I’m not a spring breaker. And if I were a spring breaker, I’d be a contrarian one, the crabby old geezer who makes it a point to go where others weren’t going.
In either case, I’d want to know where travelers planned to go over the traditional spring break period—either to go where the crowds were going, so I could join in their revelries, or to avoid the mayhem and go somewhere relaxing.
Handily, travel insurance company Allianz Global Assistance has compiled a list of the most popular domestic and international spring break destinations for this year, between February 23 and April 16. (Data is based on bookings made through its various travel partners.)
10 Most Popular Domestic Spring Break Destinations
- Fort Lauderdale
- Las Vegas
- Fort Myers
- New York City
- Los Angeles
And for those looking further afield:
10 Most Popular International Spring Break Destinations
- Cancun, Mexico
- San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
- Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
- Higuey, Dominican Republic
- Montego Bay, Jamaica
- Nassau, Bahamas
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- Cayman Islands
Timing-wise, the busiest spring break travel days, for both domestic and international trips, will be March 10 and March 24.
Now that you know where and when, you can choose either to join the festivities, or to avoid them.
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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.
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