Spring Break is upon us and that means summer is just around the corner (enter collective sigh of relief here). After a long cold winter, I think it’s high time to get away for the week and have some fun. Here are a few Spring Break vacation ideas for families, couples and solos.
Wisconsin Dells Waterparks & Themeparks
Looking for some really big fun that can be had by the whole family? The indoor waterpark was invented in Wisconsin Dells. It’s home to the largest waterpark in the USA and boasts the largest concentration of outdoor and indoor waterparks on the planet. Not surprisingly they are known as the Waterpark Capital of the World. Aside from the waterparks, there are also year-round indoor and outdoor theme parks that offer up arcades, bumper cars, go-carts, trampoline rooms and much more. For mom and dad, there are some great accommodations on-site as well as breweries, casual fare, kid-friendly spots, and fine dining; all local and unique to the area.
Often called the “Venice of the Caribbean” this amazing location is situated along the Riviera Maya and tucked away in a little world all its own. The gated community of Mayakoba (meaning village of water) is 45 minutes south of Cancun’s International Airport. The white sand beachfront here is among the most picturesque in the Riviera Maya, offering a wide range of activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, jet-skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, sailing, and volleyball. A network of canals connects several properties here, earning Mayakoba its nickname. Surrounded by nature, the luxury resorts here put cenotes, freshwater lagoons and beautiful beaches at your doorstep in an area where preserving the natural habitat was paramount during development of the area. Mayakoba also offers up bike tours, scuba lessons, golfing, kayaking, cave exploring, tennis and kids programs.
COUPLES & SOLO
When I first arrived in Cartagena I was astonished by the mixture of old-world architecture and the contemporary feel of the city. Preserved by ancient fortifications built by the Spanish, Cartagena is a stunning time capsule on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. There are world-class music, film and literature festivals that happen here regularly as well as a spectacular variety of amazing restaurants, hotels, and sights to see. You can luxuriously tour the old city perimeter by horse-drawn carriage and then walk the inner part of the fortress to experience colourful architecture and food like you’ve never seen. Head to El Totumo; a small volcano containing thick bubbling mud. Climb inside the hill-like vat where you’ll float in the mud and even have the option of getting a quick massage. You can spend a whole day at the Islas del Rosario. These are 27 islands located in the crystal clear Caribbean waters just off the coast of the city filled with coral reefs. Here you can go boating, swimming, or snorkeling. The islands also have hotels, an aquarium, and a few hikes you can do.
Charleston South Carolina
Charleston is one of America’s earliest cities and takes its elegant old world charm seriously. Large oaks lining cobblestone streets are still plied by horse-drawn carriages. Charleston encompasses the best of welcoming hospitality of the American South with an exciting culinary scene and great springtime weather to boot. Spring is especially fun in Charleston as it is the unofficial kickoff to festival season with a ton of very popular festivals including the Charleston Wine and Food Festival, Spoleto Performing Arts Festival, the High Water Music Festival and the very popular Charleston Beer Week. You will very likely spot Bill Murray at a Charleston River Dogs baseball game and the city is abuzz at night with hundreds of breweries, rooftop patios and live music venues.
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