Ok, so things are still wonky at the moment as far as travel is concerned. There are definitely a few countries open to American tourists but the rules are changing every day it’s hard to keep track. So unless you have the time and patience to plan according to the ever changing rules, it may be easier to plan a closer to home spring break or staycation. You can still have a terrific spring break!
I’ve got some super fun and budget-friendly Spring Break ideas that are sure to make this a memorable one!
- The Road Trip – A great money saving and green idea, as you can split the cost of gas with however many people you can fit in the car. It’s also a great idea to get out of town for those who don’t get to much time off, find a small town and make a point to visit the one thing that makes it famous. For cheap accommodations, research hostels before you leave, or pile your whole crew into an inexpensive hotel room or two. Plus you can always stay with friends and relatives along the way. Take back roads and plan ahead to see memorable roadside attractions.
- Volunteering for Spring Break – A great idea if you want to go somewhere, don’t have coin AND want to give back. You can meet some wonderful people, make lasting memories spend Spring Break building houses or helping those in need. Check out the Charity Guide on volunteer vacations for more information.
- Camping. If you’re the outdoor type, what better way to spend some time with your friends on the cheap? Or spend a bit more money and rent a cabin with a big group. Cabin rentals and campsites are often less expensive in the spring time so plan ahead! You can save a ton of money by packing a bunch of healthy food to cook as well as being in an area where you can get some good exercise whether it’s a hike, a swim or a canoe ride ; )
- Stay-cations – With high gas prices and a struggling economy, make the most of your town. Take a tour of your city’s tourist attractions, visit museums or search for hidden gems across town. Being a tourist in your own town can be quite fun and you’ll have a greater appreciation of your hometown! To spice it up a bit, camp out in your backyard, invite friends over and project movies on to a sheet or blank wall for fun outdoor movie night!
Regardless of what you decide to do, make the most of your time off. Taking a break to enjoy yourself and relax is key to overall well being and you’ll return to work or school energized and excited for summer!