3 Cheap Getaways for March Break
March break is coming up quickly, and before you know it, it will be here. If you want to get away this March, there are cheap getaways that won’t break the bank. A few of the best getaway options (check out our guide on booking cheap flights), include:
1. Cruise from Miami
Miami is a beautiful vacation destination, but it’s also one of the best locations to take a cruise out of due to its location. You’ll be able to take cruises out of Miami for cheaper than in other departure locations.
Cruises offer the benefit of:
- Being all-inclusive
- Never worrying about travel
All you have to do is get to the cruise departure, and everything you could want will be on the ship. You don’t need to worry about food – it’s all included. Prices are subject to change, but at the time of writing this article, you can take the following cruises:
- 7-night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean starting at $389 a person
- 5-night cruise to the Western Caribbean starting at $439 a person
- 2-night cruise to the Bahamas starting at $169 a person
Cruises offer one of the best opportunities to travel. Alcohol is not included in the costs, and this is where a lot of travelers get in trouble. If you can refrain from drinking alcohol, you’ll be able to keep costs down drastically.
A cruise is the perfect way to kick back and relax while the ship staff takes care of all of your needs.
2. Travel to the Caribbean
Boats are not for everyone. Sea sickness and feeling “trapped” when the boat is in transit leads to some people absolutely hating cruises. The good news is that you can travel to many Caribbean destinations for cheap.
You’ll be traveling in a peak season, which is the winter months, but you’ll still find great deals.
The cheapest Caribbean Island destinations are:
- Cozumel costs under $200 a night for a hotel room with a lot of cheaper options
- Jamaica has plenty of hotel rooms for $125 a night on the beachfront
- Puerto Rico has hotel rates that average under $150 a night
- Dominican Republic has hotel rates that average less than $200 a night
The Bahamas are also very popular among tourists. You can find rooms for under $200 a night. Airfare rates will vary depending on where you’re located. You’ll find airfare ranging as high as $450 round-trip, but there are cheaper options depending on your dates.
The Caribbean offers the option of escaping to a beach destination
While you may be traveling during the most expensive time of year to go to the Caribbean, you’ll be missing the hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30.
3. Stay in the States
A lot of people are preparing to pay their taxes and don’t have the money or time to go on a cruise or to the Caribbean. If you fall into this category, there are a lot of great destinations in the United States that you can go to.
Of course, New York, Chicago and other major cities are hotspots for anyone that has never been to them before, but they’re expensive.
Instead, a few of the highest rank destinations that are affordable and offer a great vacation experience are:
- San Antonio, Taxes
- Raleigh, North Carolina
- Daytona Beach, Florida
- St. Augustine, Florida
- Huntsville, Alabama
CNBC has a list of the top places to go and stay in the United States.
When you stay in the States, you’ll have access to Lyft and Uber which can help you get from the airport or train station to your hotel or Airbnb. Lyft and Uber take the responsibility of driving out of your hands and both have insurance to cover your expenses in the event your driver is in an accident.
A lot of the expenses listed are for meals, but you can stay in most locations for $1,600 with meals. The average meal cost per day for a family is $148, but if you’re willing to make breakfast and buy lunch meat to make sandwiches, you can reduce the meal costs by a lot.
March is a high season for travelers who want to escape the winter weather, but the three options allow for an affordable, fun vacation this March.