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7 Cheap Spring Break Vacations For 2020

Spring break is almost upon us, and we know there’s thousands of you who are just itching to get out of town and relax (or party!). But with flights and hotels often at a premium rate for such a busy period, it can get expensive. So we’ve rounded up some ideas for cheap spring break vacations in 2020.

We suggest you start booking now to take advantage of deals…

Cheap Spring Break Vacations 2020

1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

You can easily get relatively cheap flights to Puerto Vallarta, and there’s a huge range of accommodation for all budgets here, from bargain rentals to all-inclusive offers. The Pacific Ocean resort town is a popular destination for spring breakers, with a bustling main strip of bars and local restaurants.

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2. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Right on the southern tip of Baja California Sur, Cabo is an amazing place for a break with a difference. Enjoy watersports such as  jet skis and parasailing, bar hop on the waterfront bars at Mdona Beach and hit the clubs at night. Rent an apartment or Airbnb rather than staying at a resort to save money and make the most of local food and drink.

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3. South Padre Island, Texas

Surfing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, parasailing, wave runners, bikini contests, and beach parties… South Padre Island has long been a hotspot for Spring Breakers. Hotels are cheap and there’s always great drinks deals. While this year will see Texas’ biggest universities hold their breaks on different dates for the first time, the island town will still be packed with students from across the US.

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4. New Orleans, Louisiana

If you want party vibes without driving as far south as Florida, New Orleans is a great shout. Flights might be slightly expensive, but you can find plenty of budget accommodation. Come March, it’s already shorts-and-sandals weather down here and it’s festival and seafood season as well.

With buzzing bars and the sounds of live jazz everywhere you go, you’re guaranteed to have a fun break.

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5. Bahamas

Book far enough in advance (like, now!) and you can often get some very good deals on airfare and all-inclusive hotel offerings for spring break in the Bahamas. Expect unlimited drinks, pool/beach parties at the resort, party cruises, nightly events at top night clubs and serious antics. Local beach bars will provide plenty of reasonably priced drinks, too.

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6. Key West, Florida

Pro tip: search for cheap flights to Miami and drive to the Keys from there to make the most of this cheap spring break vacation. Key West is famous for watersports, lively nightlife, beaches, historic sites and its pastel, pretty architecture, making it a popular place for a more relaxed spring break. Sunset cruises are a Key West tradition, as is the nightly parties on Mallory Square.

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7.  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

For spring break on a budget, Myrtle Beach ticks all the boxes. There’s plenty of vacation rentals and waterfront motels and hotels. While the water might be a little too chilly for swimming, there’s plenty of buzz along the boardwalk. Party the nights away to live music, and events such as foam parties, contests, glow parties, and much more.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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