Where are you going for Spring Break 2019?
Let’s start by examining some popular destinations, some of which you might not have considered. We’ll look at:
- Saint Kitts, the Caribbean
- The Catskills, New York
- Hilton Head, South Carolina
- South Padre Island, Texas
- London, United Kingdom
Saint Kitts, the larger of two Caribbean islands comprising the nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, offers mountains, rain forests and beaches. Prefer your coffee and your sand black? No problem; you’ll find plenty of black sand beaches in Saint Kitt and gray and white sand as well. Other things to look for in Saint Kitt include Georgian style buildings and the Circus, a plaza inspired by London’s Piccadilly Circus.
You should probably forget what we said about that taste of summer if you go to the Catskill Mountains for Spring Break 2019, but who needs summer when you have mountains, gorgeous views, hiking, skiing and crackling fires? The Catskills lie northwest of New York City and the area is home to the Catskill Forest Preserve. Popular places to stay include the Red Rose Motel + Tavern, established in 1938 and the DeBruce which overlooks the DeBruce river and the Willowwemoc Valley in New York’s Catskill Park.
Hilton Head, in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina, sits smack on the Atlantic Ocean. If you golf or like walks along the beach, Hilton Head is a great choice. It can still be a little chilly during Spring Break, but often, donning a sweater is the only bundling up you’ll need to do. Hilton Head is a relaxed coastal town just 20 miles north of the hauntingly beautiful Savannah, Georgia.
South Padre Island
A resort town located on the barrier island that shares its name, South Padre Island is just off the southern coast of Texas. Places of interest include Gravity Park with go-karts and other fun family activities, Sea Turtle, Inc, a temporary home for rescued sea turtles, South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center with its five-story watchtower and the South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center. Looking for something faster and looser? South Padre Island has been known to offer a booze cruise or two and some ultra-peppy beachside parties.
London, United Kingdom
Did you know that London’s history stretches all the way back to Roman times? While it’s mostly modern now, London keeps a dainty pinky dipped in the rich traditions stemming from such iconic attractions as Big Ben, the Thames River and Westminster Abbey. You can even enjoy panoramic views from the London Eye observation wheel. Like Hilton Head and the Catskills, you probably won’t slip into your swimsuit in springtime London, unless it’s for a dip in your hotel’s indoor pool, but a trip to London can be a great idea during Spring Break.
There are always risks with traveling. Set your mind at ease with an Emergency Medical Plan. In case of illness or injury, we bring you home. For less than the cost of one plane ticket, you and your family can be covered for a year. Corporate plans are also available.
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