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Three spring break trips on a college budget

Spring break can be so memorable for college students if they have the chance to travel with their friends. However, for most, trying to go on a great trip on a college budget poses a big problem.

These are three cheaper trip ideas that are on a college budget and super fun! One thing to keep in mind while planning a trip is the more people that go, the less expensive the gas and lodging will be.


St. Simon’s Island

Located off the coast of Georgia, St. Simons Island is a small island town that makes for a relaxing beach trip. Lodging is fairly cheap, and you can get an Airbnb starting at just $39 a night.

The Island has great activities, even if it is not warm enough to go to the beach. Jekyll Island is a short trip from St. Simons, and they are home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. This rehabilitation center for turtles gives you an inside look in how pollution can hurt their ecosystem. It is only $8 to take a tour, and Jekyll Island has great shopping and restaurants. Just keep in mind you have to pay a small fee to get on the island.

If it is too cold to go to the beach, you can still enjoy being near the ocean! Ocean Motion Surf Co. rents bikes right near the beach, and you can rent one up to 4 hours for just $15. This would be a warmer way to experience the beach if the water is too cold.



Asheville is a beautiful city in North Carolina that has a classic mountain town feel with tons of shopping and activities. You can get a hotel room in Asheville starting at $79 from

Asheville is known for being home to the beautiful and unique Biltmore House. This house is a must-see destination for a vacation in North Carolina with tours starting at $22 per person. You can also visit the beautiful gardens that the Biltmore House has made famous.

If you enjoy outdoor activities, the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area has great trails and breathtaking views. This would be an especially frugal activity if you are on a tight budget. Even if you aren’t a hiker, the Blue Ridge Parkway is gorgeous to drive along and see the views.



The classic country music city is Nashville, Tennessee. The city is filled with art, music and great food. This would be the perfect spring break destination for country music lovers. You can stay in an Airbnb with six beds starting at $97 per night.

A must see destination in Nashville is the Grand Ole Opry. The tour is a little on the pricier side at $27 per person. However, the Opry gives an inside look at the country music greats and how they landed their careers.

A fun free activity would be to visit the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Nashville. You can walk along the bridge and look at the river and the city. Also, this is a popular destination to take pictures in Nashville if you are into photography.

All of these trips would make your spring break amazing, and they won’t break the bank. Get a bunch of your friends together and have fun exploring a new place!


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