With spring officially here, many are eager to get away for a much-needed change of scenery and to relax with friends and family. To celebrate the start of the spring season, we’ve rounded up the best spring break destinations to shake off the winter blues.
To rank top spring break destinations, our Data Science team looked at consumer interest in the hotel and travel categories to determine which cities saw the strongest growth among those that saw higher levels of activity. higher than the national average during the traditional spring break travel period (March 2021 vs March 2020). To identify the must-do’s, we looked at search interest in outdoor activities.
Located between Sarasota and Tampa, vacationers in Bradenton search Yelp for places to wakeboard, windsurf and, of course, golf. If you’re new to the green, don’t worry. The Fish Hole is one of the most popular spots for mini-golf. In addition to 18 holes, they also have a 3,000 gallon Koi pond on the property, which is exactly why their party packages include… well, fish food. Either way, we promise you’ll be hooked.
If you love adventure, then Jackson might just be the perfect destination for you, with rafting and tubing being among the most popular activities among vacationers. If you are planning a trip to Jackson, be sure to check out Jackson Hole Whitewater. This top notch family business has been around since 1963 and offers such a variety of fun adventure packages to give you plenty of opportunities to hang on and enjoy the rapids.
Adrenaline junkies should look no further than Prescott, AZ. Visitors to Prescott search Yelp for the best places to mountain bike, many of which find that the Prescott National Forest offers over 450 miles of scenic trails to explore. So whether you’re new to mountain biking or a seasoned pro, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best mountain biking in the South West.
Santa Barbara, California
From its majestic mountains to scenic beaches, it’s no surprise that interest in Santa Barbara is up 122% year-over-year, with surfing a popular spring break activity. If surfing the waves is your thing, then you’ll love iSurf, a women-owned business with a 5-star Yelp rating that offers surf lessons for all ages. They even offer the e-foil, which surfs with an electric propeller, allowing you to navigate just about any type of water. How cool is that?
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