It's spring break week for many Austin-area families, and though most Austinites are staying in the great state of Texas, they won’t be sitting idle at home. They’ll be off to Port Aransas, which was ranked the No. 1 top destination for spring breakers in the latest report from vacation rental specialist Key Data.
Key Data determined their rankings based on the average nightly rate, the number of nights sold, the total accommodation cost, and the length of stay by travelers from Austin who made bookings in the month of March.
The other top four spring break destinations for Austinites are all ski resorts located in Colorado: Breckenridge (No. 2), Steamboat Springs (No. 3), Keystone (No. 4), and Mt. Crested Butte (No. 5).
For the curious minds wondering how much the average spring break stay is for the Texas coastal city, Key Data’s figured it out. The cost of the average 3.65-night accommodation in Port A adds up to $525 per night, or just over $1,900 total. For those traveling out of state to Colorado, expect not to save much money. Visitors to any of the major ski resorts in the top four Colorado destinations will spent between an average of $464-$761 per night for the average nearly five-day stay.
In a press release, Key Data’s executive director of data insights Melanie Brown said the city’s spring breakers are divided into two categories this year: vacationers looking to see the mountains and embrace the snow, and those who want to catch some rays at the beach.
The top 5 destinations for Austin spring breakers is:
- No. 1 – Port Aransas
- No. 2 – Breckenridge, Colorado
- No. 3 – Steamboat Springs, Colorado
- No. 4 – Keystone, Colorado
- No. 5 – Mt. Crested Butte, Colorado
Key Data also determined that 11 million nights for this year’s spring break week have been booked through online vacation rental marketplaces like Airbnb and Vrbo. That’s up 22 percent from last year, which accounted for 9.4 million nights.
The full report can be found at keydatadashboard.com.