It’s that time of year when the cold gets old and the fever starts rising—spring fever, that is. Visions of sunny beaches and exciting destinations start dancing in your head. Spring Break feels like a distant mirage. Our recent window of unseasonable warmth is just a tease leaving you wanting more. A getaway is calling, and you can answer with these great airfares out of Colorado Springs.
Thanks to low-fare airlines along with some big name carriers, you can get away on the cheap and hassle-free with these nonstop flights from Colorado Springs. To make the most of your money, travel midweek and use airlines’ online low-fare calendars to plan your dates. (Fares listed here are the lowest nonstop, one-way, per-person rates found for February and March, 2017, from the Colorado Springs Airport.)
Airfares from $36 on Frontier
Allegiant from $31 (flies into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, 30 miles southeast of Phoenix)
In less than two hours and under $100 you can get your Vitamin D fix. With average temperatures in the low 70s, you have your pick of activities—from outdoor adventure to museums to a lounge chair by the pool. Got some extra time? Road trip the spectacular three-hour drive to the Grand Canyon.
Airfares from $67 on Frontier
Theme parks for days! And this time of year, you can skip the crowds. To feel the salty breeze on your skin, head one hour east to Cocoa Beach. Then add some space to your sun and sea by visiting the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral.
Airfares from $29 on Frontier
Famous for its casinos, shows, restaurants and hotels, you can travel the world without leaving the Strip. And when sensory overload kicks in, escape to the Las Vegas Springs preserve for some nature therapy.
Airfares from $138 on Delta
There’s a reason they call it Hotlanta! Let the energy of the big city and some Southern hospitality warm your heart. With shopping, dining, and attractions like the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain and Centennial Olympic Park, there are plenty of options to help shake off the cold.
Airfares from $109 on Alaska Air
What? You actually love the cold, but need a change of scenery? OK, head northwest to experience the iconic Space Needle, and get your quick powder fix less than an hour away at Snoqualmie Pass. Then warm yourself with some in-town Canadian comfort food (without the passport) and a cup of Joe on every corner.
Salt Lake City
Airfares from $118 on Delta
A winter wonderland, Salt Lake City offers outdoor adventure for the whole family. Visit the 2002 Olympic venues. Take a backcountry snowmobile ride. Or make some fresh tracks skiing Park City, only 30 miles east of Salt Lake—if you have a Vail Resorts Epic Pass, you’re good to go.