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Spring break is in full swing! If you’re still planning your vacation, it can be difficult to do when you’re watching your pennies. This doesn’t have to stop you from having a smashing holiday, though! Here are our best tips on how to plan your vacation this spring break when you’re on a tight budget.

Use Travel Apps

You can find some great deals on travel apps like TripAdvisor (Android, iPhone), SkyScanner (Android, iPhone), and AirBNB (Android, iPhone).

Whether you’re looking for accommodation, flights, rental cars, or tickets for activities, travel apps can offer deals that you wouldn’t find elsewhere. Most of them are free to download.

It’s a good idea to compare prices between two or three different apps to find the best of the best deals. One app may have super deals on accommodation, while a different app is great for cheap flights. Don’t be fooled by the first discount trying to lure you in – do your research to find the best deal for you!

Book A Refundable Reservation

Booking in advance often allows you to avoid the last-minute price hike of accommodation. If you can, book your accommodation at least a month in advance. But we recommend booking even earlier if possible – for example, you may get off-peak prices if you book in winter, even if your dates are in spring.

Also, make sure your reservation is refundable. That way, if prices drop in the following weeks, you can rebook your accommodation at the lower price and save yourself some pennies.

Go In Larger Groups

Going on spring break with just a few close buddies can be great. But booking for larger groups means you can split the costs between more people, which can help save everyone money in the long run.

Sharing rooms, carpooling, or splitting food costs can be an effective way of having an amazing spring break experience on a tight budget. Also, sometimes buying in bulk (for example, snacks or other food items) can incur a discount.

Use Public Transport

When you’re on a budget, hiring a car can become expensive very quickly. Depending on your spring break destination (is it safe? Is it easy to communicate with locals?) using public transportation could be the more affordable way to go.

Taxis are usually the most expensive form of public transport. Busses and trams may be the easiest and cheapest. For longer distance travel, trains are a great option. For close, local wanderings, you can always walk!

Stock Up on Snacks

Buying your own food and snacks instead of eating at hotel restaurants or ordering room service can save you plenty. If you do want to try something new and exciting, street food is usually delicious and cheap.

If you’re planning on fishing over spring break, you could always cook some of your catch. Make sure it’s a good cooking fish, and try to book accommodation that either has an oven or stovetop or place to build a fire.


Ready to book the perfect affordable spring break vacation? Follow these tips to find the best deals and save yourself plenty of pennies both before and during your trip! All you need is some proper planning and the determination to make it the best spring break regardless of budget!

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of Appclonescript.com, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.