Best Cheap Spring Break Destinations

Choosing an affordable spring break destination comes down to a few factors: the price of accommodations, dining and airfare, as well as the quality of nightlife, relaxation and warm weather. U.S. News compiled a list of the best cheap spring break spots by taking into account all of these criteria, as well as insight from travel experts and our readers. Cast your vote below and start planning your getaway. 

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Why go: Although Daytona has been trying to shed its party-centric image, it still attracts packs of students to its shores every spring. Daytona is also very affordable with cheap hotels, inexpensive restaurants and plenty of package deals for students in the springtime. Read More»

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Why go: This Texan city has garnered a reputation as spring break central thanks to its nightlife scene and affordable lodgings. Even beachfront properties are cheap (especially if you're sharing a room). A quiet, kid-friendly destination for most of the year, SPI brings the house down in March and April. Read More»

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Why go: This Caribbean retreat makes for quite the urban adventure. And with numerous attractions and affordable hotels, you're bound to leave satisfied and with your savings intact. Come sunset, head to the Malecón, which lures night owls with its late-night meringue dance sessions. Read More»

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Why go: Puerto Rico doesn't have the typical spring break reputation of other popular warm-weather spots. But you shouldn't overlook it. There are plenty of ways to stay entertained, including beaches and a buzzing night scene. Plus, affordable accommodations and flights are easy to find. Read More»

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Why go: This Mexican city is the ultimate spring break destination. Cancún boasts festive nightlife, a rollicking party scene and long stretches of beach ideal for lounging. Although rooms at all-inclusive resorts can get expensive, these rates often include both food and nightlife expenses. Read More»

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Why go: Although pricier than other spring break destinations, Jamaica has been a mainstay party location for years. There's plenty of culture to soak up here, along with picturesque beaches, natural attractions and a vibrant night scene. You can also find bargain rooms if you book early. Read More»

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Why go: Beach destinations don't have to break the bank: This South Carolina shore town offers an affordable way to experience the sun and sand. Depending on your location, you can save on airfare by driving there. And once you arrive, you'll find plenty of moderately-priced hotels. Read More»

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Why go: With its brazen Southern charm, Biloxi happily entertains its guests (for less) in the spring. That is, if you don't gamble your savings at the casinos. Culture hounds enjoy touring the Beauvoir, while art enthusiasts happily peruse the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. Read More»

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Why go: Costa Rica has its fair share of pricey spots, but if you veer away from major tourist areas, you can find affordable digs. Beach towns on the Pacific coast cater to surfers and backpackers, offering modest lodging and dining options. And an active nightlife scene means you'll get the most out of your break. Read More»

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