How to Save on Spring Break Travel

March 3, 2020

Nothing puts a spring in our step like a great deal on travel! The Spring Savings event, running February 24 through March 1, offers sitewide savings on hotels, flights, packages, and activities just in time for travelers to book a spring getaway.

Spring can be a busy time to travel, especially to the warm-weather and family-friendly destinations, popular with the spring break crowd. Luckily, there are still a few ways to ensure your ideal spring break trip meets your ideal budget, and a lot of it comes down to timing.

According to Expedia data, the sweet spot for booking spring break airfare is 21-30 days in advance of your trip. Travelers who booked during this window saved more than 25% compared to last-minute bookers, and more than 20% more than those who booked 90+ days out.

Based on 2019 data, the cheapest spring month to travel is May. These are the cheapest weeks to travel during spring:

  • 3rd week of May
  • 2nd week of March
  • 3rd week of April

Shop the Expedia Spring Savings event between February 24 and March 1 and save up to 40% off on select hotels and activities.

Book more, save more – Expedia offers discounts and savings when travelers book multiple items on the site. Travelers can save hundreds of dollars just by bundling.

Need a little travel inspiration? According to Expedia flight data, these are a few of the top warm-weather destinations trending for spring 2020:

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic
  • Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Liberia, Costa Rica
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Daytona Beach, Florida

For travelers on a budget, these are among the cheapest places for a spring getaway – with average ticket prices under $350:

  • Charlotte, North Carolina – $314
  • Atlanta, Georgia – $335
  • West Palm Beach, Florida – $337
  • Tampa, Florida – $337
  • Orlando, Florida – $337
  • Santiago, Dominican Republic – $339
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida – $340
  • Denver, Colorado – $344
  • Nashville, Tennessee – $347
  • Dallas, Texas – $347

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