Cheap 2020 Spring Break Destinations & Why You Should Start Planning Now

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


Spring break is one of the most popular travel times throughout the country. With school vacations and the promise of warmer temperatures, everyone is looking for the perfect escape. Start planning now to avoid inflated prices on everything from hotels to flights and car rentals. It’s also a good time to start booking any reservations that you have in mind at popular restaurants, attractions, or shows. But first, where should you go? Here are some of the most affordable options to consider.

Cocoa Beach, Florida

If you are looking for a laid-back, surf vibe for this year’s spring break, check at Cocoa Beach, Florida. Located just east of Orlando, this small community has lots to offer from boogie boarding on the beach, exploring the amazing wildlife drive at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, or riding the Cocoa Beach Trolley to Port Canaveral, the pier and other spots around town.

Cocoa Beach, Florida | Photo via cocoabeach.com

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun is a favorite spring break destination and an affordable international option. You can find tons of all-inclusive resorts and early flight deals if you book soon. The nightlife scene is always poppin’ and during the day, you can bask in the sunshine at one of Cancun’s many stunning beaches, visit ancient Mayan ruins, or take a dip in a rejuvenating freshwater spring or cenotes.

Cancun, Mexico | Daniel Nieto | Getty Images

Palm Springs, California

With year-round warm temperatures, there is never a bad time to head to Palm Springs. This desert community offers plenty of options for those who love the outdoors. Joshua Tree National Park is a short drive away where you can spend the day hiking enormous boulders among the iconic Joshua trees.

Palm Springs, California | Jocelynne Flor | Unsplash

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico City is another affordable option that’s great for solo travelers, foodies, and adventure-seekers. Boasting one of the best culinary scenes in the world, you won’t be without dining options in this dynamic city. If you get tired of the city hustle, a canal boat tour in Xochimilco will be just what you need.

Mexico City, Mexico | Sergio Mendoza Hochmann | Getty Images

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Quebec City, Canada

Our neighbors to the North are often overlooked when it comes to spring break. Although you may not experience beach temperatures this time of year, Quebec City offers visitors a French feel without the huge European price tag. Stroll through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Old Quebec, relax in the city’s many parks, and partake in the lively nightlife scene that this vibrant city had to offer.

Quebec City, Quebec | Denisse Leon | Unsplash
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