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Priceline.com Reveals the Top 50 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations According to College Students

Every year spring break offers college students a much-needed respite from their late-night study sessions and an excuse to take a spontaneous getaway with friends. In fact, 73 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 say they are likely to take a last-minute getaway in 2015, according to a recent survey commissioned by the brand. In March, students are reserving more hotel rooms in Las Vegas, the most popular 2015 spring break destination, than anywhere else. Runner-up destinations include OrlandoNew York CityPhoenix, and Orange County, according to actual hotel reservations made by college students on priceline.com.

Those juggling college debt can still get the full spring break experience on a budget with Priceline’s best bargain destinations for 2015, including both Myrtle and Virginia Beach that have average daily hotel rates below $90. The hottest spring break destination, Las Vegas, also made the top deals list with an average daily rate of $106.

Sixty-seven percent of Americans between the ages of 18 to 24 regretted not taking a last-minute trip in 2014, according to a recent survey from priceline.com, so those on the fence about traveling should not let the opportunity of an unforgettable vacation pass them by. For students with some flexibility in their budget, hotels in tropical destinations can be scored for less than $300 per night in the Florida Keys and Oahu, HI, with average daily rates of $275 and $199, respectively.

“After a particularly brutal winter and knowing how easy it is to find a deal on our app, students will be on the lookout for an adventure through last-minute travel deals – we call this seizing the Travel App-ortunity,” said John Caine, Priceline’s Chief Product Officer. “We’ve got options for the student who saved for 12 months and for the student who has just decided to go. Express Deals offer exclusive deals with savings of up to 55 percent off published room rates.”

Priceline.com’s Top 50 Most Popular Destinations for Spring Break 2015
Based on advance hotel reservations for March made by students on priceline.com.

1. Las Vegas, NV

2. Orlando, FL

3. New York City, NY

4. Phoenix, AZ

5. Orange County, CA

6. Miami, FL

7. Chicago, IL

8. New Orleans, LA

9. San Diego, CA

10. San Francisco, CA

11. Los Angeles, CA

12. San Antonio, TX

13. Dallas, TX

14. Washington D.C.

15. Fort Lauderdale, FL

16. Nashville, TN

17. Atlanta, GA

18. Houston, TX

19. Seattle, WA

20. Denver, CO

21. Austin, TX

22. Minneapolis, MN

23. St. Petersburg/ Clearwater, FL

24. Boston, MA

25. Fort Myers/Naples, FL

26. St. Louis, MO

27. Tampa, FL

28. Savannah, GA

29. The Florida Keys

30. Palm Springs, CA

31. Portland, OR

32. San Jose, CA

33. Columbus, OH

34. Puerto Rico

35. Toronto, Canada

36. Daytona Beach, FL

37. Atlantic City/Cape May, NJ

38. Kansas City, MO

39. Indianapolis, IN

40. Philadelphia, PA

41. Panama City, FL

42. Oahu, HI

43. LA/San Fernando Valley, CA

44. Charleston, SC

45. Inland Empire (CA)

46. Central Coast (CA)

47. Sarasota, FL

48. Monterey/Salinas, CA

49. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

50. Charlotte, NC

For students who have not purchased their Spring Break trips yet, hotel and airfare deals are available from Priceline oni10exitguide.com

2014 Spring Training – Arizona’s Cactus League

Spring is in the air and spring training has begun. Arizona is the home of Major League Baseball’s Cactus League spring training 2014.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in mid February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Below you’ll find 2014 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

 

Cactus League

 

Maryvale Baseball Park

3600 North 51st Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85031
Spring training home of the Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
 
Date Time Opponent
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Monday, march 3 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Tuesday, March 18 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angels
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Thursday, March 27 12:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Cubs Park

2330 West Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, Arizona 85201
Spring training home of the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
Date Time Opponent
Thursday, February 27 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Saturday, March 5 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Tuesday, March 11 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angels
Thursday, March 20 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Monday, March 24 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angles
Thursday, March 27 12:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Goodyear Ballpark

1933 South Ballpark Way, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Spring training home of the Cincinnati Red and the Cleveland Indians

Cincinnati Reds   Cleveland Indians

Cincinnati Reds Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
Date Time Opponent
Wednesday, February 26 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Thursday, February 27 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Wednesday, March 5 7:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, March 11 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Friday, March 14 7:05 PM Texas Rangers
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Thursday, March 20 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Friday, March 21 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Monday, March 24 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Thursday, March 27 12:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Cleveland Indians Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
Date Time Opponent
Wednesday, February 26 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angles
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Thursday, March 13 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday, March 18 7:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Wednesday, March 19 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Wednesday, March 26 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Camelback Ranch Stadium

10710 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85037
Spring training home of the Chicago White Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers

Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Dodgers

Chicago White Sox Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
 Date  Time  Opponent
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Tuesday, March 11 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Saturday, March 15 7:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, March 18 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 19 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angels
Friday, March 21 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Wednesday, March 26 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
 Date  Time  Opponent
Thursday, February 27 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Saturday, March 8 7:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, March 13 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Saturday, March 15 7:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Sunday, March 16  1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Peoria Sports Complex

6101 North 83rd Avenue, Peoria, Arizona 85382
Spring training home of the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners

San Diego PadresSeattle Mariners

San Diego Padres Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Tuesday, March 11 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Thursday, March 13 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angels
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Thursday, March 20 7:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Tuesday, March 25 7:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Wednesday, March 26 12:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Seattle Mariners Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Thursday, February 27 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM Angles
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, March 12 7:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Tuesday, March 18 7:05 PM San Diego Padres
Wednesday, March 19 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 21 7:05 PM San Diego Padres
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Monday, March 24 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Friday, March 28 7:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Phoenix Municipal Stadium

5999 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008
Spring training home of the Oakland Athletics

Oakland Athletics

 Oakland Athletics Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
Date Time Opponents
Thursday, March 27 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Saturday, March 1 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Thursday, March 13 7:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Saturday, March 15 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Saturday, March 22 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Tuesday, March 25 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, March 26 12:05 PM Los Angeles Angles
Saturday, March 29 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Tempe Diablo Stadium

2200 West Alameda Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282
Spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Angles

Los Angeles Angels Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule
Date Time Opponent
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Tuesday, March 4 1:05 PM Texas Rangers
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, March 7 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Tuesday, March 11 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Thursday, March 13 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Monday, March 17 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Friday, March 21 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Monday, March 24 1:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Suprise Stadium

15930 North Bullard Avenue, Surprise, Arizona 85374
Spring training home of the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers

Kansas City RoyalsTexas Rangers

Kansas City Royals Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Thursday, February 27 2:05 PM Texas Rangers
Saturday, March 1 2:05 PM San Diego Padres
Tuesday, March 4 2:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Thursday, March 6 2:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Friday, March 7 2:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Sunday, March 9 3:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Tuesday, March 11 3:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, March 14 3:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Saturday, March 15 3:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Monday, March 17 8:05 PM Texas Rangers
Wednesday, March 19 8:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Thursday, March 20 3:05 PM Los Angeles Angles
Saturday, March 22 3:05 PM Texas Rangers
Tuesday, March 25 8:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Texas Rangers Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angles
Thursday, March 13 6:05 PM San Francisco Giants
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Tuesday, March 18 7:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Friday, March 21 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Monday, March 24 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Wednesday, March 26 12:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Scottsdale Stadium

7408 East Osborn Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Spring training home of the San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Wednesday, February 26 1:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Friday, February 28 1:05 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Sunday, March 2 1:05 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Monday, March 3 1:05 PM San Diego Padres
Wednesday, March 5 1:05 PM Los Angeles Angles
Thursday, March 6 1:05 PM Cincinnati Reds
Saturday, March 8 1:05 PM Seattle Mariners
Sunday, March 9 1:05 PM Giants Future Stars
Monday, March 10 1:05 PM Chicago Cubs
Wednesday, March 12 1:05 PM Chicago White Sox
Friday, March 14 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Saturday, March 15 3:05 PM Oakland Athletics
Sunday, March 16 1:05 PM Cleveland Indians
Friday, March 21 6:35 PM Oakland Athletics
Sunday, March 23 1:05 PM Kansas City Royals
Wednesday, March 26 1:05 PM Colorado Rockies
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

 

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

7555 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies

Arizona DiamondbacksColorado Rockies

Arizona Diamondbacks Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Wednesday, February 26 1:10 PM Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, February 28 1:10 PM Colorado Rockies
Saturday, March 1 1:10 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Saturday, March 1 7:10 PM Chicago Cubs
Monday, March 3 1:10 PM Los Angeles Angels
Monday, March 3 7:10 PM Colorado Rockies
Wednesday, March 5 1:10 PM Kansas City Royals
Thursday, March 6 1:10 PM Oakland Athletics
Sunday, March 9 1:10 PM San Diego Padres
Monday, March 10 7:10 PM Seattle Mariners
Tuesday, March 11 1:10 PM Cleveland Indians
Thursday, March 13 1:10 PM Seattle Mariners
Sunday, March 16 1:10 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Wednesday, March 26 1:10 PM Chicago Cubs
Thursday, March 27 1:10 PM Cleveland Indians
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Colorado Rockies Spring Training
2014 Home Schedule 
Date Time Opponent
Sunday, March 2 1:10 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Tuesday, March 4 1:10 PM San Francisco Giants
Friday, March 7 1:10 PM Los Angeles Angels
Saturday, March 8 1:10 PM Oakland Athletics
Monday, March 10 1:10 PM San Diego Padres
Wednesday, March 12 1:10 PM Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday, March 12 7:10 PM Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, March 14 6:40 PM Seattle Mariners
Saturday, March 15 1:10 PM Los Angeles Angels
Wednesday, March 19 6:40 PM Chicago Cubs
Thursday, March 20 1:10 PM Milwaukee Brewers
Friday, March 21 1:10 PM Cleveland Indians
Saturday, March 22 1:10 PM Seattle Mariners
Sunday, March 23 1:10 PM Chicago White Sox
Monday, March 24 1:10 PM Kansas City Royals
Saturday, March 29 12:10 PM Seattle Mariners
Book a Room Near the Park!

 

Dates, times and teams subject to change. All times MST.

Best Overnight Stopovers Along I-10 in Arizona

What makes a great overnite stop? Consider this… you’ve traveled all day, you’re tired, hungry, the kids are wired… you get the picture. What you really need right about then is that perfect overnite stop… an exit where you feel safe and comfortable… an exit with a good mix of accommodations and a variety of eating places… not just fast food. And, maybe a little shopping later before you get back to the motel. The next morning you can gas up nearby and head out. Everything you need conveniently located right off the exit! That’s what we consider a great overnite stop!

I-10, Exit 128 – Litchfield Road

Just west of Phoenix, this exit has several great hotels, including Best Western, Hampton Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites. There are also dozens of restaurants and fast food outlets, discount gas and several shopping options. What’s more, you can take in a movie at the nearby Palm Vally 14 Cinemas.

I-10, Exit 139 – 51st Avenue

Near Downtown Phoenix, this exit boasts a dozen hotels including… Americas Best Value Inn, Budget Inn, Crossland Economy Studios, Holiday Inn Phoenix West, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Red Roof Inn, Super 8, Travelers Inn and TraveLodge. You’ll find a good mix of dining options as well. Several gas stations right off the exit keep prices competitive. Downtown Phoenix is only a few miles away.

I-10, Exit 155 – Baseline Road, Guadalupe

East of Phoenix, is Guadalupe… and another great overnight stopover exit. There’s plenty of lodging here including: Best Western, Candlewood Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Homestead Suites, Hotel Tempe/Phoenix Airport, Ramada, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites and TownePlace Suites. There are also dozens of great restaurant choices and shopping at the Arizona Mills Mall.  The Arizona Sea Life Aquarium and Harkins 25 Cinema are nearby too!

I-10 Exit 194 – AZ287, Florence Boulevard, to Casa Grande

Casa Grande can be a welcomed relief for weary I-10 drivers and this exit is an oasis. Best Western Plus, Comfort Inn, Legacy Suites, MainStay Suites and Super 8 are located here. Over a dozen restaurants and several discount gas outlets round out the basics here. The Promenade at Casa Grande, a large new shopping complex is located just off the exit. You’ll find the Harkins Casa Grande 14 Theaters nearby too!

I-10, Exit 246 – Cortaro Road

About 10 miles northwest of of Tuscon is Exit 246, a great overnight stopover. Lodging here includes Comfort Inn and Suites, Days Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, La Quinta Inn and Suites and Super 8. Lots of restaurants and several gas stations are conveniently located within 1/2 of this exit. Shopping options include Walmart and Kohl’s. Tower Theaters is also nearby.

I-10, Exit 340 – AZ186, Rex Allen Drive, Fort Grant Road

This exit is a sight for sore eyes while traveling I-10 in this part of Arizona. Willcox is a small town with a popular stopover exit. Located about an hour from the New Mexico border, you’ll find Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and SuitesQuality Inn and Super 8 and others nearby. There are several restaurants and discount gas stations here as well as local shopping and grocery stores too.