When you think of spring break what comes to mind? I think of warm beaches or maybe even a snowboarding trip. Either way, I think of a popular and well known place to visit. Typically this is the case when college students are picking their spring break destinations. The downside of picking a popular hot spot is that everyone else is doing the same thing, not to mention it is super crowded and really expensive. Among these popular destinations is South Padre Island, Panama Beach, and Aspen, just to name a few. If you want to get off the beaten path and find a unique vacation spot this spring break, look no further. These one of a kind locations will be less populated, cheaper, and will be something you will never forget.
Here is our list of 7 unique spring break destinations:
Yellowstone National Park
Stay at one of the 9 lodges at the park or get primitive and camp out at one of the campgrounds. Here you can see all kinds of wildlife including buffalo, bears, birds and more. You can also witness Old Faithful erupting! There are plenty of activities and things to do and see while visiting the park.
Crystal River, Florida
Crystal River is the perfect way to experience the great outdoors. Here you can swim and snorkel with manatees, take an air boat tour, paddle board and kayak and learn about the local ecosystem. There are a handful of hotels and bed and breakfast options only a short drive from the river.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
The tallest dunes in America, this sandy desert stands out in a diverse Colorado landscape. Here you can camp, hike, bike, sand sled or sand board, and swim in Medano Creek. This is a great destination for photographers, professional or amateur, especially at night.
Austin is a funky town oasis in Texas. Parks everywhere you look, great live music, local food, hiking and fishing nearby, it is a great place to spend your spring break. Here you can kayak right in the city center and lounge in Zilker park, where all the locals take their furry friends to play.
Savannah is full of deep southern roots and traditions while also turning into an artsy up-and-coming area. Here you can take one of the many ghost tours and learn about the rich history of the area. You can also take a short drive out to Tybee Island and spend some time at the beach. There are always festivals and live music on the river front.
Zion National Park, Utah
Located in Utah, this park offers everything you could dream of for an outdoor enthusiast. Here you can camp or stay in the lodge, hike, bike, climb, tube the river, ride on the 4×4 trails, tune up your photography skills, fish, and just enjoy the great outdoors.
New York City, New York
New York City is beautiful in the spring. All the flowers are in bloom, the sun is setting later, the weather is warming up and taking a walk through central park sounds dreamy. You can also enjoy one of the many Broadway shows being put on, visit the Statue of Liberty or Ground Zero, and explore the ever entertaining times square.