Spring Break

19 Tropical Cocktail Bars That Will Make You Feel Like You're on Spring Break

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 28th 2014 03:30 PM
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It's five o'clock somewhere, and during spring break that means it's time for a great tropical drink. Even if you're not humming along to Jimmy Buffett tunes at a beach bar in the Caribbean you can enjoy the tastes of the tropics. In fact, a mai tai can be the best way to ignore the fact that your city is getting hammered by yet another winter storm.
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Where You Should Go in Mexico for Spring Break

by Robert Reid. Posted Mar 10th 2014 11:37 AM
Americans visit no other country more than Mexico. Too often it's hardly Mexico at its deepest though, as many see the tourist scene off a cruise ship, beach hotels cramming the last inch of the beach at Cancun or sometimes a border town for a few hours. Mexico is mucho mas. To help find it, here's how to use a handful of popular airports as a springboard to beat the spring break crowds.

(All are destinations in states clear of the U.S. State Department's travel advisory.)
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Spring Break Crawl: 130 Spring Things to Do in 26 U.S. Cities

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Mar 5th 2014 04:00 PM
Beach accessories with swimming suit and tequila sunrise cocktail on white background.
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Spring break is on the horizon, even though much of the country is still stuck in winter's chilly grip. Whether you're planning a Florida vacation to Disney World, a trip to a California beach or are suffering through another New York snow day, we've created spring break crawls in 26 cities to add some warm weather fun to your day.
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Chicago Spring Break Crawl: Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium and More

by Elaine Glusac. Posted Mar 4th 2014 11:45 AM
Spirit of Chicago Cruise Lake Michigan
Eat all you can aboard the Spirit of Chicago sightseeing yacht as it glides across Lake Michigan. Photo: Spirit of Chicago.

Spring fever rages in Chicago where the perennially pent-up-by-winter shed a dozen pounds -- literally and psychically -- just by shrugging off their Gore-Tex and shedding Sorels.

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Combine a sightseeing tour with an all-you-can-eat meal aboard Spirit of Chicago. The Navy Pier-based, 600-capacity yacht makes dining tours several times weekly. Gorge on salads and chicken at lunch (from $49.90) and sirloin and talapia at dinner (from $72.90) between selfies and panoramas of the skyline.
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San Diego Spring Break Crawl: Vacation Ideas Beyond the San Diego Zoo

by Jess Moss. Posted Mar 4th 2014 11:05 AM
San Diego fish tacos
Fish tacos at San Diego's Mariscos Nine Seas Food Truck make a cheap and delicious spring break lunch. Photo: Jess Moss
March weather in San Diego -- sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s -- makes it a popular spring break hub. While the college crowds may swarm the beaches (or head south over the border), there are things to do all over the city to channel spring break.
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Los Angeles Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond Hollywood

by Eli Ellison. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Manhattan Beach Pier
Manhattan Beach is a prime spot for surfing, volleyball and sunsets. Photo: szeke, via Flickr
While Old Man Winter still has much of the country in his chilly grip, barely-there bikinis materialize on the sunny beaches of SoCal. So slather on the SPF 30 and soak up a spring break that's uniquely L.A.
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Orlando Spring Break Crawl: Disney World and Beyond

by Terry Ward. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Typhoon Lagoon Orlando
Orlando isn't on the ocean, but Disney's Typhoon Lagoon provides plenty of water activities. Photo: Typhoon Lagoon
There's no ocean in Orlando, but the city lures spring breakers all the same for its heady mix of thrill rides, water parks, and nightlife.
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New York City Spring Break Crawl: Cheap Eats and Tropical Drinks in NYC

by Jess Moss. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Luke's Lobster New York
Luke's Lobster sells lobster rolls and other beachy bites at multiple locations around New York. Photo: Luke's Lobster
Spring weather in New York may still be a month or two away, but after a winter this rough it's time to infuse some warm-weather fun into city life. Here are our favorite "spring break" experiences in NYC -- that you can even enjoy during another snow day.
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San Francisco Spring Break Crawl: Cheap Eats and Family Vacation Ideas

by Jill K. Robinson. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Academy of Sciences San Francisco
The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco has an extensive collection of aquariums and marine creatures. Photo: Will Love
For a city relatively small in size (49 square miles), San Francisco is chock-full of green space for spring celebrating -- from Golden Gate Park to the Presidio to small neighborhood stomping grounds. Weave a park visit into your spring break enjoyment, and it'll be hard to remember winter.
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Denver Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Colorado Ski Resorts

by Daliah Singer. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Denver Festival of Balloons
At the Denver Festival of Balloons, kids can watch balloon artists at work. Photo: Pioneer Balloon Company
In Denver, people don't wait for springtime to get outside. Why would you when there's an abundance of sunny days, almost 6,000 acres of park space within city limits, more than two dozen breweries -- and exponentially more patios to sip those brews on. Here's how to spring break, Mile High City-style.
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