I think the Northeast has had 15 blizzards so far this winter. Chicago has recently seen some of the coldest weather it has ever seen. Why not warm up the soul with some warm thoughts of Spring Break?
Sure, there are the classic Spring Break destinations like Cancun, Miami, South Padre Island, Galveston, and the Caribbean. But you can do better! Here are some other sunny Spring Break spots that you should definitely look into.
San Antonio, Texas
You can't go wrong with this city. The average high temperature in March is in the 70s. If your break is in April, you're looking at highs in the 80s. The temperature isn't the only perk. You've got miles of River Walk to enjoy. Nearly limitless restaurants. And a great night life. If you get tired of drinking your days away, you're in the right spot. The Alamo is in the middle of the downtown area. The best part is - all of that is within walking distance of each other.
The whole region is great for Spring Break. Are you into drinking and/or lounging on the beach all day? Go here. Do you want to get your fill of Spring Training baseball? Go here. Are you looking for a good mix of things to do during the day and at night? Go here. This place has a little bit of everything for everyone. It has more beaches than I can name - from Marco Island, to Fort Myers Beach. If you're a baseball fan, this place is for you. The Boston Red Sox, Minnesota Twins, and Tampa Bay Rays train here for Spring Training.
Las Vegas, Nevada
This place amazes me every time I go. I love it. Unfortunately, I barely make it out of the airport before I lose my pants at the Craps table. However, it's still worth the trip. And there are ways to do it on the cheap. For example, when I hosted my brother's bachelor party there - we were able to get into several of the most popular clubs on the strip by going through a VIP service called Club Viva VIP. Another way to do Vegas on the cheap is to head to Fremont Street. Not only is it cheaper than the Strip but they also have some pretty cool shows in the area too. I've personally stayed at the Bellagio, Mandalay Bay, New York-New York, and Flamingo. They're all great hotels! If you can swing it, you should certainly stay at a place like the Bellagio - but it's certainly not necessary. Hotel casinos that aren't thought of as luxurious (like the Flamingo) are certainly worth staying at.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
A typical complaint about Myrtle Beach during the springtime is that it's not warm enough. The average high in March is 64. In April it's 72. But temps aren't everything if you go here. Myrtle Beach has a great nightlife with plenty of options, including Señor Frogs and the House of Blues. If that doesn't convince you, the area is also in the running in USA Today's Best Spring Break Beach Destination.
You really can't go wrong no matter where you decide to go on Spring Break. The whole point is to have fun and enjoy it. And, of course, get out of the cold. Good luck :)
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