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Plan Your Spring Break 2023 Getaway

A view of a street in the French Quarter of New Orleans with colorful lighting.

Spring break brings a lot of excitement and crowds to the Rio Grande Valley. While many people enjoy the liveliness and energy of being in this type of environment, others may enjoy a getaway that’s a bit more private.

If that’s the case, Valley International Airport has some great destinations you are sure to love (all while avoiding the crowds).

By taking a non-stop flight, you can be on your way to an amazing destination! Whether you’re in the mood for some sun and relaxation or want to enjoy a cooler environment, we have some suggestions just for you. As a bonus, these destinations are all affordable, so you can enjoy a getaway for less.

Santa Monica

Santa Monica has truly amazing weather in the spring, which is the perfect time to enjoy the beach and soak in some sun.

Things To Do in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a classic California beach town where you can enjoy some rest and relaxation right by the water or get your surf on! Amazingly, some of the best restaurants and shops are right by the beach, so you’ll have plenty to check out. Just don’t forget all the other options spread out across the city.

In terms of popular sights, the Santa Monica Pier is a classic destination, with all the food and fun your family can enjoy. Its world-famous ferris wheel offers a once-in-a-lifetime view of the ocean and surrounding Santa Monica area.

No matter what you choose to do, you’re sure to enjoy this affordable spring break getaway.

Flights to Book

You will need to take a non-stop flight to Houston with Southwest Airlines, then catch a connecting flight to Santa Monica. Traveling this way will save you money you can use to enjoy your time on the beach.


If you are craving cold weather as it warms up in South Texas, Denver is a perfect destination.

Things To Do in Denver

There are plenty of amazing sights and sounds around Denver, and one of the biggest attractions is the surrounding slopes where you can get your fill of skiing and snowboarding. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll find plenty of optimal skiing lodges for any skill level.

After you hit the slopes, have a blast and enjoy all the tantalizing  food and shopping the gorgeous city of Denver has to offer. If you prefer visiting cultural attractions, Denver is home to a plethora of museums and art galleries you can browse at your leisure. Just be sure to pack for the weather!

Flights to Book

Get here by taking a quick non-stop flight to Dallas via American Airlines, then a connecting flight to Denver.

New Orleans

Denver or Santa Monica not quite your vibe? Then head on over to New Orleans! While most only think of the city as home to an amazing Mardi Gras festival, the city is most definitely worth a visit no matter the time of year.

Things To Do in New Orleans

New Orleans has enticing events going on year-round that you’re sure to love. In fact, you’ll want to build an itinerary just to fit it all in!

If you’re more about enjoying the spontaneity of the day, you can still fill up on delicious Creole cuisine that New Orleans is world famous for. With crayfish season starting in February and lasting until May, spring break is the perfect time to enjoy all the local delights.

At night, the city is incredibly lively with the French Quarter offering plenty until the wee hours of the morning.

Additionally, from January to June, the city hosts fantastic Broadway shows. Many of the most popular shows can be found in New Orleans, so you don’t need to travel all the way to NYC to catch them.

There are also plenty of festivals running through the spring and summer, along with exceptional museums and historical tours.

Flights to Book

To get to New Orleans, all you need to do is book a non-stop American Airlines flight to Dallas, and from there, catch a connecting flight to the Big Easy. Because it’s such a short trip, you’ll find it to be much smoother than any long-distance flight.

Enjoy Your Affordable Spring Break Getaway

Make your getaway memorable without breaking the bank. Avoid the crowds and get there faster with a non-stop flight from the Valley International Airport!

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