With the annual ritual of spring break just around the corner, college students are gearing up for their respite from text books and exams. For many, soaking up rays on a sun-drenched beach is the ideal spring break vacation. However, the more adventurous types desire a spring break that is filled with adrenalin-pumping activities.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando, Orlando, Florida
With the magical activities of Orlando at your fingertips, Margaritaville Resort Orlando is Central Florida’s newest travel destination. Located just minutes from the theme parks, this mega-resort includes the Margaritaville Hotel, the Margaritaville Cottages and Sunset Walk, an outdoor district with retail and dining. For those looking to add a little thrill to their day, H2O Live Water Park is Orlando’s most immersive and technologically advanced water park featuring over 20 experiences including several exhilarating drop slides, a lazy river and a wave pool. Other amenities include four hotel restaurants, St. Somewhere Spa, Parakeet’s Kid’s Club, Fitness Center, three lagoon-style pools and plenty of margaritas. Check out a Holiday Room Promo that runs through April 30. Promo Code: Holiday
Lake Como, Italy
Set against the foothills of the Alps, Lake Como is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery. The region is ripe for water tours, hiking and biking along the scenic countryside. A guided hiking tour takes visitors to the Orrido, a breathtaking natural gorge which tourists cross walking on suspended walkways fixed to the rock wall, above the impetuous flowing of the Pioverna. Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers their guests the ultimate yet private experience right at their fingertips with the option of renting out the Villa Sola Cabiati, a rare jewel of Italian art de vivre. T Beach, the property’s private beach and waterfront casual dining, offers a personalized experience in partnership with Amphicar, an amphibious automobile that drives on land and enters the water with a splash.
Under Canvas Grand Canyon, Valle, AZ
Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury, and Under Canvas provides a one-of-a-kind glamping experience. Located just outside Valle, Arizona and near the South Rim on 160 acres of beautiful piñon and juniper forest, the luxury campsite is made up of canvas lodging tents furnished with plush mattresses, West Elm decor, luxe linens and a wood burning stove. Perfect for those who love the outdoors but hate roughing it, return back to your safari-inspired tent after a day of unparalleled adventures and unwind by the campfire in style. Under Canvas Grand Canyon opens for the glamping season on April 9.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai, Lanai City, HI
The secluded island of Lanai provides a blissful spring break escape, offering a rush of relaxation and adventure with many activities by land, sea and sky. Embark on one-of-a-kind activities starting with Lanai Adventures, the perfect home base. Gallop away on a horseback riding adventure, hike upland trails or discover the island’s culture and green upcountry lands during an adrenaline-filled UTV excursion. Snorkel in a marine sanctuary teeming with colorful fish and explore the underwater world or ‘take aim’ at the Lāna’i Archery and Shooting Range with a series of customized lessons for beginners or excursions for those more experienced in clay shooting and in archery.
The Palms Turks and Caicos, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos,
The 72-suite luxury resort is just step away from the famed Grace Bay Beach and boasts a serpentine infinity pool with swim-up bar, award-winning spa and selection of fine dining and casual restaurants. Guests looking for an ultra-active spring break experience can head to the edge of the water for paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkeling. Lessons are also provided using the resorts two Hobie Cats Waves, an easy-to-sail, easy-to-rig speedster. In addition to sailing, guests have complimentary access to non-motorized water sports, tennis, croquet and a fitness center. The Palms Turks & Caicos offers the ultimate spring break destination for energetic travelers craving an athletic adventure
San Diego, California
Surf’s up at San Diego where abundant sunshine, perfect weather and 70 miles of scenic coastline awaits the adventurous spring break traveler. Head over to Everyday California for new surf camps that take place in the beautiful, calm waters of La Jolla Shores, one of the country’s best locations to learn how to surf. Whether you’ve never touched a surfboard or have been out on the water a few times, Everyday California will tailor its lessons to match your experience level. Stop by Little Italy for a luxurious stay at the recently opened Carté Hotel and enjoy a cultural experience. The 246-room property features a full-service wine bar and tasting room, Fonte di Vino, that pays tribute to the neighborhood’s authentic Italian wine culture with rustic wood elements and a curated selection of wines hailing from Italy.
For travelers looking to avoid the typical spring break crowd, head just 17 miles south of Nashville to the charming small town of Franklin. Perfectly timed with spring travel, Franklin comes to life in April with the Main Street Festival that features more than 150 arts & crafts, dozens of food vendors a carnival and more. Visit the SOAR Adventure Tower, a recreation facility with a climbing structure along with a mini-golf course. Or soar high into the sky via a hot air balloon ride with Ace High Ballooning. Stay at the new hotel The Harpeth, a Curio Collection by Hilton property that is Franklin’s first hotel located in the center of downtown. The 119-room property is just a few steps away from Franklin Square and the Historic Main Street.
St. Barth’s, Caribbean
St. Barth’s world-renowned Bucket Regatta Invitational will be held March 19-22 and Le Sereno St. Barth, one of the island’s most glamorous hideaways, is where the world’s elite call home during this exciting event. Le Sereno boasts the stunning new beachfront restaurant Ristorante al Mare, which features a contemporary Italian menu from the culinary team led by executive chef Raffaele Lenzi. Chef Lenzi is joined by the talented chef Andrea Cimino and food & beverage director Stefano Gaiofatto. Hikers can discover the coves, beaches and natural pools of this mysterious island via a walking tour with a passionate nature guide. Beach volleyball and archery enthusiasts will easily find the perfect spot to practice their preferred sport.
Spring break travelers can retreat to one of America’s favorite small towns for a trip full of sunbathing, golfing, water sports and more. Escape the hustle and bustle of over-crowded South Florida locations by spending spring break in the charming town of Delray Beach, known for its lively bars, charming boutiques and abundance of activities. When you stay at The Seagate Hotel & Spa, you gain immediate access to the legendary Seagate Country Club which offers hotel guests exclusive golfing privileges at one of the finest 18-hole courses in Palm Beach County. Experience the thrill of a high-speed boat tour, Jet Ski rental or flyboarding experience. Slow things down on a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddleboard. The National Croquet Center is the world’s largest dedicated croquet facility, or explore hundreds of hiking and biking trails.
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