Slideshow: The Best Spring Vacation Deals

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Slideshow: The Best Spring Vacation Deals

Need something to get you through the next polar vortex? The best antidote for winter's lingering hold is a spring trip. To help you find the best travel deals for the upcoming season, U.S. News got the inside scoop on cheap spring getaways from Travelzoo Senior Editor Gabe Saglie and Hopper.com's spring break travel report. Using Hopper's interactive round-trip flight price map, we found eight destinations that are a value for travelers based in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Act fast: These deals are disappearing as fast as the snow. Read More:
The Best Spring Vacation Deals
Istanbul

Istanbul

Istanbul is coming off its low-season lull, so you can still find some great deals on airfare in March and April. According to Hopper.com's price flight map, you can nab round-trip flights from JFK International Airport to Istanbul Atatürk Airport for around $600. Once there, you'll be greeted with equally budget-friendly hotel rates. Find out more about:
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Need something to get you through the next polar vortex? The best antidote for winter's lingering hold is a spring trip. To help you find the best travel deals for the upcoming season, U.S. News got the inside scoop on cheap spring getaways from Travelzoo Senior Editor Gabe Saglie and Hopper.com's spring break travel report. Using Hopper's interactive round-trip flight price map, we found eight destinations that are a value for travelers based in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Act fast: These deals are disappearing as fast as the snow. Read More:
The Best Spring Vacation Deals

Istanbul

Istanbul is coming off its low-season lull, so you can still find some great deals on airfare in March and April. According to Hopper.com's price flight map, you can nab round-trip flights from JFK International Airport to Istanbul Atatürk Airport for around $600. Once there, you'll be greeted with equally budget-friendly hotel rates. Find out more about:
The Best Hotels in Istanbul
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The Best Spring Vacation Deals

Orlando

If you're headed to Florida for spring break, you may want to avoid the beaches. Saglie warns that popular beach towns like Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale often see elevated hotel rates due to the influx of spring breakers. But that doesn't mean the Sunshine State has to be avoided completely: Head to Orlando for reduced airfare and hotel prices.   Find out more about:
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Vancouver

While everyone else is heading south for spring break, you'll save big by heading north. Vancouver is particularly beautiful in the spring: Though the temperatures are still pretty chilly (don't expect to catch much of a tan), airfare and hotel prices are at their best. Los Angeles-based travelers can get to Vancouver for less than $250, while East Coast travelers will pay about $530.   Find out more about:
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Denver

If you haven't hung up your skis quite yet, Denver and its nearby ski spots could be the perfect spring getaway for you. Airfare is agreeable for both coasts (New Yorkers can get to the Mile High City for less than $200 round-trip, while L.A. dwellers can make it for less than $150), and so are the hotel rates. Plus, Saglie notes that ski resorts significantly reduce rates in early spring as warming temps melt the snow. Find out more about:
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Dublin

Europe may seem out of reach if you're on a shoestring budget, but a trip to Dublin actually offers a great value in March. Travelers based on the East Coast can fly to Ireland for less than $600, while a flight from L.A. will cost around $800. You'll have to do some research, but according to Saglie, some hotels offer St. Patrick's Day packages to lure more travelers. Find out more about:
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Charleston

For a relaxing spring getaway that's as easy on your wallet as it is on the eyes, head to South Carolina's Lowcountry. New Yorkers can fly to Charleston for right around $150, but to avoid paying hefty hotel rates (spring is one of the city's peak seasons), avoid brand-backed outposts and seek out some of Charleston's cozier bed and breakfasts. Find out more about:
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San Francisco

According to Saglie, big hubs like San Francisco, New York City and Dallas see a lull in spring thanks to the seasonal slowdown in business travel. Brand-backed hotel rooms empty out, making way for savvy, budget-minded leisure travelers. If you're having trouble finding reasonable rates, consider using a home-sharing site like Airbnb, which offers rooms in central San Francisco locations like the Mission District and the Marina District for less than $100 a night. Find out more about:
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Las Vegas

A spring fling in Vegas won't cost you too much, but you'll have to be flexible. According to Saglie, you can score reasonable hotel and airfare rates if you avoid big convention weeks and are willing to travel during the week. Plus, if you test Lady Luck now, you can avoid the uncomfortably hot temperatures the city experiences in summer. Find out more about:
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