The 9 Hottest Spring Break Destinations This Year

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Spring break is fast approaching and students are excited to soak in some sun.We ranked nine of the most popular spring break locations in the U.S. and Caribbean.

First, we rated each of them on four different attributes:

  • Access (1—5, 5 being easiest): Based on how easy it is to get to this location.
  • Cost ($-$$$$$): Based on costs of hotels, activities, food, and drinks.
  • Activities (1—5, 5 being best): Based on unique and different options, in addition to typical beach options)
  • Safety (1—5, 5 being safest): Based on reports from the Department of State, and other sources.

Then we determined the order based on these ratings. Here are the best places to go on spring break.

#9 Acapulco, Mexico

#8 Nassau, Bahamas

#7 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

#6 South Padre Island, Texas

#5 Panama City Beach, Florida

#4 San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Cancun, Mexico

#2 Las Vegas, Nevada

#1 South Beach, Miami, Florida

Bonus: Socially Conscious Alternative Spring Break Trips

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