Doing Spring Break Travel Right
Doing Spring Break Travel Right
It’s that time of year: college students everywhere are jetting off – seeking destinations near and far to drink, work on their tans and hook up. Many of them are actually headed right here to San Diego, begging the question – where do you want to go?
That’s right. Spring break shouldn’t be designated just for the college crowd. You work hard, right? Don’t you deserve a break, too? A chance to get out of town and see something new for yourself?
Spring break travel gets a bad rap, but the truth is, you can take advantage of this travel season while remaining off the beaten path. Traveling in March does not mean having to expose yourself to a bunch of novice travelers who are more concerned with drinking than sight seeing – although, it can mean drinking while sight seeing, should that be your thing! Because lets be honest, plenty of amazing travel destinations also offer up some pretty amazing drinking!
There are obvious destinations to avoid around this time of year, if avoiding the average spring breaker is a goal you have in mind. I wouldn’t recommend Mexico, for instance, or Thailand either. But spring break can be a great time to explore Germany or Ireland. The weather in Australia is beautiful, and New Zealand offers up adventures the average spring breaker probably isn’t seeking out.
If you’re smart about it, you can find great travel deals this time of year. Particularly if you are still under the age of 26 and are able to take advantage of student travel deals.
Because the reality is, there is a reason people like traveling this time of year. There is just something about Spring that gives us that extra boost of energy we need to get out and explore. And even though we aren’t exactly coming down from a long winter the way the rest of the country is, we still experience that sense of renewal here in San Diego that gets people excited about expanding their horizons. This is a great time of year to see something new. To take a vacation and unplug from work and the rest of your life for a week or two at a time.
Plus, again – let’s not forget all those spring breakers who are coming from all over the country right to our beaches. What better time could there possibly be to explore beaches elsewhere? Or to visit museums in a far away land? To immerse yourself in a culture that isn’t about to host a bunch of drunken frat boys?
Even if you want to stay in the US, or are planning on traveling with your family, there are a lot of options to consider. Amelia Island in Florida, for instance, is a quiet destination that doesn’t tend to attract the typical spring break crowd, but that does offer up picturesque beaches and a sprawling resort. Kiawah Island in South Carolina is another similar location, offering beauty and relaxation without the crowds.
It really is just a matter of deciding what you want to accomplish with your travel time, and then seeking out destinations the typical spring breaker probably wouldn’t think of. For most travel spots, this time of year actually represents a lull in visitors – which can mean cheaper hotel stays and flight arrangements. Just one more reason to follow the spring break crowd in their quest to get out, without necessarily following them wherever it is they want to go.
Of course, maybe one last spring break hurrah is exactly what you were hoping for. In which case, you don’t have to travel far to get in on the action. Pacific Beach always offers up good times for all, and the Mexican border is just a stones throw away! Drink up, have fun, and travel safe!