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It’s a college student’s rite of passage to make the pilgrimage to the closest and warmest beach with a hefty crew of cronies. Fifty-five percent of college students are planning to travel for spring break this year, with Las Vegas, Cancun and San Diego toppingthe list of the hottest destinations, according to the latest booking and survey data from Spring breakers are also flocking to Florida as the state’s beaches occupy five of the top 15 spots.

To help students find the most popular places to go and get the most bang for their buck, the CheapTickets College Crowdometer maps the spring break schedules of 50 of the largest U.S. colleges.


The CheapTickets spring break list below identifies top college spring break destinations and calculates average hotel and flight prices. top 10 college spring break destinations

2015 average daily hotel prices

% difference year-over-year

2015 average airfare

% difference year-over-year

Las Vegas, Nevada





Cancun, Mexico





San Diego, California





Los Cabos, Mexico





Miami, Florida





Nassau, Bahamas





Daytona Beach, Florida





Myrtle Beach, South Carolina





Fort Myers, Florida





South Padre Island, Texas






Price is the biggest factor in deciding their spring break destination. College students are inherent cheapsters, after all. Party scene and weather also come into play. Seventy percent of students plan to spend less than $1,000 and are stretching budgets by buddying up and road-tripping:

CTIX spring break blog graphic

Be safe out there, you college cheapsters. Have a fun and cheap spring break. Don’t do anything we wouldn’t do. 😉

Tagged: Beach, California, Caribbean, Cheap Tips, Events, Flights, Florida, Holidays, Infographics, International, Las Vegas, Mexico, Seasonal, Tips & advice

Kelsie Ozamiz

Kelsie Ozamiz

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One thought on “Cheap spring break: where to go and when”

  1. Good Stuff! I really enjoyed reading. I will be visiting often and telling my friends about this Hope to read more good articles.

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