Oh, those island escapes can lure you, especially when you’re coming from enduring one of the worst winter storms on record in Houston.
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Texans shouldn’t be too surprised that sun-drenched Cancun made the list of top 10 most-searched destinations for spring break 2021, according to Expedia. (Yes, this sun-drenched spot got its taste of notoriety when one Texas lawmaker made his getaway in the middle of a winter storm.)
“What we learned by looking at traveler behaviors in a year as unusual as 2020 is that travel will always be an integral part of lives,” Expedia Senior PR Manager Christie Hudson said. “Travelers responded to the uncertainty and restrictions by finding ways to safely explore closer to home.”
“Spring break forever” Cancun continues to rank No. 1 for Expedia as the most popular spring break destination. This city on the Yucatan Peninsula is known for its pristine beaches, swim-up bars and archeological sites like Chichen Itza.
From whale watching to snorkeling, Los Cabos offers plenty of fun in the sun as well as well indulgent dining in its capital, La Paz.
It’s no secret that Orlando is the land for those who want a Disney getaway. Yet, this resort town offers a little more than that.
Visitors can head to Harry P. Leu Gardens, hit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal or check into a relaxing spa. Orlando was touted as being the most popular domestic spring break destination in 2020, and it continues to hold that standing for 2021.
These destinations in Quintana Roo were hotspots for Americans during the 2020 holiday season, according to Tourism Secretary Marisol Vanegas Perez. Playa del Carmen is one of the top snorkeling and diving destinations in the world. Visitors can hit the beach at Playa Punta Esmeralda or head to the Coba Mayan Village.
This island gem, Isla Mujeres, is among the top searches on Expedia leading into spring break 2021. Isla Mujeres is an ideal quiet spot for beach lovers and snorkelers.
High-rollers or discerning foodies might consider Las Vegas for spring break getaway 2021. For those into fine dining, Michelin-starred restaurants are dotted throughout this eclectic city. Head down the Las Vegas strip and try your luck at the celebrated casinos.
For honeymooners and spring breakers, this destination is a sun-drenched paradise. If you want to a little more than white sand beaches, explore the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park. Punta Cana is also known as one of the best golf destinations in the world.
Need a little oceanfront luau time? Try Oahu, in the heart of Hawaii. From surfing to sun-drenched Waikiki Beach time far off the grid, Oahu offers some interesting historic sites as well including Iolani Palace or Pearl Harbor.
“Aloha spirit” is alive and well in Maui. From relaxing on the sun-soaked Wailea Beach to watching the sunrise at Haleakala, Maui is a top destination for spring break 2021.
Stroll down Maelcon boardwalk in Puerto Vallarta to step spring break 2021 in full gear. Divers from all around the world come to Puerto Vallarta for the cool waters of the Bay of Banderas.
According to Expedia, searches for Miami ahead of spring 2021 are hot right now. Miami Beach offers sun-soaked beaches a thriving nightlife centering on South Beach.