Last night we spoke with 50 students across the country about all things Spring Break in our weekly #universitychat on Twitter. We discussed most popular destinations, what to pack, budgets, and much more. Here are some of our main takeaways:
1. Most Popular Spring Break Destinations:
Cabo, San Lucas
Panama City Beach, Florida
Gulf Shores, Alabama
2. Student’s Ideal Trip
The students we spoke with overwhelmingly wanted to go to the beach. Few mentioned partying, most students expressed that they looked forward to relaxing with friends and forgetting about the stress of school.
Students budgeted $400 on average for spring break and were very thrifty while planning. Traveling in packs, renting homes instead of hotels, and driving to their spring break destinations saved the students we spoke with hundreds of dollars.
4. Travel Sites
Students referenced a variety of sites when planning their Spring Breaks this year. Some students had coordinated trips through their universities, while others had to put the pieces together on their own. Students expressed that they loved referencing sites that compared prices from many different vendors; sites like Orbitz, Expedia, and Kayak were all hits.
5. Must-Pack Items
Every student was on the same page when packing for warm weather: – Sunglasses, bathing suits, sunscreen & flip-flops seemed to be the universal trend.
6. Top Spring Break Brands
Students opted for value brands with great utility – the girls absolutely loved Target for bathing suits.
We want to wish all of our students a fun and safe Spring Break – can’t wait to hear all of your stories!