fbpx
4 Shares

It’s hard to find cheap spring break trips for families…but I’ve got the best ideas to get your spring break trip started!

Spring break is right around the corner so it’s time to break out the bathing suits and sunscreen!

And you might be looking to do something different this year, like not wanting to spend your spring break sitting at home.

But since spring break is a peak season for hotels, airlines, and beaches, you could be spending $200 more just on your flight! And don’t even get me started on the skyrocketing price of hotel rooms.

While traveling during peak season is more expensive, we all still want to be able to experience the thrill of having some epic spring break adventures with our families.

But you don’t have to spend a fortune to still get your spring break trip! I know because I’ve done it.

Is it more expensive than going during the offseason? Yes. But it doesn’t have to cost you your entire savings account either.

That’s why I’ve put together the best cheap spring break ideas for families so you can still have a fun trip without draining your savings account.

Plus, with these cheap spring break vacations, you’ll be saving money on your frugal spring break and not breaking a sweat…unless you’re basking in the sun.

And with these inexpensive spring break ideas, you’ll be having fun adventures and saving money too!

Here are my tips to enjoy some cheap spring break trips for families!

cheap spring break trips for families

Consider All-Inclusive Trips

There’s something to be said about an all-inclusive trip. You pay one price and there are no other fees to think about after that!

All-inclusive resorts and cruises are the way to go if you are worried about paying for a vacation. And it can make for some cheap spring break ideas for families.

Since all of your activities and food are paid for ahead of time, you know what you are paying for and how much it will cost you upfront.

BONUS FREE DOWNLOAD

Create A Plan For Your Money

These FREE Budgeting Spreadsheets will help you keep a pulse on your money (from the palm of your hand).

You can save up for your trip without having to use a credit card. Plus, there will be no hidden fees or costs during your trip, of course, unless you want some souvenirs to take home with you.

If you are curious about all-inclusive trips, read more about how not to worry about money on your vacation.

cheap spring break trips for families

Drive Instead Of Fly

Driving to your destination will almost always be less expensive than flying, especially if you are in a group. It makes for some cheap spring break trips for families.

A trip to Florida could cost you anywhere from $300-400 dollars per person if you fly, but driving would be way cheaper depending on where you’re traveling from and how many people are going.

Plus, if you plan ahead you can save up your cheap gas cards, thus saving you even more! Using pre-paid gas cards makes for some cheap spring break vacations!

And, you can use the route to make a perfect road trip! The best drives are the ones where you get to discover things along the way! Like the waterfall we found and an ice cream factory that was right off the highway with free samples! Those discoveries made some memorable trips!

cheap spring break trips for families

Bring Your Own Food

First, stop by the grocery store and pick up some breakfasts, snacks, even lunches for your trip. Eating out will be expensive and restaurants will be more crowded during spring break and can easily break your budget.

Look for a hotel that offers free breakfast and you can save even more! Some hotels even offer a kitchenette. This is a great option so you can cook your own meals. Not only will you eat healthier but it will better for your budget.

Even if your hotel doesn’t offer free breakfast or your room doesn’t have a kitchenette, there is still so much you can work with. It’s time to think outside the box to make your cheap spring break vacations happen.

If you have a coffee pot, you can not only make coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, but you can use the hot water to make oatmeal or grits for breakfast.

Ever heard of microwaved eggs? Yup, it’s a thing and it’s yummy too!

Try and do a little planning that will help you make some meals in advance or even a shopping list so you know what to buy when you get there.

My family does not like the same thing every day so we have to keep the ideas flowing. Doing a little pre-meal planning helps our budget out big time.

And if you think you would have no idea what else to bring, check out this list for cooking in a hotel room!

Check out more ways to save on your vacation food costs!

cheap spring break trips for families

Eat Out For Lunch Instead Of Dinner

Restaurants typically have cheaper prices for lunch than dinner. Consider going out for lunch and eating in for dinner if you’re on a tight budget.

Eating out for lunch not only lets you experience the local flare but for us, it’s one less thing to worry about lugging around if we are exploring. It also gives us a chance to rest, cool off, and plan our next move of the day.

BONUS FREE DOWNLOAD

Create A Plan For Your Money

These FREE Budgeting Spreadsheets will help you keep a pulse on your money (from the palm of your hand).

If you can, bring your slow cooker and cook a meal in it while you are out exploring or playing in the waves. Then when you get back to your room your dinner is done and you have saved a ton of money by not eating out! These inexpensive spring break ideas are so great at helping you save money!

Or bring your Instapot and cook it quickly while everyone is in the pool or getting showered after a long day of exploring. It’s a great way to put dinner on the table fast.

You can easily make ahead these meals and freeze them. Check out these 100’s of Slow Cooker Freezer Meals I found on Pinterest.

cheap spring break trips for families

Skip The Hotel Room For A Cheap Spring Break

Unless you are prepared to pay $200 or more per night, skip the hotel room.

Going camping and spending the week in a tent could save you $100+ a night.

If you are traveling with a large group consider renting a house, or check Airbnb to save money on accommodations.

The start of spring means something different to different people. For some, it means time to travel.

The good news is that if you are eager to travel and you follow these tips, you can ensure a cheaper trip and a week away from your couch at home!

That’s why I’ve put together the best cheap spring break ideas for families so you can still have a fun trip without draining your savings account.

Plus, with these cheap spring break vacations, you’ll be saving money on your frugal spring break and not breaking a sweat…unless you’re basking in the spring sun.

And with these inexpensive spring break ideas, you’ll be having fun adventures and saving money too!

 

YOUR TURN: What else are you looking for in some cheap spring break trips for families? Let me know in the comments below!

cheap spring break trips for families
The Best Frugal Tips For A Cheap Spring Break Family Trip
4 Shares
4 Shares
Share
Pin4