The Top 5 College Spring Break Destinations for 2018

Spring break for college students is quickly approaching. It’s time to plan your ultimate getaway, whether that’s a tropical destination or a ski resort. With so many destinations to choose from, you might be thinking, where is everyone else going this year? The countdown to spring break begins with our top five spring break destinations for 2018.

Cancun, Mexico

Sun, sand and a drink in your hand. What else do you need for the perfect spring break trip? Cancun is a college student’s paradise for spring break this year. Several tour companies are even hosting their own concerts and music festivals on the beach, like Inception Fest. Even if you don’t go through a spring break tour company to plan your getaway, there are countless all-inclusive resorts in Cancun with all the drinks and beach you could ever want.

Winter Park, Colorado

A huge spring break trend this year is ski trips. Winter Park Resort is the most popular place to hit the slopes as it’s the largest ski resort in Colorado. With over 3,000 acres of hills and terrain, you will never be bored. Travelers also enjoy snow tubing at the resort, snowshoeing at Arapaho National Park, and spending a day at the area’s many spas. Some vacation rental companies, like StayWinterPark, even offer group ski rates when you book a cabin with them.

South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island is located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Texas. It’s a great spring break destination because the water is warm and the beaches aren’t just for tanning. There are waterparks right on the beaches in South Padre and there’s live music almost every day in March. South Padre is also a great place for adventurous travelers who would love to spend their spring break parasailing, jet skiing, and ziplining. You can also get tickets to party cruises where you can spend a day dancing on a boat that cruises around The Gulf.

Lake Havasu City, Arizona

This destination is new to the college spring break scene and is a great place to go if you want a unique spring break. Lake Havasu City has become one of the most popular spring break destinations in the West. The best part of Lake Havasu City is the boat parties on the lake. You can rent a cabana boat and dance all day on Lake Havasu City’s sandy beaches with thousands of other college students. Lake Havasu City also has a fantastic nightlife scene with bars right on the lake.

New Orleans, Louisiana

If you’re looking to take in some culture during spring break, New Orleans offers the perfect combination of nightlife and cultural events. Spring is the best time of year to visit because there are so many events going on in New Orleans and the weather is just right. Eat your way through NOLA FoodFest in March, dance your way through Jazz Fest in April, or paddle to the music at Bayou Boogaloo in May. Be sure to stay new the French Quarter where everyone comes out at night to bar hop and listen to live music.