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Top 5 things to consider when planning Spring Break trips

1. Spring Break Destinations

Decide on where you want to go and what type of activities you want to do. Many students chose warm destinations for a respite from the winter cold, with Cancun, Mexico; Panama City, Florida; and South Padre Island, Texas, being top beach cities.

Insider Tip: Spring Break is a great time to visit Europe as prices can be much lower than the peak summer season. 

2. Spring Break Budget

Set a budget for your trip and research the costs of transportation, meals, accommodations, and activities.

Insider Tip: If you are pricing your travel components individually instead of part of a package, remember that flight prices are always shown with all taxes included, but accommodation pricing is typically displayed as per night, before taxes and fees. 

3. Spring Break Accommodations

Decide on what type of accommodation you want, whether it’s a hotel, resort, vacation rental, or camping. Insider Be sure to watch out for any hidden fees like resort or cleaning fees as they can add hundreds to your trip.

Insider Tip: Some accommodations have rules prohibiting younger adults during Spring Break, so consider booking with a Spring Break company like STS Travel where all the properties allow college students.

4. Spring Break Activities

Research and plan out the activities you want to do during your trip, like visiting local attractions, snorkeling trips or zip lining.

Insider Tip:  Because many people travel during Spring Break, popular activities will sell out, so consider booking in advance. If the activity you want to do is sold out, check with the operator locally once you arrive to see if they have a waitlist.

5. When To Book Spring Break

Spring Break will be here before you know it. Book your flight, accommodation, and activities as soon as possible to ensure availability and the best prices. Because so many students share the same spring break dates, flights to book up early, especially on the weekends.

Insider Tip: Spring Break is best with a group of friends. However, many Spring Break plane tickets can’t be changed or used by another traveler once purchased, so make sure everyone is 100% committed before buying flights. 

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