Where to go for Spring Break


Is it just us, or does winter always seem to last WAY too long?

Once the holidays are over, it sometimes seems as though winter’s never going to end. The days remain gloomy, the temperatures stay freezing, the sun goes down way too soon — and to make matters worse, there’s no white Christmas to look forward to anymore! But here’s the good news: springtime is just around the corner. And that’s something worth celebrating!

Spring break isn’t just for girls gone wild and kids in public school. Whether you’re a college kid looking to have a good time, a mother of three looking to keep her kids busy while still enjoying herself, a newlywed looking for a romantic getaway, or even an adventurous solo traveler desperate to see the world, you deserve to take a break and really make the most of your vacation.

Here are the very best warm-weather spring break destinations for every type of traveler.



Spring Break for College Students

If you’re a college student looking to escape the pressure of midterms, blow off some steam, and make some memories, you’ve got to head somewhere great for spring break. Cancún, Mexico is truly the ultimate spring break destination. And it really lives up to the hype. It’s well-connected, making it easy to jet off to for a short time. It’s chock full of affordable all-inclusive packages, so you can eat or drink as much as you want all while never even leaving the beach. And its nightlife is just beyond compare. Spend a night or two at Coco Bongo and you’ll see for yourself! And if you need a break from the party scene, Cancún still has plenty to offer. Pamper yourself at one of the many resort spas, take a day trip to the ancient ruins of Chichen Itza, or go snorkeling in the warm clear water.

Miami Beach, Florida is another excellent spring break destination for college students. It’s famous for its spring break parties — expect to live it up with thousands of other undergrads! Stay near South Beach if you’re really interested in clubbing. But even if the party scene isn’t really your style, don’t worry — you’ll also find plenty of pubs, cocktail bars, shopping, and even museums nearby.



Spring Break for Families

The best family-friendly spring break vacations aren’t just about keeping your kids happy. You also want to choose a place that allows you to relax and really enjoy yourself. San Diego, California checks all the boxes. Kids of all ages will love playing in the waves on the beach — and with over 70 miles of beach to choose from, you’ll definitely be able to find a beautiful spot that’s not too crowded. They’ll also enjoy visiting interactive theme parks like LEGOLAND. And of course, no trip to San Diego is complete without seeing some wildlife. Visit the famous San Diego Zoo (voted the #1 zoo in the world!) for some incredible up-close animal encounters. And as for the adults, they’ll love lounging at the beach and taking advantage of the many incredible resort amenities.

You’ll find plenty of great spring break options on the east coast as well. Orlando, Florida makes for an especially unforgettable spring vacation. Home to Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, it’s a totally fun-filled destination. Plus, the weather is great in the spring and Orlando enjoys close proximity to many amazing beaches. Consider splitting your time between a Disney hotel and Daytona beach to get the best of both worlds.


Spring Break for a Girl’s Trip

Spring break is the perfect excuse for getting a group of your very best girlfriends together. You’ll want to look for a place that’s totally relaxing and luxurious in the day and vibrant at night. With stunning natural beauty, loads of affordable luxury resorts, and raucous spring break nightlife, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is a perfect mix. It’s easy to get to (especially if you live on the west coast) yet feels totally exotic and tropical. It has pristine beaches, iconic landmarks (like the Cabo Arch!) and you can find great all-inclusive resorts even on a budget.

Looking to think outside the beach? Every group of girlfriends NEEDS to do Las Vegas, Nevada right at least once. It’s a total bucket-list destination best enjoyed together! Share a room together at the bougie Bellagio Hotel. Try your luck at the slots, Go on a gondola ride at the Venetian. Go see a Lady Gaga concert. Drink plenty of cocktails. Enjoy the warm weather lounging poolside. Get facials and massages at your hotel spa. You may or may not remember all of it, but it’ll definitely be epic!




Spring Break for Solo Travelers

Solo traveling is a totally unique, freeing experience. There’s nothing like visiting an incredible bucket-list destination on your own. The best part? You get to do exactly what you want to do during every second of your vacation — no having to compromise or change your plans to fit what the rest of the group wants to do! Spring is a great time for solo travel since flights and accommodations are often cheaper.

During spring break, consider jetting off to Cartagena, Colombia. It’s a colorful city full of rich culture, delicious food, and plenty of things to keep you busy. It feels totally exotic and hard to reach, but it’s only a five-hour flight from NYC with lots of direct routes. Explore the beautiful old city. Shop for gorgeous hand-woven souvenirs. Try new foods like arepas and empanadas. Take a day trip to the stunning Islas del Rosario, located just off the coast of the city. Or venture inland to see the Lost City. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture, or relaxation, you’ll find it in Cartagena.

Looking for an especially exotic vacation? Visit Bali, Indonesia. Famous worldwide for its lush landscapes, beautiful temples, and Instagram-worthy swings, it’s a favorite among solo travelers. And its weather is absolutely perfect in the spring! The locals are friendly, most people speak English, and it’s very safe. It may cost a lot to get there, but once you’re there your money goes a long way. Food, accommodations, and transportation are all shockingly affordable. Spend half of your time in Ubud, home to temples, rice fields, and the Monkey Forest. Then, spend the rest of your time near one of Bali’s many amazing beaches, near Seminyak, Canggu, or Nusa Penida.

The spring signifies the start of something new. It’s a time to relax, to spend some more time outside, and to really feel rejuvenated after a long dreary season. Whether you’re traveling as a group, as a family, as a couple, or even by yourself, you deserve a break in one of these incredible tropical destinations!

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