I know what you're thinking, "Spring break? But the fall semester JUST started."
But trust me, spring break will be here before you know it. Once winter break is over, there are only just a couple months until the break. And not only may you find yourself broke after the holidays, but flights and hotels will also increase in price and start to fill up quickly. Now is actually a GREAT time to think about what you want to do and start making your plans.
Not only that, but you can start setting aside money so that you have enough to make your trip an absolute blast.
So here are 10 killer destinations to add to your list:
1. A music festival: like Coachella in California, or SXSW in Texas
Depending on where your spring break falls on the calendar, Coachella (April) or SXSW (March) are an amazing choice for spring break! If you and your friends love music, food, and fashion, start planning your dream festival trip now. Tickets are already on sale.
2. New Orleans, Louisiana
Spring break isn't a big deal in New Orleans, especially because it falls after Mardi Gras. But, the city has something for everyone and is full of food, fun, and culture. It's different, but still gives you that fun and exciting spring break retreat you're looking for.
So, grab a drink and a beignet and set your sights on Louisiana!
3. Grand Canyon, Arizona
If you want to spend your spring break being active in the great outdoors, then the Grand Canyon is an excellent adventure for you! There's hiking, rafting, and camping. For thrill seekers, they also have bungee jumping and zip lines.
By picking the right activities and planning ahead, you'll be in for the best spring break of your life at the Grand Canyon.
4. Portland, Maine
Looking for a different type of beach scenery for your spring break? Here, you can enjoy various types of Northeastern seafood cuisine, like lobster, crab, shrimp, and clams. There's also whale-watching and many beautiful state parks and lighthouses to visit.
5. Denver, Colorado
If you actually like the cold, consider hitting the slopes! With some of the best mountains and snow in the country, ski resorts like Breckenridge, Whistler, Vail, and Steamboat also have lively nightlife. You'll find no shortage of bars to hop and parties to attend.
6. Honolulu, Hawai'i
Where you can go parasailing, snorkeling, surfing, and bar hopping all in one day? Hawai'i literally has it all for everyone in your group. The beach bum, the surfer, the hiker, and the foodie in your group will all be absolutely blown away by this destination.
7. Outer Banks, North Carolina
If a slow beach lifestyle is more your vibe, you will love the Outer Banks. With more than 175 miles of shoreline to explore, you're sure to find lots to do. There's Jockey's Ridge, the largest sand dune in the eastern United States, where you can go hang gliding. You can kayak on the Inter-coastal Waterway. There's lots of beautiful beaches to relax at and if you're in the mood to party, you can travel more inland to the college city of Wilmington.
8. Anywhere in Florida
If you want to be around the crowds and really dig deep into the spring break scene, then Florida is the destination for you. There are lots of popular beach destinations: Destin, Panama City, Miami, Daytona Beach, that are perfect if you're in the mood to party hard.
9. South Padre Island, Texas
South Padre checks off all the items on your spring break bucket list: concerts, pool parties, booze cruises, you name it. It's a great place to enjoy hot weather and beach parties.
10. Asheville, North Carolina
Spring is the perfect time to visit Asheville. There's plenty of awesome restaurants and breweries in downtown, and great spots for hiking outside the city. Rent a cabin and go check out the waterfalls at nearby Chimney Rock State Park or go white-water rafting.