NEW YORK (MainStreet) — For a college student, spring break might mean wild nights forgetting the pressures of study; for parents, it might mean a peaceful respite from the hassles of parenthood before summer break. And for the professional it might mean a pause in relentless business pressures.
Whatever your reasoning for wanting a spring getaway — it might just be a need for a little warmth and sunlight — you also most likely need it to be affordable.
We’ve put together 10 of the most budget-friendly spring break vacations that will still feel like a fortune’s being spent:
South Beach Hotel, Biloxi, Miss.: South Beach Hotel is the only hotel directly on the beach here. All rooms have balconies, and guests can request a sunrise or sunset view. If you want something to do in addition to lounging on the sand, spend a day combining beach and history out on Ship Island. The Ship Island Ferry runs March to October, taking visitors out to this beautiful barrier island that was a staging area for the British during the War of 1812 and a training site during the Civil War. Hotel rates for March start at $120 per night.
CostaBaja Resort and Spa La Paz, Mexico: Cancun might be the place to party, but if you have more of a subdued spring break in mind — complete with whale watching — the package at CostaBaja includes luxurious accommodations, a daily buffet breakfast and a complimentary room upgrade from just $619 for two people for two nights.