By the time spring finally arrives—after a winter that has broken records for cold temperatures and snowfall around the country—you’ll definitely need to go on vacation. The good news is that there are plenty of budget-friendly destinations right here at home, as well as in nearby locales in Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Without breaking the bank, you can still celebrate the new season by exploring a new city or island enclave. Check out our suggestions—many of which are on Fodor’s Go List 2014—and start planning your spring getaway today.
By Andrea M. Rotondo
Andrea M. Rotondo is a freelance writer based in New York City. She covers cruise news and luxury travel trends for Fodors.com, Condé Nast Traveler, Cruise Critic, and other websites and magazines. Her latest book is Tom Petty: Rock ‘n’ Roll Guardian. Follow her on Twitter: @luxtravelmavens.