Top Alternative Spring Break Destinations
More than ever before, trips beyond the standard beach party destinations are becoming more popular and feasible. Millennial group travel company Topdeck Travel shares the top not-your-average spring break destinations for the 2018 season. Take a look.
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Canada: Take a Snow-fari
For many Americans, Canada is closer than any of the Caribbean islands, and there's a chance you won't even need to fly there. Between its bustling cities and unprecedented natural beauty, Canada is a feasible destination for those who want to try something completely different this year.
TOUR: Great White North, 10 days, $1,116
STOPS: Vancouver (B.C.), Whistler, Kelowna, Banff (Alberta)
Iceland: Make Your Own Way to Reykjavík
Try a different kind of island for spring break — one with more natural wonders than imaginable for its size. From the vast beauty of the weather-forged tundra to warm and inviting thermal baths, Iceland is a great option if you want to join the ranks of the happiest people on earth during your trip.
TOUR: Iceland Explorer, 4 days, $788
Germany: A Short Europe Tour Full of Wonder
Trade in your piña coladas for some authentic German beer in the country where some even consider the beverage a real food. Whether you're frequenting Berlin's vibrant nightlife scene, exploring the Black Forest or celebrating Springfest in Munich, Germany is a country worth experiencing yourself.
TOUR: European Wonder, 14 days (6 countries), $1,455
STOPS: London, Paris, Switzerland, Florence, Rome, Vatican City, Venice, Munich, Berlin, Amsterdam
South Africa: Experience One of the World's Most Famous National Parks
Never been to Africa or want a reason to visit again? South Africa is an incredible country to experience this spring. You'll get a mix of city life when you visit hubs like Johannesburg or Cape Town, plus a glance into the life of native species on a once-in-a-lifetime safari through Kruger National Park. Wherever you are, take at least one night to appreciate the captivating African stars.
TOUR: Kruger Safari, 4 days, $388
STOPS: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park
Vietnam: It's Pho-Real! Seriously.
With happening cities, beautiful waters, amazing temples and a booming social enterprise scene, this southeastern Asian country is not afraid to make noise. When they're not exploring or relaxing, spring-breakers can slurp through as many bowls of pho as their hearts' desire.
TOUR: Un-Pho-Gettable Vietnam, 8 days, $878
SPOTS: Ho Chi Minh City, Vinh Long, Mekong River, Nha Trang, Hoi An
Indonesia: Your Day in Bali Paradise
Generally revered as a millionaire status vacation, Bali is more accessible to the everyday traveler now than ever through more affordable flight options and travel deals. Whether your hobby is surfing, hiking, yoga or hanging by the beach, any traveler will find outdoor (or indoor) activities they want in this beautiful paradise.
TOUR: Bali Active: Surf, Yoga, Cycle, 7 days, $846
SPOTS: Canggu, Ubud, Seminyak
China: Like You've Never Seen It Before
If walking along the Great Wall or seeing a panda bear in real life aren't enough reasons to visit China, the delicious cuisine might just do it. From its ancient history to rich cultural experiences, China — and its plethora of major cities — might just be the jam-packed way to spend spring break.
TOUR: China Live, 12 days, $2,592
SPOTS: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Hong Kong
Japan: Hit the Ski Slopes
Get the best of both worlds this spring with Japan's perfect mix of tradition and super-modern. You'll find temples blanketed in cherry blossoms, eccentric and delicious delicacies, and bustling culture-rich cities like Osaka and Tokyo. If you visit early enough, you'll make it in time for skiing down snow-filled mountaintops.
TOUR: Ski Japan, 7 days, $1,870
STOPS: Tokyo, Hakuba