Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico …

The first wave of family spring break has ended but students from major cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. are getting ready for their recesses at the end of April. CheapOair, an online travel agency and provider of cheap flights, has analyzed the latest travel trends to determine the top destinations for elementary, middle, and high school families with spring break in April1.

Florida continues to dominate this year’s domestic travel list for family spring breakers with Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa claiming the first three spots. Miami and Fort Myers also made it into the top 10, according to the survey. Internationally, Mexico and the Caribbean hold a strong presence, pushing out the European destinations that were popular with families during the March spring break period.

Top Domestic Destination for Family Spring Breakers, April 20192
Destination Average Roundtrip Airfare3
Orlando, FL $368
Ft. Lauderdale, FL $364
Tampa, FL $334
Las Vegas, NV $338
Miami, FL $378
Los Angeles, CA $371
Ft. Myers, FL $408
Honolulu, HI $726
Phoenix, AZ $392
San Juan, PR $558
Top International Destinations for Family Spring Breakers, April 20194
Destination Average Roundtrip Airfare3
Cancun, Mexico $486
London, England $618
Paris, France $557
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico $493
Los Cabos, Mexico $509
Montego Bay, Jamaica $536
Nassau, Bahamas $554
Aruba $755
Grand Cayman Island $585
San Jose, Costa Rica $602

“For April travel, we are seeing many of the traditional spring break spots resurface, particularly among our international top 10 destinations,” said Tom Spagnola, SVP of Supplier Relations at CheapOair. “As summer nears, we’re seeing an increase in airfares to Europe which has changed the options available for budget-conscious families traveling at the end of April.”

In April, average domestic airfare this year is $423 while international airfare is averaging around $570. The cheapest domestic destination is Tampa, with an airfare of $334. Internationally, Cancun is the cheapest of the international destinations with an average airfare of $486, according to the survey.

1Family spring break data for March 2019 released on March 6, 2019.  
Based on passenger groups traveling domestically in the US departing 4/12/19 – 4/16/19 or 4/19/19 – 4/23/19 and returning 4/17/19 – 4/21/19 or 4/24/19 – 4/28/19.
Based on average roundtrip airfare departing from US gateways departing 4/12/19 – 4/16/19 or 4/19/19 – 4/23/19 and returning 4/17/19 – 4/21/19 or 4/24/19 – 4/28/19.
Based on passenger groups traveling internationally from the US departing 4/12/19 – 4/16/19 or 4/19/19 – 4/23/19 and returning 4/17/19 – 4/21/19 or 4/24/19 – 4/28/19. 
*Passenger groups defined as bookings with 3-5 passengers

SOURCE CheapOair