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Spend a Memorable Spring Break at these Top Destinations

Though spring break is mainly associated with college students, there are also plenty of hot spots that provide a family-friendly atmosphere for unforgettable spring break vacations. Whether you're looking to enjoy fun beach activities or party the night away, you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to spring break ideas in the United States.

Spring Break in the USA: Top Accommodations

House Burnt Store
Apr 19 - Apr 26
-43%
$499
$284 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Burnt Store with Grill & Pool

Burnt Store, Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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House Tybee Island
Feb 21 - Feb 28
-30%
$703
$496 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Beautiful House in Tybee Island with Grill & Patio + Picturesque Views

Tybee Island, Chatham County, Georgia, United States
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Condo Long Beach Resort
Feb 21 - Feb 28
-64%
$231
$84 per night
Condo ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Charming Condo in Long Beach Resort with Private Balcony + Balcony Views

Long Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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The Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

The Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

These spring back destinations provide a great opportunity for families to escape the chilly winter weather back home and enjoy some treasured time together.

  • 1. Virginia Beach

    From exploring pristine beaches and taking a leisurely stroll along the 3-mile boardwalk to clicking a family photo with the 34-foot King Neptune statue, Virginia Beach offers a wealth of activities for spring break getaways. At the oceanfront, in the middle of all the action, you'll find plenty of things to do and see, such as street performances, live music, cafés, shops, and the Marina District. Also, family spring breaks aren't complete without some adventure. Enjoy paddle boats, parasailing, and sailing in the calm waters.

  • 2. Hilton Head

    Just off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina is a 12-mile-long island with 14 miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, and over 100 miles of bike paths. Hilton Head's tranquil waterways, marshes, and diverse outdoor activities made it a favorite spring back destination for families. Take a trip to Charleston or Savannah for a taste of the area's rich history, and set out on eco-adventures such as crabbing or seeing dolphins playing in the surf.

  • 3. Destin

    Nestled on Florida's Emerald Coast, Destin is famed for its gorgeous white beaches, world-famous fishing scene, and challenging golf courses. Because of its abundant underwater habitat, Destin is famously called the "world’s luckiest fishing village." It also boasts world-class resorts and some of the best dining and shopping anywhere.

Best Places to Stay for Spring Break in the USA

Condo Bradenton Beach
Apr 19 - Apr 26
$496 per night
Condo ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Condo in Bradenton Beach with Grill, Yard & Pool + Water Views

Bradenton Beach, Manatee County, Florida
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Cottage Holmes Beach
Apr 19 - Apr 26
-19%
$341
$276 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cottage in Holmes Beach

5.0
Outstanding (1 rating)
Holmes Beach, Manatee County, Florida
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Condo Orange Beach
Feb 22 - Mar 1
-56%
$385
$168 per night
Condo ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Condo in Orange Beach with Pool & Grill

Orange Beach, Baldwin County, Alabama, United States
Free cancellation
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The Best Spring Break Destinations for College Students

The Best Spring Break Destinations for College Students

The long-awaited and inevitable break during the spring semester is best packed with sun, sand, food, friends, and crazy nightlife.

  • 1. Panama City Beach

    Panama City Beach has been an affordable spring break hot spot for US college students for decades. Large groups of co-eds make the journey to this beautiful beach destination along the Gulf of Mexico for spring break, enjoying beach activities and vibrant night entertainment. Check out Tiki Bar, a famous spring break hot spot, to party on the beach until the wee hours with excellent drinks, the hottest DJs, and a nightclub-like ambiance.

  • 2. Key West

    Key West is famed for gorgeous beaches, pleasant climate, and happening beach bars. It’s not surprising that Key West is known as one of the hottest party spots for spring break. The island is surrounded by glistening turquoise water, perfect for diving, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, wave running or just swimming. The clubs and bars on Duval Street get especially crazy during spring break.

  • 3. South Padre Island

    If you're looking for non-stop pool and beach parties, celebrity-hosted events, and budget-friendly accommodation, South Padre Island is the place to be. South Padre Island is another favorite spring break destination among college co-eds. Attended by thousands of students, the area's massive spring back party features live music, contests, and games. The island's beaches also offer volleyball, snorkeling, banana boats, and parasailing.

Recommended Accommodations for Spring Break in the USA

House Padre Island
Feb 21 - Feb 28
-76%
$702
$170 per night
House ∙ 13 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

House in Padre Island with Electric Fireplace + Perfect Views

4.4
Very good (62 ratings)
Padre Island, Corpus Christi, Texas
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House Rockport
Feb 21 - Feb 28
-30%
$312
$219 per night
House ∙ 12 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Charming Vacation Home in Rockport with Patio & Yard

4.7
Excellent (39 ratings)
Rockport, Aransas County, Texas
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House Laguna Vista
Apr 6 - Apr 13
-23%
$310
$239 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Laguna Vista with Private Pool

4.8
Outstanding (147 ratings)
Laguna Vista, Cameron County, Texas
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The Best Spring Break Destinations for Couples

The Best Spring Break Destinations for Couples

If you and your partner are planning a romantic getaway, then you might want to consider these spring break escapes for an intimate vacation.

  • 1. Miami Beach

    Plan a romantic spring break trip to Miami Beach to enjoy sunny weather, fabulous beaches, world-class restaurants, buzzing nightlife, and great shopping. Miami provides loads of activities, catering to any experience you want. Check out the crazy nightlife and crowds along the main strip, or hide out in the secluded and peaceful places that are isolated from the buzz.

  • 2. Fort Lauderdale

    If sea breezes and palm trees are your key elements for a romantic spring back getaway, then Fort Lauderdale is sure to make the sparks fly. Complement a cozy day spent riding an airboat in the Everglades Holiday Park and splashing in the surf with an intimate dinner for two. Fort Lauderdale is a fantastic place for a romantic vacation because of its laid-back atmosphere and easy accessibility.

  • 3. Myrtle Beach

    With 60 miles of sun-soaked coastline, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of attractions, scenic sights, great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and much, much more. Myrtle Beach’s Broadway is well known for its nightlife, with numerous bars, restaurants, clubs, shops, shows, and concerts. Catch the sunrise over the ocean, search for seashells, take a relaxing walk on the beach, or enjoy the breathtaking ocean views with your partner.

Top Offers for Spring Break in the USA

House Anaheim Colony Historic District
Apr 5 - Apr 12
$431 per night
House ∙ 10 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Lovely Vacation Home in Anaheim Colony Historic District with Hot Tub, Grill & Pool + Partial View

4.0
Very good (1 rating)
Anaheim Colony Historic District, Anaheim, California
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Condo Palm Desert
Feb 21 - Feb 28
$173 per night
Condo ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Beautiful Condo in Palm Desert with Hot Tub, Pool & Yard

Palm Desert, Riverside County, California
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Condo Mission Beach
Apr 4 - Apr 11
-36%
$1,460
$936 per night
Condo ∙ 13 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Condo in Mission Beach with Patio & Grill + Large View

Mission Beach, San Diego, California
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Information about Spring Break Destinations

📏 Average home size 202 m²
😎 Least busy month May
🛏️ Popular home types Condo and House rental
🌡️ Hottest months July and August
❄️ Coldest months January and February
🌧️ Rainiest months May and June

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Break Destinations: What is the cost per night of stay?

On average, you can get a great vacation home from $346 and get discounts up to 56%!

Spring Break Destinations: are there many vacation rentals available for groups of guests?

The average size for a House rental is 202 m² and may fit 9 guests on average which is great for large groups.

Spring Break Destinations: what types of vacation homes can I book in the USA?

We would suggest browsing our selection of Condos and House rentals in the USA.

HomeToGo's 2024 Beach Index - HomeToGo
Reeling in the best spring break beaches for families

HomeToGo's 2024 Beach Index

Searching for the perfect spot for spring break? From Ocean City to O'ahu, HomeToGo has done a high-dive into the best and most budget-friendly beaches across the nation. Navigating over 12,000 miles of coastline and scrutinizing numerous destinations, our selection sought-after beaches will show families where they can bask in the sun, enjoy warm weather, and unwind on the beach without getting burned by exorbitant prices.

To create this ranking, HomeToGo analyzed the top-searched beaches on its platform, assigning scores based on typical March and April weather, popularity among spring break travelers (with less popularity being preferred), and the affordability of nearby accommodations. So, without diving too deep into the seaweeds, dive into our list of the top spring break beaches!

Ranked: Best Beaches for Spring Break 2024

Rank
Name
City
State
Sunshine
Heat
Popularity
Affordability
Total Score
1
Sombrero Beach
Marathon
FL
19.52
19.90
29.93
22.91
92.26
2
Boca Chica Beach
Boca Chica Village
TX
12.86
18.49
29.96
28.75
90.06
3
St. George Island State Park
Saint George Island
FL
18.10
18.07
29.83
23.91
89.91
4
Surfside Beach
Freeport
TX
11.90
17.20
29.64
30.00
88.74
5
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores
AL
15.24
16.19
29.43
27.86
88.72
6
East Beach
Galveston
TX
14.76
17.20
28.23
28.06
88.25
7
Siesta Beach
Sarasota
FL
18.10
18.53
25.90
25.50
88.03
8
Matagorda Beach
Matagorda
TX
13.33
17.33
28.76
28.55
87.97
9
Port Aransas Beach
Port Aransas
TX
16.67
17.49
26.55
26.69
87.40
10
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin
FL
13.81
16.93
29.48
27.00
87.22
11
Rockport Beach
Rockport
TX
17.62
17.83
26.57
24.90
86.92
12
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke
NC
13.33
14.17
30.00
28.97
86.47
13
Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach
FL
14.76
17.44
27.83
26.00
86.03
14
Surfside Beach
Surfside Beach
SC
13.81
15.19
28.05
28.69
85.74
15
Duke Kahanamoku Beach
O‘ahu
HI
20.00
20.00
23.22
21.96
85.18
16
Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
FL
14.76
19.33
25.14
25.82
85.05
17
St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Beach
FL
14.29
17.03
26.87
26.77
84.96
18
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Hatteras
NC
12.38
14.71
28.92
28.33
84.34
19
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale
FL
14.76
19.23
24.25
25.97
84.21
20
Grayton Beach State Park
Santa Rosa Beach
FL
13.33
16.60
27.60
25.82
83.35
21
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City
MD
15.24
11.84
26.86
29.39
83.33
22
Coquina Beach
Bradenton Beach
FL
17.62
18.49
26.21
20.99
83.31
23
Coligny Beach Park
Hilton Head Island
SC
12.38
16.03
28.15
25.92
82.48
24
Nye Beach
Newport OR
OR
15.24
10.19
29.66
27.35
82.44
25
Clearwater Beach
Clearwater
FL
18.10
18.00
19.78
26.49
82.37
26
Orange Beach
Orange Beach
AL
12.86
16.23
25.87
27.39
82.35
27
Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
FL
12.86
16.84
24.92
27.06
81.68
28
Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island
SC
12.38
15.79
29.83
23.10
81.10
29
South Beach Miami
Miami Beach
FL
11.43
19.19
24.57
25.63
80.82
30
Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
NC
12.86
14.83
25.10
27.69
80.48
31
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach
FL
11.90
17.71
25.27
25.56
80.44
32
Wailea Beach
Kihei
HI
11.90
18.56
27.97
21.74
80.17
33
Smathers Beach
Key West
FL
18.10
19.77
27.15
15.11
80.13
34
Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach
FL
14.76
17.76
20.50
26.68
79.70
35
Sunny Isles Beach
Sunny Isles Beach
FL
13.33
19.10
23.02
24.01
79.46
36
Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach
FL
13.81
16.74
20.91
27.14
78.60
37
Bethany Beach
Bethany Beach
DE
13.81
12.01
24.14
28.00
77.96
38
Wrightsville Beach
Wrightsville Beach
NC
13.81
15.11
21.65
26.52
77.09
39
Myrtle Beach
Myrtle Beach
SC
13.81
15.21
15.00
29.26
73.28
40
Easton's Beach
Newport RI
RI
10.48
10.00
29.35
22.93
72.76
41
Folly Beach
Charleston
SC
12.38
15.74
18.33
23.19
69.64
42
Asbury Park
Asbury Park
NJ
10.95
10.94
21.48
25.92
69.29
43
Cooper's Beach
Southampton
NY
10.00
10.01
29.02
15.47
64.50
1
Sombrero Beach
Marathon
FL
51 days
79.7℉
#41 - Low searches
$151.51 /night
92.26
2
Boca Chica Beach
Boca Chica Village
TX
37 days
74.7℉
#42 - Low searches
$76.66 /night
90.06
3
St. George Island State Park
Saint George Island
FL
48 days
73.3℉
#39 - Low searches
$138.61 /night
89.91
4
Surfside Beach
Freeport
TX
35 days
70.2℉
#37 - Low searches
$60.68 /night
88.74
5
Gulf Shores Public Beach
Gulf Shores
AL
42 days
66.7℉
#35 - Moderate searches
$88.02 /night
88.72
6
East Beach
Galveston
TX
41 days
70.2℉
#30 - Moderate searches
$85.57 /night
88.25
7
Siesta Beach
Sarasota
FL
48 days
74.9℉
#18 - Moderate searches
$118.27 /night
88.03
8
Matagorda Beach
Matagorda
TX
38 days
70.7℉
#31 - Moderate searches
$79.23 /night
87.97
9
Port Aransas Beach
Port Aransas
TX
45 days
71.2℉
#20 - Moderate searches
$103.01 /night
87.40
10
Henderson Beach State Park
Destin
FL
39 days
69.3℉
#36 - Low searches
$99.05 /night
87.22
11
Rockport Beach
Rockport
TX
47 days
72.4℉
#21 - Moderate searches
$125.99 /night
86.92
12
Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach
Ocracoke
NC
38 days
59.6℉
#43 - Low searches
$73.85 /night
86.47
13
Jacksonville Beach
Jacksonville Beach
FL
41 days
71.1℉
#26 - Moderate searches
$111.95 /night
86.03
14
Surfside Beach
Surfside Beach
SC
39 days
63.2℉
#28 - Moderate searches
$77.39 /night
85.74
15
Duke Kahanamoku Beach
O‘ahu
HI
52 days
80℉
#9 - High searches
$163.64 /night
85.18
16
Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach
FL
41 days
77.7℉
#15 - Moderate searches
$114.14 /night
85.05
17
St. Augustine Beach
Saint Augustine Beach
FL
40 days
69.6℉
#23 - Moderate searches
$102.02 /night
84.96
18
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Hatteras
NC
36 days
61.5℉
#32 - Moderate searches
$82.02 /night
84.34
19
Fort Lauderdale Beach
Fort Lauderdale
FL
41 days
77.3℉
#11 - High searches
$112.27 /night
84.21
20
Grayton Beach State Park
Santa Rosa Beach
FL
38 days
68.1℉
#25 - Moderate searches
$114.23 /night
83.35
21
Ocean City Beach
Ocean City
MD
42 days
51.5℉
#22 - Moderate searches
$68.49 /night
83.33
22
Coquina Beach
Bradenton Beach
FL
47 days
74.7℉
#19 - Moderate searches
$176.04 /night
83.31
23
Coligny Beach Park
Hilton Head Island
SC
36 days
66.1℉
#29 - Moderate searches
$112.95 /night
82.48
24
Nye Beach
Newport
OR
42 days
45.7℉
#38 - Low searches
$151.15 /night
82.44
25
Clearwater Beach
Clearwater
FL
48 days
73℉
#3 - High searches
$105.59 /night
82.37
26
Orange Beach
Orange Beach
AL
37 days
66.8℉
#17 - Moderate searches
$94.12 /night
82.35
27
Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach
FL
37 days
69℉
#13 - High searches
$98.37 /night
81.68
28
Beachwalker Park
Kiawah Island
SC
36 days
65.3℉
#40 - Low searches
$149.06 /night
81.10
29
South Beach Miami
Miami Beach
FL
34 days
77.2℉
#12 - High searches
$116.63 /night
80.82
30
Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach
NC
37 days
61.9℉
#14 - High searches
$90.3 /night
80.48
31
New Smyrna Beach
New Smyrna Beach
FL
35 days
72℉
#16 - Moderate searches
$117.56 /night
80.44
32
Wailea Beach
Kihei
HI
35 days
75℉
#27 - Moderate searches
$166.41 /night