03/27/2012 07:08 am ET Updated May 27, 2012

Seven Sweet Spots For Spring Savings (PHOTOS)

Spring has sprung across the United States -- and for those with cabin fever after a long winter's nap, it's time to travel.

While some folks take their spring break in March or over Easter, we're here to tell you that the best deals in spring can actually be found in late April and early May, the weeks between Easter and Memorial Day.

At many popular destinations, this period is referred to as shoulder season. It's between peak season -- when rates are sky-high and crowds are plentiful -- and off season -- when rates are rock-bottom low but the weather might be less-than-ideal. Shoulder season offers up the best of both worlds: reasonable rates, decent weather and smaller crowds.

Let's have a look at seven sweet spots to save this spring.