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Florida’s Paradise Coast Makes List Of Best Spring Break Destinations

Living in SWFL definitely has its perks. One of the best, to me, is the endless summer. Sure, we have our chilly days, but yesterday it was 86 here, but only 8 degrees in Chicago where I’m from. Let’s just say, since I arrived in the Sunshine State nearly 5 years ago, I’ve never looked back.

I love that we live in a place that other people come on vacation. Of course, living in a place that is known for its beautiful landscapes, vibrant culture and exciting activities can be both a blessing and a curse. But let’s focus on the positives. We have constant access to beautiful surroundings. A short drive will take you to the water, not to mention a daily supply of breathtaking sunsets. We also, in SWFL, have a wide range of activities and events year-round. And living in a popular tourist destination comes with a level of prestige. We can take pride in knowing that we call such a beautiful place home and share it with visitors all over the world.

While Fort Myers Beach has been a very popular Spring Break destination, obviously this year after Hurricane Ian, it will look a little different. However, an area just to the south made The Points Guy’s list of the Best Spring Break Destinations for 2023.

Whether you’re a college student looking for a party, a family looking for something kid-friendly or a solo traveler, there’s something on the list for everyone. So, grab your passport and pack your bags and get ready for your next adventure!

Best Spring Break Destinations for 2023:

  • Curacao

    Best for budding historians

    The town of Willemstad is filled with Spanish, British and Dutch colonial architecture. You’ll also enjoy vibrant street art, an authentic Curacao liqueur distillery and diverse restaurants and bars promising unique culinary experiences.

    Specific coloured buildings in Curacao

  • Turks and Caicos

    Best for rest and relaxation

    Providenciales, commonly known as Provo, is home to Grace Bay Beach which is often hailed as the “World’s Best Beach.” 

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  • Reno Tahoe, Nevada

    Best for active travelers

    Reno Tahoe offers hiking on the Monkey Rock Trail and mountain biking on the Tahoe Rim Trail and Flume Trails.

    Travel Destination: Western USA

    (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • Carlsbad, California

    Best for families with little ones

    Carlsbad is home to Legoland California Resort, close to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and SeaWorld San Diego.

    A Scenic Tour of LEGOLAND Califonia Resort

    (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Charleston, South Carolina

    Best for foodies

    The well-known culinary scene in Charleston features award-winning restaurants like FIG and Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. You’ll find some of the best food in the world.

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  • Cheyenne, Wyoming

    Best for climbers and cyclists

    Curt Gowdy State Park and Medicine Bow National Forest provide access to world-class rock climbing and bouldering, hiking and mountain biking, ATV drives, backcountry camping and more.

    61st Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

    (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

  • Florida's Paradise Coast

    Best for couples

    Naples, Marco Island, Everglades City, Immokalee and Ave Maria make up Florida’s Paradise Coast. Dreamy Southwest Florida is home to gorgeous beaches, gourmet restaurants and world-class spas where couples can enjoy a romantic spring getaway.

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  • Jamaica

    Best for music and nature lovers

    Sparkling blue waters, mountainous terrain and warm, fun-loving rasta culture makes Jamaica a top choice for spring breakers.

    Prince Harry Tours Jamaica To Mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee

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  • Santa Fe, New Mexico

    Best for art aficionados

    Santa Fe is the nation’s oldest capital city and home to amazing museums like the New Mexico History Museum, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the New Mexico Military Museum.

    Scenic New Mexico

    (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images for Lumix)

  • Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

    Best for families with kids of all ages

    Colonial Williamsburg is the world’s largest living history museum, with something everyone, of every age, can enjoy like blooming gardens, world-class art museums and interactive historical experiences.

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    (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Colonial Williamsburg)

  • National parks

    Best for road trippers

    We have so many! Consider a road trip among the red rocks in Zion National Park, hike in Yosemite National Park and be in awe at Grand Canyon National Park.

    Utah's Zion National Park Reopens To Visitors

    (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

  • Aruba

    Best for beach bums

    Aruba is a Caribbean paradise home to golden beaches including Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Baby Beach.

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    (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Aruba In Style)

  • Bermuda

    Best for East Coasters looking for an accessible paradise

    Clear blue waters for kayaking, snorkeling or a trip on a glass-bottom boat is just a quick two-hour flight from the East Coast.

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  • Paris

    Best for culture seekers

    Find iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Art lovers will enjoy the Louvre and the Art Paris art fair at the Grand Palais Ephémère from March 30 to April 2. If fashion is your passion, head to The Golden Triangle to discover all the latest designs.

    Eiffel Tower

    Mandatory Credit: Graham Chadwick/Allsport

  • Dominican Republic

    Best for college students

    Beach parties, dance clubs and casinos collide. Punta Cana is a popular destination for college-age travelers, while Santo Domingo offers great nightlife and rich historical sites for spring breakers who love history and partying.

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    (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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