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6 affordable Spring Break locations

By Jasmine Moore

Staff Writer


Spring Break is quickly approaching and with that comes a week of freedom for college students. However, for some students, many trips are not budget friendly, so here is a list of cheap Spring Break destinations for those not wanting to break the bank.


Cancun, Mexico

Areal photo of Cancun Mexico. Tall buildings line the white sand beach. Tiny colorful specks lounge the beach and float in the deep blue water

This is the perfect place for beach lovers who enjoy an exciting nightlife scene. Cancun offers many nightclubs and other activities, such as horseback riding, ziplining, boat parties, parasailing and much more. One person can expect to spend roughly $600 - $900 for the week.


Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Long gray sand beach stretches intho the distance. Light blue waves lap against the shoreline on the right while a fares wheel  looms up into the clear blue sky

Myrtle Beach is a year-long tourist destination that is especially popular during Spring Break. For those looking for a more relaxing vacation filled with fun tourist activities on the northern coast of South Carolina, this is the place for you. For one person, expect to pay between $500 and $800 for the week.


Panama City Beach, Florida

Two dark gray skyscrapers tower over the clear white sand beach and sea green water.

Located on the southern shores of the northwest Florida panhandle, this beach is named the “Spring Break Capital of the World.” Due to this, PCB is turned into the perfect Spring Break destination for the week where resorts provide a wide range of entertainment such as Tiki Bars, table tennis, volleyball, arcades, hot tubbing and more. For one person you can expect to spend $1,000 to $1,500.


San Juan, Puerto Rico

From atop a hill we look down on a multi-color city scape. Buildings are packed together and line a single L. shaped road

In San Juan, you will find the busiest party beaches five minutes from the most remote locations with hidden coves and private beaches. This is the perfect vacation for those looking for a day of relaxation and a night of partying and fun. Plus you won’t need to worry about having a passport to travel here because Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory. One person can expect to pay between $600 - $900 for the week.


South Padre Island, Texas

Ariel view of a long, thin island stretching into the distance. buildings make up city blocks and roads cross the land. White sand beaches follow the shores only being interrupted by marinas and development.

Located on the southern tip of Texas, this island aims to offer a cheap Spring Break location outside of the Sunshine State. South Padre Island offers a multitude of water activities, such as dolphin watching, jet skiing, parasailing and much more. One person can expect to pay roughly $1,300 for the week-long trip.


New Orleans, Louisiana

Looking down an empty street we see two and three story buildings. The y range in color from pale pink and yellow to white and brown.

For those looking to stray away from the beach life, New Orleans is the budget-friendly place for you. New Orleans is considered one of the most unique cities in the country where the nightlife is always in full swing. If you are a food lover, you will find a wide range of ethnic food right on the street corner, such as Creole food, jambalaya, French pastries, muffulettas and more. For one person, the price estimate is between $1,000 to $1,300.


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