Fun in the Sun! Here Are the 10 Best Spring Break Destinations For 2020
When it comes to Spring break, you deserve to book a getaway that involves activities that make you truly happy. Whether it's partying at the pool, pampering yourself at the spa, or sightseeing in a big city, we've uncovered this year's top trending destinations with every budget and interest in mind. From hiking adventures in the Grand Canyon to cruising through the stunning waters of the Bahamas, you're bound to find a trip that calls your name. Keep reading for our list of the 10 best Spring break destinations for 2020 that'll recharge your batteries after a very long Winter.
Nestled between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale, Hollywood, Florida is known for its beautiful stretch of beach, perfect for a Spring break getaway. With tons of seafood eateries, tiki bars, palm trees, and ocean-facing hotels, there are endless things to do. Stay at The Diplomat Beach Resort for a chic retreat, especially if you're a wellness fanatic. The property has the Diplomat Spa with a full menu of unique services that incorporate things like rose quartz crystals, CBD oil, gemstone facial rollers, and a rare O2 oxygen chair to name a few.
Cruise the Bahamas
Cruising through the Bahamas is bucket list goals, and there's no better time to plan it than Spring break. With Carnival Cruise Line, for example, you can hop onboard and explore everywhere from Nassau to Half Moon Cay to Princess Cays to Freeport without any stress. On the ships, Food Network star chef and longtime Carnival fan Guy Fieri opened the included eatery that serves up hand-crafted burgers, fresh-cut fries, and a loaded toppings bar.
New Orleans, LA
With quality cuisines, beautiful weather, live music, and high-energy street festivals almost every weekend, a New Orleans Spring break trip is anything but ordinary. Depending on when you visit, you may be in the midst of Mardi Gras, which is celebrated throughout the season. Other than that, you can enjoy an authentic Creole dinner, indulge in beignets, and don't forget to hit up Frenchmen and the French Quarter.
The seven-mile stretch of beautiful white-sand beaches in Negril make it a paradise for everyone. On the West End of the island, you can get your adrenaline pumping and cliff jump, but make sure to stay and enjoy the famous Negril sunset. At night, Negril's beaches and hotels come alive with dozens of bars and live Jamaican reggae. A fun idea is to go on Intrepid Travel's seven-day Best of Jamaica itinerary that takes travelers to Montego Bay, Negril, Dunn's River Falls, Kingston, and more.
Palm Springs, CA
Sunshine, swimming pools, hiking trails, shopping, and dining for all budgets make Palm Springs a great Spring break destination. Hike along the Palm Canyon Trail in the Indian Canyons to the stone pools for a unique adventure, or book a helicopter ride and see the views from up in the air. The Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is where you can totally pamper yourself without being too far away from all the action.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
A recent emergence of high-end hotels and resorts has turned the destination of Los Cabos, Mexico into a must-visit for 2020. Located on Los Cabos's only swimmer-friendly beaches, the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort debuted a multimillion dollar renovation with 14 private plunge pool rooms, adults-only infinity pool, new culinary concepts, an ocean-view gym, a revamped beach club with private cabanas, and more.
New York, NY
The bustling New York City has got practically everything, making it a great Spring break vacation. From art and architecture to concerts and cruises, there's no shortage of fun. This year, skip the touristy activities and do something different like a pizza tour with Scott's Pizza Tours.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
No passport needed, San Juan, Puerto Rico doesn't require any money exchange or international cell phone plans, yet still transports travelers to a European-esque getaway. Hotel El Convento is a great destination for guests of all ages who want to truly embrace the atmosphere of Old San Juan and is an entry point into Puerto Rico's culture, offering Puerto Rican comfort food with live music in a tropical, chic environment. Another great spot is Condado Vanderbilt which was once an exclusive tropical destination for royalty and socialites, and now remains as luxurious today as it was then, 100 years later.
Grand Canyon, AZ
Switch up the typical booze-filled Spring break trip and plan a getaway to Grand Canyon National Park. Overall, the Grand Canyon is significantly less crowded in February and March than in the Summer and the cooler weather can be a relief to most. The Grand Canyon National Park Lodges collection has a variety of accommodation options for every traveler and budget, like El Tovar Hotel or Phantom Ranch.
Hawaii is always a popular destination choice no matter the month, but Spring break makes a great excuse to finally book it. According to TripAdvisor, Princeville Resort is the top choice for Spring break resorts. While in Kauai you can venture out to Opaekaa Falls, Hanalei Bay, or the Kilauea Lighthouse.