7 Not So Typical Spring Break Spots

Spring break is finally here and if you still don't have plans, don't worry, we've got you covered! There are plenty of affordable, fun places to go for your vacation. Some of these spots may not be your typical beach spot but if you decide to go, it will be a week you won't forget, and your bank account won't regret. 

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  1. Nashville, TN: You are only two hours away from Nashville but have you ever actually explored what it has to offer? Nashville is one of the biggest cities in the south and it has so much to offer. It is widely known as the "Country Captial" but don't worry, if country music isn't your thing, there are plenty of bars and clubs with other genres of music. Nashville has a lot of venues with live bands and they are so much fun. Make sure to check out the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Parthenon, and The Grand Ole Opry. For all the ladies out there, you can finally get your picture with the infamous wings mural. Photo courtesy of AgeFriendly
  2. Chicago, IL: Chicago may not be your first thought when you think about spring break. Yes, it will be windy and chilly, but the city is full of learning and there is so much to do. If you aren't afraid of heights, the Sears Tower is a must! You can enjoy being in the second tallest building in the United States and have a delicious dinner. The Shedd Aquarium is one of the best aquariums I have ever been too. Visit sharks, hippos, octopus, jellyfish and so much more. The Field Museum, Art Institute, and Wrigley Field Museum are awesome chances for you to catch up on history and see some amazing artwork. Photo courtesy of alert360
  3. Houston, TX: Texas will be warming up, just in time for spring break! Take advantage of the warmth with Houston's many interactive shows and performances across the city. Make sure to visit the Cockrell Butterfly Center, and wear bright colors, as the butterflies will be more likely to land on you. Want to do some major shopping? Go to The Galleria to shop at over 400 high-end stores and restaurants, including Valentino and Gucci. If you want to try something new, try rock climbing at Texas Rock Gym, and if that's not your thing, you can also try yoga, Tai-Chi, and Kung Fu. Photo courtesy of Atlanta.Net
  4. Atlanta, GA: If amusement parks and clubs are your thing, then Atlanta is the place for you. Atlanta is home to Six Flags, the largest theme park in the southeast, with more than 40 rides and attractions. Some of the best nightclubs in Atlanta are Havana, Gold Room, and MJQ Concourse. Be aware, they do have dress codes, so dress to impress. Photo courtesy elmonterv
  5. Denver, CO: Denver is the perfect place for those who are beer drinkers and nature lovers. Beer fans can explore the cities many breweries and pubs like The Wynkoop and Falling Rock Tap House. Wander through the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Botanic Gardens to see what Denver really has to offer. It is absolutely beautiful and if you love to hike, this is the place for you. You can even take a tour through the Rocky Mountains and go rock climbing. Photo courtesy of 1zoom.net
  6. Portland, OR: The warmer temperatures in Portland allow visitors to enjoy all the food and nature Oregon has to offer. There are so many breweries, food trucks, and restaurants in Portland, so if you are wanting to expand your tastebuds and engorge yourself in delicious food, go to Portland. In March, the city is beginning to bloom - roses, cherry trees, and azaleas blanket the city in beautiful pinks and reds. You have to visit the Gorge and Multnomah waterfalls. They are a perfect spot for those in love with nature, but wear waterproof shoes, as you will probably get wet. Photo courtesy of kuhl
  7. Salt Lake City, UT: If you want to enjoy the snow one last time before spring comes, head to Salt Lake City. The slopes will be waiting for you and calling your name. With over 60 national and state parks only a few hours away, it is the perfect place to tune in to nature and really go on an adventure. If you don't want to walk the trails, you can bike. Salt Lake City is known as one of the most cycling scenes in the country and they have plenty of different options to choose from.