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Book These Last-Minute Affordable Spring Break Trips Now

9 vacations ideas that won't break the bank
Last-Minute Spring Break Trips
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Whether you thought you couldn't afford a spring break getaway or if planning just slipped your mind, never fear: Cheapflights.com has your back. The site recently pulled together a list of 25 destinations that will fit into any budget, and we've narrowed down the list to the nine best spots for all things food, drinks and entertainment.

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From serene beaches to bustling cities, these are the best places for an inexpensive but memorable vacation.

 

Nashville, Tennessee

Love music? Head to Nashville and get a front-row seat at the best live performances the country has to offer. But this Music City isn't just country-western venues and honky-tonks, it also has an impressive restaurant scene that goes way beyond barbecue.

 

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② New York, New York

There's no shortage of museums, parks, restaurants and bars in the City That Never Sleeps. Skip tourist hubs like Times Square and the Empire State Building, and venture out into other areas like Greenwich Village, Chinatown and Brooklyn for a true NYC experience.

 

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Denver, Colorado

With roughly 300 days of sunshine each year, it's no wonder everyone's flocking to the Mile High City. Denver's laid-back vibe is perfect for anyone looking to chill out and enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. While you're there, be sure to stop by one of the area's 60 breweries to get a taste of the city's thriving culinary scene. 

 

Salt Lake City, Utah

If you're looking to hit the slopes, March is great time to book a ski trip to Salt Lake City. Between the many budget-friendly resorts and temperate desert climate, snow lovers can expect sunny skies and plenty of trail time.

 

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Nassau, Bahamas

No spring break list would be complete without a tropical island thrown into the mix. With its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters, you'll find yourself catching rays and sipping Bahama Mamas all week long.

 

Portland, Oregon

This funky, extremely walkable Pacific Northwest hot spot has something for everyone, including farmers' markets, breweries, affordable eats, parks and museums. And don't forget that Portland is also known as the unofficial doughnut capital, so make sure to grab one of city's famous treats before you leave. 

 

Chicago, Illinois

Thanks to its endless dining options and dozens of historic landmarks, Chicago makes a great spring break destination. Spend your days sampling the explosive local craft beer scene, then recover from your boozy binge by digging into the Windy City's signature deep-dish pizza

 

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New Orleans, Louisiana

If you thought Mardi Gras was the only time to visit New Orleans, think again. This electrifying city is actually teeming with vibrant music festivals and parades all year round. Indulge in gumbo, jambalaya and beignets before joining the 24-hour street parties on Frenchmen or Bourbon.

 

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Toronto, Canada

Hip-hop icon Drake's hometown is a superb under-the-radar vacay pick for Americans these days, thanks in part to our dollar's particularly strong exchange rate. The 6ix, as it's known to rap fans everywhere, is a vibrant, multicultural city loaded with delicious (and inexpensive) street food, tons of engaging museums and, for those 19 and older, a plethora of cutting-edge craft beer and nightlife options.

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