Underrated Places to Travel During Spring Break

We all know the routine: summer is for  going home and recharging for the next school year; winter is for skiing and cozying up with family; spring is for partying in the tropics. However after midterms, spring break is also a good time to visit new places or just relax. So, here are the top 5 underrated places to visit your next spring break.

1. Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is listed as the most beautiful place in America and features some of the most mesmerizing nature scenes. There are endless forests, cliffs and trails that all make Sedona one of the most underrated places to visit for spring break. With the backdrop of these red cliffs illuminated by the rising and setting of the sun, your next Instagram pic is bound to be jealousy-inducing.

2. Montreal, Canada

If you seek that aesthetic European backdrop but are on a budget, Montreal is the place to go. With a large French-speaking population, you will be able to immerse yourself in a European-inspired culture, as seen through Montreal’s distinct churches and architecture. You can also get a taste of Europe as Montreal is well known for its high-end cuisine. Even if you want a breath of nature, Montreal’s got you covered. The Montreal Botanical Gardens is home to hundreds of butterflies during the springtime. It offers a colorful program of events and exhibits all year round, featuring thousands of different plant species on display and countless cultivars fo you to explore. This is one place you don’t want to skip when choosing where to go for your next vacation.

3. Croatia

If you want to visit a tropical island but also wish to avoid huge crowds, Croatia is the place to be. Neighboring tourist-filled Italy, Croatia is considered by many to be a hidden gem of an island. During the day, you can suntan at one of Croatia’s hundreds of beaches or visit any of its mesmerizing churches. At night, you can choose to explore romantic medieval towns or relax at a spa. Whatever you choose to do here, the weather will always accommodate with its constant warmth.

4. Morocco

Located between Europe and Africa, Morocco is the perfect blend of two seemingly different cultures. If you can’t decide between ocean or mountain views, Morocco offers a taste of both. Speaking of taste, Morocco provides a bounty of local produce and traditional Moroccan cuisine through its world-renowned open-air traditional markets, or souks. Morocco also has a rich cultural collection of architectural sites that you would not want to miss. It is home to Chefchaouen, or “the town of vibrant blue,” where everything is painted in shades ranging from jewel-toned aquamarine to sky-tinged white. With gorgeous views to mesmerize and delicious food to excite your taste buds, Morocco is not a place you would want to miss.

5. Home

When it comes to spring break planning, people often forget to think about home as a destination, but it can also be a great option! Not only is going home the most stress-free to plan, but it is also a great way to unwind after the frenzy of midterms and a sure way to remove yourself from the hubbub of school. Don’t forget, your friends and family at home are likely eager to see you as well; so go home to spend time with family and catch up with friends.