Travel Deals for Welcoming Spring Break

Spring break is just around the bend, and NOW is the time to start finding travel deals. Read here to find out where to go and when to book.

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This season is a popular time to travel for families, students, and people looking for warm weather.

The reality of spring break is that it can be pricey. Many companies hike up the cost of flights, hotels, and everything related to travel because of the increased demand.

It doesn’t have to be that way. With careful preparation, you can score spring break deals and have the trip of a lifetime.

Here is everything you need to know about spring break travel deals this year.

General Tips for Finding Spring Break Travel Deals

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When to Start

We mentioned above that you should start now to find the best deals. But, what does the actual ideal timeline look like?

According to Media Hopper, you should book at least three weeks in advance for domestic travel and 3-4 weeks ahead of time for international travel.

Keep in mind that if you don’t currently have a passport or need a visa, you should stick with domestic travel. There have been worldwide delays for passport renewal.

Planning around COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to impact travel, with ever-changing requirements and restrictions.

You can use tools like Kayak’s international travel restriction map to find the latest updates on your destination based on your country of origin.

Check out our Air Travel and Covid Testing in 2022 article for more planning tips!

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Flights

Compared to 2019 (pre-COVID data), domestic flight prices are down 6%. This reduction of airfare cost makes it an excellent opportunity to book travel this season.

However, it would be best if you acted quickly.

Media Hopper forecasts rates to increase 45% between now and spring break (mid-March).

International flight costs are down even more than domestic flights. Prices for international airfare are down by 14% from 2019 and are expected to rise by hundreds of dollars before spring break 2022.

Hotels

If you want to travel for spring break 2022, you should book your hotel ASAP. Experts predict that accommodation prices will rise 8% after February. Destinations with the most significant price drops are locations famous for skiing and special events, like Lake Tahoe and New Orleans (after Mardi Gras). This season is also an ideal time to book hotels in Hawaii.

Rental Cars

Rental car costs are about the same as last year, but overall very expensive. In addition, car inventory challenges continue to be an issue. Now more than ever, it is critical that you rent a car as early as possible for the best deals and availability!

Hottest Destinations

Places popular for spring break are what you would expect—warm destinations near the beach. However, some urban locations not known for white sand and clear blue waters, including Las Vegas, Chicago, Mexico City, Paris, and London, are famous for spring breakers. The top destinations for spring break travel are Miami, San Juan, Las Vegas, Cancun, Orlando, and Mexico City.

Our Top Spring Break 2022 Destinations

Miami, Florida

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Miami is one of the hottest U.S. destinations for spring break because of its world-class beaches, non-stop party life, and warm weather. Even if you’re not into late nights out, you can visit top art museums and sample diverse international cuisine.

A few tips for visiting Miami during this time include:

  • Booking early and arriving on a weekday
  • Considering alternative neighborhoods outside of Miami Beach to save money and avoid crowds
  • Purchasing a GO Miami Card to save money on museums, national parks, zoos, and aquariums

Whether you want to party all night or take your family to Miami, you’ll find something to do during spring break.

Cancun, Mexico

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Cancun is the ideal spring break retreat for travelers who love the all-inclusive resort experience. There are beautiful accommodations, turquoise blue waters, and plenty of local culture to enjoy. However, things can get pricey quickly because many people enjoy traveling there.

There are a few strategies to find the best spring break travel deals in Cancun, including:

  • Comparing all-inclusive experiences to see which one would be the best fit for you early before rooms start filling up.
  • Booking a spring break package to get more value.

Spring break in Cancun is usually the last two weeks of March and early April, so plan accordingly.

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is a great spring break destination for travelers who love the beach and want to experience a culturally rich city. While Barcelona has a few beaches that stand out, the city’s unique architecture and landmarks are what set it apart. Spring break is also the perfect time to visit Barcelona to beat crowds.

Here are a few tips for traveling to Barcelona during spring break 2022:

  • Book a trip during April or May when the weather is ideal, and there are fewer crowds.
  • Find the best food at local restaurants and markets outside the touristy Las Ramblas street.
  • Barcelona doesn’t just speak Spanish. They also speak Catalan, so learn a few key phrases in both.

Lake Tahoe, California

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If you’re looking for a destination that offers the best deals during spring break, Lake Tahoe in California is an excellent choice.

The prices at this lake retreat lower significantly after the ski season. That means you’ll find some of the best deals of the year here when prices go up everywhere else.

A few tips for getting the most out of your spring break Lake Tahoe trip:

  • Go with a group of friends to take advantage of group rates on hotels and cabins.
  • Enjoy less crowded skiing and snowsports if it is still available.
  • Look at multiple cities around the lake to find the best fit for you.

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Honolulu is a popular destination year-round. Spring break is an exciting time to visit the Hawaiian islands. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and there are always fun events to attend. Visitors find themselves spending all day at the beach and nights out on the town. You can typically take advantage of a slight cost dip when booking for this season, so it is a great time to travel there.

A few tips for planning your trip to Honolulu during spring break 2022 include:

  • Planning early since it is an island with finite accommodations and car rentals.
  • Saving money with a spring break package
  • Traveling with a group and rent a condo.
  • Spending time at other, less touristy parts of the island

Bottom Line

We hope these tips will help you find the best spring break travel deals. You can plan the ultimate trip this season and find the best deals with some planning and preparation.

The key is starting ASAP.

Hopefully, you end up at a fantastic destination and make memories to last a lifetime!

Be sure to read our other travel articles for more inspiration!

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By TripaptPublished Feb 28, 2022

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