Whether or not you’re offered a break from school or work during the springtime, a quick vacation is always called for come the end of winter. Now that spring has arrived and the down coats have started to shed, it’s time to plan a quick getaway.
Travelling with your family? We’ve got you covered with some choices that are both easily accessible and out of the box. Part of a couple? The number of romantic destinations and accommodations only seems to grow, so we’ve selected a few––both luxurious and adventurous––for you to choose between. And if you’re ready to go solo, take your pick. Whether you’re into adventure, culture, or relaxation, these are our top choices for the best spring break destinations.
Keukenhof Gardens, Holland
One of the most famous sights of spring is the tulip festival at the Keukenhof Gardens. Vibrant colors abound, it’s no wonder these blooms attract travellers from all over the world each year. Complete with on-site transportation and accommodations, this is a stunning one-stop spring break destination perfect for couples and families.
This string of islands off the southern coast of mainland Japan is the quiet home to impossibly blue waters, interesting sea life, and robust and colorful culture. It’s a must if you’re interested in the blooms of spring, from cherry blossoms to orchids and hydrangea. While multiple flights are necessary to reach the beautiful islands, All Nippon Airways makes the trip as comfortable as possible. And, of course, be sure to check out the Ritz-Carlton on the main island for a touch of luxury.
Las Vegas, Nevada
This wild spring break standby has grown up quite a bit over the past couple of years with the culture overhaul of downtown Vegas and the opening of the world’s most expensive hotel suite. While the Vegas some of us know and love still thrives, the city is so much more now than the Americana and infamy it used to be known for. This city houses both the pinnacle of luxury, like at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, and some of the most incredible natural experiences on the west coast, like vast starry-skies.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Arguably one of the most stunning stretches of natural land in the United States, the 100-some-miles between Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park are a sight to beheld when in bloom. Easily reachable with Jackson Hole Airport, an entirely green-energy sustained hub, nearby, this trip offers once-in-a-lifetime views and experiences without actually having to be a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Tisvildeleje and the surrounding Danish Riviera offer the perfect setting for urbanites looking for a break from both the city and the mundanity of the typical getaway. The rustic, nautical environment of the area makes it an Tisvildeleje is a small beach town dream and exhibits why Denmark is consistently ranked as one of the happiest countries in the world.
While its pristine waters and soft sands are no secret, this Indian Ocean Archipelago just got a lot easier to access. British Airways has debuted direct flights from London to The Seychelles, making it the perfect tropical destination for a quick spring break trip. Look into staying at the design-forward Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island to complete the ultimate luxury spring break getaway.
The world has seen the vitality and strength of Puerto Ricans since the devastation of Hurricane Maria. The island has spent the past year getting back on its feet, making it one of the best places to visit right now. If you’re looking for a luxury stay, The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort is a sure bet. And, of course, don’t miss José Enrique’s rightfully famed restaurant.
Whether you’re a land or sea explorer, this volcanic archipelago has the perfect trip in store for you (and maybe your entire family). From idyllic hikes to world-renowned snorkeling, the Galapagos boasts some of the world’s most impressive nature experiences and wildlife-viewing opportunities.