Spring break is that time of the year that college students absolutely love. It happens during March and it’s a great opportunity for these party-loving co-eds to escape from their local clubs and such, and head to warm, scenic locations for enjoyable fun in the sun. Sure, it may be a little while longer ’till the sun comes our way, but hey: we’re allowed to dream, right?
I’ve come up with this list of 10 hot spots where students can go to see the best beaches. Feel free to do the same, even if you’re a bit older; I might even show up. Enjoy!
10. Cancun, Mexico
For college revelers looking to really turn it up and go all out for spring break, one of the most popular locations is the coastal tourist city of Cancun in Mexico. If there was ever an area that was built for endless partying and drunken lounging at the beach, this is it.
9. Las Vegas
Las Vegas is always another great option for spring break and partying hard till the sun comes up. They say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” and there’s a reason why most grooms-to-be have decided to have their bachelor parties in this glitzy desert oasis. Even though there’s no ocean or beach in Vegas, the strip provides a wide variety of swimming pools for the best daytime partying/drinking excursions.
There is a reason why Miami is always considered one of the top cosmopolitan and happening cities in the United States – and even the world. It has it all: the hottest women, the best restaurants, stunning beaches and nightclubs where the parties go on forever and ever.
7. Dominican Republic
If you are looking for a tried and tested party island in the Caribbean, then Dominican Republic should definitely be on your shortlist. The island is home to the tourist and party mecca known as Punta Cana. It is popular for its scenic beaches and multitude of all inclusive resorts that will happily fill your belly with all the Dominican rum your heart desires.
6. Puerto Rico
Another fine option for vacationing during spring break is heading to Puerto Rico for lounging in the sun and some serious partying. The all inclusive packages can be pretty cheap, and the locals do a great job of making all visitors feel at home and comfortable.
There are many reasons why it’s always a great idea to spend spring break in Jamaica. First off, the all inclusive packages are usually around $1,000. Secondly, the people in Jamaica are some of the nicest and most welcoming hosts you’ll ever meet. The weather is beautiful, the cuisine is spicy and delicious, the rum is strong. Maybe you’ll even get to swim alongside Rihanna!
The Bahamas is another popular location for spring break revelers because it’s an awesome island party spot located so close to the United States – it’s barely 50 miles off the southern coast of Florida. There are lots of options open for cheap, affordable lodging and popular beach party choices abound in the bustling tourist area of Nassau.
3. Lake Havasu, Arizona
As was the case with Vegas, Arizona doesn’t have a beach to boast about, but it’s certainly an awesome spring break spot. The center of activity happens on and around the stately Lake Havasu. There are inexpensive party spots like Kokomo Havasu Bar and night clubs like the Style Entertainment Lounge and Martini Bay for serious nighttime partying.
2. Panama City, Florida
Panama City is located in Bay County and it’s the largest city between Tallahassee and Pensacola. It has a beach that borders the Gulf and there are well known drinking and partying spots like Harpoon Harry’s and Spinnaker Beach Club & Grill that are excellent hangouts for students on a mission to let loose.
Aruba is a scenic and beautiful island located in the southern Caribbean, and it is situated quite close to Venezuela. The great thing about this island is that it has a completely flat topography and the weather is beautiful and sunny all year round. When it comes to the party scene, there is the high-rise area where most of the tourists and the locals who enjoy drinking and dancing hang out. Party on!