Need a Break From School?
Spring break can be a magical time for many students. From beach bums to ski bums, a much needed break is in store. With that comes the fun of traveling to exciting new destinations in hopes of exhilaration or relaxation. Trips like these with family and/or friends can be once-in-a-lifetime experiences that will be held deep in your memories forever.
Sometimes the hardest part of spring break is deciding where to go! Usually, planning is done well in advance, but for some, a last minute road trip is what brings the excitement to life! We appreciate both sides (the heavy planners and the spontaneous adventurists), but for the sake of this article, we are going to focus specifically on the spontaneous adventurists. If you are still looking for places to explore while you take a break from your studies, we have compiled a list of five best spring break destinations! This, obviously, is not a comprehensive list and is completely subjective. However, they are still fun places to visit!
Winter Park, Colorado
In Colorado, you get the best of both worlds. If you fly into Denver, you can enjoy mild temperatures and bustling city life. Driving west out of Denver on Highway 70, you quickly find yourself in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain Range. As you climb further up into the scenic mountains, the temperatures start to drop and the snow becomes more abundant. When you finally reach Winter Park, you are in a skier’s paradise! With world class downhill and cross country skiing options, it is nearly impossible to get bored in this beautiful area.
Winter Park Colorado Ski Runs and Frost River Mittens. Image Credit: Woods Creek Productions
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
You really cannot get any better than Hawaii. It is as simple as that. From the incredible blue water to the life-giving green of the jungle, this relaxation destination is also home to some pretty cool adventures! Visit the incredible volcanoes and the beautiful white sand beaches. Make sure to check out the active lava flow in the dark as well! You won’t be disappointed!
Looking out over a beautiful volcano. Image Credit: Chris Benson
Fort Myers, Florida
No, this is not just for retired people. Enjoy the beauty of pristine beaches and waving palm trees in this gorgeous corner of southwest Florida. Home to some of the best restaurants in Florida, this area is perfect for anyone looking to relax and eat like kings and queens! You can even catch a baseball game, as this is the home of many professional baseball teams for their spring training!
A palm tree blowing gently in the wind. Image Credit: Chris Benson
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This is the ultimate ski bum destination. With ample snow and incredible terrain, this relatively unknown location is an experience any skier would love. Jackson Hole is the home of the famous Corbet's Couloir line. While being one of the most recognizable ski lines in the United States, this run is not for the faint of heart. Keep your tips up in this one-of-a-kind resort!
Great Northern Choppers in the snow. Image Credit: Woods Creek Productions
Arkansas? Yes, Arkansas. While you may not think much of this rolling terrain, it is home to some of the best cycling in the United States! Located in the Ozark Mountains, the mountain bike trails associated with this town are second to none. From smooth flow trails to technical jumplines, Bentonville is a mountain biker’s paradise! Be sure to bring your favorite Frost River bike bag with you so you can stay out on the trails all day long!
Frost River Bike Bags getting ready for a day of riding. Image Credit: Woods Creek Productions
Now that we’ve given you a few recommendations as to where to head out on your vacation, you need to pack! Don’t worry, we have you covered in that category too! Frost River’s Explorer Duffel Bags can get you and your belongings from point A to point B hassle free! Our standard Explorer Duffel comes in four sizes, so you’ll be ready for a weekend getaway or a two week extravaganza! The Explorer Duffel ESB comes in two sizes, but has a little something extra… BACK STRAPS! Oh yes folks, this duffel bag is also a backpack! Gone are the days of swinging a duffel bag from shoulder to shoulder as you get tired, only to have it flop up against your legs. This durable duffel is ready to take on anything spring break can throw at it!