Spring Break 2017 is only months away. It’s known to be the biggest and most fun student event of the year, but it’s also a holiday that typically decimates the budgets of students.
The average college student spends about $1,100 a week on spring break, and the majority of that amount doesn’t cover getting there or lodging, but rather the high costs of having fun, whether it’s the deposit on a rented jet ski or on a bar tab.
We’ve figured out some ways to help save money, and by following these tips, you can save hundreds while getting some much needed fun in the sun.
Luckily, because not all schools schedule Spring Break on the same week, it’s easier to save money on spring vacations than during the winter holidays. Still, it’s important to do your homework on deals and discounts when it comes to flights, hotels and activities.
If flying, book your flights Tuesday through Thursday. Southwest Airlines typically offers fare sales each week from Tuesday through Thursday.
Budget Travel: Go for Driving Distance. Those who can drive to their spring break destinations can forgo this cost all together and do their savings a big favor. The first place to cut costs is airfare.
Travelzoo: Don’t Pay for the View. When it comes to the specific room you stay in, beach proximity can affect the total cost of your trip. Staying in a room with a garden view instead of an ocean view can save you 30 percent on your stay, and the shore is still a short stroll away.
Get Party Package Discounts. The Panamaniac Club Card has been around for 25 years and continues to save students a ton of money. Local restaurant and shopping discounts, plus over $300 in cover charge savings, this card not only makes you feel special, it makes you save money! Purchase your 2017 Panamaniac Club Card now at a discount right here!