Last Minute Budget Destinations
The Spring Training Getaway in Tampa
Why go: You can use spring training as a good excuse to head to Tampa this time of year -- it's a great outing for a family even if you're not that into baseball -- but the deals available when you're visiting this city are even better.
We're almost at the "shoulder" season of air travel, which universally usually means lower airfares. You can find packages including airfare and hotels on websites like Expedia.ca and Hotwire.com. Tampa was recently ranked by Forbes as the fifth best U.S. city for the outdoors. Plus there is plenty to see and do there that doesn't cost a lot.
What to do: A ticket to a spring training game can cost anywhere between $9 -$27. There are many adventure parks too that won't break the bank including Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. Or the Florida Aquarium is $16.95 for a kid's ticket (children under two are free).