Instead of Cancun, go to the Gulf Coast

Fly: Delta out of Dulles to Pensacola, Fla., less than $200

Stay: Perdido Beach Resort, $228 per person, traveling with four people

Eat:If you want to leave the resort, check out Tacky Jack’s Grill and Tavern, 27206 Safe Harbor Dr., Orange Beach, Ala., 36561

For deals, check out: <a href="http://www.perdidobeachresort.com"www.perdidobeachresort.com

The Gulf Coast boasts bright, sunny beaches made of mounds of soft white sand. The Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Ala., offers a private balcony and a beach view for just $183 a night. With room for four, that’s just $228 a person for the week. The resort’s four eateries, indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzis, and built-in pool bar guarantee a fantastic Spring Break. Grab a Delta Airlines flight from Dulles to Pensacola, Fla., for less than $200 a person, and then the Perdido Beach Resort is just a short drive from the airport.

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