Cancun, Miami, Daytona Beach, Montego Bay, Myrtle Beach…spring break typically isn’t stamped with originality. In this day and age of immersive, off the beaten path travel, wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air to re-brand the stereotypical spring break getaway?

Here are a few unconventional spring break spots that might transform your plans from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • South Coast, Iceland

Instead of the standard overcrowded, umbrella-littered beaches, discover Iceland’s South Coast in springtime. If you’re outdoorsy and enjoy hiking, the diversity of the South Coast’s topography is unbelievable. From black sand beaches to glaciers and ice caves, the country’s coast offers sights unlike anywhere else in the world. If you do plan a visit, make sure to check out the breathtaking waterfalls, cliffs, volcanoes, and lava fields.

Spring Break Spots Iceland

  • Durango, Colorado

For outdoorsy types who don’t want to travel internationally but still want to experience an unconventional spring break, Durango is the place to check out. Durango is home to Mesa Verde National Park with its famed mesas and cliff dwellings. The Colorado Trail and surrounding area also offer mountain biking, climbing, whitewater rafting, and zip lining.

Between adventures, you’ll have to stop by one of Durango’s eight popular breweries.

Durango Spring Break Spots

  • New Orleans

If you love music, arts, nightlife, food, or just good old Southern hospitality, New Orleans is worth the trip. A major “complaint” about the stereotypical spring break trip vacation is that they’re far from culturally immersive. Take a deep dive into New Orleans by experiencing world class bands and artists as part of the springtime Jazz Fest in the streets lined with classic, cheery New Orleans architecture.

Nightlife in New Orleans is full of theater shows, live music performances, and an incredible selection of New Orleans-specific cuisine.

New Orleans Best Spring Break Spots

  • San Diego

Some spring breakers might still want a beachy getaway in which case San Diego is the perfect destination. Spring in San Diego practically guarantees sunny, room temperature weather, ideal for taking advantage of its spectacular beaches and unbeatable cliff-side views. Sit outside at one of San Diego’s numerous world class restaurants for a California kitchen experience, often with a delectable Mexican flare.

A trip to San Diego wouldn’t be complete without a visit to its iconic San Diego Zoo, Safari Park, and SeaWorld. Talk about an experience with lions, tigers, and bears – oh my!

San Diego Spring Break Spots

  • Nashville

From the robust museum scene to the undeniable live music scene, Nashville will give you a cultural bang for your buck. Nashville is one of the music capitals of the US, home to not just country artists but all types of music sensations. Not only is Nashville the home of world-class music but world-class food. You’ll find arguably the best barbeque, “hot” fried chicken, mac ‘n cheese, and sweet tea around.

Nashville Spring Break Spots

There’s so many out-of-the-box options for your spring break trip, from outdoorsy to artsy to culinary adventures. Whether you choose a classic beach getaway or an unconventional one, always work with your travel advisor to plan the perfect trip. And check out Travel Insured’s extensive protection plans at for coverage to fit your spring break travel needs.

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