Not just for zealous co-eds, whether you're a student reveling in a mini-break from studying, a family with the kids home for a week, or a couple with Spring Fever, a Spring Break trip is a tradition celebrated across the country by donning your best beach hat and sipping a tropical frozen drink. The ideal destination has white sandy beaches, exotic fruits, and palm trees to complete the scenery. But you don't just want to lay on the beach - you want thrills and excitement. Paradise with a side of adventure.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
An easy direct flight from most US hub cities, Puerto Rico offers some of the more active adventure options around- whether scuba, snorkeling, hiking or zip lining tickles your fancy, from family-friendly to romantic rendezvous in the rainforest, there is something for everyone for a quick week-long spring break journey. Plus, you have the benefit that they take American dollars and speak English.
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
The "first city" of the New World, Santo Domingo offers a safari adventure Spring Break through the beautiful countryside of the Dominican Republic. Explore the tropical savannah of the river "Chavon", the sugar cane fields and the jungle of "El Bonao." Board a Catamaran, tour a tobacco plant (try not to get caught sneaking the cigars back into the US), or take an ocean-side bike ride.
Belize City, Belize
An adventurer's paradise, Belize is a relaxing, English-speaking country on the Caribbean coast nestled between Mexico and Guatemala. Boasting a wide array of Spring Break activities and an intriguing mix of tropical forests, wildlife, majestic mountains, mysterious Maya temples, and diving and fishing experiences beyond comparison. Tour the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and then stroll back to your hotel for a cocktail by the pool.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Upscale Mexico, Cabo has something for everyone. In the Baja Peninsula of Mexico, Cabo San Lucas is where the Pacific Ocean meets the warm waters of the Sea of Cortes, home to world-class Marlin fishing, championship golf and picturesque beaches. Oh yeah, and there are all inclusive options. Drink up, Spring breakers!
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Set on the shores of the sparkling Mediterranean, Amalfi is one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe, offering wonderful views every step of the way. Between hiking Sentiero degli Dei (Footpath of the Gods), the mysterious Valley of the Mills, and a day trip to the Isle of Capri, you should have no shortage of adventure or culture. And don't forget a slice (or 5) of the Neapolitan pizza.