It’s time to start thinking about Spring Break (who am I kidding, we’ve been thinking about it since Winter Break.) Whether you are traveling across the United States to visit family or want to get away for a break from routine, there are some amazing places to see in the United States. If you have not been to the destinations we highlight, give them a chance and see what this country has to offer. A new destination is always an adventure when approached with an open mind.
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs is a destination that has something for everyone. When it comes to resorts, hotels, and entertainment, the spectrum ranges from high end to affordable, family-friendly to adult-only. With beautiful desert vistas and tons of options for attractions, Palm Springs offers fun activities including the aerial tram, the Living Desert Zoo & Garden, museums, bars, live music, and nightlife.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Even though the Spring temperature here is not swim-worthy, in the mid-50s, there are plenty of beautiful views to see at this coastal destination. Visit dog-friendly beaches and tidepools on the coastline or frequent shops, restaurants, spas, and theatres. If your vacation includes a nice glass of wine, Cannon Beach also has wine tasting at local wineries.
South Padre Island, Texas
Off the southern coast of Texas, South Padre Island is a vibrant and exciting town with music on the beach, parties, concerts, and watersports including kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. This destination is great for families, couples or singles, with something to do for everyone and every budget.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Although it may be too late for a Spring-Break Mardi Gras this year, visiting New Orleans is sure to pack adventure and history into any trip. Ith streets filled with music and people and plenty of folklore to go around, this destination is a must-see. This southern vacation spot has multiple museums, gardens, a zoo, and aquarium as well as plenty of places to learn about its history.
With temps in the high 70s and low 80s, Phoenix is a beautiful and fun place to visit with activities for any type of adventure. You can lounge by the pool, go hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking or shopping. There is lodging for all budgets and preferences, from five-star resorts to campgrounds and RV parks. Phoenix has a bustling nightlife for those who want to be out after sundown, with music, restaurants, and bars.
Big Sur, California
This is an outdoor-lovers perfect getaway with the beach and forest combined. Visit the coast of Big Sur and turn around to face the redwoods. Big Sur is centrally located between Southern and Northern California with an easy drive to nearby towns of Cambria and Carmel. You can day trip to wineries or hike through the forest down to the coast. Gorgeous cliffs and rock formations line the beach and make for a great photo-op.
Get out of your comfort zone and see what the world has to offer. You don’t need a passport to visit these awesome places, just a taste for adventure and some time off work. Give yourself the vacation you deserve and go somewhere new. Have we sparked your interest yet? Share your adventures with us and if you visit one of these places, tag #nobugs in a social media post so we can share in the excitement.