Spring break is coming real soon and you’re probably thinking of ways either to have fun or to get some R&R. If you’re still deciding where to go for the break, these states offer places, foods, and experiences you just can’t get anywhere else. So pack your bags and head down to the most unusual spring break destinations.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
If you’re more into rest and relaxation, the Hot Springs National Park will do the trick. Get ready for an extended spa vacation filled with steam baths and massages.
Rehoboth and Dewey Beach, Delaware
Although it’s small, the state’s Rehoboth Avenue offers some of the best sunsets this side of the U.S. You should also have a drink at the many exquisite bars in the area.
If Spring Break coincides with St. Paddy’s Day, Georgia is the place to be. But even if it doesn’t, they apparently celebrate it the whole of March. Visit the many bars along River Street and have a taste of some good old Southern cuisine.
Red River Gorge, Kentucky
If rock climbing is your idea of a fun time, you should traverse the 2,000 climbing routes of the Red River Gorge. As an added bonus, the trail looks especially splendid during spring.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Enjoy the culture of the South with a drink in hand as you enjoy the tunes of the New Orleans Jazz Festival in April.
Ocean City, Maryland
You may not be able to enjoy ocean, but the boardwalk at Ocean City is still something to enjoy.
Test your luck at the casinos along the Gulf Coast in Biloxi. It may not be the Strip, but the rooms are also way cheaper.
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Enjoy drinks at classic bars along the beach or get a boat ride to one of the many island parties happening here.
Street parties are great at Tulsa, particularly around St. Patrick’s Day. There are also a lot of kid-friendly places if you’re tagging the children along.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Beautiful beaches and fun water parks make Myrtle Beach one of the most popular Spring Break destinations in the south.
Music, drinks, and parties bring people to the Music City in Nashville throughout the year, Spring Break is no exception.
Reminiscent of its outlaw crossroads days, Ogden bars along the 25th still offer its patrons hard liquor-driven parties. It is also close to two of the best ski resorts in the country. Boat rentals in nearby Huntsville also offer a range of lake activities.
A trip down history lane is what awaits you in Virginia. For a more slowly-paced break, this is a fine choice. Plus, the cherry blossoms are sure to pull you in.
Fayetteville, West Virginia
If rafting is your thing, the high water levels that spring bring makes Fayetteville a no-brainer. It is after all, the most Rocky Mountain town in the east.
These uncommon states offer so much more than the Spring Break sensationalized in movies. They have fun and relaxation for just about anyone. If you want something new, give them a shot this year!