(1) New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is famous for rich cultural history, amazing Cajun food and exciting events. The boardwalks found at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park will take you deep into the wetlands and creeks of Louisiana. If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of some of the unique wildlife that this protected house calls.
Take part in a Cajun music jam and visit the site of the 1812 Battle of New Orleans. Cajun encounters Louisiana provide a close and personal experience with Bayou. The 2-hour swamp tour will take you through the famous Honey Island swamp. St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Parties in New Orleans is filled with LA Mardi Gras.
A mix of EDM, hip-hop and indie rock headliners along the New Orleans Riverfront will entertain crowds at Mardi Gras World. There will be more than 20 stages of the French Quarter as well as playing different genres of music, as well as a bunch of local cuisine offerings from various Louisiana restaurants.
(2) South Padre Island, Texas
South Padre Island is located at the southernmost tip of Texas and hosts a huge Texas Spring Break party every year. This tropical resort area, or “island”, as locals call it, is surrounded by the calm waters of the Laguna Madre Gulf on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Jet skis, banana boat rides, parasailing, snorkeling and more are available for rental.
There are also many beach volleyball games that are free and a fun way to meet other people. Coca-Cola Beach at Isla Grand Beach Resort is the most popular spring break destination. This huge venue hosts some of the hottest acts of the time, which entertain crowd-free.
It has nighttime top-notch live concerts with national acts, aerial tropic bikini contests, DJs and dances, bungee jumping and more. Getting to the “island” is easy whether you are flying or driving. If you choose to fly the most people then visit Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport which is located approx. 30 minutes away.
(3) Panama City Beach, Florida
Most visitors to Panama City Beach are adjacent to Pier Park and are located on the beach along Front Beach Road. Just a 10 minute car ride east from the center of the Panama City Beach is St. Andrews State Park, a piece of protected land between St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
The park truly feels like a different world of sand dunes, cedar trees, hiking trails and campsites than the rest of the Panama City Beach. If you like flying, the brand Northwest Florida International Airport is just a stone from the beach. During the day, have fun on the beach and in the water. Just look at the beach to find groups of all sizes hanging below and soaking up the sun.
In addition to relaxing on the beach, spring breakers can go on a boat tour, rent jet ski, or parasailing. Swim only on posted beaches and do not swim in the sea unless a lifeguard is present. Riptides and other hazards can make sea floats dangerous for the unintended. Don’t miss the awesome nightlife this Spring Break destination has to offer.
(4) Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is one of the best destinations in the world for world class theater, music and dance. Some popular family-friendly options include the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater. The Las Vegas Strip is truly an amazing scene. Check out the High Roller Observation Wheel at LINQ, which is a great shopping and dining complex in its own right that you should visit on your spring break.
Explore this magnificent city more with an extensive bus tour of Las Vegas. There are plenty of great, nationally acclaimed museums that are sure to make any spring holiday a bit more cultural. Las Vegas Natural History Museum and Artistic Neon Museum right next to each other, north of Downtown Las Vegas.
Composed of over 100 acres of botanical gardens and parkland, the springs are a beautiful location with a protected nature. Their Eiffel Tower experience for Paris Las Vegas, a delightful recreation of some of the top destinations in Paris. Then, explore various other landmarks on the ground, such as the Louvre, L’Arc de Triomphe, and the Paris Opera House.
(5) Miami, Florida
South Beach is home to fashionable nightlife. Explore the road to a little culture, the center of Hispanic culture in Miami. Little Havana is also home to the famous Calle Ocho where you can eat something or watch a show. Bars, pubs, inns, and restaurants have many local hotels as sponsor parties for spring break. There are also several nightly street parties, pool parties and yacht parties.
The Miami Seaquarium is one of the best spring break destinations for families. Discover South Florida’s best aquariums and favorite visitor attractions and enjoy amazing shows featuring sea mammals and sea lions. See Manet, sea turtles, penguins, rays and more in world class marine life. Return to Dolphin Harbor for a chance to be in the water with the friendly, intelligent and beautiful dolphin.
In the central part of South Beach and directly on the beach, Surplus Lowes has one of the largest, best pools and restaurants in the area. Miami has more than endless nightlife. It is also home to some serious shopping. Shopping centers are everywhere. From huge revolving malls to small specialty shops, there are plenty of places for shopaholics.
(6) New York City, New York
Start with a ride at the top of the Empire State Building. They provide different views of the city. You cannot leave New York without spending a minimum of time in one or two of the city’s famous museums. Start with the Metropolitan Museum of Art or the Museum of Modern Art.
Children of all ages will love visiting the American Museum of Natural History. It is full of stunning and exciting exhibits, covering everything from gemstones to dinosaur fossils. It is actually one of the largest museums of its kind in the world. A popular option is to board the ferry and explore both Liberty Island and Ellis Island.
Another excellent option is to take a sightseeing cruise with stunning views of the statue, which gives that postcard the opportunity for the perfect distance shot. The cruise is also fully audible, so you will learn about the statue and its history. For those investing in their own history, many people take the opportunity to visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.
A particularly fun attraction for children and teenagers is Madame Tussauds New York. Wax replicas of many famous celebrities have been provided in this famous museum in a selection of themed settings. In A boozy tour, Instead of choosing random bars, your expert local guide will take you to something unique places. You will stop at three different bars with many enticing drink options.
(7) Orlando, Florida
Orlando’s incredible theme parks are one of the biggest draws for the holidays. While they are probably already on your list, a trip to SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando or Walt Disney World is always a great way to spend part of your trip. With four main resorts and two waterparks, Walt Disney World is the pinnacle of American theme parks.
To help you get in the mood for spring, Epcot hosts the annual International Flower and Garden Festival, which begins in early March and ends in June. Don’t miss Disney’s famous After Night Show where you’ll enjoy lots of fun and excitement. Both Blue Springs and Wekiwa Springs are within an easy drive of all the attractions in Orlando.
End your day with an adrenaline pumping at our 425 ‘Twin Adventure Park Zipline. Cocoa Beach shares an inlet with the Kennedy Space Center on the state’s Atlantic coast. One of the more popular hotspots due to its proximity to Orlando, Cocoa Beach is an ideal place to catch some waves or soak up the sun. As the name suggests, it offers miles of Gulf-bank Gulf Coast Beach, Crystal-Clear Water and White-Sand Beach.
A destination with popular attractions such as jet skiing, parasailing and paddleboarding, Clearwater Beach is a gem among other crowded beaches. Despite being a bit further down in the south, Vero Beach has the completely peaceful nature-protected parks and beaches. Vero Beach offers a chance to see some of Florida’s cultural sites, museums, art galleries, and nature parks, for golf, water sports and fishing.
(8) Los Angeles, California
Start with an in-depth tour of Universal Bacallao and see where the magic of the film takes place. You will do a lot of active touring, so keep your eyes peeled for a special celebrity sighting. Then, visit the theme park part of Universal, where you can relax throughout the day, enjoy rides, delightful performances, and catchy installations of cultural favorites such as Minions or Simpsons.
Between new areas of the park and a mass favorite with children and teenagers, don’t miss the wizarding world of Harry Potter. Madame Tussauds Start with a trip to Hollywood, the place where you are most likely to meet your favorite celebrities honestly. If you’re looking for greater access to famous people, then take a bus tour that offers celebrity homes and estates in the area.
Check out Hollywood behind-the-scenes tours to see iconic filming venues as well as iconic venues in the history of LA theater culture such as TCL Chinese Theater and Walk of Fame. There are plenty of theme parks that are an easy drive away from Los Angeles, covering everything from rollercoasters to water slides.
(9) Key West, Florida
The longest southern city in the United States is attracting the attention of creative types and anyone who loves sunny days. The island and its neighbors in the Florida Keys have their own style. Throughout Key West and other islands, it is easy to find live music and happening parties.
Spring breakers and locals gather at Mallory Square for a party in the sunlight during the night. If you are looking for adventure, jet-skis and parasailing are easily available on rent. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and get a tan. The Florida Keys are particularly hot and sunny in February and March, when the mainland is often cold. Here, you will find tons of beach necessities, waterfalls and wild parties.
You will not need a passport to visit these islands in the Gulf of Mexico, even if closer to Cuba than West Miami. Flights for departure from the hub are easily available to Key West throughout Florida. Another option is to move to Miami and drive the Overseas Highway. A convertible car rental is particularly suited to Florida Keys spring break.
(10) Maui, Hawaii
Ziplining above the island is the perfect opportunity for adventure that allows you to carry the natural beauty around you. There are many tours and companies that offer a variety of exciting adventures for you to participate in. You can also enjoy flying through tropical canopies on a moonlight tour.
The magic of Maui is that it is as beautiful from the sea as it is from the sky. Molokini is one of the most beautiful snorkel adventures in the crater, offering some of the world’s top diving destinations. Add a gorgeous backdrop and some unique Hawaiian traditions, and you can get yourself an amazing party.
If you are a nature lover, you definitely want to experience Maui’s hiking trails during your spring break vacation. But if you want to mix it up one day, consider horse riding! Mendes Ranch is the roof of a family owned house that has been on the island for over 150 years. The estate offers some of the most beautiful vistas on Maui, and you can explore them.
(11) San Francisco, California
With an extensive expanse of bay and iconic bridge, Golden Gate Park is filled with the perfect combination of nature and culture. Popular performances include African Savannah, Bear Country, Australian Walkout and more. You will also want to make sure to check out 100 acres of plantations of native California plants.
In March, Day Young is also hosting an annual event, called Bouquets to Art, featuring artwork with flower paintings and fresh flower displays. If you focus more heavily on contemporary and modern art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a recently expanded marvel. Take a leisurely stroll at Fisherman’s Wharf, which is truly one of the best places for people to see all over the city.
There are many attractions here, including the popular Madame Tussauds to explore celebrity and pop culture, enjoying lifelike wax sculptures. If you are most interested in local architecture, a special bridge cruise is a smart choice. For those with a strong interest in the dreaded alchetras, choose a cruise that takes you to this intimidating island with a thrilling tour.
(12) Nashville, Tennessee
Spring events in Music City are like a chorus of your favorite songs. Take time to sing along and be a part of Nashville’s spring events. Nashville has never provided more family entertainment in the span of three months. On the 55-acre property at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, more than 150,000 bulbs are in bloom this spring.
Join the Free Music City Irish Fest at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on St. Patrick’s Day. The best in Irish music, food and drink is celebrated at this annual event in Music City, and more. Nashville East migrates to East Park for the Nashville Beer Festival to make the best use of Music City’s craft beer community.
Get ready for the Nashville Wine & Food Festival at the Omni Nashville Hotel. All guests will have the opportunity to talk with the creators of both wine and food, learn from them. Tennessee Craft is known for its free, juried craft fairs. The three-day craft festival attracts over 45,000 people to witness the craftsmanship of over 200 exhibitors.
(13) Savannah, Georgia
You want to feel good about doing something cultural during your day, so start with a trip to the SCAD Museum of Art. You know that Savannah, among its other features, is a college town. This building is a wonderful collaboration of art and architecture. St. Patrick’s Day is most popular with green fountains, an annual parade and city celebrations.
Savannah’s reputation recognizes it as one of the places to be in the south. But it is not so big. Many of the places you want to visit will be centered towards River Street. Savannah College of Art and Design is spread across the city. It has a big impact on its own. Art gives the city such a great feeling of culture.
Savannah has plenty of museums, theaters and galleries for you and these are often free. Savannah has amazing food. The architecture at Savannah is completely unique. There are many preserved buildings for historical reasons. At night, the streets of Savannah are alive with people. There are plenty of bars in the city, and a group of clubs along River Street.
(14) Asheville, North Carolina
Spread your feet on the mountain trails filled with the blossoming beauty of the native wildflower and stroll the streets of Asheville’s festival town. The landscape of the Southern Appalachians, the oldest mountain in the world, is rich in biodiversity, giving you the opportunity to discover flora not found anywhere else in the world.
In Asheville, seasonal favorites such as trillium, tulip, azinal and violets begin the arrival of spring with their attractive blooms, and as the season progresses, budding wildflowers climb to the peak. It is this progress that gives Asheville one of the longest wildflower seasons in the country, extending all the way from March to October.
The best places to catch a beautiful sunset are the Blue Ridge Mountains offering some of the best vantage points for watching the sun drop below the peaks in a splash of color. Asheville is the bee paradise for Asheville’s honey culture. They resonate through local parks, orchards and honey festivals and are celebrated throughout the city.
(15) Austin, Texas
The Sherwood Forest Faire is usually open on weekends, but during spring break you can take advantage of an extra day of the fair. You don’t want to miss this fascinating medieval-themed fair based on the stories of Robin Hood and his Mira Men. Located in McDade, Texas, the Faire is nestled in 23 acres of forest, dotted with shops, pubs and entertainment.
Alamo’s Kids Camp offers you discounted movies when kids are out of school and it’s back this year with Spring Break. While you can have a fun zip line trip during the day, you can join Zip Lost Pines during spring break. You can also play in basecamps to enjoy lawn games such as Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Boke’s Ball, Horseshoe, Hanoi Tower.
Make your own prehistoric platter and fossils, explore the Hartman Prehistoric Gardens, and march in a Dino Parade that will “essence” your soul. The event is free with the cost of regular admission to the garden and all ages are welcome. Urban Air Adventure Park is more than 25,000 square feet of indoor fun. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and offers a variety of indoor attractions.