Spring break may bring memories of “Beach Blanket Bingo” or of youth adventures, or even thoughts of college kids partying way too hard. After a cold winter, spring break is a time to get away and enjoy yourself in a warmer climate. But why should you have to do that and fight the crowds? Point your Entegra Coach towards the Sun and we’ll research where you should go to soak up some spring fun.

Northwest:

Portland, Oregon

Portland is becoming an up-and-coming destination for Spring Breakers. People who don’t book beach destinations in time head there. The farmer’s market is an adventure in itself because of its huge variety of goods, but the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a real treat for the eyes www.woodenshoe.com/events/tulip-fest. If you want to see these spring flowers in their full glory, head to Portland. (Studies have proven that flowers make you healthier and happier) Oregon’s whale watching season peaks twice a year: during winter (mid-December–mid-January) and spring (late February–May). That’s when as many as 20,000 gray whales migrate between the icy seas of Alaska and their breeding lagoons in Baja California, Mexico. (A couple hundred of these mammoth swimmers also stick around the Oregon Coast all year-round.) www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_whaleWatching. Where to stay: http://www.jantzenbeachrv.com/

Napa/Sonoma, California

If you want a relaxing spring break but you don’t want to give up the drinking, look no further than Napa/Sonoma, one of the most amazing wine tasting destinations in the country. When you feel like relaxing, sit back and enjoy luxurious wines, experience scenic views and get luxurious spa treatments. If you are looking to spice up your spring break with a little adventure, Napa/Sonoma offers activities such as windsurfing, horseback riding, rock climbing and hang gliding. www.viator.com/Napa-and-Sonoma/d914-ttd Where to stay: www.napavalleyexpo.com/rv-park.php

Southwest:

Moab, Utah

Adults, you will love the adventures Moab has to offer. Attempt rock climbing with Moab Desert Adventures, rent a Jeep and drive 4WD trails, go horseback riding, hiking and canyoneering. www.moabdesertadventures.com. Seen from the air, the town of Moab looks like an outpost surrounded by a sea of buckled, twisted and worn sandstone sculpted by millennia of sun, wind and rain. Driving by coach from the north or east, winding canyon walls hide Moab from view until you reach the edge of town, making it feel more like you’ve discovered Moab than merely arrived. Where to stay: www.portalrvresort.com/

San Antonio, Texas

If you want to make your Spring Break a cultural experience, everything’s bigger in Texas. This year the city celebrates its Tricentennial. www.visitsanantonio.com/ San Antonio’s 300-year history began in May 1718 with the founding of the San Antonio de Béxar Presidio and Mission San Antonio de Valero (now the Alamo), whose inhabitants helped lay the foundation for the eclectic art, diverse culture and stunning innovations that have become signatures of life in San Antonio. Visit the Historic Pearl for the city’s best food and restaurants. www.atpearl.com/ The more adventurous travelers can test their mental and physical strength at Extreme Escape. You’ll have an hour to find your way out of a real-life puzzle in a room. Another way to test yourself is with the Canopy Challenge and Zip Lines. The courses are filled with dozens of obstacles such as tightropes and small beams to cross. Visit Amazing Jumps, one of the largest trampoline parks in the country. You can even play basketball and bounce on trampoline courts. Where to stay: www.koa.com/campgrounds/san-antonio/


Northeast:


New York, NY

College students most likely can’t afford a good trip to the Big Apple. There’s no place like New York City for food, entertainment and scenery. Go see a Broadway play, visit the top of the Empire State Building, take pictures of the Statue of Liberty, and walk the High Line, an elevated train line that has been converted to a beautiful park. www.thehighline.org/. If you’re trying to stay clear from the college crowds, take an upscale City Wine Tour through SoHo or the West Village www.citywinetours.com/nyc. Where to stay: www.libertyharborrv.com/

Killington, Vermont

Why escape the cold on spring break when you can embrace it in Vermont? Book a Ski & Stay package at the Killington Resort and save on lodging, rentals, lift tickets and lessons. The Killington Resort has 1,509 skiable acres, 73 miles of trails and 22 lifts. It is surrounded by seven mountain areas and six terrain parks. www.killington.com/ When the snow melts, Killington transforms into the home of two PGA golf courses, and spectacular hiking and biking trails through Northern sections of the Appalachian Trail. Where to stay: www.campgroundviews.com/listing/white-river-valley-camping-inc/

Southeast:

Savannah, Georgia

There is so much to see in Savannah! Take your pick between imaginative architecture, haunted houses or the area’s lavish historic district. www.savannah.com/savannah-historic-district/ You can go on a dinner cruise that will treat you to a delicious buffet dinner and live entertainment, which is a treat, especially if you like music from the 50's and 60’s. Take a break from dancing and head up to the deck for spectacular views of the city and the river as the sun sets. Fashionistas comb Broughton Street for high-end designs, and foodies crave specialties in gourmet shops. Art lovers enjoy the renowned Telfair Academy and the SCAD Museum of Art as well as an eclectic variety of art galleries and home decor shops . www.visitsavannah.com/profile/scad-museum-art/4444. Where to stay: www.redgatecampground.com/
 

Charleston, South Carolina

Head to Charleston, South Carolina, for a peaceful spring break trip full of beaches and historic attractions. Visit Sullivan’s Island for beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants and unique shops. www.sullivansisland-sc.com/ Take up a new water sport or break out your favorite book and relax. After, take a tour through the historic Nathaniel Russell House Museum. www.historiccharleston.org/house-museums/nathaniel-russell-house/  But, don’t forget about the nightlife! You may be an adult, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some laid back spring break fun. Charleston offers a ton of lounges and live music venues to suite your preferences. Where to stay: www.koa.com/campgrounds/mount-pleasant-charleston/

Amelia Island, Florida

If it’s the college crowd you want to avoid, cross Miami and Panama City off the itinerary. Instead, the stunning and tranquil Amelia Island is perfect for adults who just want to relax and take a break. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, paddle-boarding and canoeing at Fernandina Beach. www.fbfl.us/ Just 30 miles from Jacksonville, Amelia Island is a world apart. Golden-hued sands and guided horseback rides along the shore. Dolphin and osprey and maybe even a glimpse of the endangered right whale. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_whale. Where to stay: www.floridastateparks.org/park/Fort-Clinch

 

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