Spring Break Destinations in the U.S.
It’s spring break and time to grab your essentials and find a beach to kick back and have fun on. You are in luck if you want to stay in the US. There are plenty of places to head for to find the best any spring break can offer but here, to help you make up your mind, are the cream of the crop, the top five.
1. Miami, Florida
Miami Beach sits in a great spot on a barrier island. The town itself is on a small chunk of land dividing the ocean from the Bay of Biscay. Miami Beach has always been a beach resort, at least since the 1920s. Spring breakers usually stay in and around South Beach but extend their wanderings into the city to sample the fabulous nightlife.
South Beach is home to the wealthy and famous, which adds to its attraction, but Miami is rich in culture and heritage and ready to show off its art deco architecture. There are centers for discovery and the Wynwood Art Gallery for designers and art lovers.
2. Panama City, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida, is situated through the Gulf Coast on the southern shore of Northwest Florida Panhandle. Panama City Resort proudly boasts having the ‘World’s Most Stunning Beach’ and proclaims itself ‘Spring Break Capital of the World’. It’s easy to understand why, should you ever feel inclined to walk the full 27 miles of perfectly white sandy beach and let the warm Gulf waters tickle your toes a bit. Because of its central location for other countries, Panama City is also a popular destination for families.
Panama City Beach Spring Break is a well-managed festival, organized by the city’s entertainment industry and the highlight of spring break for many college students. During the day spring breakers chill out at the beach or try to win fun prizes in the local arcades. Mini golf is a favorite pastime and many of the resorts put on concerts and there’s always all kinds of entertainment in the Tiki bars including hot tubs and table tennis.
3. South Padre Island, Texas
South Padre Island, Texas, another barrier island, is situated on one of the southernmost borders of Mexico. It has the reputation of being the first non-Floridian venue to draw enormous spring breaker crowds. Much of its success comes from being less expensive. Over the last three decades, South Padre Island authorities have reported that up to 120,000 spring breakers regularly gather on this tiny barrier island ready to experience its entertainment, sunshine and unbeatable nightlife.
The community of South Padre Island swells exponentially in March, with July being the busiest. Spring breakers head for the myriad water-based activities including dolphin watching and horse riding. South Padre is perfect for spring breakers watching their cash.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is known throughout the world for delicious cuisine, rich culture and its distinctive native tongue. It’s most popular event is Mardi Gras, known all over the world by exciting nightlife every night down on Bourbon Street and around the French Quarter. New Orleans plays host to an estimated 10,000,000 tourists per year. It’s a city that knows how to have fun and celebrate life.
Bourbon Street is full of music and bars and a haven for foodies with jambalaya, Creole rice and muffulettas just a few of the many dishes complimented by all the fresh fruit you can eat and melt-in your mouth French pastries. There are also outdoor concerts and retro antique stores. For all New Orleans’ richness and joie de vivre, it is one of the best spring break destinations for students on a budget.
5. Key West, Florida
Key West is a tiny but culturally wealthy community that dances. It’s closer to Cuba than Miami and for many the perfect spring break spot. Key West is a common point of call for inexpensive spring break cruises.
There’s plenty for spring breakers to pack in such as a Sunset Cruise and Dolphin Eco Tour, boat and jet ski rentals, parasailing and snorkeling. There’s a rich cultural history to explore too and many students stop by the home of one of the most famous fiction writers ever, Ernest Hemingway to take in where he wrote part of ‘A Farewell to Arms’.
The US invented spring break and any of these Top 5 spring break destinations is guaranteed to serve up a treat for its visiting students. It’s simple to have the best spring break ever on a tight student budget. Besides, with all the sun, sea and sand on offer along with wild partying ’till dawn, spring break is as good as you make it.