"Overall, hotel rates are up about 6 percent over the spring break period. However, Las Vegas is our most popular destination this year, with the most affordable hotel rate of about $115 a night," said Marita Hudson Thomas, an Orbitz.com spokeswoman. Hotels in Orlando, Fla., a popular family destination, are also affordable, at about $125 a night.
Hotel rates are higher at the Mexico destinations, which include Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta, but airfares to those destinations are actually flat to lower compared to last year, according to Orbitz data.
While many spring break travelers booking through Orbitz.com plan to spend some time at the beach, they aren't necessarily planning to beach bums.
According to a survey conducted by the site, travelers are seeking new experiences during their vacations. In particular, they're planning aquatic activities like swimming with dolphins and cultural and educational activities like going on tours and learning about the history of the region they're visiting, Orbitz reports.