Top 5 Destinations for Spring Break
It’s that time of the year when the winter gloom can get overwhelming. The excitement of the holidays is a thing of the past, the gray of winter seemingly infinite.
And that’s why we have spring break. There’s nothing like a change of scenery in one of the top destination for spring break to shake those winter blues.
1. Los Cabos, Mexico
Vibrant and stylish bars and hotels have turned this once-remote area into a sunny oasis that charms and captivates travelers worldwide. Located at the southern tip of Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos looks like a postcard for tropical paradise: white-sand beaches, turquoise water and coastal rock formations.
Families and couples alike will find plenty to do in Los Cabos — whether it’s jet skis for the adventure seekers, snorkeling for the underwater explorers, or couples’ massages for your romantic respite.
If you’re visiting Texas for spring break, put two destinations on your list: Austin and South Padre Island. South by Southwest, an annual music, film and interactive festival in Austin, attracts hoards of creatives, celebrities and tech executives. Expect lots of live music, innovative ideas and a buzzing nightlife scene.
Then take the party to South Padre Island, where you can enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean without the threat of Zika. Get out on the water and in the sun during the day, and hit the clubs and dance to the DJ’s beats.
3. Panama City Beach, Florida
Florida is a notorious American spring break destination, with miles of sandy beaches, historical sites and activities that can please even the pickiest traveler. But what Panama City Beach is really known for is Club La Vela, the biggest nightclub in the world.
An added perk is that the area is jellyfish during this time of year, so you can slip into the Gulf of Mexico worry-free.
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas doesn’t boast the saltwater excursions like the other destinations, but there’s still plenty for the spring break crowd. There is plenty of drinking, dancing, gambling and relaxing to be done here.
Any time you’re in Vegas you need to hit the strip, but the massive pool parties are essential — especially during spring break especially. The largest casino resorts in the world keep the doors open all day and all night, and DJs blast music to keep the party going (while bartenders keep the drinks flowing).
5. New Orleans, Louisiana
Mardi Gras is over, but that doesn’t mean New Orleans goes into hibernation. The energetic city is still full of life for spring break travelers. A unique blend of American, French and African cultures, the city makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.
It’s tough to beat the music scene here, but the Creole and Cajun cuisine makes a strong case to be the star of the Big Easy. Try the hearty gumbo, fresh crawfish and tasty jambalaya — and finish off with a sweet and decadent beignet.