Top 8 destinations for Spring Break

With the Spring finally here, it’s time to relax and take a little break from school. After the stress of lessons, homework, and exams, every student deserves to blow off some steam and go on a Spring Break to recharge before the finals and graduation.

There is the age-old question every student asks themselves every year, what to do on Spring Break? Yes, you can stay home, relax, read a book, reconnect with friends. But, what’s the point in that, when you can go out, travel, explore, and have fun.



Of course, there are many options when it comes to Spring Break destinations. You could go somewhere close to you, or travel for many miles to reach the perfect location. There are few criteria that every student has to fulfill before finding the right place. It has to be accessible, affordable, fun, and popular among other students.


Here is a list of top ten destinations for Spring Break, just to help those who are not sure where and how to spend their free time this Spring.

1. Miami Beach


Number one is, of course, Miami. A place full of adventures, nightlife, and fun. Miami Beach is the place where tourists and residents have the same amount of fun, and where many cultures are mixed in one.

In Miami, you can find a variety of different and unique people, and every one of them is there to have a blast. You could go to Miami Beach with your family or friends since it’s family-friendly, wild and loud at the same time. Apart from the parties, there are plenty of museums, galleries, and art-deco architecture to see there.

At Miami Beach there are many things to visit and see, like:

  • South Beach
  • Haulover Beach Park
  • Ocean Drive
  • Lummus Park
  • Ancient Spanish Monastery
  • Lincoln Road Mall

2. Las Vegas


What happens in Vegas, of course, stays in Vegas. Coming close to first place is Sin City. The Entertainment Capital of the World promises as much fun and adventure you can imagine. Every minute spent in Las Vegas is like a rollercoaster ride, filled with entertainment, joy, and fun.


There are no limits in the choices of things to do. From playing blackjack all day, visiting the many spa centers, luxury restaurants, amusement parks, to high-end shopping. After few days spent in the city, among the bright and shiny lights, you could try some outdoor activities. From visiting the Hoover Dam to hiking in the Red Rock Canyon.
Here is a short list of where you can go in Las Vegas:

  • The Strip
  • Bellagio Casino and Fountains
  • The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal
  • The Mirage Casino and Volcano
  • New York-New York and the Big Apple Rollercoaster
  • Hoover Dam
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

3. Bahamas


Why should you go to the Bahamas? Well, why not! It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy while spending time on the beautiful shores surrounded by white sand and blue water.

For the nature lovers amongst you, there are plenty of adventures to be had as well. You can explore the offshore reefs and wildlife preserves, or take some scuba-diving tours in the beautiful, clear ocean. And of course, you can stay in your hotel, lay on the beach the whole day, and relax while drinking cocktails.

Things to do in the Bahamas:

  • Cable Beach
  • The DolphinPort Lucaya Marketplace
  • Experience
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Marine Habitat at Atlantis
  • Thunderball Grotto
  • Lucayan National Park

4. Punta Cana


If you don’t care much about adventures and exploring, this is the place for you. Punta Cana is full of exclusive resorts, where you can spend your days sunbathing, relaxing, eating and drinking cocktails. The best thing is that this island is very reasonably priced. There are plenty of hotels and accommodation on this beautiful island. You can choose from high-end and expensive, to budget-friendly.

For the outdoor junkies, there are plenty of locations to take long hikes or try some water sports. And of course, you can enjoy on one of the many golf courses.

Make sure you visit some of these places:

  • Punta Espada Golf Course
  • Imagine Punta Cana Disco
  • La Cana Golf Course
  • Manati Park
  • Dolphin Island
  • Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course

5. Cancun


Do you want to have a great vacation, in an all-inclusive hotel, surrounded by beautiful beaches, but pay less money? Then this is the right place for you. The place is full of beautiful sunny beaches, golf courses, and fantastic nightlife.

There are plenty of outdoor activities you could indulge in. From jet skiing and parasailing on the sea to golfing on the extensive courses.

Cancun is very close to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Chichén Itzá. So make sure you visit the large Mayan archeological site while you are there.
Places to visit:

  • Chichen Itza
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Playa Tortugas
  • Delphinus Dreams Cancun
  • El Rey Ruins
  • Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Club
  • Playa Delfines
  • Interactive Aquarium

6. Puerto Rico


This gorgeous and amazing island is the best place to go if you’re looking for incredible landscapes, fun activities, beautiful beaches, and historical sites. All that for the budget conscious amongst you. The nightlife is fantastic and there are plenty of places to visit, especially in the capital city of San Juan.

The island is always alive, with live music playing all around, open bars, and dance clubs.
But, what makes Puerto Rico excellent, is the wide variety of landscapes, forests and natural beauty. You could take adventurous tours in the jungles, or visit caves and take surfing lessons on the 20-foot waves. The place is fantastic.

Here is a list of the best things to do while in Puerto Rico:

  • Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay
  • Flamenco Beach
  • El Morro
  • El Yunque National Rainforest
  • Castillo de San Cristóbal
  • Condado Beach
  • Museo de Arte de Ponce

7. Key West


This free-spirited place is one of those places you should visit in your life. It’s perfect for those who are looking for relaxed, casual, and fun times.

Forget everything back home, and enjoy the “live in the moment” lifestyle of the residents. Just take a drink in your hand, and take a walk down the streets. You might wind up anywhere, but still, have the best time of your life. With activities, bars, shops, and street performers all around the place, you will never be bored in Key West.

Check out what you can do there:

  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
  • Boat Tours
  • Mallory Square
  • Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
  • Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
  • Harry S. Truman Little White House
  • Key West Lighthouse & Keeper’s Quarters Museum

8. Daytona


One cannot make a list of Spring Break destinations without mentioning Daytona. For many years this has been the place every student aimed to go. Although there are 20 miles of beachfront, not a lot of visitors go to Daytona for the beaches. Rather, youngsters visit the place for the thrill of speed and parties.

Throughout the whole year, there are plenty of music events, parties, and festivals. But, Daytona is best known for the Daytona International Speedway. Lots of tourists visit Daytona just to take a glimpse of their favorite race car or motorbike. The residents love the machines so much that everyone is allowed to take their car or motorcycle on the beach.

Things to do in Daytona:

  • Visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MOAS)
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Daytona Beach
  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
  • Daytona Lagoon


Hopefully, this list is helpful to you. Don’t overthink it. Just pack your bags, find the perfect place, and have fun. You deserve to spend some time away from home and school.


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