When we think of Spring Break, we think of a typical hot, vibrant, and tropical destination like Miami and Cancún. This new year, do not settle for any of those two! Instead, go elsewhere; try new places, or even old! With 4 Spring Breaks in your college years, be special and explore destinations that your peers might not think of (or have thought of, but thought that were just too basic)!
Key West, USA
Part of the Florida Keys archipelago, this quaint, little island is famous for its sandy beaches, beautiful weather, rich history, culture, and home to a humongous, concrete buoy that claims to be continental United States’ southernmost point. Catch chickens scattering around roadsides, right by conch-style homes and their unique, uplifting colors that constantly remind you to forget about work and focus on your vacation.
Some things that you can add to your itinerary are:
Visit Old Town with Mallory Square just around the corner
Take a tour of Ernest Hemingway’s former crib, where he lived not-so happily ever after with his second wife
Enjoy a ton of good fun at Key West’s longest man-made beach that stretches half a mile long, Smathers Beach
While in the state of Florida, Key West is not like what you’d expect from Miami. Key West is wonderful for Spring Break goers who are looking for a holiday with more laid back vibes. Soak in the sun, breeze, and therapeutic sands of this island, while catching sunsets on beaches. Oh! And don’t forget to have a taste of Key West’s Key Lime Pie!
This city in Mexico is absolutely delightful, especially with its colonial architecture and history-rich cobblestone streets. No matter the kind of Spring Break activity that you are looking to do, Guanajuato has got your back! It is indeed the perfect spot for those who want a rather relaxed but adventurous break from the books.
Some places that you can visit are:
Museo de las Momias for the thrill-seeking soul
Museo y Casa de Diego Rivera for the art-loving fellas
Museo la Esquina for the nostalgic ones
And whether or not you believe in love stories, don’t miss out on Callejón Del Beso, a narrow alleyway famous for its association with love!
With Guanajuato’s colorful colonial buildings, amazing culture and history, charming windy streets, and picturesque views, it is no wonder that it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Los Angeles, USA
Los Angeles is perfect for Spring Break groups with individuals who are looking to enter a plethora of activities in their itineraries! Whether it is food, sightseeing, museums, entertainment, or nightlife that you are looking for, the City of Angels have them all. And did we not mention about the theme parks??😱
Some recommendations for you:
Chow down on some tacos at CaCao Mexicatessen for that yummy in your tummy
Catch some views at Jerome C. Daniel Overlook above the Hollywood Bowl
Take a trip to Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County or The Broad for the museum-lovin’
Be entertained and laugh your socks off at a renowned talk show
Live your night like it’s forever young at Academy Nightclub
Take a ride (or two) at Knott’s Berry Farm to scream your lungs out
La La Land is the perfect epitome of different type of cultures coming together to reside in one spot. An absolutely wonderful place for exploration and adventures!
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
One of the oldest cities in the Caribbeans, Santo Domingo is filled with historical sites, but will not bore those who are in search of young fun! If you are looking for a perfect balance between thrill, chill, and a tiny little bit of a road trip, then Santo Domingo is the place you are looking for. Boca Chica is a beach that is only approximately 25 minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Santo Domingo; and if you want something more than Boca Chica, Punta Cana is about a 2-hour drive away from Santo Domingo!
Consider these activities:
Explore Zona Colonial, which has some of the oldest buildings built in the Americas
Sip on a cuppa with some sandwiches at Café Paco Cabana
Be fancy at a charming shoe shop (/cocktail bar), named La Alpargatería, selling wonderful espadrilles in the front, and fantastic drinks in the back…
Or be wild at Mamma Club
Santo Domingo is a must-go destination, even if it is not for Spring Break! With its richness in history and culture, there’s just so much to learn from the capital of the Dominican Republic.
Banff National Park, Canada
This one is a special one… bet you didn’t see this one coming! Spring Break may equate to fun in the sun for some, but not for all! If you’re looking for some snowy cold experience this Spring Break, then hop along (or fly) to Banff National Park up north!
Located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park! Banff National Park has countless spots that you can hit on your trip here. From mountains and lakes, to glaciers and icefields, there are plenty of breathtaking views that Mother Nature has created over her lifetime for you to marvel at. If weather permits, you can even hike! There’s plenty of things that you can do at Banff National Park.
Gawk all you want at Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, and many more scenic beauties. Don’t forget to pay Banff Avenue a visit to learn all about the amazing national park that is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site (under the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks ).
Don’t fall in with the crowd at typical spots and make your Spring Break 2018 a memorable one!
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