college The Best Spring Break Destinations  

Island Hopper Dan
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List Rules Specific cities - no islands, states, or entire countries

List of the best Spring Break destinations for college kids, ranked as most awesome and wild. When warm weather hits, the last thing any warm-blooded American 20 year-old wants to do is hang around indoors watching Netflix. Luckily, your school gives you a week off to head to any of the best beaches in the US to let off some steam, get some sun, and do a few crazy things you hopefully won't regret.

This votable list of the best cities for Spring Break includes beaches and towns known for their beautiful weather during the day and best nightlife cities once the sun goes down. It includes some of the best US cities for vacations in coastal states like Florida, Texas, and California as well as cities in Caribbean countries for Spring Break in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica. If you are asking, "Where should I go for Spring Break?" also consider all-season favorites like New Orleans, New York, and the wildest party city of them all, good ol' Las Vegas.

Vote up your favorite vacation cities on this list to help create the definitive list of the top college Spring Break spots, and be sure to add any of the best Florida beaches that are missing. If you've spent time at Senor Frog's in a few different cities, please hit "rerank" to make your own version of this list.
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Cancún is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Cancún Mexico

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Las Vegas Nevada

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Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Miami Beach Florida

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63 44
Ibiza Town is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added Ibiza Spain

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48 30
Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
clash1977 added Amsterdam Netherlands

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55 43
South Padre Island is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations

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Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations

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48 38
Puerto Vallarta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations

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Nassau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Nassau Bahamas

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14 7
Fort Myers Beach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
jwadder added Fort Myers Beach Florida, USA

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Mykonos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
apollon-smyrnis added Mykonos Mykonos, Greece

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30 24
St. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands

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35 28
Montego Bay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Montego Bay Jamaica

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33 27
Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Daytona Beach Florida

Famous Schizophrenics

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49 43
Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations

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38 32
Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
BeatrizBuarque added Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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40 33
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
New Orleans Louisiana

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Acapulco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Acapulco Mexico

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Siracusa (Italy) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
smed1964 added Siracusa (Italy)

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Lake Havasu City is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
jwadder added Lake Havasu City Arizona

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37 31
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
San Juan Puerto Rico

The Best Gay Travel Destinations

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Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Fort Lauderdale Florida

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Orlando Florida

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25 21
St. Croix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
St. Croix Virgin Islands, United States of America

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28 24
Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Sanibel Florida, USA

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20 16
Munich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
SnowyCae added Munich Bavaria, Germany

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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Scott Pearson added Siesta Key Florida

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Playa del Carmen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations

Cool & Cheap Off-Season Summer Destinations

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San Miguel de Cozumel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations

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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Siesta Key Florida

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Punta Cana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Punta Cana Dominican Republic

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4 1
Budva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added Budva Europe

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Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
stpavel added Ljubljana Slovenia

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Hilton Head Island is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Hilton Head Island South Carolina

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Corsica is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added Corsica France

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6 7
Gulf Shores is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
jwadder added Gulf Shores Alabama, USA

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Negril is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Negril Jamaica

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10 14
Sibiu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
RazvanPop added Sibiu Sibiu County, Romania

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13 24
Marrakesh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
clash1977 added Marrakesh Morocco