View of the ocean, two palm tress, and two loungers from a beach in Key West, Florida
The Best Budget-Friendly Spring Break Destinations In The U.S.
Deeply entrenched in history, New Orleans has tons of tour offers, artists to check out, a thriving parade scene (even in the parade off-season), and music in every corner. NOLA is perfect for both families and those looking to party and it doesn't cost a fortune to have a great time.
New Orleans, Louisiana
A party destination with plenty of sand, surf, and sun, the island is consistently one of the draws for spring breakers trying to mind their budget. South Padre Island is an easily walkable destination with water sports, shops, restaurants, bars, and gorgeous beach views.
South Padre Island, Texas
Key West may not be the cheapest getaway on our list, but spring is an ideal time to go. With tropical views, stunning ocean access, great museums, and a plethora of water sports, Key West is a little slice of paradise in Florida that won’t break the bank.
Key West, Florida
A lot of what D.C. has to offer at any time of year is free, especially if you're interested in seeing the monuments or memorials. Plus, many of its best activities can be free or deeply discounted with the added bonus of its huge springtime draw, the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Washington D.C.
Tucked away in the mountains, this area is not frequented by spring breakers, making it a budget destination and a unique one as well. Get a taste of the old West at Tweetsie Railroad, a Wild West theme park in the heart of Blowing Rock, or go wildlife watching at Grandfather Mountain.
Blowing Rock, North Carolina