If you’re looking for an enjoyable spring break without heading to the college-age hot spots, here are a few options we suggest you look into.
Santa Barbara, California
The Golden State may be a hot spring break destination for the younger crowd, but Santa Barbara is a more low-key destination. Known as the “American Riviera” due to its Mediterranean climate and stunning beaches, it is a relaxing place to unwind. It’s also a great place for wine connoisseurs. Check out the numerous award-winning wineries in the area, and bring home some bottles to add to your collection.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is both a historic locale and a college town. As students leave on their own holidays, take advantage of the quiet to immerse yourself in the local scene. Temperatures are excellent in March and April, making it the perfect time to see Southern architecture and visit the high-end boutiques for unique finds. Often overlooked, Charleston is a real gem.
Canary Islands, Spain
If you are craving the weather and vibes of the Caribbean but want to avoid the crowds flocking there at this time of year, consider the Canary Islands. Located off the northwestern coast of the African continent, it’s a hot-spot for Europeans. In addition to being absolutely stunning, it is saturated with history and culture. Popular activities include hiking, parasailing and even whale watching.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Mexico may be a spring break hub for college students, but you can avoid the popular destinations and still have a great trip. Although the Riviera Maya is close to Cancun, it’s also located near lesser-known locations like Akumal and Playa del Carmen. There is no shortage of exploring or activities!
If you have ever felt enchanted by Venice, now is the time to go. Though a popular tourist destination, it’s not high on the spring break list. The storied cityscape is complemented by nearby beaches, giving you the best of both worlds.