7 super unique spring break vacation ideas
Spring is finally here, and that signals spring break! Rather than just going to the same old vacation spot year after year, why not try something new? Here are 7 super unique spring break vacation ideas:
Hilo, Hawaii

1. Hilo, Hawaii

Spend your spring break exploring the Big Island, and all it has to offer. Sure, Hawaii has a ton of resorts, especially in Hilo, but it also has hidden natural gems, including forbidden valleys, primal lava fields, and mysterious beaches. Explore all of this island's attractions through hiking.

Austin, Texas

2. Austin, Texas

Austin isn't your traditional spring break getaway. But it's a fun place to eat, drink, and relax. Austin is home to eccentric bars and restaurants. Check out Contigo, which is known for its vibrant cocktails or head to Ginny's Little Longhorn Saloon, where you can play bingo with a twist on Sundays. Looking to dance? Go to the Mohawk that's a cool electric club.

Amelia Island, Florida

3. Amelia Island, Florida

If you're looking for a traditional spring break spot that's still unique, look no further. Amelia Island is great for all walks of life. You can go horseback riding, biking, and sunbathing. Love sailing? Rent a boat and sail to Cumberland Island, which is just off the coast of Amelia Island.

Los Angeles, California

4. Los Angeles, California

Into fashion and sunshine? Then Los Angeles is the perfect spring getaway. Head to Echo Park that is home to the hippest boutiques in the nation. Filled with hipsters, artists, and musicians, you'll find not only awesome vegetarian food in Echo Park but also tons of vintage shops.

Scottsdale, Arizona

5. Scottsdale, Arizona

Majestic desert views and amazing art await you in Scottsdale. It's home to Camelback Mountain, where you can climb up almost 1,300 feet through red sandstone cliffs to reach the top. You'll be able to see the entire valley from the top. Scottsdale is also home to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art that contains 20th-century art and design.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Forget all the legal marijuana -- there's tons more things to do in Amsterdam. Roam the streets soaking in all of Amsterdam's unique architecture, and exploring its unique shops and boutiques. If you're into history, check out the Anne Frank House, Museum Van Loon, and the Amsterdam Museum. And be sure to try out the many restaurants and bars in Amsterdam!

Barcelona, Spain

7. Barcelona, Spain

Attracted to shopping, art, and nightlife? Barcelona has it all! It's home to an exquisite beach, two mountains, first-rate restaurants and tons of shops. There's even a shop that specializes in roasted nuts called E&A Gispert. Barcelona is known for its tapas bars -- check out Cal Pep, which is one of the city's finest.

Make this spring break unforgettable

Instead of going to the same spot this year, why not try something different? There are plenty of unique cities to explore both nationally and internationally, offering a wide variety of sightseeing attractions, activities, and foods that'll guarantee a spring break you won't soon forget.

  1. "20 Best Spring Vacations," U.S. News, n.d.
  2. "Unique Spring Break Destinations," Family Vacations US, February 15, 2017.

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