The Best Spring Break Destinations For Every Type of Traveler

From a romantic retreat down south to a swanky ski sojourn, these US destinations offer something for everyone. 

For Beach Bums: Laguna Beach, CA

This small California coastal city is known for its eclectic galleries, dining options, and, of course, beautiful beaches. Main Beach is the city’s most lively, with gorgeous tide pools, a scenic boardwalk, volleyball courts, an expansive park, and public art installations. For a more low-key locale, head to Thousand Steps, Crescent Bay, or Victoria Beach. 

To Stay: Hotel Joaquin (@hoteljoaquin)

Nestled along the sandy shorelines, Hotel Joaquin boasts a central location just steps from the city’s vibrant downtown area. The boutique property takes inspiration from its surroundings with a beachy-chic aesthetic that seamlessly mixes vintage decor with modern design. 

For City Slickers: Portland, OR 

Portland has been on our radar for quite some time. This hip city is known for its now-burgeoning beer scene, an abundance of green space (nearly 13,000 acres of parks!), as well as its vibrant arts and culture scene. Here, you’ll also find the world’s largest indie bookstore, a 112,000-square-foot art museum, and themed bars aplenty (Hale Pele, The Coffin Club, and The Elvis Room are locally loved favorites). 

To Stay: The Nines (@thenineshotel)

Enjoy luxe accommodations and gallery-worthy artwork at The Nines. The upscale property features a specially commissioned collection of sculptures, paintings, and installations — each produced by local artists. While the property is all-around eye-catching, its most striking space is the sun-drenched, seven-story atrium.

For Luxury Lovers: Vail, CO  

Vail is often overlooked in favor of Aspen and Park City, but, truth be told, it offers the same level of luxury in the form of a swanky apres-ski scene. Even if you don’t visit in peak season, you can still choose from a variety of wellness offerings and outdoor excursions — plus plenty of shopping and dining options. 

To Stay: The Four Seasons Vail (@fsvail)

Those in search of unparalleled luxury should book a suite at The Four Seasons Vail, where you can lounge under your fireplace or watch the sunrise from your private balcony. Highlights include four bars and restaurants and a tranquil spa.

For Outdoor and Nature Enthusiasts: Moab, UT

You’ve (likely) never heard of Moab — but this stunning locale is sure to steal your heart. Here, you can go horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, and even walk millions-of-years-old dino trails. No trip here is complete without visiting Arches National Park: just don’t forget your sneakers or your camera.

To Stay: Under Canvas Moab (@undercanvasofficial)

Under Canvas offers dreamy glamping accommodations — each complete with West Elm furnishings! — just outside of the aforementioned Arches National Park. The dynamic property offers complimentary activities (s’mores roasting, anyone?) and exciting culinary programming, as well as bucket-list-worthy excursions like safaris, whitewater rafting, and guided hiking. 

For Romantics At Heart: Savannah, GA

This lakefront Georgia city is teeming with charm, beauty, and southern hospitality. Guests can unwind and embark on a leisurely stroll through one of the city’s historic, leafy-filled squares and oak-tree-lined streets. Afterward, treat yourself (and your loved one) to a hearty meal before an afternoon of shopping. 

To Stay: The Perry Lane Hotel (@perrylanehotel)

Savannah’s Perrylane Hotel is just as warm, inviting, and romantic as the city itself, with gorgeous artwork, awe-inspiring architecture, retro accents (think black-and-white tiled flooring and tropical wallpaper), and a lively rooftop bar.

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