Spring Break: New Edition

Many spring breakers spend their time relaxing or partying in warm weather, but there are plenty of other great things to do at the top 5 spring break destinations.

Spring Break Destination One: Tampa, Florida

Tampa not only has beautiful beaches nearby but so many other fun things to do.  You can rent paddle boards or water bikes and explore the bay area, visit Busch Gardens or the Florida Aquarium, go see the Big Cat Rescue, or hike the upper Tampa Bay trail.

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Spring Break Destination Two: South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island is the perfect getaway for the adventurous spring breakers who want to see and try new things.  At South Padre Island you can fish, rent jet skis, surf, paddle board, visit a sea turtle center, and even visit a bird and nature center.  Don’t be thrown off by the name of the state, because Texas is the home to some amazing tropical paradises.

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Spring Break Destination Three: Las Vegas, Nevada

It may be hard to avoid all the casinos and bars in Las Vegas, but if you can, there are tons of other great opportunities to take advantage of during your spring break.  You can visit the Red Rock National Conservation Center, Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, Clark County Wetlands Park, or even the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

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Spring Break Destination Four: New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is known for their liveliness, but they have other great spots to visit too.  The Aquarium or the Americas, Audubon Zoo, National WWII museum, Mercedes- Benz Super dome, and the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are all great sites to see while in New Orleans. The luscious culture of New Orleans is definitely something to experience, but a more relaxed getaway may be just what you need in the center of all the craziness.

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Spring Break Destination Five: Panama City, Florida

Panama City is a huge spring break destination, and there is lots you can do there too.  Renting water sports is always an option near water, but you can also visit the Gulf World Marine Park, the Oaks by the Bay Park, or if you decide to bring your dog along your spring break adventure, there is even a luxurious dog park for your furry friends in Panama City.

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Spring break can be anything you want it to be, but just remember there is always something to find for a more relaxing time.

-Jennifer Howard