Sick and tired of the “average” spring break destinations? Looking to avoid the crowds of rowdy young adults and crazy beach parties but still want to get away for a bit? You can have plenty of fun on spring break and explore a new place without all the chaos with these unique spring break destinations. Mix it up this year and try something different, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!
Whether you are a college student or have a family of your own, the capital of the great state of Texas is a fantastic destination to visit on your spring break. Austin has fun things for all ages, including chances to enjoy the great outdoors. A favorite spot in Austin is Lady Bird Lake, where you can kayak, paddleboard, and explore the surrounding hiking and biking trails.
If you want a unique outdoor adventure in an unexpected place, visit NLand—the world’s only inland surf destination. Enjoy surf sessions, lessons, a camp for kids, and much more.
And of course, when in Austin you’ll want to indulge in plenty of famous Texas BBQ. Franklin Barbecue is the most popular in Austin, but definitely don’t sleep on Terry Black’s Barbecue or Stiles Switch BBQ for smoked meats and local craft beer.
If you want a different kind of party unlike the ones on the beaches of Cancun, New Orleans is the place to be!
Conveniently, spring is one of the best seasons to visit this enticing city. Mardi Gras has ended and JazzFest has yet to begin, so you can enjoy the temperate weather, fun bar scene, and incredible live entertainment without the crowds. For family-friendly activities, take an alligator spotting cruise down the Bayou, visit the Mardi Gras Museums, and take in some jazz at the Preservation Hall.
The nightlife scene in New Orleans is fantastic for college kids, with many bars close together and lots of music both live and spun by a DJ at local nightclubs. Additionally, New Orleans has an amazing food scene, with delightful friend beignets at Cafe Du Monde, French-inspired cuisine at Compere Lapin, and plenty of creole soul foods at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant.
Head up north to Whistler if you want a little snow to add to your spring break fun. Spring in the mountains of Western Canada is absolutely beautiful and offers less-crowded skiing and longer sunny days to enjoy it in.
When you’re not on the slopes, families and students alike can experience the local spring festivals with lots of unique foods to try and live music.
Whistler in the spring is also a great time to get outdoors and partake in a number of outdoor adventures that don’t involve snow including golf, white water rafting, ziplining, biking, ATV tours, and fishing. Those who want the best of both seasonal worlds will find that in Whistler!
While you may think of the spring break party destinations when you think of Mexico, Merida will change your mind! This small, safe, and friendly town is located on the shimmering Yucatan coastline with plenty of opportunities to explore the history and enjoy relaxed days on the area beaches.
Mayan ruins are just a drive away including the famed Chichen Itza. Merida is also close to other great exploration points including many cenotes, where you can snorkel in the turquoise waters among locals and marine life.
Other top local attractions that can’t be missed include the House of Montejo, Governor’s Palace, the Cathedral, and the stunning mansions of the Paseo de Montejo.
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