Whether it’s a “break” from work or school, time away from the daily grind is always a good idea. Spring break is not only an opportunity for a getaway, it's a reminder that we've made it through the dreary post-holiday winter months.
Dates for spring break are typically driven by academic schedules, and this year’s spring break ranges from late February through mid-April depending on where you are. College students may be thinking of heading to the beach or partying with friends, while parents are looking for ways to fill their children’s time off with fun (and maybe get a bit of relaxation for themselves). A warm destination usually, though not always, comes to mind.
If you’re thinking about a spring break getaway but wondering if you’ve waited too long, have no fear. Destinations that will please your family and excite your friends are ready and waiting. And if budget is a consideration, that can be managed, too: Cheap spring break trips are even easier to plan last-minute. Make it a road trip if air fares are high, and search for reasonably priced lodging options.
Here are a few U.S. destinations and ideas to help you get started with planning.