Here's a list that can help us college students plan the perfect spring break on a budget, without scrolling for hours looking for the best deals on travel sites.
If you start planning your spring break during the Fall semester…
This is by far the best website if you want to plan your vacation in advance in order to maximize savings. You can browse by destination and it will give you the prices of the hotels in the area including the cost of flights. Focus your search on all-inclusive resorts because food is included, which is a cost that can sneak up on you at a regular resort and bring you over budget.
If you constantly find yourself in the broke college student struggle, but don’t wanna miss out on an awesome spring break this year then this is the site for you. It allows you to put a deposit on your vacation and pay later if you don't have the funds all at once. They have spring break packages for students that include basically everything you need for the perfect vacation.
If you start planning one month before your spring break…
You can book a cruise for really cheap using this website, but they usually need to be booked about 3-4 weeks before in order to get the best deals. Cruises are a great option for spring break because all meals and activities onboard are included in the cost.
This website caters to the college student planning a group spring break getaway. They focus on the top destinations like Cancun, and the cost covers everything such as flight, transport, events, and lodging. This is defiantly a great option if you have never planned a vacation before, and want to be sure that your spring break is a success.
If you start planning literally a week before your spring break…
This website is the best for students looking for last minute flight that are still discounted. I used this site to book a flight to Amsterdam the day before departure, and still saved $400 from what a traditional website was charging. I had to fly separate from the rest of the group, but it was defiantly worth the savings.
Hotel prices are going to spike the week before your spring break, so you should check out an AirBnB in order to not drain your savings. If you have a larger group renting an entire house is totally doable, and in some countries beautiful homes are available for super cheap.