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5 More Great Travel Destinations For The Spring

5 More Great Travel Destinations For The Spring

Spring break is rapidly approaching, and you might be considering a vacation. If you’re still a little stumped on where to go, maybe you should try out one of these 5 great travel destinations. No matter what kind of vacation you want, chances are one of these 5 is for you. 

1. South Padre Island, TX. 

The first of our travel destinations can be found in the coastal regions of the second-largest state. South Padre Island is a small barrier island and resort town off the Texan coast, with 34 miles of beaches, warm temperatures, and almost year-round sunshine. It has many resorts and attractions for a casual vacationer to experience. Of course, the main draw is the aforementioned 34+ miles of beaches. From sandcastle building, to swimming, to surfing, to marine life exploration,  you can do it all in this resort town. Be aware that this is a very popular spot for college students on spring break due to its year-round warmth, so if you do decide to visit South Padre Island, you’ll be in good company. If all of that is not enough to entice you, there are many other attractions beyond just the beaches. If you ever wanted to go to a part of Texas that wasn’t just horrible flat desert, this is one to check out. 

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2. New Orleans, LA. 

Our next travel destination is none other than the Crescent City, NOLA. New Orleans is a city unlike any other, and spring is one of the best times to see it. Although Mardi Gras may have already passed, the city is still a vibrant hub of culture that is worth visiting at any time of year. Spring is one of the best times because you can experience the city before the summer heat and rains truly kick off. The culture and history of Louisiana’s largest city are without equal, and the area really does have something for everyone. If you’re a nature lover, you can head out to the Bayou trails to birdwatch or seek out alligators. If you’re a foodie, the city is a veritable buffet of culinary styles and unique local foodstuffs. If you’re a history buff, the city has a legacy dating back to before America was colonized. There’s also music, industry, art and so much more.  There’s just so much here to check out, and I highly recommend visiting it at least once before you die, and spring break just gives you a great opportunity to do that. 

3. Atlanta, GA. 

Travel destination number three is the 38th-largest city in America, and Georgia’s state capital, Atlanta. While Atlanta is deep in the American South, it strangely has a notable lack of what could be called “Southern Culture” compared to other cities in the area. It’s up to you if this is a good or bad thing, but I feel like I should mention it just the same. With that out of the way, let’s move on to the actual attractions. One of the more interesting places to visit in Atlanta is the World of Coca-Cola, a museum of sorts dedicated to the history of one of the most pervasive soft drinks in the world. There is also a Civil War museum with a massive rotating diorama if history is more your style. Yet other attractions include the Atlanta Zoo, Atlanta Botanic Gardens, and a thriving music scene. Atlanta is also a culinary hotspot, with a thriving and diverse restaurant scene that draws in foodies from across the country and beyond. However, their crown jewel is without question the 20-acre Georgia Aquarium, the largest aquarium in the United States, and the third largest aquarium in the world. If you are a lover of marine life, this alone justifies a trip.  

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4. Washington D.C.

Fourth on our list of travel destinations is the seat of the United States government, Washington DC. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that the spring is when the city’s many cherry trees come into bloom. The beauty of the cherry blossoms draws people from all over to see this beautiful once-a-year phenomenon. While it probably doesn’t hold a candle to the scale of cherry blossom viewing in Japan, the trip is a lot cheaper and you don’t need to learn an entirely new language. In addition to the cherry trees, there are many theaters and concert halls in the district, so there is plenty of culture to be had there. There are also multiple restaurants with Michelin stars to be found in DC, so for the wealthier foodies among you this place is worth a visit. You can also check out the Smithsonian Institution, the Lincoln memorial, the Washington monument, and numerous other monuments to the founders of the country or to those who fell defending it. The east coast is fairly nice this time of year, so check it out. 

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5. Breckenridge, CO. 

Our final travel destination is for those who enjoy more alpine activities, and don’t want winter to be over just yet. While the height of ski season may be over, the Colorado mountains actually get most of their snow in March and April, and the alpine resorts and slopes of the Rockies are still good skiing for a little longer. I personally recommend Breckenridge for several reasons. The town is quintessential alpine resort town, and the days will be getting longer, and the weather a little warmer. However, there’s still going to be plenty of snow, so you can ski, snowboard, or snowshoe to your hearts’ content for a bit longer. There are also guided tours, and various winter hikes to check out in the area as well. Heck you can even do some dogsledding, which I didn’t really know was much of a thing outside of Alaska. There are many other things beyond just the alpine activities as well, such as historic mine tours, ghost tours, and even Sleigh rides. The large historic district is also worth checking out if you intend to visit Breckenridge. 

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