10Besties Best Spring Break Destinations Winners

  • Myrtle Beach1

    Myrtle Beach

    If your friends' or family's talents include putting and strutting, then the countless mini-golf courses in Myrtle Beach have probably kept the competition hot during spring breaks of past. Of course, there are plenty of other cool things to do, with the Atlantic Ocean and miles of beach right there. Teens and adults love the pier at night, for live music, dancing and people-watching.  Read more »

  • Key West2

    Key West

    Although it's famous as a destination for debauchery, Key West delivers enough family fun to keep the whole clan entertained. Kids love the train tours, Mel Fisher museum, aquarium, and glass-bottom boat tours. Sunset at Mallory Square is an evening ritual, with its kooky cast of characters (and cats). Unlimited watersports round out this sun-drenched destination. Tequila is optional.  Read more »

  • Cancun3


    When you think of spring break, you can't help but think of the ultimate spring break city - Cancun. What was once a sleepy fishing village is now one of the hottest tourist destinations in Mexico. White sand beaches, incredible resorts, warm weather and wild nightlife all contribute to the hype. And with an international airport only minutes from most of the hotels, it's easy to see why spring-breakers flock there year after year.  Read more »

  • Galveston4


    Galveston is a family destination for spring break and does a great job of offering options for kids of all ages. From movies under the stars to free outdoor concerts, the island plans ways to keep family's entertainment quotient high. A killer aquarium, inviting beaches, and its very own Tall Ship all combine to make Galveston a memorable spot for families on break.  Read more »

  • Orlando5


    Without much budget, Orlando is a good spot for cheap inbound flights and tropical weather. For folks with some vaycay funds, however, this entertainment Mecca has more than a lifetime worth of attractions to explore. From Harry Potter's World of Wizarding to Blue Man Group and from Mickey to Shamu, Orlando brings out the kid in all of us.  Read more »

  • Las Vegas6

    Las Vegas

    There's puh-lenty for the Under-21 set in Vegas. Gameworks & Pinball Hall of Fame are cool, while Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil shows entertain even the most jaded of teens. Many comedy and magic shows allows kids 18 and over. And then there's always ziplining, roller coasters, and indoor skydiving. We love "The City That Never Sleeps" for Spring Break. Do you?  Read more »

  • Chicago7


    While it may not seem like your typical Spring Break destination, Chicago has something for everyone -- even those longing for a trip to the beach. In addition to some of the country's best museums, shopping, and restaurants, the city boasts 26 miles of sandy coast along beautiful Lake Michigan.  Read more »

  • Panama City Beach8

    Panama City Beach

    A good portion of the southeastern U.S. likes to make the easy jaunt to the Florida panhandle, where beaches are wide, sun is warm and there's always a party. A heavy generator of YouTube videos, spring break on Panama City Beach is one of those places where "what happens in PCB . . ." Families can also enjoy a spring break here, if they book their lodging carefully.  Read more »

  • South Padre Island9

    South Padre Island

    South Padre Island is a blistering hot spring break destination, pulling in 50,000 partyers each March. It bills itself as the place "where cellphone and health insurance will work" and kegs and alcohol are legal on the beach. Easy to reach by car for Big 12 and Southeast Conference fans, South Padre serves up free concerts, pretty beaches and low prices.  Read more »

  • New Orleans10

    New Orleans

    No place in America is "Nawlins" . . . True Dat. If you're coming to party, then live music on Bourbon Street will get you started. If you're coming for food and unique culture, you need four weeks instead of one. What remains of The Katrina-stuck 9th Ward offers opportunity for discussion, inspiration, education and political debate.  Read more »

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