Arguably, spring break is the time of year to travel if you want to have a lot of fun. The kids are out of school, you have vacation time thanks to the new year, and the winter weather is (mostly) a distant memory. It’s time to break free from cabin fever.
It doesn’t matter whether you take off to Dubai, Panama City Beach (the spring break capital thanks to MTV), or you plan to spend a week in a secluded cabin; the warmer weather and anticipation for summer make for a great combination.
If you’re ready to enjoy spring break to its fullest and want to make sure you have the best time, we’ve got some tips, as well as a few destination ideas, to help you have a fantastic vacation. So, before you pack up your swimsuit, take a couple of minutes to read the rest of this article.
What to Pack
When it comes to spring break, you need to pack a few things to ensure you have everything you need. Consider investing in some packing cubes for travel to help you keep everything organized and maximize space efficiency. Whether you’re planning a trip to Miami or flying to another country like Indonesia, the items you bring may vary, so keep that in mind when packing. And aside from keeping things neat and tidy, here are some other essentials you cannot forget to bring along in your suitcase.
- Toiletries (toothbrush, deodorant, razors, etc)
- Feminine care products
- Phone charger (take an adapter if travelling abroad)
- Any medications you take regularly
- 5–6 pairs of underwear
- 4-5 pairs of socks
- 6-7 shirts
- 3–5 pairs of shorts
- 2 pairs of pants
- Aforementioned swimsuit
- Organic sun protection
- Beach towel
- First aid kit
Whether it’s a family vacation or you’re going solo, using the above outline for every traveller will help ensure nothing is forgotten.
Where to Go
Now, what are some of the best places to travel for spring break? While we may not be able to tell you with 100% accuracy that you’ll love every option below, there’s a really good chance that at least one of the five will hit the bullseye.
Cancun is pretty much at the top of everyone’s spring break wish list. With white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and all-inclusive resorts, it’s no wonder that it’s a super popular destination.
2. Miami Beach
Another one that’s always included in these kinds of lists, and there’s no mistaking why. Miami Beach is action-packed, and with accommodations ranging from affordable hotels to chic resorts, you don’t have to have a huge budget.
3. South Padre Island
This Texas favourite is known for packed beaches and huge parties, so if you’re into the party scene, get ready for summer fun and pack your bags for Texas.
If you’re looking to travel outside the States, Jamaica could be the perfect answer. Why? Because it has beautiful beaches, wonderous natural attractions, all-inclusive resorts, and, of course, lots of reggae music.
5. Cabo San Lucas
Just say “Cabo,” and virtually everyone knows that you’re talking about the Baja California beach destination. You’ll find some of the best spring weather; turquoise waters and stunning golden sands are a sight to behold.
Daydreaming yet? We don’t know about you, but we wouldn’t balk at a trip to any of them. Just imagine being kicked back on a beach, slathered in sunblock, wearing your blackout sunglasses, and listening to the crashing waves.
In essence, spring break is your gateway to creating lasting memories and recharging your batteries for the rest of the year. Pick a destination that sings to your soul, pack wisely, and you’re all set for an epic adventure.