Top Spring Break Destinations


Spring Break DestinationsCollege students are always looking for ways to save a bit of cash here and there, but with the Spring Break season right around the corner, these efforts are more important than ever. Spring Break is a great time for college students to take off to remote and fun locations, as a final break from the rigors of the academic year before it’s time to study for finals. However, many popular Spring Break destinations are fairly expensive options, meaning it’s important to find ways to save. Now, you could get a bit creative in your efforts to save – look for work opportunities at school in the months leading up to break, or go online to try to make money investing in gold at BullionVault. But, the simpler solution is to simply find a more affordable Spring Break option. Here are four good options to consider this year.

1. South Padre Island

Many American college students are tempted to get out of the country for Spring Break, often to the Caribbean or South America. The temptation is easy to understand – these locations are exotic, warm and beautiful (not to mention they allow students under 21 to drink alcohol). However, traveling to such locations can be very expensive, and a beach like South Padre Island in Texas may have everything you want in a Spring Break destination. With various fun hotels, condos for rent, and a beach practically designed for Spring Break, South Padre Island is an extremely affordable option that amounts to a constant party.

2. South Beach

Arguably the most famous beach in the United States, South Beach in Miami is another destination that can be reached affordably, and which is designed for the ultimate Spring Break. Though this can be a trickier destination for students under 21, the atmosphere is festive and non-stop. With the combination of a city known for its nightlife and a beach known for hot sun and beautiful people, South Beach can offer you a wildly enjoyable vacation.

3. Cabo San Lucas

Another destination in the southern United States accessible by road, Cabo is located at the southern tip of Baja, in California. Essentially designed to entertain beach-goers, Cabo is yet another ideal location for Spring Break students, with lively beaches, a thriving nightlife, affordable and luxurious hotels, and cheap food options. If you are looking for a beautiful location that makes you feel like you’re at an island resort, without the hassle of international air fare, Cabo is the best option available.

4. Outer Banks, NC

For those students who prefer a more relaxing Spring Break, the Outer Banks of North Carolina are an intriguing option. Less populated than many coastal areas in the U.S., the Outer Banks offer a quieter vacation, as well as some of the best beaches in the country. You won’t find a tropical atmosphere or all-night parties, but if you just want a relaxing break during your semester, this can be a great option.

This is a guest post on behalf of BullionVault, written by freelancer Rob Hinson.

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6 Responses to Top Spring Break Destinations

  1. Jefferson @SeeDebtRun 01/25/2013 at 7:04 am #

    We are going to be in Texas this summer for a family reuinion. I would love to take the family to the beach but I have heard that the Texas beaches are pretty “meh”. However, SPI may be the exception.. We may have to try to make it over there.

    • Paul 01/26/2013 at 4:40 pm #

      I’ve been to several beaches on the Texas Coast, Galveston, Port Aransas and Rockport. I have to agree with you that they are not the most scenic beaches but you will still have a great time! I have heard great things about Padre Island though.

  2. Kay Lynn 01/27/2013 at 10:58 am #

    I’ve never been to a Texas beach and it sounds like I’m not missing much. I know that South Beach is a lot of fun no matter what age!

  3. Jules@Fat Guy,Skinny Wallet 01/29/2013 at 6:15 pm #

    I have always dreamed of going on a vacation like that. Spring break for me was always stay home while my friends were enjoying a trip!

    • Paul 02/02/2013 at 12:07 pm #

      I have lots of fond memories of a Spring Break Trip to Florida when I was in college!

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