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Spring Break Ideas: Top Spring Break Destinations For 2019

Spring break is the perfect time for a getaway to a sunny destination. Falling between March and May each year, spring break trips cater to families, college students, couples, and friends alike. Plenty of cheap flights, vacations, hotels, and cruises are available—and those who book well in advance will save the most money on their spring break getaway.

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10 Best Passport-Free Spring Break Destinations

Spring break is the perfect time to explore a new and sunny destination. Although Mexico and Costa Rica may be towards the top of spring break destinations, we've rounded up ten incredible options that allow you to leave the passport at home. Whether you're looking for a city trip, beach getaway or party scene, we've found something for everyone.

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Best For Couples: Kauai, Hawaii

Prefer a peaceful and relaxing spring break with your other half? Skip the rowdy beach parties and head to beautiful Kauai, Hawaii for a romantic retreat. Catch some waves at one of the less-crowded beaches or hit the hiking trails of Na Pali State Park before making the drive to Waimea Canyon for the perfect sunset view.

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Best For Friends: San Diego, California

Grab your friends and head to sunny San Diego. Book a kayaking tour through the La Jolla Sea Caves, take a cruise around the harbor or stroll through the beautiful and historic Balboa Park. Enjoy some margaritas in Old Town before exploring the nightlife in the Gaslamp Quarter or catching a Padres game. 

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Best For Explorers: San Juan, Puerto Rico

A fabulous and tropical option for those looking for a bit of adventure, Puerto Rico offers beautiful beaches, fun nightlife and a culture all its own. Although the island experienced some damage from the hurricanes of 2017, Puerto Rico is open and welcoming tourists back with great deals on round-trip flights and hotels. Why not make this beautiful place your spring break destination?

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Best For Families: Vail, Colorado

Grab the kids and your winter coats and head to Vail for an unforgettable spring break. Imagine crisp blue skies, 5,000 skiable acres, snow tubing and plenty of other family-friendly activities in one cool place. If you're ready to trade in a bit of sand for snow, this is the place for your family getaway!

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Best For Budget Travelers: The Outer Banks, North Carolina

Skip the crowds that flock to Myrtle Beach or Miami for spring break and enjoy the savings available at the Outer Banks. Travelers looking for an affordable destination should consider renting a home for a few days on one of these beachy islands off the North Carolina coast.

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Best For Nature Lovers: Yosemite National Park, California

Hiking trails, camp sites and thundering waterfalls can be found by spring breakers who head to stunning Yosemite National Park. March and April travel to this beautiful destination offer blue skies, temperatures averaging in the mid-60s and fewer tourists than the summer months.

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Best For Music Lovers: Nashville, Tennessee

Also known as "Music City," Nashville is the perfect spring break destination for music lovers. Plenty of live (and often free) shows, art galleries, incredible food and blossoming flowers await those who head to this cool Southern city. 

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Best For Party Animals: South Padre Island, Texas

If you're seeking beach parties, poolside fiestas, booze cruises and the ultimate spring break experience, look no further than South Padre Island! With DJs galore, dance parties, bungee jumping, rock wall climbing and many more activities, SPI reaffirms that everything is bigger in Texas.

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Best For City Slickers: Seattle, Washington

Home to many cool and interesting festivals between the months of March and April, Seattle is a cool spring break destination for people looking for a bit of city and culture. Get your caffeine fix at Pike Place Market and catch a ferry to beautiful Bainbridge Island for boutique shopping. Filled with fabulous seafood, views and architecture, this PNW city is not to be overlooked.

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Best For Solo Travelers: Sante Fe, New Mexico

Book a bed and breakfast or a casita near the popular Plaza and dive into the authentic culture of this southwestern city. Take part in an artist workshop, have a bowl of the famous chili, explore nearby national parks and hiking trails and check out Museum Hill. Did we mention Santa Fe is totally walkable?

Best Spring Break Party Destinations

For most college students, spring break means one thing: a non-stop party (preferably on the beach). If you're looking for the top destinations for your spring break party trip, look no further. We've rounded up the most popular destinations for college students to get the spring break party started.

  • Cancun, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Punta Cana, DR
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Miami Beach, Florida
  • Panama City Beach, Florida
  • South Padre Island, Texas

Best Spring Break Destinations For Families

The ideal family spring break destination has something for everyone. Exciting activities suitable for all ages, family-friendly restaurants, and beautiful sights for picture-taking. Make the most of your family trip at one of these top spring break destinations that both parents and kids will enjoy.

  • San Diego, California
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Stowe, Vermont
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • London, England
  • Sanibel Island, Florida
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Anchorage Alaska
  • The Outer Banks, North Carolina & Virginia

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