3 Cheap Places to Go For Spring Break

Miami, Cancun, California – everyone wishes they could afford to go places like these over spring break. Unfortunately, that is not the case for most broke college kids. Listed below are a few affordable getaways closer to home.

1. Omaha, Nebraska

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Spending a few nights in Omaha can be the perfect change of scenery. Book a hotel downtown, like the Magnolia, and spend time exploring the Old Market and downtown area. You may even want to take a trip to the Zoo if the weather allows. You’ll also have an excellent choice of new restaurants to try. Head to the casinos if you’re of age for a fancy night out. 

2. Colorado

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Say hello to mountains and fresh air! If you’re willing to dish out a bit more money and driving time, Colorado is a great place to bring out your inner adventurer. Take a hike or drive through many of the mountain trails. Depending what city you decide on (Denver, Colorado Springs, Estes Park), you could visit Rocky Mountain National Park. If the weather cooperates, you could horseback ride or go whitewater rafting. Hotels aren’t terribly expensive, but you might try out an Airbnb for a more authentic experience. 

3. Kansas City, Missouri

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Beer and barbecue lovers, this might be your place. Along with an extensive selection of authentic KC barbecue - my fave is Fiorella's- and craft breweries like Boulevard, you can visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (10/10 would recommend) or the National World War I Museum. Country Club Plaza is a great place for some high-end shopping. You could also see a show at one of their many theatres. Oh, and if you’re an amusement park fan check out Worlds of Fun! The power and light district is another favorite of mine. 

These destinations might not be as tropical or remote as you wish they could be, but a short little trip could be exactly what you need to help you make it through the rest of the semester.