5 reading week destinations that won't break the bank

Feb 11 2020, 7:40 pm

Reading week is a sacred time of relaxation and refreshment after the mental and physical bombardment of midterms that you weren’t sure you would survive.

Students: We see you, we hear you, and we are here for you with destination ideas that are sure to revitalize your exhausted minds.

We also know that school is expensive, and you’re pinching pennies.

So, while these locations are heavy on fun, they are also as light on the wallet as possible.

It is important to note, however, that prices are subject to change depending on dates booked and demand.

San José del Cabo, Mexico


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Ashley Wagner (@ashleyswagner) on

Where you tell your worries ¡Hasta luego! Cabo is the pinnacle of relaxation and the perfect destination to recharge after the stress of exams.

With deals from $421 a night at Cabo Azul Resort for a junior suite that sleeps four, if you are journeying with another person or a group of friends, this presents a rather affordable destination to wave your worries goodbye.

Havana, Cuba


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Laura – Travel & Style (@girlxdeparture) on

See firsthand what Camila Cabello was singing about in the vibrant and colourful capital of Cuba.

Soak up the sun while you’re exploring the various funky neighbourhoods and stunning beaches.

With flights from Vancouver starting at $709 roundtrip, Havana could be just what you need to bring the spice back to your life.

New York City, New York, USA


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by New York | Travel community (@nycityworld) on

It may seem like an expensive destination to travel to, but New York can be an excellently frugal reading week destination if you know where to look.

If you’re looking to take in a show but can’t afford Broadway prices, enter the ticket lottery and try your luck, or seek out discounted tickets through Broadway Box.

With roundtrip flights out of Toronto as low as $323, New York really is the concrete jungle where dreams are made of!

Panama City, Panama


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Choose Panama (@choosepanama) on

Even though the song isn’t about the country, specifically, listening to Van Halen’s Panama is a pretty legendary way to touch down in this lively city.

With a rich collection of affordable restaurants, bars, and beach access, Panama City is a charming and culturally rich place.

For a ~ $674 roundtrip out of Vancouver, Panama City presents immense potential as your dream reading week destination.

Nashville, Tennessee, USA


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Music City Highway (@musiccityhighway) on

Possessing over 20 colleges and universities, it’s no wonder that Nashville has earned the nickname “Athens of the South.”

With a combination of youthful energy and old school southern hospitality, Nashville is an ideal location for students looking to burn off some steam after a stressful exam period.

Hit up one of the many bars to see some local music, test your tastebuds on some Tennesse barbeque, and see for yourself if the state’s slogan “Tennessee – America At Its Best” rings true.

Roundtrip tickets out of Toronto start as low as ~ $492.

Emily RumballEmily Rumball

+ Travel Tips
+ Mapped