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I’ve become a huge fan of Mexico in recent years for low stress family vacations. For many of us Mexico isn’t too far away, so it can be a realistic destination when you don’t have a ton of time to work with, or don’t want to put your young kids (and yourself) through a long flight to get to a far off island destination. Perhaps even more importantly, there are some beautiful beaches, relaxing resorts, and of course amazing food and drinks.
My two favorite family trips in the last couple of years were both to Mexico, once to Cancun and once to Punta Mita. It was pretty easy to get to both spots and once we got to the resorts everything was just so great, even with little kids.
I’ve had my eye on flight prices to Mexico in hopes to return soon, but unfortunately the cheap fares that sometimes pop up to places like Cancun, Cozumel, and Puerto Vallarta are (not surprisingly) when the girls are in school.
However, right now there are very good flight prices to many destinations in Mexico, including cities like Cancun and Puerto Vallarta – even during the summer! Instead of the $500+ round trips prices that are common in June and July on many carriers, right now round trip prices from many cities are as low as $151 on Aeromexico!
The trade-off is that you have to connect in Mexico City, which takes away some of the ease of getting to Mexico, but if you can make that work these prices are pretty outstanding for summer travel. Of course, you could also just go to Mexico City as your destination, though that is a different sort of trip than laying on the beach in Punta Mita.
As shown on Scott’s Cheap Flights, here are some of the eligible departure cities:
Austin (AUS) – $201
Chicago (ORD) – $201
Denver (DEN) – $228
Fresno (FAT) – $231
Houston (IAH) – $150
Las Vegas (LAS) – $170
Los Angeles (LAX) – $196
Miami (MIA) – $179
Orlando (MCO) – $171
San Antonio (SAT) – $170
San Francisco (SFO) – $251
You can use Google Flights to quickly spot the cheapest days to fly and book directly with the carrier, or somewhere such as Orbitz or Expedia. You could also choose to pay with points from the Barclaycard Arrival Plus™ World Elite MasterCard® or similar in order to keep cash in your pocket and still take advantage of these much lower than normal summer fares.
Anyone able to make these cheap flights to Mexico work for them?
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