School’s out for the week, and spring break is a great time to make those memories you’ll look back on for a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a blast of sunlight to recharge your soul until summer or a place to relax and rejuvenate, we’ve got a list that will have you saying sayonara.
Hipster: The Mission (San Francisco)
What could be more hipster than a town filled with hipsters, dedicated to eating, living and breathing the quintessential hipster lifestyle? Stick it to the mainstream world and embrace the spirit of Rupert Holmes by sipping some Piña Coladas out of Mason jar at Churchill bar (http://www.churchillsf.com/#/), an iconic spot that takes their drinks and cocktails rather seriously. Or hit up the food trucks and coffeehouses on your way over to Roxie Theatre for a screening of some indie cult classics.
Historic: Woodley Park Guest House (Washington, DC)
An historic bed and breakfast, Woodley Park Guest House is nestled in the quaint and quite colonial neighborhood of Woodley Park. There is no better way to satisfy that history fix, than by visiting the Nation’s Capital and stopping by for a short stay at this nifty spot. The classic brick Colonial is located a stone’s throw from Dupont Circle and is in close proximity to the city’s museums, shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and embassies.
Party: The Strip (Las Vegas, Nevada)
What better place to ‘turn up’ than at the ultimate party destination. The name says it all, the strip offers many things in the way of entertainment. From the erupting volcano at the Mirage, the Belaggio’s dancing fountains and the collection of lively nightclubs that are open till the wee hours of the morning; it’s the perfect spot to have a good time. So, “Information overload, situation lost control…send out an S.O.S….and get some cash out…[and] tear up the town” if you don’t believe me just take Katy Perry’s word for it.
Family / Fun /Friends: Disneyland (Anaheim, CA)
Throw-it-back to your childhood by hanging with all the other cool kids: Mickey Mouse, Lightning McQueen, and some pretty awesome princesses. The magical bubble of child-like joy never gets old (for a day at least). Whether you’re six or sixty there is no denying the ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ is a great place to go and escape the adult stresses of life. And while you’re there don’t forget to stay for the nightly fireworks show that puts any Fourth of July party to shame.
Outdoorsy: Yosemite (Yosemite National Park, CA)
Looking to become one with the great outdoors? Well you’d be hard pressed to find a spring break location better suited to quench your thirst for hiking and rugged adventuring, than at Yosemite National Park. Set within California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, it’s famed for its giant ancient sequoias, for Tunnel View, and for the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. Sure, the weather isn’t as nice as it is in the summer, but the tradeoff is worth it — fewer crowds, lower prices, and waterfalls and streams at their prettiest thanks to thawing snow. Plus, you’re a tough guy, right?!
Budget: South Padre Island (Cameron County & Willacy County, TX)
This Texas city has earned a reputation as spring break central thanks to its nightlife and affordable lodgings. Even beachfront properties are cheap (especially if you’re sharing a room). What is usually a quaint quite town the rest of the year, becomes a college kid’s paradise, come March. Boasting wide sandy beaches, sparkling blue water and a mixture of funky hotels and bars that emphasize character, it isn’t all that hard to imagine why college students flock to the island for some rejuvenation time.