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Shockingly Cheap Spring Vacation Deals

What’s it going to take to get you to take a spring vacation this year? That’s precisely the question destination visitor bureaus around the country are asking travelers. Half-off hotel rates? Done. Meal discounts and free events? Sure.

Citywide promotions are the norm right now, and whether you’ve got a hankering for someplace hot, cold, sunny, or snowy, there’s a destination with deals to match. You won’t even have to travel far; vacation spots around the U.S. provide plenty of affordable action closer to home. If you can get past goofy promotion names (warning: puns ahead), you’ll find savings of 30 percent or more on accommodations and activities, and hotel rates as low as $36 per night. From sunny San Diego to spring in New York City, here are some of the best deals available right now.

San Diego

The San DieGO Downtown Time to Spring-Diego Guide (phew, that’s a lot of word play for one promotion) helps travelers spend less and do more. The guide includes itineraries for students and families looking to maximize limited budgets, a calendar with free events, and other tips such as where to find good happy hours. Plus, you’ll find a regularly updated blog with activity and savings ideas.

There’s also a booking engine with deals like a fourth night free at the Hard Rock Hotel or 40 percent off three or more nights’ at The Sofia Hotel downtown.

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