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Trying to make last minute spring break plans with a budget of less than $250? Don’t worry, we gotchya! Here are our top picks for you:

1. A 2-Day Trip to Lake Okoboji, Iowa

Budget: $200

The glacier-carved lakes are no doubt the main attractions of the Okoboji area. This captivating chain of lakes extends several miles from the Minnesota border southwest and covers about 15,000 acres. Okoboji could just be your ideal getaway spring vacation destination. With six lakes, it is certainly the lake life you’ve been anticipating. About $50 per night can get you a nice room with free unlimited WiFi, that’s just $100 for both nights. If you spend another $100 on food, activities and a little shopping, you still won’t go beyond the $200 budget.
There are lots fun places and with so much going on, you many never even need the hotel’s WiFi because you’ll never be stuck indoors. From Okoboji Classic Cars to Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum to the Ranch, the Barefoot bar, the Gulf Club; the list is endless! If you’re a foodie, you may want to consider extending your trip so you can buy enough time to visit at least 50% of the over 65 top restaurants here. There’s no limit for the shopaholics! Shop till you drop with over 50 amazing stores but be careful not to go beyond your budget.

Find all the details you need to make a more explicit plan on your trip to Lake Okoboji here.

2. Trip to Duluth

Budget: $150

Exquisitely positioned at the western edge of the sparkling blue Lake Superior, Duluth offers a perfect escape from the stress of everyday Campus life and an opportunity to truly enjoy nature. You can pick a leisurely scenario from some of the city’s 25 beautiful parks, 15 Museums, 12 Game Centres, 2 Zoos/Aquariums or the fun-filled Amusement Park. You could also go for a more structured itinerary like the aquarium in the morning, lunch at a sumptuous restaurant on the waterfront plus a tour of the famous Sculpture Walk, then a visit to the historic Railroad Depot in the afternoon. Either way, you are sure to leave Duluth feeling relaxed and refreshed.
If you’re the nocturnal type, Duluth has over 15 great bars and clubs to suit your nightlife and if your ideal vacation involves an intense food tour, then Duluth; with its 199 restaurants, is the perfect place for you!
With as little as $60, you can get a lovely room to spend the night and then use up the other $90 on food and entertainment.

Find all the details you need to make a more explicit plan on your trip to Duluth here.

3. A Weekend in Eagan

Budget: $220

Book a-two-night stay in a fancy hotel at Eagan with just $120 for both nights and get three days of play!
Eagan is the home of the largest outlet mall and municipal waterpark in the Upper Midwest – Twin Cities Premium Outlets and Cascade Bay. It is just about 10 minutes away from Mall of America and the Minnesota Zoo, 20 minutes from Valleyfair Amusement Park, and 15 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. There’s just too much to do in the area that you might be tempted to stay an entire week!

Find all the details you need to make a more explicit plan on your weekend in Eagan here.

4. A 3-day trip to Wisconsin Dells

Budget: $215

Defined by the currents and curves of the Wisconsin River, Wisconsin Dells has been an ideal vacation destination for over a hundred and fifty years. A bloom of indoor water parks has turned the Dells from a summer hot spot to a year-round destination. With Zoos/Aquariums, 9 Museums, 8 mind-blowing Sights, 17 Shopping centers and 131 restaurants, there’s a seemingly endless supply of fun-filled activities. Whatever adventure you’re looking for, you can find it in Wisconsin Dells. From crazy amusement parks on “the strip,” to the unique shopping of Downtown Wisconsin Dells, to the gorgeous sightseeing and wildlife. One weekend alone may not be enough to explore all Wisconsin Dells has to offer!
The affordability of the hotels at Wisconsin Dells is another major plus. With just $37 per night, you can get a beautiful room! That’s $111 for all three nights, leaving you with another $104 for all your fun activities.

Find all the details you need to make a more explicit plan on your trip to Wisconsin Dells here.