Top 5 Spring Break Destinations
The best spring break destinations are those that are fun, inexpensive and packed with other students.
The mid-March vacation is right around the corner! Make sure you start planning ahead, especially if your spring break destination requires booking a flight and/or a hotel—they fill up quickly!
Do you know where you’re going this year? To give you some spring break destination ideas, we’ve compiled a list of our own personal favorites.
1. Cancun, Mexico
You’ve probably heard of this spring break destination before–and for good reason! This little beach city is packed to the brim with partying college students during the months of March and April.
Not only is Cancun a warm, tropical paradise, it’s also known for its late-night clubs, delicious drinks and proximity to other (slower-paced) spring break destinations such as Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. Don’t forget your passport!
2. Panama City, Florida
If you’re looking for a spring break destination that is not too far away, consider Panama City in Florida. First of all, since it’s in the US, you don’t need a passport! And you’ll get a chance to use some of those American travel idioms.
With beautiful beaches and media hype from last year’s MTV spotlight, it’s a guaranteed good time. Also, don’t forget to check out Panama City’s 27 miles of sandy beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
One of the cheapest spring break destination packages (especially with the student airfare prices!) is to the tropical paradise that is the Bahamas. With its white sands and crystal blue waters, we can see the appeal.
Nassau, Bahamas will be backed with spring breakers looking for a great getaway. You can rent a scooter, hit the Straw Market or gamble on nearby Paradise Island!
4. North American Ski Resorts
Though a bit more pricey than the tropical spring break destinations, ski resorts are a popular choice with students during break.
It’s both a great party and awesome skiing–the slopes in Colorado, Jackson Hole, Heavenly, Canada’s wild Whistler, and other ski trip hot-spots will not leave you disappointed.
5. London, UK
For the first time in a while, the exchange rates aren’t so bad, making Europe a great spring break destination.
Also a great study abroad destination, London is a huge attraction. Though it’s not likely to be very warm this time of year, most of the party scene will be indoors. However, you’ll be avoiding the tourist mobs that flock to this side of the pond when the temperature rises.
Hostels in London are gorgeous and inexpensive, and are a great source for meeting fellow spring-breakers and finding out student-friendly info, such as museum discounts and local hangouts. And you don’t even have to worry about getting an interpreter–everyone speaks English!
To all those London-bound, cheerio!
Spring break destinations are infamous for their great deals, high-energy visitors, and exuberant night life. So don’t be afraid to explore whatever spring break destination you choose–just be safe.