32 Spring Break Destinations That Will Give You Bliss

March 4, 2015

Book your plane tickets, fill up your car’s gas tank and start trying on your eye-catching bathing suits, because spring break is just right in the corner!  But, before you start making any travel plans, I suggest that you take a quick look at the dazzling destinations listed below. Whether you are craving for a wild travel experience in Mexico or a luxurious retreat abroad, these informative words of advice will surely make your spring break vacation gleeful and memorable.

The world’s ultimate spring break destination

 1. Cancun, Mexico  

When college students and travel junkies plan a spring break getaway, the first place that usually pops into mind is Cancun. And frankly, I can’t blame them for picking Cancun, which is fondly tagged as the “Mexican Caribbean” and “Spring Break capital”.  With its sizzling party scene, ritzy resorts and beautiful beaches, Cancun is truly a quintessential destination for people who are longing for an epic spring break travel experience.

But, there is more to Cancun than its gorgeous beaches, extravagant hotels and electrifying party circuit. In Cancun, after all, has a host of attractions that highlight the cultural heritage of the region, such as

  • El Rey Ruins
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Chichen Itza
  • Puerto Morelos
  • Cancun Underwater Museum

  • Tropical spring break getaways in America

    Not all roads, though, lead to Cancun during spring break. And, you don’t have to take the stereotypical path to this Mexican paradise, to experience a memorable spring break vacation. Trust me, there are plenty of spring break destinations in America that are just as fantastic and sunny as Cancun.

    Want to experience a quintessential tropical spring break beach getaway? Make sure to heed these suggestions.

    2. Jaco, Costa Rica

    Do you love to surf? Then, get a chance to experience some of the world’s best waves in the beautiful waters of Jaco, Costa Rica.

    3. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

    Puerto Vallarta, with its hidden coves, lush jungles sands and mesmerizing oceanfront beauty, seems like a destination tailor-made for people who are fond of the outdoors. But once the sun sets, this vacation resort turns into a frenzied district oozing with beach parties as well as vibrant clubs and bars.

    4. Negril, Jamaica

    For a heavy dose of fun and adventure this spring break, head off to Negril, and get a taste of its breathtaking adventures like snorkeling and diving. Of course, a visit to this Jamaican paradise also lets you enjoy the magnificent Caribbean sunset.

    5. Siesta Key Beach, Florida

    With its warm sparkling waters and laid-back vibe, it’s definitely easy to fall in love with the tropical splendor of Siesta Key Beach.

    6. Virginia Beach, Virginia

    From stunning beaches and moderately challenging trekking trails to great eats, Virginia Beach has a fine recipe for an exciting and amazing spring break respite.

    7. San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Not only is San Juan blessed with pristine beaches, but it also is steeped in culture and history.

    8. Panama City Beach, Panama

    Panama City beach has been a hot-spot for bikini-clad college spring breakers, thanks to its vibrant nightlife and warm beaches. To me, it is a blissful spring break destination that could give Cancun a run for its money.

    9. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    A godsend for sun-seeking spring breakers, Myrtle Beach boasts over 50 miles of beautiful sands. Plus, it has a load of amusements to offer to everyone, including theme parks, water parks and golf courses.

    Nirvanas for party animals

    For those want to take their spring break parties into hyper-drive, you might want to consider these cities.

    10. Las Vegas, Nevada

    When spring break sets in, Las Vegas shifts into a whole new gear, becoming a nirvana for nocturnal travelers and party animals.

    11. Miami, Florida

    The party never stops in Miami, especially during Spring Break.

    12. New Orleans, Louisiana

    The Margi Gras fever may be over, but the party still thumps on Bourbon Street.

    13. Atlantic City, New Jersey

    Atlantic City is brimming with casinos and clubs that guarantee to set your nights on fire.

    Cruise trips

    Too old to party this spring break? No one is too old to party, as far as I’m concerned. But, if your idea of spring break is a relaxing and luxurious vacation, then consider taking a cruise in any of the destinations mentioned below. Cruising not just takes off the stress away from your body, but it also lets you visit a number of amazing destinations in one trip.

    14. Honolulu, Hawaii

    A cruise trip to Hawaii is an absolute must for people whose spring break vacations are extended. Normally, these cruises start at Los Angeles, and take stops in Kauai and Maui as well as Honolulu.

    15. Nassau, Bahamas

    With its crystal clear waters, rich culture and terrific weather, a cruise trip to Nassau gives you a delightful slice of heaven on earth.

    16. Acapulco, Mexico

    The Mexican Riviera is home to Acapulco, which is jam-packed with zesty spring breakers dancing like there is no tomorrow while sipping margaritas.

    The perfect destinations for baseball junkies

    Are you a baseball junkie? You might want to take a look at these spring break destinations.

    17. Tampa, Florida

    Watch the Red Sox and Yankees train and strut off their stuff in Tampa, Florida during Spring Break.

    18. Scottsdale, Arizona

    Scottsdale serves as a spring break training ground for top-notch baseball teams like the Arizona Diamond Backs, Colorado Rockies, and San Francisco Giants.

    Ice skiing in springtime

    Want to try something different this spring break? Why don’t you try springtime skiing in these incredible places?  Skiing in springtime is extremely fun, pleasurable, and best of all, incredibly cheap.

    19. Park City, Utah

    With its world-class skiing resorts, it’s no surprise Park City has become a home to a number of thrilling ski competitions.

    20. Whistler, Canada

    Ice skiing during spring break in Whistler, Canada is a bit warmer and a lot cheaper.

    Spring break destinations for those traveling with their family

    Traveling with a bunch of kids? Here are great destinations we recommend.

    21. Orlando, Florida

    Orlando is home to some of the world’s most sought-after theme parks, such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.

    22. Arlington, Texas

    A few spring breaks ago, Arlington’s iconic Six Flags Over Texas unveiled the Justice League: Battle For Metropolis, a extremely exciting fun-filled interactive 4D ride.

    23. Charlotte, North Carolina

    On March 25, Charlotte’s Carowinds Theme Park will debut the tallest giga coaster in the world.

    24. Steamboat Springs, Colorado

    Known as a ski town, Steamboat Springs has a slew of other diversions and activities to offer, besides skiing. Here, your kids can have a blast dressing themselves as cowboys. Likewise, you and your loved can spend some time shopping, schussing, hiking, or relaxing in any of its natural hot springs. On top of it all, a visit lets you experience a breathtaking hot air balloon ride.

    25. Finger Lakes, New York

    Finger Lakes flaunts a collection of delights for spring breakers, including lush parks, awe-inspiring waterfalls, extraordinary museums and charming villages. What’s more, it is home to over a hundred wineries that offer tours and free wine tastings.

    26. Oakhurst, California

    Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Oakhurst is a small quaint town that draws millions of travelers every year , thanks to its abundance of natural wonders.

    Euphoric European spring break getaways

    Europe has a plethora of astonishing destinations to offer to those who want to spend their spring break overseas. Here are a few European destinations that you might want to visit during springtime.

    27. Dublin, Ireland

    Visit Dublin during spring break, and delve into the fascinating Irish culture, by participating in the events of St. Patrick’s Day and National fest of Ireland.

    28. Dubrovnik, Croatia

    As a destination, Dubrovnik is quite affordable, and more importantly, drenched in history.

    29. Corfu, Greece

    For a crazily fun European spring break experience, visit Corfu, Greece.

    30. Madrid, Spain

    Its energetic nightlife and mouthwatering food make Madrid destination an irresistible European destination for spring breakers.

    31. Paris, France

    Paris, nicknamed as “the City of Lights”, normally gets muggy and hot during summer. In spring, however, the weather becomes fairly cool, and the flowers flourish beautifully.

    32. Val Thorens, France

    Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in Europe, is a terrific place to hone your skills in skiing, especially since it’s moderately serene during springtime.

    Do you have any other fabulous spring break destinations in mind? Please let your voice be heard, and share to us your opinions via the comment section below.

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