Want to try to avoid all the typical Spring Break spots? If parties on the beach and nightly bar crawls aren't your pace, then maybe it’s time to find somewhere new to spend your spring break. If you are looking for a unique getaway spot or want somewhere more suitable for you and the family to vacay, then these places are perfect for your week off!
United States Locations
Pacific Grove, California
This beach town is the perfect alternative to an overcrowded touristy spring break beach! Enjoy a lazy day in the sun at Asilomar State Beach, then spend your afternoons and evenings at town favorites such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Carmel-By-The-Sea beaches and equestrian center. Be sure to check out their boutiques and shops (Cottage of Sweets is a must-see!) You can even spend a day taking a drive down the scenic 17-mile road that leads to Pebble Beach, enjoying that California sun!
If you need a break outside of the crazy partying and gambling in Las Vegas, Henderson is the perfect oasis for your western journey. This city is all about the views and activities, including the Bird Viewing Preserve and the River Mountains Loop Trails. Spend the day taking in views of Lake Mead, or explore the area on a rented bike! Plus, if you want to spend a night or two in Las Vegas, it’s only 20 minutes away!
The heat in Texas can be unbearable, so the best time to tour the state is during the spring. Take a trip to Austin, where you can swim in the Barton Springs Pool, kayak in the Town Lake, or even go tubing (or hiking) in the Hill Country. Take time to find the Texas state flower, the bluebonnet at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and of course, check out the Austin Children’s Museum. Austin is also well known for its small shops and the array of great food, so make sure to explore the downtown area!
For those of you who love the winter and still want more of it, gear up and spend your spring break in Philipsburg, Montana at the Ranch at Rock Creek! This spot has a plethora of winter activities to explore Rock Creek, such as ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, snow cat adventures, snow mobiles, and of course, skiing!
Dedon Island, The Philippines
Feeling like you need to hop on a plane and fly far away this break? Try Dedon Island in the Philippines! Located on the southeastern tip of Siargao, this island is a palm tree paradise, full of tropical wilderness and adventure. Spend your days barefoot on the beach, or try water sports on the Cloud 9 waves, located west of Siargao! If a complete getaway far from any distractions or sounds is something that you are looking for then this is the perfect place for you.
Looking for something on the classy side for your spring break adventure? Instead of keeping up with the busy streets of Paris, hop on a train and head to Chantilly, a small suburb 30 minutes away. For the equestrian lovers out there, this trip is perfect for you. Get a "Classic" room at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume, see a performance at the Hippodrome (be sure to see the tracks and stables before hand), and indulge at a French Bistro called Le Goutillon. Make sure to spend an entire day exploring the Chateau de Chantilly, a castle that is accompanied by 115-acres of land, during your stay. Plus, it’s a great escape from Paris, but still an easy train ride to the city of lights!
St. Martin/Sint Maarten, The Caribbean
Of course, you can’t ever go wrong with a spring break trip to the Caribbean! This French-Dutch island is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and is also known as :the lover’s paradise." Along with its beautiful beaches and crystal blue waters, the island is full of wildlife and culture to explore.
The Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand
Calling all fishers, divers, hikers and cyclers! This little peninsula just a small distance from Auckland, New Zealand is the perfect getaway for you. If you are searching for adventure that calls for more than just time on the beach, the coromandel is your perfect Spring Break location. Be sure to check out Cathedral Cove, the most popular view at the peninsula, as well as Sleeping God Canyon, Hot Water Beach, and the Hauraki Rail Trail.