10 Best Spring Break Destinations 2018

adventure, beach, blueAccording to the US News & World Report, these are the best spring break destinations for students and families.

1. Las Vegas

Sin City has climbed to the number one best spring break destination, and are we surprised?

  • The Strip
  • Bellagio Casino and Fountains
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • Hoover Dam
  • Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
  • The Neon Museum
  • Caesars Palace Casino & The Forum Shops
  • High Roller Observation Wheel
  • The Mob Museum
  • Fremont Street

2. Miami Beach

Miami Beach is full of culture, residents, and travelers, and is one of the kid-friendliest beaches (and most affordable restaurants and hotels).

  • South Beach
  • Ocean Drive
  • Haulover Beach Park
  • Lummus Park
  • Lincoln Road Mall
  • Ancient Spanish Monastery
  • Art Deco Tour
  • South Pointe Park & Pier
  • The Bass
  • Miami Children’s Museum

3. Punta Cana

The sugary, soft beaches make for the perfect, manufactured Caribbean getaway.

  • Punta Espada Golf Course
  • La Cana Golf Course
  • Imagine Punta Cana Disco
  • Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course
  • Manati Park
  • Dolphin Island

4. Bahamas

With 700 islands, you can indulge in the white-washed shores, fishing, scuba diving, and resorts.

  • Beaches
  • Boat Tours
  • Diving & Snorkeling
  • Atlantis Bahamas (Paradise Islands)
  • Lucayan National Park (Grand Bahama Island)
  • Private Islands
  • Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve (Eleuthera)
  • Queen’s Staircase (New Providence Island)
  • The Glass Window Bridge (Eleuthera)
  • John Watling’s Distillery (New Providence Island)

5. Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a small-town atmosphere, yet one of the most unique and sophisticated getaways in Mexico.

  • Bucerias
  • Bahia de Banderas (Banderas Bay)
  • Los Arcos & El Malecon
  • Isla Rio Cuale
  • Zona Romantica
  • Playa Los Muertos
  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens
  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

6. Cancun

Cancun is one of the most affordable destination vacations in the Western Hemisphere and remains on the list of best spring breaks.

  • Chichen Itza
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Playa Tortugas
  • El Rey Ruins
  • Delphinus Dreams Cancun
  • Playa Delfines
  • Pok-Ta-Pok Golf Club
  • Interactive Aquarium
  • Coco Bongo Cancun

7. Puerto Rico

You get the best of both worlds in Puerto Rico with its clean waters, history, modernism, jungles and caves.

  • Bioluminescent Mosquito Bay (Vieques)
  • El Morro (Fuerte San Felipe del Morro)
  • Flamenco Beach
  • Sun Bay (Vieques)
  • El Yunque National Rainforest
  • Castillo de San Cristobal
  • Calle de Cristo
  • Condado Beach
  • Museum do Arte de Ponce
  • Carolina Beach (Balneario de Carolina)

8. Key West

With warm beaches and eccentric residents, Key West is the place to live in the moment and let loose a little.

  • Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
  • Boat Tours
  • Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
  • Mallory Square
  • Harry S. Truman Little White House
  • Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
  • Key West Cemetery
  • Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
  • Smathers Beach
  • Southernmost Point

9. Daytona

20 miles of beach and the NASCAR empire, Daytona is appealing to both spring breakers and families.

  • Daytona Beach
  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
  • Daytona International Speedway
  • Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS)
  • Halifax Historical Museum
  • Daytona Lagoon

10. South Padre Island

While it has become a destination for student spring breakers, SPI is also experiencing a rebirth for family vacations.

  • Laguna Madre Nature Trail
  • Sea Turtle, Inc.
  • Isla Blanca Park
  • Museums of Port Isabel
  • Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature center
  • Schlitterbahn Waterpark
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