With the winter months finally drawing to a close, it is time to turn your attention to spring, and planning an unforgettable spring break getaway. Whether you are after a week of relaxation on a balmy beach, or a few days in a city packed with history and culture, here are a few destinations that are well worth considering.
Nosara, Costa Rica
The oldest expat town in Costa Rica, Nosara has been experiencing quite the renaissance in recent years, and has earned itself the reputation of being a chic, up and coming vacation spot. The area is most loved for its immaculate beaches, which are completely untouched due to a local law that prevents any sort of development within 550 feet of the shoreline. With everything from boutique eco-hotels to fine dining restaurants to yoga retreat centers, Nosara makes for the perfect spring break getaway for those who want some downtime on gorgeous, sunny beaches.
Springtime is one of the best season’s in which to visit central Texas, as you do not have to deal with the intense heat of the summer, or the torrential rains of the winter. Downtown Austin is home to plenty of activities to keep you busy, from kayaking on Town Lake to swimming in the Barton Springs Pool to exploring the city’s many museums. Austin is also a great destination for taking day trips, especially in the Hill Country to the south and west of the city.
New York City, New York
New York City is a fantastic spring break destination, whether you are travelling on your own, with friends, or with your family. This is the city that never sleeps, meaning that your vacation will be packed with an endless array of activities. Whether you choose to visit the city’s most famous sights, from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building, or spend your time soaking up some culture at the city’s many museums and theaters, this is a destination that will appeal to just about everyone.
Vieques, Puerto Rico
While San Juan may be overrun with tourists during spring break, Vieques is an island off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico that promises to be a breath of fresh air. With over 12 different idyllic beaches to choose from, this is the destination to go for if you are looking for some peace and relaxation. Of course, one of the must-dos at Vieques is a night time swim in the Vieques Biobay, which is a bio-luminescent bay that glows when its microscopic organisms are disturbed, casting a mysterious light over everything around it.
St. Thomas, U.S Virgin Islands
The great aspect of the U.S Virgin Islands is that it provides the ultimate Caribbean vacation, but without the need for a passport or foreign currency. The island of St. Thomas is home to everything from spectacular beaches to historic landmarks, and boasts some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. One highlight of the island is the Coral World Ocean Park, which has an underwater trail that visitors can walk through, with the help of an oxygenated helmet.
While it may sometimes feel as though winter is never going to end, it really is almost on its way out, making now the perfect time to begin planning your spring break getaway. Whether you opt for a city or a beach destination, each of these spots guarantees an unforgettable vacation.