2017 Spring Break: Travel trends and destinationa


Spring Break season is right around the corner and Americans will be taking off on trips throughout the US and Caribbean in search of sprawling beaches, lively nightlife, and inspiring culture.

Although latest data shows that Spring Break (March 18th – April 30th) will be 2% more expensive than last year, there are a few popular destinations that stood out as being slightly less expensive throughout the six week travel period: Atlantic City (11% cheaper), New Orleans (8% cheaper), Miami Beach (4% cheaper) and Tampa (9% cheaper).

The following week-to-week recommendations highlight additional great savings for travelers, where they will discover a variety of accommodations to choose from – from hotels and B&Bs, apartments to vacation homes, and even more unique properties.

Week of March 18th – 24th

• Panama City Beach, Florida: 21% cheaper
• Miami, Florida: 19% cheaper

Week of March 25th – 31st

• Virginia Beach, Virginia: 19% cheaper
• Playa del Carmen, Mexico: 16% cheaper
• South Padre Island, Texas: 13% cheaper

Week of April 1st – 7th

• Santa Cruz, California: 31% cheaper
• Cancún, Mexico: 22% cheaper
• Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 13% cheaper
• Santa Barbara, California: 12% cheaper

Week of April 8th – 14th

• Tampa, Florida: 18% cheaper
• Ocean City, Maryland: 11% cheaper
• San Juan, Puerto Rico: 10% cheaper

Week of April 15th – 21st

• Reno, Nevada: 58% cheaper
• Atlantic City, New Jersey: 45% cheaper
• New Orleans, Louisiana: 24% cheaper
• Corpus Christi, Texas: 23% cheaper
• Las Vegas, Nevada: 14% cheaper
• Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 13% cheaper
• Savannah, Georgia: 12% cheaper

Week of April 22nd – 28th

• San Antonio, Texas: 13% cheaper

And for those looking for the Spring Break destinations attracting the biggest crowds, the following cities will be this year’s trending cities, based on current bookings:

• Big Bear Lake, California
• Charleston, South Carolina
• Moab, Utah
• Newport, Rhode Island
• South Lake Tahoe, California
• Tulum, Mexico