How College Students Can Travel Cheaply This Spring Break

Taking a spring break trip doesn't have to bust your budget. There are plenty of resources you can use to make your trip cost-effective. Read this blog to get some tips on how to save money on your spring break travels. Schools offering Travel & Tourism degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

spring break

Ways to Enjoy Your Spring Break on a Budget

Spring break is the moment college students look forward to more than anything (usually). After weeks of studying, the break provides a welcome oasis for your fried brain. But it can be difficult to travel on a college student's budget. With a few traveling tips, you can use the money you'll save on transportation for your actual vacation.

Discount Sites

Websites like Travelocity.com, Hotels.com, Expedia.com and Priceline.com search the Internet for the best travel deals. They can get you savings on cars, hotels and flights with just a click of the search button. These sites also host last-minute bargains. If you and your friends are open to where you'll spend spring break, consider taking advantage of these to fill reservations for less.

Be Open

Just as a discount site can offer you cheap destinations if you're open, so can other resources. Twitter accounts such as @Fly_com provide codes and links to discounted airfares. If your group is willing to adjust, you can get some good deals. You may also be able to save money if you're flexible regarding the day you fly out. Tuesdays tend to be the cheapest day to fly, but many search engines give the option to see airfares for three days before and after the date you give. This way, you can determine which days are cheapest for you.

Drive

Depending on how far you'll travel for spring break, it may be a better option to drive rather than take a train or fly. If you intend to vacation in an area that you'll need transportation, this can save you additional costs on a rental car. If your (or your friends') car is not reliable, renting one for the drive will still save you on airfare costs. Sure, you'll need to spend money on gas, but splitting that cost can still be a savings when compared to the price of individual flights.

Skip Insurance

If your group decides to rent a car, skip the additional insurance fees that the rental agency offers. If you own a car, you have insurance. Typically, regular insurance policies cover car rentals anyways, so don't spend the extra money for double coverage. If you have a credit card, you can check to see if your credit card company offers rental coverage when charging the rental through them.

Join the Club

Some clubs, such as the American Automobile Association (AAA), offer discounts on hotels and car rentals. At the very least, they'll provide free directions to wherever you're going. While they do have member fees, maybe one of your parents will spring for the cost to guarantee your safety on the road. If not, you can join for under $100. It may be worth it in the long run.

Pig Out on the Road

Okay, so don't necessarily pig out the whole trip, but if you splurge a little on lunch you'll save throughout the day. Most restaurants have specials or discounts during lunch hours. You can enjoy eating at nicer establishments just by taking the early bird route. Stick with ice water when you eat. Most soft drinks, even though they come with unlimited refills, go for at least two dollars each.

While traveling, load a cooler with soda, water and munchies. By making sandwiches and other snacks available, there will be no extra need to stop. In fact, you could skip stopping even for lunches. You'd be surprised how delicious a peanut butter and jelly sandwich tastes on the road.

If you want to save more over spring break, consider volunteering for a unique and cheap experience.

To continue researching, browse degree options below for course curriculum, prerequisites and financial aid information. Or, learn more about the subject by reading the related articles below:

  • 1. Degree Options:
The schools in the listing below are not free and may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

Popular Schools

  • Strayer University

    Strayer University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Strayer University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Southern New Hampshire University

    Southern New Hampshire University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Southern New Hampshire University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Ashford University

    Ashford University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Ashford University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Colorado Christian University

    Colorado Christian University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Colorado Christian University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • The University of Scranton

    The University of Scranton responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at The University of Scranton:

    • Master

    Online Programs Available

  • Walden University

    Walden University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Walden University:

    • Doctoral

    Online Programs Available

  • Full Sail University

    Full Sail University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Full Sail University:

    Online Programs Available

  • Purdue University Global

    Purdue University Global responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Purdue University Global:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees
    • Associate Programs

    Online Programs Available

  • Regent University

    Regent University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Regent University:

    • Master
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  • Trident University

    Trident University responds quickly to information requests through this website.

    Popular programs at Trident University:

    • Doctoral
    • Bachelor Degrees

    Online Programs Available

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. Next »