26 Affordable Spring Break Vacations There’s Still Time to Plan

The infectious rhythm of Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae music, makes the island the perfect antidote for the winter blues.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

Just after the craziness—and high prices—of the Mardi Gras season but before the popular Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off in late April, New Orleans in early spring offers a little pocket of pleasant temperatures, lower crowds, and affordability.

New Orleans

Although it might not be warm enough for swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, the chain of barrier islands known as the Outer Banks still makes for a perfect spring break getaway

Outer Banks, North Carolina

For those looking to venture abroad, early spring is a relatively less busy and more affordable time to visit London, making it one of the best places to go in Europe for spring break.


This top rock-climbing destination in Daniel Boone National Forest is at its most stunning in spring, with wildflowers blooming all around the 100 natural sandstone arches and other amazing rock formations.

Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Hawaii’s warm and steady climate has traditionally made it a year-round destination, although the shoulder season of April meant more affordability and fewer crowds.


Within driving distance from many eastern U.S. locations, Washington, D.C., is one of the best-ever family spring break destinations.

Washington, D.C.

With flights under $200 from New York, Music City offers a vibrant destination full of great food and, of course, plenty of live music for exciting yet cheap spring break trips.


It may still be winter in the Rocky Mountains, but you can warm up with a visit to the area’s natural hot springs

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

It’s hard to beat Savannah for historic charm, with its cobblestone streets, antebellum architecture, haunting cemeteries, and Spanish moss draped on trees.


Ireland just lifted COVID-19 travel restrictions, so beat the summer crowds—and the summer prices—by taking cheap spring break trips to the Emerald Isle.


March may be considered the start of the season in Myrtle Beach, with many attractions and restaurants reopening after winter, but it’s still one of the most affordable beach vacations in the country.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina