Spring break is almost upon us, but that doesn't mean it's too late to book a trip! If you're still debating whether or not to take a quick vacation out of NYC for spring break—or if you're a junior whose ISP trip just got tragically canceled—here are some great locations for a last-minute spring break:
Plenty of fun awaits in springtime Philadelphia: Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, a waterfront boardwalk, brews at Spruce Street Harbor Park, a roller-skating rink and lodge at Blue Cross River Rink Summerfest. The city is also steeped in history, often under-appreciated. If you are a history fan, make sure you complete your trip with a tour at the Independence Hall and snap a photo in front of the Liberty Bell—no ticket required.
And of course, the most iconic food: cheesesteaks. Pat’s and Geno’s, both located in Passyunk Square, are two of the most popular. However, Philadelphia offers much more variety of food. Head to Chinatown to try out some of the most authentic places—much better than what the NYC Chinatown offers.
Transportation to Philadelphia is also easy. You can catch a train via Amtrak or a bus via Megabus, both of which drop you off at 30th Street station, or a Greyhound which stops right downtown near Reading Terminal Market.
Explore Grand Central Market for all the fun restaurants. Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hike in Griffith Park, all the way up to Griffith Observatory with its cool science exhibits. Plus, you will be amazed by the view of Hollywood Sign on one side and Downtown LA the other. Enjoy watching the beautiful sunsets; take cute pics with friends during the golden hour.
LA is the home of movies, and one of the best ways to experience the movie culture is by taking studio tours. Universal, Paramount and Warner Bros all offer visitors to learn more about the movie industry while maximizing your sensations.
And whether or not you're a shopper, you should not miss out on Beverly Hills and Rodeo
Drive. They are so iconic that you will fall in love with the charm of the stores and the people. Finally don’t forget about the beaches! Put on your favorite swimming attires and bask in the sun at Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, or Malibu.
Known for its all-night parties, stunning beaches, and art deco architecture, Miami Beach is the perfect destination for spring breakers seeking a fun beach vacation to let loose. A wide variety of people—residents and travelers from different cultures—enjoy the shores of “America’s Riviera".
You can find the most affordable restaurants and hotels in North Miami Beach. In less than 10 miles away, there are galleries, museums, and theaters. In South Beach, you can find many high-end stores, nightclubs, and poolsides at the art deco-style hotels. South Beach is also more family-friendly. Travelers can relax on the beaches of Haulover Park or Lummus Park and even try fishing off of the South Pointe Pier.
One must-do is to window shop along Lincoln Road Mall. Besides, you cannot leave Miami Beach without some tasty small plates and great cocktails at a rooftop bar. Make sure to get a GO Miami Card before you arrive. You can buy one- to five-day cards for $81-$211, which gives you free access to many of the most popular attractions.
Have fun! Y’all deserve this after a month of hard work. And most importantly, travel with the people you love. Together, you can make anywhere a dream destination. Enjoy your spring break!