17 Spring Break Destinations You Haven’t Thought of Yet

For a sun-filled beach vacation, skip Miami and keep flying south to la isla del encanto, the enchanted island of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico

Spring is the perfect time to let the good times roll on a family vacation in New Orleans. Visit during the sweet spot between Mardi Gras (ending in late February) and JazzFest (beginning in late April), to find temperate weather and fun entertainment without the crowds.

New Orleans

With San Diego to the south and Los Angeles to the north, it would be easy to drive past Carlsbad on the way to much more crowded spring break destinations.

Carlsbad, California

Haven’t had enough snow this year? Head to Western Canada for Whistler, a pristine mountain area that’s just a two-hour drive from Vancouver.

Whistler, Canada

The state capital of Texas offers plenty of spring break ideas for families, including free options. But best of all: Spring is bat season. Really, it’s a good thing!

Austin, Texas

The city once known—quite fittingly—as Pleasantburg is an ideal spot for families looking for a Southern-style spring break destination without crowds or high prices, but with lots of fun and fabulous food to boot.

Greenville, South Carolina

This quintessential road trip spot isn’t just one of the best spring break destinations; it’s one of the best places to visit in the United States for any reason.

Southeast Utah

Now that COVID-19 travel restrictions have been eased in Great Britain, it’s a perfect time to hop across the pond to explore the cultural offerings of London.


Chattanooga, a fun city for families any time of year, transforms itself into a completely kid-centric destination with its Spring Break Safari and Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Located along North Carolina’s central shore, this Atlantic beach destination is one of the few remaining natural barrier island systems in the world.

Crystal Coast, North Carolina