Spring break is coming up fast and the number of Americans traveling is climbing back to pre-pandemic figures. According to a survey from vacation rental company Vacasa, 56% of Americans are planning trips this spring, with 37% specifically traveling for spring break. Twenty-three percent of those travelers are planning to vacation with friends.
If you want to get away this spring but are stuck on where to go, we’ve got you covered. Here are the top spring break destinations in 2022.
When you think spring break, you think Miami. The water’s warm, the sand’s white, and the parties are infamous. If you’re looking for a pool party vibe, check out Clevelander South Beach or Hyde SLS where the music is non-stop and the champagne showers flow. Need to work off that hangover? Try flyboarding, where initiates strap onto a board and are propelled above the water by a jet nozzle. Or go gator spotting in the Everglades on an airboat.
If you’re looking to spend spring break at a Caribbean beach locale, Cancun is the spot. Book your ticket on the Cancun Hotel Zone’s Dancer Party Boat, a full-day tour that visits nearby attractions, such as the Maya Meco ruins, while entertaining guests with live music, a waterslide, a diving board, and, of course, an open bar. Then spend your night at Congo Bongo, the city’s most famous nightclub, featuring acrobatic performances, soap bubbles, and confetti streamers.
When is it not a good time to visit Orlando? If you’re heading to the Floridian city for spring break, of course you’re going to hit up the theme parks, but did you know that Universal Orlando hosts its own Mardi Gras, complete with parade, authentic Louisiana cuisine, and live performances from Khalid, Marshmello, and Jason Derulo? Or check out Seaworld’s Seven Seas Food Festival, snacking on unique Asian, Latin, European, Polynesian, and North Atlantic dishes, plus 75 types of craft beer, all while taking in the park’s attractions.
Park City, Utah
Beaches not your thing? Hit the slopes instead. All nine of Park City’s ski hills operate over spring break. You can even try out the city’s only spring watersport: pond skimming, where skiers and snowboarders try to skim across an icy pond during Park City Mountain’s annual Spring Grüv celebration. Assuming you’re not soaked, follow up the celebration with an après ski at Veuve Clicquot’s Champagne Yurt, serving up buckets of bubbly and truffle popcorn at the base of the Park City ski slope.