Spring Break Destinations: Which are Cheaper, Which are More Expensive

If you haven’t purchased tickets for a Spring Break trip, hurry; the longer you wait, the higher the price. The good news is some hot spots are significantly cheaper this year.

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Spring Break Prices: 2016 vs. 2015

FareCompare analyzed average ticket prices for popular Spring Break destinations in February 2016 vs. February 2015 for trips in March (from the top 25 U.S. cities). Remember, these are average prices from several cities.

Destinations: Cheaper, More Expensive

Price changes can be seen in destinations from Europe to the U.S. and the Caribbean. Reasons for the up-and-down prices are not entirely clear but airfare expert and FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney says there are likely several factors in play including Zika fears, more competition in the Caribbean and a stronger discount carrier presence (such as Wow Air in Iceland).

The question is, where will you go? We’d love to hear.

2016 Spring Break Prices



% change from 2015

San Juan, Puerto Rico -13.9%
Brussels -11.0%
Nice -8.3%
Reykjavik -7.8%
Amsterdam -7.6%
Burlington, Vt. -7.6%
Denver +4.1%
Myrtle Beach, S.C. +7.1%
Miami +8.4%
South Padre Island, Tex. +20.4%
Cabo San Lucas +20.4%

Which Spring Break destination is cheapest from your home town? Find out in just a moment or so by comparing airfares.


Updated: March 2, 2016