After a long, cold, miserable winter, everybody wants to get away. We want to shake off the chill, peel off the coat, and step out of the grey, damp season and into the light, where flowers are blooming and the sun is shining. While many of the Caribbean islands or resorts in Mexico may be traditional spring break destinations, there are also many amazing and affordable spring escapes in the United States.
Here is a list of the top ten best American spring vacations. For a great party atmosphere on a sunny island with a great beach, you should head to South Padre Island on the Texas Gulf Coast. If you want to dance the night away in the trendiest clubs and dine in the hottest restaurants, plan to visit Miami’s South Beach area.
Don’t forget, Daytona, Florida has excellent beaches and great affordable hotels for more fun in the sun. For a quiet spring escape to see the most beautiful floral display in the United States, head to Washington D.C. to see the famous pink and white cherry blossoms in full bloom. In New York City, all the new Broadway plays debut in March and April, giving you the chance to see the stars first-hand.
One of the most affordable vacation spots in the US is Las Vegas, where you can pay little and still book a world class resort hotel. The weather is lovely in the spring as well, before the heat of the summer burns down on the Strip. Take advantage of the cool weather to head to Tucson, Arizona and take in the historic aboriginal ruins and the incredible art galleries, or go for a hike in the stunning outdoors.
Seattle explodes with flowers in the springtime, after the rainy winter ends, and the sun starts to shine. Of course, everyone should spend a Mardi Gras in New Orleans at least once in their lifetime, and party all night long in the Big Easy. Finally, why not head to Disney World in Orlando, Florida this spring? The kids are all still in school, so you’ll have the massive theme park to yourself to play and laugh all day long.