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5 tropical destinations you can fly to nonstop from Charlotte—for $76 to $388 roundtrip

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When it snows in March, you KNOW that’s when you need to get the heck out of the Queen City for sunnier skies. So forget about work, throw on some shades and sip on a Piña colada at the following destinations – for a roundtrip flight under $400.

Orlando, Florida – $76/person

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Although it’s not a completely tropical destination, skip out on Walt Disney World and discover the endless ‘me-time’ activities that you’ve been looking for. For less than a two hour plane ride, you can experience Orlando’s award-winning spas like the Blue Harmony Spa at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort and Mokara Spa at ChampionsGate and resort-style pools like Loews Portifino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando or The Ritz-Carlton Orlando’s Grande Lakes—perfect for a weekend getaway. Talk about the ultimate relaxation.

Flight: Nonstop

Time to destination: 1 hour, 37 minutes

Deal: (As of March 15 – prices are subject to change) via Kayak

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos – $312/person

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When you think of Turks & Caicos, you probably are thinking of the pricey island that all the celebrities go to. You can have a similar and somewhat affordable experience. Swim along the colorful coral reefs such as the outer reef at Smith’s Reef, go on a day cruise to Half Moon Bay and soak up the life you deserve to live.

Flight: Nonstop

Time to destination: 3 hours, 2 minutes

Deal: (As of March 15 – prices are subject to change) via FlightHub

Nassau, Bahamas – $329/person

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Sure, you may have gone to the Bahamas as a little kid but there’s a whole new list of activities as an adult that will make you want to come back for more. From a rum and food walking tour with Islandz Tours (um, sign me up) to cigar rolling lessons with Graycliff Cigar Rolling to a Nassau Booze Cruise Party Boat, this is one spring break trip you’ll want to take year after year.

Flight: Nonstop

Time to destination: 2 hours, 9 minutes

Deal: (As of March 15 -prices are subject to change) via FlightHub

Cancún, Mexico – $345

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So immediately, I’m thinking back to seeing the wild MTV Spring Break shots of Cancun that would never make me want to go. But, this doesn’t have to be that experience. Instead, hit up one of their many zip-lining and ATV tours, go on an underground river tour at Rio Secreto or climb up one of their infamous ruins like Chichen Itza. Oh, or you can just relax under a palm tree while sipping on a mojito.

Flight: Nonstop

Time to destination: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Deal: (As of March 15 -prices are subject to change) via Kayak

George Town, Grand Cayman Island – $388/person

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Known as the financial hub and capital of the Cayman Islands, there is plenty to explore in George Town. Don’t miss out on Stingray City (eek!), grab lunch and an umbrella cocktail at Tiki Beach and check out the enormous blue iguanas at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park. (I’m getting my sunglasses and suitcase as we speak…)

Flight: Nonstop

Time to destination: 2 hours, 58 minutes

Deal: (As of March 18 – prices subject to change) via Kayak

Happy traveling!

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