This winter has been a tough one, with snow and severe storms hitting most of the country for the last few months. The cold conditions are keeping a lot of people cooped up indoors and likely craving an early spring getaway.

While taking a trip during the winter months certainly isn't a new concept, this year’s polar vortex is making travel to busy, warmer-weather locales more desirable--and more expensive. 

Luckily, we've seen a wide variety of temperate cities drop their prices this year to attract travelers who may not have the budget for the tried-and-true mid-winter destinations like the Caribbean.  Here are my picks for some of this year's best early spring getaways that won't break the bank.