Spring break destinations worth every penny

Spring Break 2020 Travel Ideas

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The beautiful view of Costa Maya, Mexico makes it a great travel destination.

Where will I go? What will I do? How much will it cost me? These questions plague travelers as they consider the details of their upcoming vacation. With the commencement of a new year and Spring Break rapidly approaching, the world begins to shift its focus from holiday festivities to last-minute travel plans. According to a 2018 report conducted by travel companies TripAdvisor, Viator, and Offers.com, “More than half of 18-to-34-year-olds plan to travel for Spring Break.” However, many of them do not have concrete plans for travel yet. Whether you have an interest to travel internationally or plan to stay in the United States, the trip depends on the budget. In 2018, Offers.com reported that the average person between 18 and 34 years old would spend an average of $369.63 on transportation to reach their desired destination. Here are some popular travel destinations to ensure a great Spring Break worth every penny for Midlothian students, faculty, and families: 

Miami, Florida— Miami is home to the most populated beach on the East Coast. Its spectacular views and various attractions make it a must for travel enthusiasts. Go to the beach, rave at Miami’s premiere Ultra Music Festival, view the Miami skyline, or visit the Seaquarium; this city has it all. Despite its long held title as a hot spot for college parties and kickbacks, the city hasn’t lost its youthful longevity.

Costa Maya, Mexico— Remember those movies where the beaches were pristine, and the water was blue and clear? Welcome to Costa Maya. Popular among cruise destinations, Costa Maya has a plethora of attractions to offer other than its shores. Visit the Ancient Mayan Pyramids, four wheel through the jungle, or relax at its surreal cruise port, which features restaurants, bars, and a theme park right on the beach.

Cancun, Mexico— When isn’t Cancun on a list of places to visit? A city that doesn’t sleep, the night is full of party-goers and clubbers. When you aren’t out in the city, you’re probably at the beach. Known as ‘El Mirador’ or ‘The Lookout’, Cancun’s premiere beach offers a breathtaking view of its coastline and of the neighboring Caribbean Sea. While it does provide many excursion opportunities, innumerable resorts line its coast with their own luxury accommodations.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands— The underdog of the list, Grand Cayman has everything to offer as a mainstream tourist destination with a small island feel. Dubbed “The Caribbean’s Best Beach” from Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine, Seven Mile Beach isn’t just a beach, but a seven mile beach. Some of its most popular attractions include: stingray snorkeling, touring the crystal cave, and, of course, Seven Mile Beach.

Ochos Rios, Jamaica— Home to reggae, the chances of hearing something other than Bob Marley and the Wailers playing are close to zero. Embark on the Bob Marley experience in Ochos Rios or travel to nearby Kingston to visit the official Bob Marley museum. Not into reggae? Take a trip to Margaritaville or walk the Nine Mile Beach.