Whether you’re a ski girl or a beach girl – and if you’re still wondering where to go – check out these places for your best break yet…
1. Cancun, Mexico
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I spent a week in Cancun two years ago and it was one of the best vacations I’ve ever taken. The beaches are truly white sand, the shopping is fantastic (thank you Gucci flagship!), and there’s so much more to do in terms of aquatic activities: Banana boating, parasailing, and paddle-boarding being a few of my favorites. I 10/10 recommend these for anyone who loves a taste of adventure.
3. Winter Park, Colorado
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Winter Park is about forty-five minutes outside of Denver and was recently bought by the same people that own Vail: so, it’s essentially a slightly cheaper price but equal-quality ski resort. It is Colorado skiing, so the powder is much better than anything on the East Coast and if you love to ski, is worth the flight ticket.
3. San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Puerto Rico holds a special place in my heart, and I will promote vacationing there to my last breath. The damage done by Hurricane Maria is still present in some places, but it is still a beautiful, vibrant city with excellent hotels, great food, and a culture that is singularly Puerto Rican.
4. Turks and Caicos
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Turks is another great location for my beach people. It’s similar to Cancun, but less of a “party scene.” The Turks are more for relaxing and reading a book on the beach rather than going hard from noon to night. But it is still full of activities like kayaking, hikes, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
5. New York City
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All I can say is, New York is New York. If the cold hasn’t quite gotten to you yet, the city offers a plethora of activities for all interests. Go shopping on 5th, satisfy your inner Blair Waldorf at the Met, indulge in a slice of slightly suspect-looking street pizza, and of course, take a walk in Central Park. As a self-professed city girl, I take these over a beach any day.
6. Miami Beach
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Ah, Miami Beach. This will be your party scene spring break. South Beach is the more college-student-friendly area of Miami, with its metropolitan scene and cultural Cuban-American vibes. Gianni Versace’s house is also located in Miami, so for all my fashion aficionados, that is a must-see. After a night on the town, a good panini just might become your best friend.
7. Los Angeles
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This is where I’ll be over spring break – like I said, I’m a city girl, but I need someplace warmer than New York right now. My friend and I are planning on hitting up the Santa Monica Pier, Rodeo Drive, the observatory where they filmed La La Land, and *hopefully* eating at Nobu in Malibu.
8. Cabo, San Lucas
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Despite its previous reputation for only being for the elite, Cabo has now become more accessible to all tourists, opening up its once-private villas and compounds for everyone. The main thing to do in Cabo is again, work on your tan, but if you get sick of the beach there’s also whale-watching and historic churches to sightsee.
9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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Last but not least, Jackson Hole is for the outdoorsy girl, with the beautiful Grand Tetons in your view as you either bike, ski, or hike. The skiing is not for beginners, but there are a lot of good roads to bike on, and trails up in the mountains to hike. In town, there are a lot of really cute small businesses who handcraft goods, so if you have a bit of a kitschy taste, those are for you.
All of these locations are cool in their own way, so choose your favorite and enjoy your spring break!