02/13/2012 08:59 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2012

Spring Break In Europe? (PHOTOS)

Regardless of the weather prognostications of groundhogs, spring is around the corner -- and with it, spring break. Woo-hoo!

Although spring break standbys -- Cancun, Jamaica, Havasu, Las Vegas and Florida -- certainly have their appeal, savvy travelers looking for an experience (and a deal or two) should look east to Europe.

Granted, you won't get a tan while rambling on Barcelona's Las Ramblas, and you may need to trade in that Natty Light can for a stein of Paulaner in Berlin, but exploring Europe in spring instead of summer means smaller crowds and cheaper flights

-- Andrew Young is based in New York City and is Travelzoo's U.S. Website Editor. Travelzoo has 250 deal experts from around the world who rigorously research, evaluate and test thousands of deals to find those with true value.