College The Best Spring Break Destinations  

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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
Mexico Cancún is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. It is an important renowned tourist ...more

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Ibiza Town is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added Spain Ibiza, also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza in the Balearic Islands autonomous community.

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Miami Beach is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Florida Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a series of natural and man-made barrier ...more

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Amsterdam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
clash1977 added Netherlands Amsterdam is the capital city and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands though it is not the ...more

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Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Nevada Las Vegas, officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and ...more

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Nassau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Bahamas Nassau is the capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has a population of 248,948, 70 percent of the entire population of the Bahamas. Lynden ...more

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South Padre Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Texas South Padre Island is a barrier island in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located in Cameron County and in Willacy County. South Padre Island was formed when the creation of the Port Mansfield ...more

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Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Mexico Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo in American English, is a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Cabo San Lucas together ...more

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Montego Bay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Jamaica Montego Bay is the capital of the parish of St. James and the second largest city in Jamaica by area and the fourth by population. It is a tourist destination with duty-free shopping, a cruise ...more

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Mykonos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
apollon-smyrnis added Mykonos, Greece Mykonos, also known as Chora, is the main city on the island of Mykonos.

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St. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added United States Virgin Islands St. Thomas is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It gained its city charter on March 4, 1881. The city is also the seat for Elgin County, although it is independent of the county. It is ...more

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Puerto Vallarta is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Mexico Puerto Vallarta is a Mexican beach resort city situated on the Pacific Ocean's Bahía de Banderas. The 2010 census reported Puerto Vallarta's population as 255,725 making it the second ...more

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Siracusa (Italy) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
smed1964 added Siracusa (Italy)

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Panama City Beach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Florida Panama City Beach is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 12,018. The city is often referred to under the ...more

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St. Croix is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Virgin Islands, United States of America St. Croix is an unincorporated community in northern Oil Township, Perry County, Indiana, United States. It lies along State Road 62 near its intersection with Interstate 64 and State Road 37, ...more

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Daytona Beach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Florida Daytona Beach is a city in Volusia County, Florida, United States. The city lies about 51 miles northeast of Orlando, 86 miles southeast of Jacksonville, and 242 miles northwest of Miami. In the ...more

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Rio de Janeiro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
BeatrizBuarque added Brazil Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is the second largest city in Brazil, the sixth largest city in the Americas and the world's thirty-fifth largest city by population. The metropolis is anchor to ...more

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San Juan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Puerto Rico San Juan, officially Municipio de San Juan Bautista, is the capital and most populous municipality in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, an unincorporated territory of the United States. As of the ...more

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Orlando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Florida Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of ...more

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New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Louisiana New Orleans (pronounced N'awlins or New Orlens by locals, the only time that a hard E is correct is while singing "Way Down Yonder In New Orleens" or Do You ...more

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Acapulco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Mexico Acapulco de Juárez, commonly called Acapulco, is a city, municipality and major seaport in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 380 kilometres southwest from Mexico City. ...more

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Fort Lauderdale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Florida Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast 23 miles north of Miami. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population ...more

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Fort Myers Beach is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
jwadder added Florida, USA Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,277 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Coral–Fort Myers Metropolitan ...more

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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Scott Pearson added Siesta Key Florida

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Munich is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
SnowyCae added Bavaria, Germany Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and ...more

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Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
stpavel added Slovenia Ljubljana is the capital and largest city of Slovenia. Located at the middle of a trade route between the northern Adriatic Sea and the Danube region, it was the historical capital of Carniola, ...more

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Lake Havasu City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
jwadder added Arizona Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 census, the population of the town is 52,527. It is served by Lake Havasu City Airport. Lake Havasu City is ...more

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Budva is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added Europe Budva is a Montenegrin town on the Adriatic Sea. It has around 14,000 inhabitants, and it is the centre of Budva Municipality. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva riviera, is the ...more

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Sanibel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Florida, USA Sanibel is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States, on Sanibel Island. The population was 6,469 at the 2010 census, with an estimated 2012 population of 6,741. It is part of the Cape ...more

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Playa del Carmen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Mexico Playa del Carmen is a city located along the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. It is a popular tourist area in eastern Mexico.

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Punta Cana is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Dominican Republic Punta Cana is part of the Punta Cana-Bávaro-Veron-Macao municipal district, in the municipality of Higüey, in La Altagracia Province. The area has beaches and balnearios which face ...more

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San Miguel de Cozumel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Mexico San Miguel de Cozumel is the largest city on the island municipality of Cozumel in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. With a 2010 census population of 77,236 persons, it is also Quintana Roo's ...more

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Corsica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
zxray added Corsica France

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Negril is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Jamaica Negril is a small but widely dispersed beach resort town located across parts of two Jamaican parishes, Westmoreland and Hanover. Negril is just about one hour and fifteen minutes drive from Sir ...more

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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
Siesta Key Florida

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Hilton Head Island is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
South Carolina Hilton Head Island, sometimes referred to as simply Hilton Head, is a Lowcountry resort town located on an island of the same name in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. It is 20 ...more

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Sibiu is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
RazvanPop added Sibiu County, Romania Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, Romania, with a population of 147,245. Located some 215 km north-west of Bucharest, the city straddles the Cibin River, a tributary of the river Olt. Now the ...more

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Marrakesh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
clash1977 added Morocco Marrakesh or Marrakech is a major city in the northwest African nation of Morocco. It is the fourth largest city in the country after Casablanca, Rabat and Fes, and is the capital of the ...more

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Gulf Shores is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Spring Break Destinations
jwadder added Alabama, USA Gulf Shores is a coastal city in Baldwin County, Alabama, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 9,741, up from 5,044 at the 2000 census. Since the year 2000, Baldwin County as ...more