While many Americans decide to find a warm place to relax during their spring break outside of the United States, there is actually plenty to do in America itself. Don't worry if you can't afford an expensive trip to Europe or Mexico, as the United States has plenty of attractions to entertain you and your family. As the winter starts to depart and spring begins, many parts of the United States become much warmer than they were during the winter months, making them perfect places to visit between February and March. There are also places where winter stays longer and snow can still be witnessed, so you don't have to limit yourself to warmer climates, but can embrace the cold and try your luck at some of the winter sports like hockey and skiing. Since there are so many great destinations, we have created this list of Top 10 Tips for Unforgettable Spring Break, which might help you while deciding where to go during your next spring break.
One of the most popular destinations among Americans to visit during the spring break is Florida, and especially the city of Orlando. Florida is known as the state with one of the most robust entertainment industries, and there are as many as four theme parks in Orlando alone, including the famous Walt Disney World Resort, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando Resort, LEGOLAND Florida Resort, and more. There are, however, a plenty of other things to do in Florida besides having fun at the theme parks. For example, Orlando has one of the biggest shopping malls in the United States, where you will find an ample collection of souvenirs to display somewhere in your home after you come back from the trip. Outside of Orlando, we recommend visiting the Plant City, in which the Florida Strawberry Festival takes place. It is one of the most beautiful festivals in the United States, located just 30 minutes outside of Tampa, filled with strawberry cuisine and live events.
While Boston, Massachusetts, is not filled with sandy beaches and palm trees, especially during early spring, there are still dozens of attractions and things to do without sunbathing and swimming. Boston has a rich history and culture that is just waiting to be discovered, with famous museums and art galleries. One of such attractions is the authentic home of Paul Revere, one of the American revolutionaries. According to history, Revere rode all the way from Boston to Lexington to warn Hancock and Adams of the imminent approach of the British troops. You can take a guided tour of his house to see how the folk hero lived and learn more about the history of America’s forefathers. We also recommend planning a trip to the New England Aquarium, which has is one of the best nautical reserves in the area. You can observe seals, sharks, manta rays, and even larger sea animals.
The Grand Canyon
If you want to distance yourself from civilization and spend your spring break in peace and tranquility, we recommend taking a road trip to the Grand Canyon, one of the most unique landscapes America has to offer. The canyon also looks significantly different in winter and early spring than it does during the summer, which is a new sight to many tourists. Hiking is just one of the many attractions you can find around the Grand Canyon to exercise a bit, and you can also try your luck horseback riding or rafting. Finally, there are way fewer tourists in the Grand Canyon in February and March, which means more affordable prices and less waiting in lines!
With temperatures almost never falling below the 70 degrees Fahrenheit range, Los Angeles is one of the most comfortable destinations in the continental United States to spend your spring break in. If you never had the chance to visit Hollywood, the capital of the American movie industry and home of countless celebrities, your next spring break can be the perfect opportunity to do so. Most tourists visit Los Angeles in the summer, mostly in June and July, but during the early spring, the city is relatively uncrowded. You can easily find a spot at one of the gorgeous beaches of Los Angeles without having to fight for a spot, and there are dozens of nightclubs that are just waiting to be explored.
Texas stays warm for the most of the year and maintains a sunny weather through most of the winter and early spring, making for a great destination for a spring break – not too hot and not too cold. One of the biggest tourist magnets of Texas is its amazing cuisine, filled with barbecued meats and Tex-Mex dishes. There are also many food festivals, some of which happen in February and March, so keep a keen eye on them while in Texas. The state is also famous for its music, and you can find numerous music events and concerts around its cities, and especially in Austin, which is home to some of the most famous clubs in the United States. If you’re looking for a place to visit, we also recommend Moody Gardens, in which you can observe the famous glass pyramids.
While the state of Hawaii sees high temperatures all-year-round, the heat can get unbearable to many during the summer months. If you're looking for a more temperate weather that still allows you to swim in the sea and relax at the beaches, we recommend arranging your trip to Hawaii in the spring, which makes it just perfect for a spring break. Hawaii is filled with gorgeous, white-sand beaches, which are among the most spectacular ones in the world. There are also many stunning waterfalls, surrounded by lush rainforests. When choosing where in Hawaii to go, why not go with the island of Oahu, which is one of the top tourist destinations of the world. Oahu is filled with natural beauty, rich culture and fascinating history, and you can usually skip the crowds if you plan your trip during early spring. If you want to spend your spring break trip in a more active way, we recommend taking advantage of one of the many scuba diving schools, which create the opportunity to learn a fun, new hobby.
Even though we have already included Florida on this list, Tampa deserves its own special spot in the ranking. Tampa is home to Bush Gardens, one of the most thrilling theme parks in the United States, which features some of the largest and longest rollercoasters rides you can find in America. However, there is also a plenty to do in Tampa besides visiting theme parks. In the vicinity of Tampa, you can find multiple facilities at which you can swim with the dolphins. You can also take a walk to one of the many botanical gardens the city has to offer, which show both domestic and exotic plants and flowers. Finally, there are also dozens of beautiful beaches to visit, even if the water is too cold to swim in.
Even though Colorado is not the most popular spring break destination for tourists in America, it is still worth visiting for its amazing natural beauty. While the temperatures stay rather low in Colorado during winter and early spring, the weather is manageable and the numerous attractions around Colorado Springs are well worth the trouble. We recommend visiting the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, which is a home to many exotic animals from all over the world, including giraffes, otters, and elephants. There is also a famous Olympic Center, at which you can see the facilities used by world-class athletes.
For a more educational trip of the United States, we recommend visiting Washington D.C. However, since tourists and class trips from all over the United States are coming to the city during summer, early spring is one of the best times to visit this beautiful city. As much as eleven Smithsonian Museums are located in Washington, including the famous Museum of National History. Most of the museums are also free to visit. If you’re lucky, you may get to see the gorgeous cherry blossoms of Washington, as the cherry trees blossom in early spring.
Big Sky, Montana
If you love winter and would like to experience more of the winter climate, Montana is one of the better places in the United States to do so, since the state is located far to the North of the country and temperatures in spring vary from 40 to around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. We especially recommend visiting the beautiful city of Big Sky, which hosts one of the most popular ski resorts in America, which should already be mostly empty by spring break. If you are not a fan of skiing, you can enjoy the gorgeous landscapes while hiking, or even try dog sledding or snowmobiling at a guided tour.