8 Affordable Spring Break Destinations in the U.S. and Mexico

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge, in the Great Smoky Mountains foothills, is an affordable family vacation destination. Dollywood, Dolly Parton's resort complex featuring a theme park, water park, two hotels

Guadalajara, Mexico

Guadalajara is the sole Mexican destination. While many people associate spring break in Mexico with Cancun or Cabo, this underestimated city Mexico's second-largest and cultural center can hold its own.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The National Cowboy Museum, horse exhibitions, cattle auctions, indoor rodeos, and bull riding make Oklahoma City a cowboy paradise. The luxurious First National Center downtown has trendy bars and restaurants

Las Vegas, Nevada

Due to its many free activities, Vegas can be enjoyed on a budget, including seeing the Fountains of Bellagio, admiring the Aria's gallery-worthy art, or taking a self-guided chocolate factory tour.

Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee has several attractions, including the nostalgic Old Town entertainment center and the green Kissimmee Lakefront Park, where bicycling, hiking, and fishing are available.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

This popular family vacation spot has about 200 sunny days each year. Beautiful weather and 60 miles of oceanfront make Myrtle Beach one of America's top beach resorts.

Portland, Oregon

This diverse Oregon city is renowned for riding (hundreds of miles of greenways, bike lanes, and dedicated trails) and brewing (70 breweries). Spring is one of the greatest seasons to come since the weather is moderate

Houston, Texas

Houston makes a great long weekend destination for all travelers due to its variety of attractions. The Space Center, home to astronaut training facilities, the Starship Gallery (home to several ships)