Cheap Vacations for College Students That Won’t Break The Bank

Cheap Vacations for College Students

Are you ready for your next getaway but feeling constrained by your current budget? We can help. You might have heard of a timeshare before, or maybe you haven’t, but it is definitely a term you want to know. Renting at a timeshare resort is a life hack some have yet to discover. If you want to find cheap vacations as a college student, read about these awesome resorts. We recommend traveling with timeshare for your next vacation. The destinations below are perfect for college students to vacation because they are designed for fun and relaxation. Not to mention, the option to rent is perfect for staying on budget.

Cheap Vacation Destinations for College Students

Deciding where to vacation is part of the fun when planning to travel. Being in college shouldn’t mean you don’t get to take vacations. Of course, what constitutes a “cheap” vacation is relative, but the below destinations tend to cost a bit less and are popular among college students.

Timeshare Vs. Hotel

You can score an incredible place to stay by booking a timeshare rental which can help you and your friends have a luxurious place to stay for less. Not to mention, most timeshare suites come with in-unit laundry and kitchens, so you can save space on packing clothes as well as save money by making dinner at “home” with your friends. Some resorts have age restrictions on who is eligible to book a stay and check-in depending on the time of year, so be sure to double-check with the resort to make your booking and arrival seamless. You can start your search for an inexpensive flight, or get on the road with your favorite people and visit these cheap vacation destinations for students.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

During spring break as well as the offseason, Myrtle Beach is a top vacation destination for students. The city accommodates well to a younger crowd as it offers fun and exciting day trip opportunities as well as a vibrant nightlife. Of course, there are also miles of beach for you and your friends to enjoy!

Additionally, plans are in the works for a new amusement park on the Grand Strand, where most of the action takes place. Whether you’re looking for the best live music in Myrtle Beach or fun places to grab a drink, you won’t have to venture far from your room. Myrtle Beach timeshares are perfectly located right on the beach, and most have direct access to the sand. Some of our favorites are from Hilton Grand Vacations and Wyndham.

Ocean 22 By Hilton Grand Vacations

2200 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA 29577

This beautiful beachfront resort is perfect for a Myrtle Beach getaway. You can enjoy the luxury of Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations while also saving money by renting. With postings starting around 700 dollars a week, you and your friends could potentially divide the cost, saving even more bucks. Amenities at the resort include a poolside bar, on-site coffee shop, indoor and outdoor pool as well as a fitness center. If you love Myrtle Beach you can always look into buying a timeshare there so you can make travel there a priority every year.

Club Wyndham Ocean Boulevard

2100 North Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582

Wyndham Myrtle Beach Cottages, now known as Club Wyndham Ocean Boulevard is a popular place to stay in Myrtle Beach for college students and families. With prime beach access and comfortable accommodations, this resort serves as a great home base for your vacation. The private balconies and restaurant bars will set the tone for a chill vacation. Consider going halfsies with your best friend for a relaxing and refreshing budget-friendly vacation option. Of course, Myrtle Beach also has one of the best boardwalks in the United States with exciting activities, shopping and dining.


Undoubtedly, Florida is always a dream getaway destination during spring or winter break. With comfortable temperatures for most of the year, Florida is a fantastic vacation destination. If a trip to Florida feels out of reach, you’ll be happy to know that there are always deals on round trips flights since this is such a huge tourist destination. Not to mention, many beach towns honor student discounts once you arrive so be sure to bring your student ID.

Daytona is visited every year by college students from all over the US looking for an inexpensive yet fun getaway. You can pay a visit to the Daytona International Speedway or take a drive on the hard-packed sandy beaches with your friends. Or, take a trip to Orlando for a theme park inspired escape. For more inspiration for your trip, check out our blog The Best Florida Beaches to Cure Your Winter Blues.

Bluegreen Resorts Daytona Seabreeze

3125 S Atlantic Ave, Daytona Beach, FL 32118 USA

Interested in renting a condo-style suite for your vacation on a budget? Daytona Seabreeze by Bluegreen Resorts offers the perfect mix of cool and contemporary accommodations. Here you’ll find a fitness center, free WiFi, swimming pools, and hot tubs. Everything you need for a perfect vacation. Plus, you will be in the center of the action and just moments away from shopping and dining. If one day on your trip you want to drive to Disney, you’ll just be an hour’s drive away.

Club Wyndham Bonnet Creek Rentals

 9560 Via Encinas, Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA 32830

If amusement parks are your main goal for vacation, staying in Orlando is the best place to be. Wyndham Bonnet Creek is one of the top resorts in the area and is beloved by many visitors every year. You can experience it with timeshare rentals. Wyndham is known for providing top of the line vacations for families and individuals all over the world. This resort offers one to four-bedroom suites with in-unit kitchens, washers and dryers as well as private balconies. While you’re in Orlando, you can check out Disney Springs, an amusement area created by Disney with free admission and tons of shopping and dining experiences to explore. When you’re finished there, you can visit Downtown Orlando for an exciting nightlife scene.

The Fountains

12400 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32821-6936 USA

Another spectacular Bluegreen resort worth renting is The Fountains on International Drive. This is another option that puts you right near the action of the theme parks and excitement of Orlando. This timeshare resort is absolutely packed with amenities including a lake, game room, swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, and even water skiing. Once you’ve had a fun day in Orlando, you can head back to your luxury suite that offers extra room for everyone in your travel group. Not to mention, The Fountains has beautiful architecture and water features for that perfect Instagram photoshoot.


Vacations don’t always have to include the ocean! No matter the weather, Colorado is a beautiful state to visit. The winter is perfect for snow lovers and the summers are great for outdoor days spent hiking. Not to mention, you can stay at a Colorado timeshare that has swimming pools, ski slopes and more. You can take a trip to the Rockies with your friends for an unforgettable vacation. Colorado is a great place to find cheap vacations for college students on a budget. Additionally, we can show you how to buy a timeshare in Colorado if you want to go every year.

Grand Lodge of Colorado

1979 Ski Hill Road, Breckenridge, CO 80424 USA

If you thoroughly enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll love visiting Grand Lodge on Peak 7 in Breckenridge. This ski-in, ski-out resort is packed with amenities to make a memorable trip, including hot tubs, restaurants and ski slopes of course. Breckenridge is known for its beautiful scenery and hospitable atmosphere. Your suite comes with a kitchen so you stay in a cook your favorite meal. In addition to swimming pools in and outside, you’ll have access to a fitness center and spa. You can also book a rental through our website at Breckenridge’s Grand Lodge on Peak 8 for another view of the mountains.

Lake Tahoe

Do you love beaches and mountains equally? Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination for both! Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains is this long-time favorite vacation spot for travelers from all over the world. The clarity of the water here is breathtaking, and you’ll be surrounded by lush wildlife that will refresh your senses. The most expensive time to visit is in the holiday seasons, but if you find a great deal on a timeshare rental in Lake Tahoe, you’ll be skiing or swimming in no time.

Wyndham Tahoe South Shore

180 Elks Point Road, Lake Tahoe, NV, USA 89448

This Wyndham WorldMark resort is a great pick for your next getaway. Wyndham Tahoe South Shore offers guests so many options for fun and relaxation. Each unit features a fireplace, washer/dryer, and a kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave. Nearby, enjoy a lake, boating, water skiing, kayaking, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, casino gambling, live entertainment, dining, and shopping. Make a day-trip to visit Ponderosa Ranch, Edgewood Tahoe, or Heavenly Ski Resort. 

Marriott Vacation Club Lake Tahoe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA 96150

Located in the Heavenly Village, the luxurious Marriott Grand Residence at Lake Tahoe is a master in providing exciting Lake Tahoe vacations. The villas here are stocked with a kitchen, washer/dryer and in-suite whirlpool tubs. Not to mention, you’ll have yet another opportunity to ski and swim. The blue water and blue sky are an incredible backdrop for your trip. The cozy elegance of this resort will definitely make it hard to return to campus.

Cheap Vacations for College Students

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