Stats: Big Bear Lake, CA and Charleston Trending Spring Break Destinations

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With Spring Break travel season almost upon us, Booking.com has released a new report on the latest Spring Break travel trends. Where are travelers headed? Based on booking data, here’s a list of the top trending destinations this year:

  • Big Bear Lake, California
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Moab, Utah
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Tulum, Mexico

Although Booking.com's data shows that Spring Break (March 18 - April 30) will be 2 percent more expensive than last year, there are a few popular destinations that stood out as being slightly less expensive throughout the six week travel period: Atlantic City (11% cheaper), New Orleans (8% cheaper), Miami Beach (4% cheaper) and Tampa (9% cheaper).

The following week-to-week recommendations highlight additional great savings for travelers:

Week of March 18 - 24  

  • Panama City Beach, Florida: 21 percent cheaper
  • Miami, Florida: 19 percent cheaper

Week of March 25 - 31  

  • Virginia Beach, Virginia: 19 percent cheaper
  • Playa del Carmen, Mexico: 16 percent cheaper
  • South Padre Island, Texas: 13 percent cheaper

Week of April 1 - 7 

  • Santa Cruz, California: 31 percent cheaper
  • Cancún, Mexico: 22 percent cheaper
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: 13 percent cheaper
  • Santa Barbara, California: 12 percent cheaper

Week of April 8 - 14  

  • Tampa, Florida: 18 percent cheaper
  • Ocean City, Maryland: 11 percent cheaper
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico: 10 percent cheaper

Week of April 15 - 21  

Reno, Nevada: 58 percent cheaper
Atlantic City, New Jersey: 45 percent cheaper
New Orleans, Louisiana: 24 percent cheaper
Corpus Christi, Texas: 23 percent cheaper
Las Vegas, Nevada: 14 percent cheaper
Fort Lauderdale, Florida: 13 percent cheaper
Savannah, Georgia: 12 percent cheaper

Week of April 22 - 28  

San Antonio, Texas: 13 percent cheaper

Source: Booking.com