Was spring break not all you’d hoped this year? Plan ahead for next year so you aren’t disappointed again.
No matter what you’re looking to get out of your spring vacation, there are plenty of options. For some, the best way to wind down after midterms is by dipping their feet in the sand of a beautiful beach. For others, spring break should be adventure you’ll remember the rest of your life.
Whatever you’re looking for, here are some great spring break destinations that other college kids have flocked to.
Vegas has always been a top spring break destination. That may be because when college kids turn 21 during the school year, the best way to celebrate legal drinking is with a trip to Vegas.
But beyond that, Vegas has activities to occupy many days, which makes it great for a week of spring break. Vegas hosts plenty of casinos, shows, and more, so it’s a great option for students who are looking for a variety of things to do.
South Padre Island
South Padre Island is located in Texas, which means great spring break weather. South Padre also has a great downtown area with plenty of bars and clubs located right across the street from the beach.
You can stumble your way back to your hotel or condo right in the heart of downtown after a night of pleasure. South Padre is about as far south as you can get in the U.S., and it’s a great option for students looking to party.
If you’re thinking of leaving the country and heading to Mexico, Cancun offers plenty of fantastic options for spring breakers. It has plenty of resort-style locations, which makes it easy for students to enjoy all the amenities while on vacation — without having to venture far from your hotel.
Plus, Cancun can be relatively cheap when you convert money, which means it’s a good option for people on a budget. Finally, Cancun isn’t in the U.S., so you can head back to class after spring break and tell everyone how cultured you are now that you’ve been outside the country.
The Smoky Mountains
If you’re looking for a more laid-back vacation where you aren’t surrounded by parties and clubs, then try the Smoky Mountains. This region offers an alternative for spring break that’s just as memorable. You can stay in a national park, which gives you the option to see plenty of wildlife and explore during the day.
At night, you’ll see the sky light up with stars and meteors that you probably don’t see if you’re normally in the city. The Smoky Mountains may not be the first spring break destination that comes to mind, but you won’t regret it if you go.
You can have a memorable spring break no matter where you go. But the places on this list will be sure to give you memories you’ll never forget and help you relax until you get back to school.