Spring Break is necessity being a cliché is not. Each year as the Winter seems to over stay its welcome by stretching into Spring, travelers take to the annual hot spots for sun, fun & relaxation. So how do you turn your Spring Break from a broken record to an instagram worthy of a Conde Nast Traveler spread? Make a slight adjustment with our chic new Spring Break destinations
Tulum not Cancun
For a more peaceful experience take a two hour drive from Cancun the typical East Coast Mexican Spring Break favorite. In Tulum you will exchange crowds & tourists for white powder sand and quiet jungles. A more relaxing environment with access to fabulous Mayan ruins. Here you will find secluded resorts like Coqui Coqui Tulum and fabulous boutique hotel operations like Be Tulum.
Kiawah Island Not Hilton Head
A trip to Kiawah is a vacation away from all the hustle and bustle of mainstream America. Here you will find impressive nature preserves and expansive beaches for sun and relaxation. Like Hilton Head, golf enthusiasts will have accost renowned golf courses. Of course you have access to the historically charming Charleston if you are looking for a little more action.
Baha Mar not Bahamas
This one is a bit of trick. Baha Mar is actually a private development in the Nassau Bahamas, which has become stagnant from cruises & typical all inclusive experiences. Instead it is about exclusive experiences in the Bahamas most recent development ushering in a new era of glamour & luxury for the island chain. Experience the same access to beautiful beaches & activities now complete with over 2,200 guest rooms at Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, Rosewood at Baha Mar, Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar and SLS LUX at Baha Mar along with the Caribbean's largest casino.
Palm Beach not Daytona Beach
While Daytona Beach has become synonymous with Spring Break it could easily serve as an antonym for chic. To avoid the chaos of college students all you need to do is head a little further South to prepster hotspot Palm Beach. While it may be a much ritzy of a destination you are really gaining a lot in quality. Considering a shorter Spring Break & Splurge at the top rated Four Seasons Palm Beach or The Breakers.
Naples not Fort Lauderdale
There is something both familiar yet over played about a Floridian Spring Break. Head to the Gulf Coast for a subdued experience where you can beach, shop & savor the sun without being in party central. Naples known as a ritzy retirement community is growing. You will find manicured shopping centers with a downtown feel and beaches with unforgettable sunsets.
Todos Santos not Cabo San Lucas
Cabo may be on the only destinations that you do not necessarily need an alternative for depending on how you do it. However, to mix up the A-lister overcrowding you can head to nearby Todos Santos to find a surfer’s paradise filled with the freshest fish tacos & generous margaritas. The town is lined with cafes, galleries & plenty of boutiques. A stay at the Ranch Pescadero affords you access to private or group suffering lessons.
Austin Texas not South Padre Island
While the island near the Mexican border always ranks as one of the most popular spring break hotspots, it lacks in experience what a city like Austin can bring. I know it may seem unconventional that this alternative does not offer sand but you can get all the benefits of a vibrant college town, fabulous music scene, noteworthy restaurants and outdoor activities without all of the spring break madness.
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