College students are always looking for ways to save a bit of cash here and there, but with the Spring Break season right around the corner, these efforts are more important than ever. Spring Break is a great time for college students to take off to remote and fun locations, as a final break from the rigors of the academic year before it’s time to study for finals. However, many popular Spring Break destinations are fairly expensive options, meaning it’s important to find ways to save. But, the simpler solution is to simply find a more affordable Spring Break option. Here are four good options to consider this year.
1. South Padre Island
Many American college students are tempted to get out of the country for Spring Break, often to the Caribbean or South America. The temptation is easy to understand – these locations are exotic, warm and beautiful (not to mention they allow students under 21 to drink alcohol). However, traveling to such locations can be very expensive, and a beach like South Padre Island in Texas may have everything you want in a Spring Break destination. With various fun hotels, condos for rent, and a beach practically designed for Spring Break, South Padre Island is an extremely affordable option that amounts to a constant party.
2. South Beach
Arguably the most famous beach in the United States, South Beach in Miami is another destination that can be reached affordably, and which is designed for the ultimate Spring Break. Though this can be a trickier destination for students under 21, the atmosphere is festive and non-stop. With the combination of a city known for its nightlife and a beach known for hot sun and beautiful people, South Beach can offer you a wildly enjoyable vacation.
3. Cabo San Lucas
Another destination in the southern United States accessible by road, Cabo is located at the southern tip of Baja, in California. Essentially designed to entertain beach-goers, Cabo is yet another ideal location for Spring Break students, with lively beaches, a thriving nightlife, affordable and luxurious hotels, and cheap food options. If you are looking for a beautiful location that makes you feel like you’re at an island resort, without the hassle of international air fare, Cabo is the best option available.
4. Outer Banks, NC
For those students who prefer a more relaxing Spring Break, the Outer Banks of North Carolina are an intriguing option. Less populated than many coastal areas in the U.S., the Outer Banks offer a quieter vacation, as well as some of the best beaches in the country. You won’t find a tropical atmosphere or all-night parties, but if you just want a relaxing break during your semester, this can be a great option.