Spring break. For many, just reading those words is enough to be mentally transported to a warm weather destination, with a blended, umbrella-adorned beverage in hand, lounging poolside. All in all a great vacation, but why not think outside the box this year?
Skip the typical spring break hotspots and plan a trip less traveled. Whether it’s a family vacation, a girls-only getaway or a city adventure, we’ve got you covered. And if you were still hoping for a beach retreat, don’t worry, we’ve got one of those for you as well.
Take me to the City – Destination: Denver, CO
Denver. Although not a traditional location for Spring Breakers, the Mile High City is the perfect choice for those looking for a city adventure coupled with some sun and a mountain nearby. Averaging 245 sunny days a year and relatively mild early spring weather, Denver is the ideal location to sneak in some last minute spring skiing, while still having time to explore the rest of the city’s offerings.
After a day on the slopes, head back to the city and unwind with friends in one of the suites (some of the largest in the city) at Magnolia Hotel Denver, a 246-room hotel in the heart of downtown. Featuring a billiards room, an old-world library, and Harry’s Bar, Magnolia Hotel Denver is a top-notch choice for a laid-back trip with friends.
Girlfriend Getaway – Destination: Hawley, PA
If a renewing, enlightening, girls-only getaway is what you’re looking for this spring break, have we got just the place for you! Pack your bags and head to the Pocono Mountains, where you’ll find The Lodge at Woodloch, one of the top 12 destination spas in the world, according to Condé Nast . Upon arriving to the property, you’ll immediately feel a sense of calm wash over you as the friendly staff welcome you to the relaxing world that is The Lodge at Woodloch.
With a focus on self-reflection, mind and body wellness, and complete rejuvenation, The Lodge offers guests the opportunity to learn, grow and relax in an environment unburdened by the hustle-and-bustle of the outside world. Spend your days as you like – an afternoon at the spa with the ladies, poolside with a view, or finding your sense of awareness at one of the classes, workshops or activities provided by the resort. No matter your chosen path for the week, this will be a Spring Break like no other.
Beach Bummin’ – Destination: San Diego, CA
Don’t worry beach babes, we didn’t forget about you! This year, instead of another trip to Cabo or the D.R., why not keep it stateside and head on over to San Diego. Known for its laid-back vibe, stellar natural landscape and some of the best surfing in the world, America’s Finest City has much more to offer than debauchery and pool parties.
Grab your friends, pack your swimsuit, shades and sun hat, and spend a week at Tower23. This neo-modernist hotel is located on Ocean Boulevard, just steps from famed Pacific Beach and the Pacific Beach Boardwalk. All of the rooms offer private balconies or patios, allowing you to breathe in the smell of the ocean and listen to the waves splash to your heart’s content. In the evening, check out Tower Deck and be sure to order a signature cocktail whilst taking in sweeping views of the sunset.