Cheap spring break trip tricks



Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in Wisconsin Dells has an indoor waterpark for guests.

Dylan Udziela, Opinion editor

Spring Break is an integral part of a high schooler’s career, being the mid-semester break of second semester, and a breath of relief for stressed out seniors. The practice exists across the world; with countries like South Korea, Japan, and Sweden takings their breaks in February, whereas Russia, Georgia, and Greece celebrate depending on when Easter falls that year. The most difficult part of any break is not how it is spent, but where it is spent and the resources necessary to get there. Not everyone has the funds to go to Aspen for the week, but that doesn’t mean the same joy can’t be held elsewhere.
If an urban expedition is on the mind, the average airfare to New York City is $225 if shopping through, not including the cost of the hotel, food, or miscellaneous expenses. The Big Apple has a variety of attractions, historical and modern, from Ellis Island to the raging night clubs of Manhattan. The city that never sleeps appeals to people of all ages due to the duality of the city’s style.
In the Wisconsin Dells there is a wide array of hotels of varying sizes and price points. The Best Western Ambassador Inn & Suites, a reliable and well-known hotel company, costs only $56 a night if you book through Though the hotel lacks any waterpark of its own; it has Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and pools. With such low expenses, money can be spent on higher-quality meals and seeing the sights of the area. The Dells has duck (land and water vehicle) tours, multiple waterparks, and an amazing downtown scene with a multitude of interesting stores.
Pirate’s Cay in Sheridan, Illinois has an indoor waterpark, perfect for those looking to keep the fun alive regardless of weather or time of day. Prices start at $16.95 for anyone over 48”, perfect for a day or weekend away from it all.
South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach is a destination for those more inclined towards a beachy residence. Motels on the beach run as low as $50 a day, with access to the broad blue ocean just a few yards away. Myrtle Beach is also home to a large boardwalk carnival, featuring a plethora of rides with a notable feature being a massive Ferris Wheel.
Though the concept of a spring break blowout is the MTV dream, it can be done without expending all resources. The ability to travel near and far without breaking the bank is just a part of the great American Spring Break.