect Spring Break spots that are accessible and popular among the college crowd, or anyone looking to take a week off!
  1. Las Vegas
With perfect pool-side temperatures (70’s-80’s), this is an affordable time of year to head to Sin City! During the day, take advantage of nearby attractions such as the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam. Rock climbing, hiking, and ATVs are available for rent, all while you’re enjoying Nevada’s breathtaking scenery. Casinos, bars, and endless nightlife will offer adventures you have only seen in movies. Don’t forget to pack your lucky dice.
  1. Bahamas
#ItsBetterInTheBahamas- the hashtag says it all. The Bahamas are comprised of 700 islands sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. The archipelago is an ecological retreat, boasting some of the clearest water in the world sprinkled with diverse marine organisms. The Bahamas offers an opportunity to engage in a tropical culture while adventuring in an oasis. Scuba diving, sailing, bouts of ecotourism opportunities, and private flying lessons. All this and more are available to you when voyaging in the Bahamas.
  1. Florida Keys
So, you can’t make it out of the country but you are still looking to enjoy some island time? The Florida Keys are your answer. Situated between the saltwater wilderness of Everglades National Park and the deep blue waters of the Florida Strait is Islamorada, made up of six islands. Each one offering a different taste of cuisine, relaxation, and entertainment. Don’t forget to catch a snorkel tour or charter while exploring the village islands, where backcountry sport fishing and saltwater fly fishing were pioneered.
  1. Punta Cana
Pack your sunscreen and your Spanish dictionary if you want to check out this perfectly golden beach for Spring Break. Some travelers are able to book a 7 day trip that includes airfare, lodging, meals and some resort activities, for much less than $1,000 per person in the off-seasons. While this destination is not typically labeled as “extreme”, visitors can seek their thrills hiking to Hoyo Azul or golfing courses like Punta Espada or La Cana.
How could we forget the abundance of fun in our very own Golden State? An inviting 70 miles of sun-drenched coast, a 70 degree forecast year-round, and an endless ocean that calls to surfers, explorers, and travelers alike. Theme parks and attractions line the southernmost stretch, but why not choose outdoor activities that will make your break worthwhile? Bonfires, snorkel tours of the vast ecosystem, and surf lessons along the San Diego coastline will definitely make all your Instagram follower’s jealous, while providing you with a well-deserved rest. The best part is you won’t have to break the bank!