03/14/2013 08:52 am ET Updated Mar 19, 2013

Best Cheap Spring Break Destinations: US News & World Report

It's March, which in the collegiate world can only mean one thing: SPRING BREAK!

At many schools, students will be heading off-campus for a week sometime before the end of the month, and we here at HuffPost College are envious of those who will soon be lying out on a beach.

Many hotspots are expecting nearly double the number of spring breakers they saw last year, according to Travel Weekly -- even though the cost of traveling has increased 7 to 9 percent this spring break season, according to Travelocity. For airfare, expect to spend an average of $372 if you're flying within the U.S. and $782 if you're going international.

So which spots give you the best bang for your buck? Check out the list below to see the best value spring break destinations according to U.S. News & World Report:

Best Cheap Spring Break Destinations: US News & World Report Ranking

For a different take on the best spring break spots, check out Coed Magazine's list of the "trashiest" destinations (spoiler: there's some overlap!).