Last Minute Spring Break Trips

It’s the dead of winter, school has you exhausted, and spring break is fastly approaching. If you don’t want to spend the week laying around your parents’ house, look no further! It’s easier than you think to book a trip for you and your friends to party, relax, or explore a new place. Trust me, I know from experience.

There is no better time than now to book a last minute spring break trip. You definitely won’t regret it! When booking any trip, money is a big concern among broke college students alike, but with enough digging, you can find a cheap flight or cheap room unexpectedly. This is the perfect time to create memories with your best friends and enjoy yourself before going back to class.

Also, Expedia’s spring break website offers discounted spring break travel packages to get the most bang for your buck.

Miami, Florida

Miami is the quintessential spring break spot. There are endless bars, restaurants, beautiful beaches, and even 24-hour night clubs. What more could you want? Sunny Miami would be the perfect place to chill for a few days and recharge.

It takes some research but cheap flights are out definitely out there. I found round trip tickets from Philadelphia to Miami for around $175. You really can’t beat that. There are a ton of options for places to stay. Miami has so many nice hotels, but they can be expensive. Try looking for rooms on Airbnb or even check out hostels.

For those of you that don’t know, hostels are basically dorm style rooms. Hostels are huge in Miami, most of them being located in South Beach, which is the most lively part of Miami Beach. The awesome thing about hostels is that some of them offer free meals, which can save you money on food. Nicer hostels even have their own pools, bars, or restaurants.

I booked a hostel for 3 nights for around $100 total. That includes free breakfast, dinner, and a 5-minute walk to the beach. All of my planning and booking took about 3 days, so really anything is possible for a last minute spring break trip.

Aside from the party life in Miami, there are tons of other things to do. Check out the amazing Miami art scene, like Wynwood Walls, Institute of Contemporary Art, or walk around the Design or Art Deco District.

Nassau, Bahamas

If you’re looking to go overseas for spring break, look no further than the capital of the Bahamas. Nassau isn’t too far from the U.S, just a bit away from the south of Florida, but you could find yourself in one of the most beautiful, tropical places in the world.

For any broke college student still looking to get away, Nassau has many all-inclusive resorts that are cost-effective. This means lodging, food, drinks, and sometimes airfare!

You won’t ever be bored in Nassau. There are endless fun things to do such as chilling on the beach, scuba diving, snorkeling, etc.

Nightlife in Nassau is great for college students looking to have some fun. The drinking age is luckily 18, so basically any college kid can enjoy a fruity cocktail in one of the many bars, restaurants, or clubs this town has to offer.

Key West, Florida

Traveling to Key West with your best friends would make for an amazing spring break! This small, yet lively town on the very tip of the Florida Keys has a unique spin to it. With the streets lined with pastel houses, you wouldn’t expect that there are many great bars and late night parties to check out.

Key West also has world famous coral reefs, so activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling are a must when in Key West. You can also hit up many of their beautiful beaches and soak up some rays! Being that the island is only 4 miles long, it’s super easy to navigate on a bike or on foot.

Although this town has many great hotels, some of them can be quite pricey. Try researching some rooms on Airbnb, which usually has rooms that are cheaper than most hotels. You never know what you might find!

Cancun, Mexico

When anyone mentioned spring break, Cancun is usually the first place that comes to mind. I mean, why wouldn’t it? With the insane clubs, bars, and beaches, Cancun is the perfect go-to spring break destination for college students.

The nightlife, parties, and bars are like no other (plus the drinking age is 18!) You and your friends will definitely not be bored if you book your spring break here.

Cancun offers some amazing beach front hotels equipped with a huge pool that calls for pool parties perfect for day drinking.

If you’re planning this last minute, no worries! Since Cancun is an extremely popular spring break destination, there will definitely be plenty of hotel rooms and even Airbnbs for as low as $26 a night!

If partying isn’t really your thing, Cancun has a ton of other fun things to do. You can hit one of their tons of beautiful beaches, go snorkeling, or go explore the rich history of the ancient Mayan ruins.

Boston, Massachusetts

A city like Boston may not be the first location on your list, but this city has many great and cheap things to do for your spring break.

Sure it’s not going to be 85 degrees and you can’t sit poolside, but this would be a great opportunity to explore a popular U.S city. Plus, the crowds of drunk college kids will be kept to a minimum.

You also won’t have to fuss around with traveling outside the U.S and you could totally book super cheap rooms on Airbnb or hotels.

Brush up on your history by strolling along the Freedom Trail, check out one of the many museums, or go see your favorite animals at the New England Aquarium. Many places like this offer student discounts if you show your school I.D, so you can score cheaper tickets and save some money, too!