Oh, Spring, how we’ve missed you! Ok, it’s not Spring yet, but the planning for Spring starts at the end of Summer, right? And with Spring, comes Spring Break, if not for you, for millions of students and parents who will be traveling all over the country and the world once the season hits. If you love Spring but hate the spring break crowed, this list is for you. Or, if you love traveling and are looking for affordable places to go for spring break, this list is for you!
For the city lovers: Bogota, Colombia
If you’re a fan of Netflix’s Narcos, we are certain Bogota is a very familiar name to your ears, but this city is much more than the role it plays in the series. Bogota has long been a must see city, with great street art, stunning landscape (including 10,000 foot Monserrate Mountain), delicious food, and lively night life. Cheap flights can be found in April as well as reasonable priced hotel rooms. March and April are Bogota’s rainy season, so that helps you avoid the crowd.
For families: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you’re looking for a place to take the family that has something for everybody and is driving distance from a lot of cities in the East Coast, Myrtle Beach is a great vacation spot. It has a 60 mile string of beaches, great shopping and restaurants, golf courses, amusement parks, and more!
For the surfers: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Deemed “Tourism City of Nicaragua”, San Juan del Sur is a beautiful costal town on the Pacific Ocean. It is known for its sunsets as well as being the go to place for surfers. It lacks the high rise buildings and other super touristy fixtures other popular beach towns have, which is a plus for you if you’re looking for a getaway that will have you fitting right in with the locals.
For the Far East minded: Hong Kong, China
Although the most popular times to visit Hong Kong are between October and December, the short Spring is where you can find the most affordable flights. Hong Kong Airlines has launched direct flights from L.A. in 2017 for as low as $500 round trip! Once in Hong Kong, you will be dazzled by temples, mesmerizing buildings, delicious street food, and a bustling city life.
For the animal lovers: Botswana
Spring is an ideal time to visit Botswana, one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. Temperatures are mild and lodges and camps are not as crowded as Summer season. This means affordable prices for you and a more intimate experiences with your guides and glorious animals.