Top 10 Spring Break Spots
By: The Party Guru
Spring break is a rite of passage for young adults after weeks of brutal lectures and exams. That's why each year come springtime college students flock to some of the most popular vacation destinations across the states to unwind. Our list of top spring break spots clues you on where to go to find the biggest and best parties. This information was put together with help from our friends at Instagram who tallied up posts according to drug, alcohol and #SpringBreak mentions. With this list in mind, head to your closet party destination for the ultimate spring break vacation.
1. Fort Lauderdale, FL
In the Instagram rankings, Fort Lauderdale claimed the #1 spot for cities with the highest percentage of drugs and alcohol in photos. In this sunny city the weather is nice and predictable, meaning plenty of time for lounging at the beach. If you're heading to Fort Lauderdale, you'll want to stick to "The Strip" and neighboring beaches like Hollywood, Pompano, and Deerfield.
2. Harlingen, TX
Harlingen also earned a whopping percentage of spring break Instagram posts. From country western bars to Tejano saloons, there's something to suit all tastes in South Texas. Spend your days surfing and your nights at one of the city's popular nightclubs.
3. Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach had the top spot for the sheer number of Instagram posts that mentioned #SpringBreak. With its beachfront hotels and outdoor cafes, Miami Beach has become one of the top places to hangout when school lets out. In addition to partying it up, you may want to make time to explore the Everglades or kayak the Virginia Key.
4. Panama City Beach, FL
While Panama City Beach had the fewest Instagram posts with drugs or alcohol, it maintains its spot on the top 10 list of spring break spots. With 27 miles of white sand beaches and some of the best nightlife in the state, you won't be disappointed with this spring break location.
5. Las Vegas, NV
It's no surprise that Las Vegas had the biggest mention of alcohol in Instagram posts. Las Vegas is an adult playground rich in top-tier hotels, restaurants, and clubs. Vegas also host some of the best pool parties in the world, making it a must-visit spring break spot.
6. San Diego, CA
San Diego is another major spring break contender. The city has the best weather in the U.S. and the perfect waters for surfing, fishing, and kayaking. During your visit, be sure to check out the Gaslamp Quarter which features endless blocks of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.
7. Orlando, FL
Orlando is no stranger to spring break parties. From its mega attractions like Disney World and SeaWorld to its numerous waterparks and miles of beaches, there's no better place to have fun and relax.
8. New York City, NY
If you have yet to visit New York City, there's no better time than during spring break. While NYC may not have the tropical feel of locations in Florida and California, it does have some major attractions like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. Don't worry; the party scene in New York is also spot on.
9. San Francisco, CA
College students in San Francisco are not shy around their alcohol, according to stats posted by Instagram. However, the city offers much more than just booze, such as the Exploratorium, Golden Gate Park, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom.
10. Washington, D.C.
A spring break in Washington, D.C. is sure to be a memorable one. It's not just the home of the iconic White House, but also the perfect place to get a mix of culture and partying. In addition to exploring the National Mall, make time to visit the Smithsonian or see a concert at the Kennedy Center.