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The ultimate Spring Break budget guide: Where to stay, eat and drink for less

‘Home’ is America’s third most popular Spring Break destination

Money saving website Couponbox.com has conducted research to discover the 5 most popular spring break destinations and the best low cost places to stay, eat and drink.

The survey asked 400 American’s across the country where their favorite place to vacation across the Americas is over spring break. Surprisingly, staying right at home came in as the third most popular place to spend spring break. The research also found that 14 – 17 year olds go on spring break to relax, while 18 – 34 year olds take their break to enjoy the beaches. Here are the five most popular places to go for spring break:

 

  1. Miami Beach, Florida

The most popular place to take spring break is Miami, Florida. Whether South Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Panama City, Florida overall won the popular vote amongst those surveyed by a long way.

So how much does it cost to vacay in Miami? We’ve dug out some great deals on places to stay this year.

Stay here: Alden Hotel, $683 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: The Social Club, best American dining in Miami for around $12 a dish

Drink here: Bocce Bar has cocktail happy hour every day from 4 – 7pm

Average price of 2* hotel: $185 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $207 per night

 

  1. Cancun, Mexico

Cancun in Mexico comes in second as the most popular Spring Break destination across the United States. It’s beautiful beaches, incredible food and affordable prices make it a popular destination. We’ve had a look at the best spots to make the most of your stay:

Stay here: Adhara Hacienda Cancun, $580 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: Los Arcos, an iconic and affordable downtown restaurant, tacos from $3

Drink here: Viento Bar and Grill, have a great happy hour from 3 – 4pm at their swim-up bar

Average price of 2* hotel: $172 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $259 per night

 

  1. Home

Perhaps surprisingly, the third most popular place to spend Spring Break is right at home. Instead of planning and paying for a trip, savvy American’s opt to stay in their own habitat to enjoy some downtime. We’ve still got some great tips for those planning to spend the break in their own backyard.

Buy this: Giant inflatable pool for the whole family from $44.95

Eat this: Use Grubhub to order your favorite food straight to your home

Drink this: Premium beer home brewing kit – because it wouldn’t be spring break without bad beer

 

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

With over 60 miles of gorgeous beaches with sparkling blue water and white sand, it’s little surprise that this affordable coast city in South Carolina is the 4th most popular spring break destination for American’s. Here’s the low down on the top spots for your visit:

Stay here: Westgate Myrtle Beach Resort, from $672 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: Sea Blue Restaurant, the best seafood in town for around $15 for a main

Drink here: The Market Common has happy hour from 4 – 7pm daily

Average price of 2* hotel: $94 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $108 per night

 

  1. San Diego, California

Over the last 5 years San Diego’s gorgeous beaches, excellent night life and culinary delights has made it an up and coming hotspot for spring breakers. We’ve dug out the best and most affordable spots in the city:

Stay here: AirBnB has some incredible deals with entire apartments from $444 for 7 nights from Fri 3rd – 10th March 2017

Eat here: Phil’s BBQ has the best selection of classic American eats for about $12 a main

Drink here: The Lion’s Share has a great happy hour from 4 – 6pm daily

Average price of 2* hotel: $211 per night

Average price of 3* hotel: $245 per night

 

We’ve got loads of Bed Bath and Beyond coupons for those of you who are staying at home and want to indulge yourselves.