It is that time of year again; winter is coming to a close, and we all need some vitamin D, so this video is a guide on where to go for Spring Break. We know that Spring Break is primarily a North American thing so most of the destinations are going to be in the United States. We’ll have a couple of tropical ones from a little bit further afield, but before we get started let’s start Spring Break off with a shot. Cheers. Salud. Salud.
Number 1 on our list is our hometown of San Diego, California. It is known as America’s Finest City. It’s got over 70 miles of beaches, so there are no shortages of places to get some sun and sand.
It’s a great craft beer city, tons of nightlife. San Diego, California cannot go wrong. Some of the biggest party areas in San Diego are Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Check out an Airbnb. There are a couple of hotels there, but that’s the spot to go to party, especially South Mission Beach. If you feel extra adventurous, you could go on a day trip to TJ.
Tijuana is a crazy party scene. There’s also really good food there. Check that out as well, if you have a passport. There is a spring break in Rosarito.
You can check that out for yourself. I have done that. Spring Break in Rosarito was “no bueno.”
I don’t recommend doing that.
Number 2: Big Sur Central Coast, California, a road trip down the Highway 1 is classic. I’ve done this myself from San Francisco all the way back to LA.
You’ve got so many opportunities to camp and see nature, get some good Instagram photos, and it’s just a really beautiful place. Big Sur is not your typical spring break. destination.
Do not go there expecting huge parties and wild nightlife. This is definitely a mellow spring break and one where you take your significant other and go to a romantic, beautiful, natural place. Or take the homies and go on a vision quest. Number 3; on the East Coast of the United States: Miami, Florida one of the most vibrant cities in the United States, full of Latino culture. This feels like you’re traveling internationally, but if you’re into warm weather, sand, beautiful people, and great nightlife, Miami is your spot.
We would recommend staying at the FreeHand Hostile. They’ve got a great bar there called the Broken Shaker. And if you want to dry out after all your party, go to over to Wynwood, great coffee shops and the Wynwood Walls, which is a big street art area.
If you want to see more about that, click here and check out the videos that we shot there.
Next up: Colorado. If you’re not done with winter; if you didn’t get to ski, Colorado got tons of snow this year. It’s a really fun place to go. Denver’s only two hours from the closest ski resorts, but make your way to the Rockies if you really want to get some snowboarding in. There are tons of craft beer in Denver.
Boulder’s a great place, and if your Spring Break does not coincide with Boulders, you can hit up from college parties while you’re there in Colorado. Add on fresh air, sunshine and legal ganga, and you have a pretty awesome spring break.
Number 5: New Orleans, Louisiana.The Big Easy, as it’s called.
The food alone is worth the trip. I don’t know if any of you are going to get that movie reference, but those of you who have: it’s clutch. R.I.P. Chris Farley. New Orleans is one of the best value destinations in the United States with an amazing blend of French, Caribbean, and southern culture. Plus, one of the best live music scenes in the country.
There’s no beach, but you’re going to hit heavy on the culture points. We live in LA.
A really close destination here is Catalina Island. Catalina wine mixer. But in seriousness, it’s a great place. You can rent an Airbnb in Avalon.
You can go camping in Little Harbor, which is beautiful. but make those reservations ahead of time. Or you can hike across the mountain on the Trans Catalina Trail, a three-day hike, 26 miles, and beautiful nature. Just bring some water and sunscreen. The easiest way to get there is by ferry from Long Beach or San Pedro harbors.
Number 7: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico is an island, a territory of the United States.
No passport is required. It’s tropical. San Juan has great nightlife, and El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the United States. Not to mention, you’ll probably learn how to dance better if you go to Puerto Rico. Added bonus: Bacardi is based there, so it’s probably pretty cheap. Next up: Jamaica.
Jamaica, seriously, is one of the coolest destinations in the Caribbean.We just got back from there. We’re actually releasing a vlog series from Jamaica next week, but we can that if you go, go to Portland It’s the northeastern side of the island; it’s beautiful; there’s plenty of hostels around there and just good vibes. It’s tropical, red stripes all day long, and there is no end of reggae dance parties.
Number 9: Tulum and Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Just south of Cancun is Tulum the ancient Mayan city, which has turned into kind of like a boho lifestyle hub. Beautiful beaches, great nightlife, cheap food, and a great alternative to Cancun.
If you want to party, head to Playa del Carmen. If you want something more mellow like yoga vibes, head to Tulum. Last up: if you’re watching from Europe or you feel like going farther afield, go to Andalusia in the south of Spain. Not only is one of the most culturally distinct parts of Spain, but during March, April, and May there are tons of events going on. Semana Santa is Easter.
Takes place all over Spain, but Sevilla and Andalusia have great things going on. They also have the Feria de Abril, which is like an April -themed event. It’s really fun. A couple of years ago, a few friends and I rented a campervan and did a road trip to southern Spain during Semana Santa. It was honestly one of the coolest travel experiences I’ve ever had, and I would highly recommend it.
You also have beaches nearby, so overall great destination for Europe. That’s our list of where to go this Spring Break. If you have any more recommendations, make sure you drop them down there in the comments section. If you found this video helpful, give it a thumbs-up, subscribe if you haven’t already, and remember to turn on notifications. In the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you guys on the road.