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
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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.

Get the All-Inclusive Treatment: Spirit of Chicago
Pay one price for a bundled food or drink experience

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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Washington DC Spring Break Crawl: Cherry Blossoms, Drag Queen Brunch and More

by Zach Everson. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Washington DC Cherry Blossoms
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC draws thousands of visitors to see the pink flowering trees every spring. Photo: National Cherry Blossom Festival

If Washington, DC weren't a top U.S. spring break destination, do you think Congress would have set up here? Don't worry though, there are plenty of family-friendly options among these recommendations.
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New Orleans Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the French Quarter

by Adam Karlin. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Barataria New Orleans
Kids love looking for alligators and other wildlife at the Barataria Preserve south of New Orleans. Photo: Adam Karlin
Spring break and hedonistic New Orleans go together well, but to really enjoy this town, treat it like a fine meal rather than a drunken buffet.
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Las Vegas Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do Beyond the Casinos

by Jack Houston. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
Frankie's Tiki Room Las Vegas
Tropical drinks are poured strong at Frankie's Tiki Room, which is open 24 hours. Photo: Wes Isbutt Studio West Photography

Las Vegas is the canvas upon which the rest of the world paints its wildest desires, so spring break is pretty much a year-round concept here.
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Houston Spring Break Crawl: Things to Do at the Rodeo and Beyond

by Holly Beretto. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
The Grove rooftop Houston
The roofdeck at The Grove in Discovery Green Park has outdoor dining with a view of the Houston skyline. Photo: The Grove
Spring break in the country's fourth-largest city can be summed up in a single word: diverse. Want spicy Asian cuisine. Houston's got that. Canoeing down a bayou? Got it. World-class wine? Haute couture shopping? Soccer stars? Check, check and check. Oh, and we've got mutton bustin', too.
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Philadelphia Spring Break Crawl: Flower Show, Cheap Eats and More

by Natalie Pompilio. Posted Feb 28th 2014 08:00 PM
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Learn about water at Water Works, then dine at the restaurant next door, which overlooks the Schuylkill River. Photo: Water Works

Philadelphia may not have a proper beach but it's a great place to celebrate spring. Take in all the history you can handle, then enjoy one of these local favorites.
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