As we head into the final stretch of the winter season, most travelers are ready for the sweet relief of sunny days and warmer weather. And according to a new survey Vacasa conducted with Allison + Partners Research, 41% of U.S. consumers plan to travel for Spring Break. With that in mind, if you haven't already, now is the time to book your travel plans and secure a spot on a warm, white-sand beach (optional umbrella drink in hand), or for some, on the snowy slopes of a sunlit mountainside.
So, where should you go? We are glad you asked.
The Vacasa team has rounded up the top spring break destinations for 2023—including a list of family-friendly destinations and vacation hot spots for those hoping to enjoy spring break on a budget this year.
According to our recent Spring Break survey findings, 40% of Americans who are choosing not to travel this Spring Break indicate that increased travel and lodging costs are to blame. Luckily, for those looking to save when it comes to booking a stay, Vacasa has gathered up five destinations with wallet-friendly nightly rates—that still have vacation rentals available to book—during the Spring Break period (March 4-April 22, 2023):
This Ozark town is known for endless family-friendly adventure with its lively entertainment scene, countless shows, restaurants, museums, and more.
Featured home: Fall Creek Resort The Lofty Net at the Chic Chalet
With miles of sandy beaches and the historic Ocean City boardwalk lined with eateries and entertainment, this resort town is perfect for visitors of all ages.
Featured home: Gateway Grand 507
Located along the South Carolina coast, this 60-mile stretch of white-sand beach is home to celebrity-designed golf courses and a well-known historic boardwalk.
Featured home: Inspiration
This is the ideal vacation destination for outdoor adventure, with National Parks to visit and picturesque hiking trails throughout the Smoky Mountains.
Featured home: Eagle's View Lodge
The rustic mountain town of Brian Head is the ideal ski destination for beginner and intermediate skiers looking to hit the slopes.
Featured home: Cozy Woodland Cabin
With a much-needed break in the school year, it is the perfect time to gather up the family and hit the road (or sky) for a vacation. But where to? Well, based on Vacasa reservation data, the most popular vacation spots for families this Spring Break period (March 4-April 22, 2023) include:
The charming Texas towns lining the Gulf of Mexico are known for their endless sunshine and relaxing beaches, perfect for escaping the winter blues.
Featured home: Turtle Ransas at Palmilla Beach
Central Oregon offers several family-friendly towns for those looking for a snowy outdoor adventure, along with quaint shops and fine dining.
Featured home: Pine Haven
Known for its abundance of outdoor adventure, the towns of Southwest Colorado have ski resorts suitable for all ages, hot springs, and breathtaking National Parks.
Featured home: Deer Park 268
State Road 30A is peppered with unique hidden-gem beach towns tucked between Destin and Panama City along Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Featured home: Carillon Beach 24: A Stone's Throw
San Diego’s beautiful climate makes it the perfect destination for those looking to soak up the sun on the beach or explore the charming historic Old Town.
Featured home: Sapphire Isle
If you want to visit one of these Spring Break hot spots this year, whether you are looking for a beachside bungalow or a snow-covered condo, we recommend booking before it is too late! According to Vacasa.com search data, the top vacation destinations for Spring Break 2023 (March 4-April 22), include:
With sugar-white beaches, ocean-side golf courses, amusement parks and endless adventure, it's clear why this coastal town is a fan favorite.
Featured home: La Casita Lagunita
Located along the Florida panhandle, Destin is known for its powdery sand and emerald waters, excellent fishing, and (surprise) delicious seafood.
Featured home: Sea La Vie
The charming island is home to world-class golf courses and laid back beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, with quaint shops and plenty of dining options in the Main Street Village.
Featured home: Troon Home
Famous for its first-class skiing, powdery snow and natural hot springs, Steamboat Springs is the ideal chilly winter destination.
Featured home: Flat Tops 2610
Stretching 7 miles along the Gulf Coast, Anna Maria offers island living at its finest with picture-perfect beaches, waterfront dining and plenty of sunshine.
Featured home: Mermaid Manor