Cheap Last-Minute Spring Break Ideas

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Did your previous spring break plans fall through? Have you found yourself scrambling, trying to find somewhere to go? Well there are a few great, last minute places that you can go for a cheap price!

Frankenmuth, Mich.

If you’re looking to stay in Michigan, Frankenmuth is a great place for a vacation. It is a cute Bavarian town with a lot of charm, great places to stay, and fun things to do. If you are a Michigan native, driving is going to be the cheapest way to travel.

Where to stay:

Another way to stick with your budget is by staying at the Baymont Inn in Bridgeport or the Country Inn & Suites or Best Western, both in Birch Run. It’s a short drive to the action and you can still get a good night’s sleep at the end of the day. The further out of the city you stay, the cheaper the hotels will be. However, if you are looking to stay right in Frankenmuth, the Frankenmuth Motel has rooms for just $55 per night, although prices can change.

What to do:

Since Frankenmuth is located right on the Cass River, there are many scenic views of both the river and the town. There are museums to visit, such as the Military & Space Museum, along with the Frankenmuth Historical Museum. If you want to be by the water, Zehnder’s Waterpark is open all year long! An indoor mini golf course located in the Bavarian Inn Lodge that is also open to the public. Other things to do include wine tasting at Grand Traverse Distillery, cupcake decorating at Sugar High Bakery, pretzel rolling at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant, gourmet popcorn eating at the Popcorn Wagon and so much more!

Boston, Mass.

If you are looking to travel outside of Michigan but still want to remain in the United States, Boston can be a great, cheap place to go for spring break. By choosing your flight and lodging carefully, you can make this trip a frugal success! Full of history, culture and great bars, Boston is a must-see city. When looking for flights, there are many great sites that compare multiple airlines’ flights, allowing you to choose the cheapest. and are both good websites for comparing prices. Remember, flights during the weekdays are going to be much cheaper than trying to find a flight on
the weekend.

Where to stay:

Since Boston is a major city, hotels are going to be expensive. However, there are many hostels that are clean, safe and have great ratings. HI-Boston Hostel, the Backpackers Hostel & Pub, 40 Berkley Hostel and Friend Street Hostel & Café are all good hostels in the center of Boston. Although Boston is a fairly small city, it has a cheap and easy form of transportation called the T. The T is a subway that makes travel both in and out of the city extremely easy. Don’t forget to take a trip to Cambridge and visit Harvard University. Just outside of the city, it’s a quick trip on the T and can make for a great day trip.

What to do:

There is an endless amount of museums, restaurants, shops and even sporting events that make Boston a great city to visit. For restaurants and nightlife outside of the normal tourist areas, visit the North End. If you are looking for pubs, there are a lot located near the center of Boston by Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. Other things to do include: Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Public Garden, Boston Common, Freedom Trail, the New England Aquarium, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Museum of Fine Arts, Bunker Hill Monument, Old State House and Boston Harborwalk.


Danielle Bucco is a junior professional writing major with a specialization in editing and publishing from New Jersey. She dreams of working for a publishing company in either London or Boston and one day plans on writing her own book. Her favorite hobbies consist of reading, traveling, eating, shopping and listening to music.


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