The Best Spring Break Destinations

Voting Rules
Specific cities - no islands, states, or entire countries

This is a 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 stay 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 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 ole' 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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  • Miami Beach
    128 votes
    • Area (km sq): 48.43
    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
  • South Padre Island
    96 votes
    • Area (km sq): 4.92
    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 Channel ...more
  • Cancún
    127 votes
    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 destination in Mexico, as ...more
  • Nassau
    66 votes
    • Area (km sq): 207.0
    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
  • Mykonos
    Mykonos, Greece
    42 votes
    Mykonos, also known as Chora, is the main city on the island of Mykonos.
  • St. Thomas
    United States Virgin Islands
    55 votes
    • Area (km sq): 80.9
    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 part of ...more