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Saving on Spring Break Trips

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This week, we found two lists of ways to help manage costs on a spring break trip.

Travelzoo takes an equal-opportunity look at ways everyone—from families to drunken college kids and the rest of us—can save 10 to 60 percent on spring break trips. Here are our favorite ideas:

  • Fly on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday (average savings: 40 percent)
  • Travel to Europe since spring is shoulder season (average savings: 30 percent)
  • Travel the week after Easter (average savings: additional 15 percent savings on top of 30 to 50 percent discounts)
  • Take a cruise (50 percent savings)
  • Book a condo or villa (40 to 60 percent savings)

Livability.com, meanwhile, focuses its top 10 spring break destinations for 2013 on family-friendly spots. The picks are modest, but promise to be places “where families can have a quick, yet enjoyable and memorable spring break vacation without breaking the bank.” Here’s the list:

  • Santa Cruz, California
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Cincinnati, Ohio

Are you planning a spring break vacation? How important is getting a good deal on your trip?

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