If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent a lot of time lately daydreaming of colorful streets and days spent playing in the waves on a sun-soaked beach.
January and February have many of us feeling quite claustrophobic, and travel is the perfect antidote for the cold and gray of the winter.
The great news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to get to explore another country.
It's common knowledge that flight tickets account for a huge portion of any trip’s cost, which is why we’re sharing ten international destinations Americans fly to in February on the cheap.
Priceline recently released February’s average round-trip ticket prices for flights from America to these destinations, and you'll be pleasantly surprised at their affordability.
San Salvador, El Salvador – $356 Average Round Trip
While this Central American country may not be as famous as the other destinations on this list, it has incredible nature, rich culture, and unique archaeological sites.
El Salvador’s small size lends well to seeing a lot in a short time, and you can spend your visit hiking volcanoes, tasting top-notch coffee and local flavors, or visiting its fantastic beaches.
San Salvador is a major cosmopolitan city with vibrant nightlife, a colorful art scene, and fewer tourists than many other Central American capitals.
Thanks to an impressive crackdown on organized crime in recent years, this country is safer than ever and emerging as a must-see destination.
Medellin, Colombia – $369 Average Round Trip
What better way to brighten up your winter than visiting a place nicknamed the city of eternal spring?
Medellin is a city that has landed on the bucket lists of many travelers thanks to its charming colonial architecture, mountain views, and rich local culture.
Aside from the excellent food and coffee, you’ll also find friendly locals and a thrilling nightlife scene here.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – $412 Average Round Trip
The Dominican Republic’s capital city serves plenty of excitement and culture, and it's worth noting that you can be at Boca Chica beach in just 40 min drive from the city.
Being one of the first European settlements in the Americas, there is plenty of history to uncover here.
The city also boasts the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean, sure to be a highlight for nature lovers.
Cancun, Mexico – $430 Average Round Trip
If its iconic beaches, luxury resorts, and beautiful weather weren’t reason enough to go, $430 round trip flight averages will surely convince you to escape to America’s favorite beach destination.
Cancun requires no introduction. With exquisite turquoise waters, magical cenotes to explore, and unmatched nightlife, it offers something to delight every type of traveler.
Montego Bay, Jamaica – $437 Average Round Trip
This Caribbean paradise has had a wildly successful year in tourism for good reasons.
Jamaica and its tourist favorite, Montego Bay, is a great choice for a classic Caribbean escape.
From the exciting local markets full of art and goods to its picture-perfect beaches and abundance of accommodation options, Montego Bay is a competitive destination for a winter holiday.
Mexico City – $443 Average Round Trip
While Cancun may be America’s favorite beach destination in Mexico, its lively capital is a city that entrances its visitors with an exceptional food scene, the ancient ruins of Teohultican, and over 150 museums.
This city has plenty to make you fall in love with it.
Whether it's the summery weather, exotic markets, beautiful greenspaces, and streets, or buzzing culture, your time here is guaranteed to be memorable.
Aruba – $467 Average Round Trip
Aruba’s powdery beaches and brilliant blue waters are too beautiful to even seem real.
It's hard to think of a more idyllic destination to enjoy abundant sunshine and sipping a cocktail on the beach.
And if adventure is more your style, this island has plenty to keep your interest.
Its lush national park, caves, and shipwrecks to dive make Aruba a memorable destination.
Cartagena, Colombia – $469 Average Round Trip
When it comes to travel destinations, Cartagena is a city that really feels like an all-in-one package.
With eclectic street art and architecture, lively music and dance, and a choice of islands and beaches to explore, this Colombian city lives up to its hype.
Nassau, Bahamas – $475 Average Round Trip
A trip to Nassau is a delicious way to spoil yourself this winter.
Nassau’s close neighbor Paradise Island was recently named the Carribean's best destination and fits its name.
This Caribbean paradise rewards its visitors with choice hotels and resorts, Instagram-worthy beaches, and plenty of activities to fill your days with.
Santiago, Dominican Republic – $488 Average Round Trip
If you’re interested in visiting the Dominican Republic and want to see a different side of the country beyond tourist hotspot Punta Cana, Santiago might be the place for you.
This ancient city is a great window into the country’s history and culture, full of interesting museums and beautiful buildings lining its historic streets.
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