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Cheap Spring Break Ideas

Well, not a problem! There are many alternatives to the stereotypical extravagant beach escape for spring break. First, you can consider cutting your trip short a couple of days in order to save money on hotel fares, food, and activities. But there are many more creative things you can do for spring break. Check out a few ideas:

  1. Take a Road Trip!

  2. You’d be surprised just how many college students take this alternative route for spring break fun. Grab a group of friends, a reliable ride, a map, and you’re good to go. Best of all with road trips, you can stop and stay with friends or relatives, take detours at the last minute, and pile all your friends into a hostel or a hotel room. Take back roads whenever possible to capture the scenic moments of your trip. StudentUniverse has a full list of hotels and hostels around the world so you can always find a place to stay!

  3. Go Camping

  4. Camping is another great idea for the outdoorsy type. It’s a nice alternative for a rustic, down-to-earth time with your friends, and a campfire! Pitch a tent, or for a little more money rent a log cabin and remember your fishing rods! Many sites have water and an electric hookup. Also, a lot of campsites have planned activities and things for visitors to do.

  5. Visit a Big City

  6. There are a lot more things to do you than you might think. State websites have lists of local activities and annual events. NYC, Boston, LA, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia and San Diego are just a few cities with endless sites both modern and historic and all have a great nightlife. has a list of all the major cities in the U.S. and around the world with information on what to do, see, eat, shop, and party. Check them out.

  7. Volunteer!

  8. This is probably the cheapest, but perhaps not the most relaxing alternative for spring break. There are many options if you venture down this road that will allow you to visit places in need all over the country. You may help rebuilding communities or working with individuals. Needless to say it’s a one of a kind, fulfilling experience. More and more students are doing this every year - for good reason.

No matter what you do or where you go, check out StudentUniverse’s list of places to go and have fun – everyone should be able to get away for spring break.

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