Best Spring Destinations

Best Spring Destinations
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Wondering where the best spring destinations are?

For many, spring is the ideal time of the year to travel. The weather is delightful, especially when it is not too warm or too cold. In the north, the flowers are blooming and the plants and trees are slowly coming back to life. In the south, the temperatures at the beaches are usually spot-on, or just right enough to fulfill anyone's end of winter hibernation sun cravings. The prices for trips are affordable, and the crowds are minimal, making it the perfect time of year to travel.

Here are some of the best spring destinations discovered by 16 outstanding travel bloggers from around the world.

1. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico   - John Roberts of InTheLoopTravel

Lover's Beach (Playa Del Amor) near the famed El Arco is just one of the dozens of great beaches in Cabo San Lucas, a legendary spring break hot spot. Cabo's night clubs, strips of smooth sand, blue waters and endless sunshine beckon partiers who come to cut loose on their break, and the action is nonstop as the town pulls out all the stops to keep you smiling in this paradise. 

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2. Los Angeles, California  - Vik of IamVagabond

Known for it's iconic Hollywood sign and "Walk of Fame" Street, city of Los Angeles has a lot more to offer than just being the movie capital of the world.

You will definitely appreciate it's warm climate and some of the most famous beaches including Santa Monica beach and Venice beach along with many small and unique beaches like El Matador.

Of course you can never go wrong with DisneyLand or cater to your artistic side by visiting Getty Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall or incorporate some science and learning at Griffith Observatory. LA, is truly one of the best spring destinations.

Best Spring Break Spot

3. San Francisco, CA - Vik of IamVagabond

One of my favorite cities in America. San Francisco is not too big yet it packs a lot of great stuff to see and do in it's 49 square miles. You will find whatever you are looking for here in this city by the bay. San Francisco has some of the world class restaurants offering cuisines from all over the world. Lively contemporary and classical arts scene with many top notch museums and a vibrant night life. Finally, of course those picture perfect scenes of Golden Gate Bridge, Alamo Square and Lombard Street, makes it the best spring destinations.

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4. Amsterdam - Evelina of Little Big Traveler

It's Amsterdam. There's no other place like Amsterdam. And in spring, the city is unbelievably beautiful. There are tulips everywhere and the scent of spring is truly in the air. A short walk through the streets of Amsterdam will make your day. Guaranteed, one of the best spring destinations!

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5. Zipolite, Mexico  - Danie of Like Riding A Bicycle

Zipolite is a beautiful beach town on the west coast of Mexico. While not a well-known spot for crazy spring break vacationers, the place here is more for the person who wants to soak up as much sun and sand as possible while away from home. The entire town is on the beach, and for bonus points, the entire beach is clothing optional! For an extra treat, you can stay at the Nude Hotel, with spa facilities and everything right next to the ocean. The place is gorgeous and the surf is great, and for those adventurous ones, you can go completely naked in public - just for fun!

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6. Washington D.C.  -Anshula Varma of Passport To Eden

I'd suggest visiting Washington D.C. It's chaotic during Spring Break, considering all the tourists, but that is just the surface of the excitement. With all the museums and iconic locations, DC manages to smuggle in some educational tidbits while remaining a fresh break from hectic schoolwork. The famed cherry blossoms will also start to be in bloom (though the peak isn't until April), which just adds to the delightful springtime energy.  

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7. Parvati Valley, Himachal, India  - Sonal of Drifter Planet

Parvati Valley of the Himalayas is cold throughout the year but looks its best as the spring approaches. This valley is right on India's hippie trail and a hike through one of the trails in springtime will make your eyes pop out because the colors look very vivid. Green looks greener and the valley gets full of tiny flowers that are usually white and yellow in color.

Apart from the flowers, many magical herbs (you know what I mean) grow in plenty  – probably one of the most potent and cleanest in the world as mentioned in one of Amsterdam’s coffee shops. The best part - herds of cheeky goats in large numbers come out for a stroll.

Best Spring Break Spot

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8. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico  - Hannah and Adam of Getting Stamped

Escape Cancun and head to Playa del Carmen Mexico! Only 45 minutes south of Cancun, Playa del Carmen offers some of the best beaches in Mexico complete with great beach clubs, amazing restaurants & shopping, and fewer tourists. There are tons of day trips from Playa del Carmen to take to discover the surrounding area. It is truly one of the best spring destinations!

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9. Budapest  - Shiv of Hypertrypsy

I first visited Budapest in March 2015 and I couldn’t resist coming back to the city, merely 5 days after I'd left. Be it the walks along the embankments of the Danube river, the hike to the royal Buda castle, the breathtaking view of the world's 3rd largest parliament or the iconic Hero's Square, Budapest has to be my favorite spot for the spring break!

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10. Atlantic City, NJ  - Rahmi of Bound2Explore

Lined with beautiful  resorts along the Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic  City is a spring break playground for adults and kids alike. From casinos, boardwalk, beach, upscale spas to a pool that turn into a nightclub, AC sure offers a little bit of everything.  Surely, it's one of the best spring destinations. What are you  waiting for? Come to AC for your spring break blast!

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11. Phokhara, Nepal   -Natalia of My Trip Hack

If you are a nature and mountain lover, then Pokhara (Nepal) could be one of your best spring destinations. It provides many kinds of activities for you: trekking, rowing, paragliding, visit religious sights, explore caves, enjoy the majestic view of Annapurna range in the morning and ride a bicycle across the city surrounded by the picturesque scenes.

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12. Algarve, Portugal   - Jeremy of Escapist Atlas

When it comes to spring break destinations in Europe, you really can't go wrong with Algarve, Portugal. The Algarve is the term for the southern region of Portugal encompassing numerous towns, each with their own unique character.  As we're talking Spring Break, I have to recommend Albufeira.  Albufeira is the center of nightlife for the Algarve region and is teeming with people enjoying themselves.  If you're looking for a European spring break, look no further than the Algarve.

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13. Cancun, Mexico   - Leila of Leilas Passport

Cancun is one of the best spring break vacation spots one can go to especially if you live in North America. You can relax at the beach or at one of the many all-inclusive resorts. You can party in downtown Cancun at the famous Coco Bongo. And, you can even have a dose of culture by taking a day trip to see Chichen Itza, one of the new 7 wonders. 

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14. Las Catalinas, Costa Rica   - Bri of Wander With Bri

Las Catalinas is a dream, my one of the best spring destinations. Pura Vida {Costa Rica’s country motto, pure life} can be easily achieved in this enchanting pedestrian town with its old quarter style to your left and it’s private black sand beach to your right. After you’ve hit the waves for a while, head over to Limonada to grab some fish tacos or tuna tartare. If all of those weren’t enough to win you over – you will definitely declare this "the best spring break ever!" as soon as you experience your first picture perfect sunset – followed by a dark sky with thousands of stars gleaming above you.

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15. Austin, Texas Bri of Wander With Bri

Austin is the perfect spring break spot for the foodie, the adventurer, the music lover, the fashionista, and the party goers! All of the perks of the big city with the beautiful surrounding nature will leave you wanting more than just a spring break here.

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16. Hawaii   - Christabel of Two Nomads One World

My favorite spring break spot has to be Oahu. From swimming in secluded beaches along the North Shore, the Nu'uanu Pali scenic lookout to hiking the steep Diamond Head trail, Oahu has something for everyone. Sun, sand, surf, and perfect evening sunsets, I'm not sure there's a better way to spend a week away from school!

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17. Cruise on a Spring Break  - Don and Heidi of Eat Sleep Cruise

Why be land locked on Spring Break? With a best spring break cruise, you can visit many locations in a region. See the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, or even Australia. The options are endless. Head over to EatSleepCruise.com to learn how to plan the best spring break cruise.

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18. Keukenhof, Netherlands  - Crizzy Kiss (Me)

Seeing the tulips in Keukenhof, Holland was definitely a dream came true for me. Being surrounded in the fields of tulips and flowers of any kinds, as far as your eyes can see, was so magical and fascinating! Keukenhof park is absolutely one of the best spring destinations I’ve been.

Tulips in Holland

Have you been to any of these best spring destinations? What is your best spring break spot?

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  • Jenn Martinez

    Ohh, wow. Thank you for the post, the photographs are awesome. You make me want to travel this spring!

    Jenn M/ http://thebluejean.net

    • Crizzy Kiss

      You’re welcome Jenn! Yes, you should! 😉

  • Adina Mera

    Great post! I really enjoyed reading and now I just got the travel bug again and feeling like I need to be on a beach with a pina colada in my hand!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thank you! It’s not yet too late to plan for a trip 😉

  • Shannon Mckenna

    Great list! It’s too bad I used up all of my travel funds during the winter!! I’ll be following your advice next spring 🙂

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks Shannon! 😉 That’s not a bad idea, you have the whole year to plan and save for your next spring trip 😉

  • Emma Haagensen

    Omg !!!! I love this post so much!!! Makes me so jealous of everyone headed to warm tropical places for spring break!! I love your blog ps 🙂

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks you! It’s great to know that you only don’t like it, but love it! 😉 I actually love all the contributions here too! They are varied from each other.

  • Yogo Cream

    Have been to both Los Angeles and Washington D.C. I see that there is Mexico and Netherlands over there. How I wish I can spend summer (it’s summer time already here in our country) there <3 Thank you for sharing 🙂

    – Me-An Clemente of YogoandCream.com

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yeah both Mexico and Netherlands are popular spring destinations. You’re lucky it’s already summer back there, here in Norway still feels like winter.. 😉

  • Gecca Francisco

    These places are just breath taking! Personally, I can’t wait to go to the beach and just enjoy the sand and the sun and of course, some family time!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yes, same here. Unfortunately, the beaches here are still ice cold! 😉

  • heather@swellcondition

    They all sound so good!! We here on the West Coast of Canada usually go to Mexico or Hawaii for Spring Break but then a lot of us stay home and go camping (that’s us this year). Thanks for the fabulous round up though, wonderful destinations!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks for dropping by! Well, camping sounds fun too, I guess there’s a lot of awesome places to camp back there! 😉

  • Carol

    Well, definitely the Netherlands and tulips season! Or Cancun with Chicken Itza. Both I have not seen!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yeah, I heard a lot about Cancun and other places in Mexico as most of those destinations are affordable. The Netherlands and the tulips fields are a must see when you can. 😉

  • Daniel Rodriguez

    Thanks for the list, It will definitely inspire my upcoming trips!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Great! Glad it inspires you 😉

  • Bernard Tan

    Awesome inspiring list for my upcoming trip!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Thanks! Happy travels! 😉

  • Tamara Wilcox

    Everywhere in spring is awesome, is it not?! But I have been to San Francisco and Los Angeles in the spring and both were great destinations, impossible to tire of in one trip. The others on this list look like great destinations as well. My spring trip? I’m heading to Paris at the end of the month!

    • Crizzy Kiss

      You’re definitely right! 😉 Paris is really beautiful in the spring and fall. I spent my spring break there 3 years ago and came back in the fall last year. You will have a wonderful time in Paris, that’s for sure! 😉

  • Jessica

    Awesome list! Heading to Amsterdam in April and I am excited to see those stunning tulips! 🙂

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Wow! I’m excited for you too! You will absolutely have a great time. Aside from the tulips, I love the food in Amsterdam too, and the coffee shops! 😉

  • Such an inspiring post – coz it makes me wanna pack my bags and head to Hawaii (for one). I read these awesome posts and want to put everything on my bucket list lol. thanks for sharing.

    • Crizzy Kiss

      Yes Jyotsna, if only we can pack our bags anytime and leave..;) I would love to visit Hawaii too, one day! 😉

  • I have been to most of those places listed in Mexico, but I would have to say that Zipolite was my favourite. Not too many crowds, cheap food and accommodations, beaches to yourself, and clothing optional! He he.

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  • Great list of Spring destinations. I was thinking Amsterdam, it’s so lovely in Spring. Parvati Valley would be my top pick on the list 🙂