Pack your flip flops and your swimsuit. Here are some of the best places to hit this spring!
Schools are out, beaches are packed and coolers are full. It must be spring break. Spring break has become less of a time of year and more of a mentality, and it usually sends families and students off to other parts of the country to enjoy a week without school or work.
In case you haven’t found a place to spend your spring break, you should probably grab a pen and paper. You’re going to want to take notes. Here are five amazing destinations for spring break:
- Key West, Florida
Right off the peninsula, Key West is the perfect combination of weather and activities all year long. You can hit the beautiful white beaches and swim in crystal clear water. You can also go diving and snorkeling, or you can grab a boat and head out to deep-sea fish. Key West also looks gorgeous from above, and a plane adventure is the perfect way to see it. Whether you love beaches, restaurants, diving, animal watching or golf, Key West has it all. And don’t forget to grab a slice of Key lime pie before you leave.
- New Orleans, Louisiana
Picking up where we left off in Key West, we’ll start with the food in New Orleans. With jambalaya, red beans and rice, po’ boys, etouffée, gumbo, and hush puppies on every corner of Bourbon Street, you won’t leave the Big Easy hungry. Top it off with some bread pudding, beignets or bananas foster, and you’re set. You also can’t miss the legendary night life, and during the day you can take in New Orleans culture with the sweet sounds of jazzy brass instruments playing as you walk through the French Quarter.
- Palm Springs, California
When you think of vacationing to California, you probably think about the beaches. When making a list of places you need to hit, the Santa Monica Pier might come up, and visiting Hollywood landmarks is a must, but Palm Springs might be the best California has to offer for spring breakers. Tucked into the mountains as opposed to on the coast, it’s the perfect place to grab an ice-cold drink and float in the pool. Palm Springs is also perfect for riding around on a cruiser bike taking in the gorgeous California inland landscape. If an all-inclusive retreat were a city, it would be Palm Springs.
- La Jolla, California
Going from the Inland Empire to the coast, La Jolla might be the best and prettiest California’s coastline has to offer. Located just north of San Diego, La Jolla is the perfect blend of remote and California culture. The water is warm, the waves are strong and the seafood is delicious. You can also head off the beach for some of the best shopping southern California has to offer, all while sipping on a craft coffee or enjoying a creamy ice cream cone. La Jolla is also a phenomenal place to see adorable seals and sea lions, or you can just take in the majestic scenery complete with ocean, trees and bluffs, all from one deck chair. Finish your trip off by heading down to Torrey Pines to play one of the most gorgeous and scenic golf courses in the country. La Jolla really does have it all.
- Daytona Beach, Florida
Daytona Beach is a classic spring break spot. Umbrellas, pastel colors, music and dancing are staples of this Atlantic hotspot. A bit tamer than South Beach, it’s a great place for families. You can take part in the amazing surfing scene, or you can show off your skills by challenging other spring breakers to a volleyball game. It’s also the perfect destination if you love night life, as the party moves right from the beaches and into the clubs after the sun sets. To top it all off, you can’t leave without checking out a concert or seeing the legendary Daytona International Speedway and Living Legends of Auto Racing Museum.