13 Best Places to Stay for Spring Break in the U.S.

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If you’re looking for a spring break getaway that doesn’t involve bringing a passport, you’ve got lots of options right in the U.S.  There are plenty of beachfront hotels, properties with water parks, and mountain vacation rentals providing access to spring skiing. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly trip, a romantic couples’ escape, or fun with a group of friends, there’s sure to be an option to get you packing on this list.

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Wild Dunes Resort - Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort - Isle of Palms, South Carolina

You can enjoy the whole package at Wild Dunes Resort which sits at the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a lush barrier island off South Carolina’s coast, just 30 minutes from Charleston’s charming historic downtown. A top resort in South Carolina, it’s spread over 1,600 acres of oceanfront and offers a variety of accommodations all in one, including the Sweetgrass Inn, the Boardwalk Inn, and the Residences at Sweetgrass. There are private condos and luxury home vacation rentals too. There’s something for everyone with gorgeous resort pools, 36 holes of championship golf, nationally ranked tennis, bike rentals, and an on-site gallery. After a day of fun, indulge in pampering spa services and dine at one of the many different restaurant venues.

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Honolulu, Hawaii
Beachfront Rainbow Tower at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

Hilton Hawaiian Village - Honolulu, Hawaii

Hawaii’s largest resort is jam-packed with things to do. One of the top Oahu resorts for families, Hilton Hawaiian Village is a great option for travelers with kids because of its long list of fun amenities. Located at the westernmost end of Waikiki Beach, It’s like its own village with nearly 3,400 rooms, including the Ali’I and Rainbow towers which host oceanside rooms, suites, and upscale condos. It offers direct access to a white sandy beach and the only saltwater lagoon in the area, along with a host of activities that range from snorkeling and hula lessons to whale watching and catamaran trips. There are five swimming pools, including the Paradise Pool with Waikiki’s longest water slide.

The Buddha Estate - Las Vegas, Nevada
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Pool at the Buddha Estate

The Buddha Estate - Las Vegas, Nevada

Want your own private resort that’s close to all the action in Vegas? The Buddha Estate Resort can be all yours and it comes complete with a beautiful heated pool and Jacuzzi surrounded by lush greenery, a wet sauna, a Zen patio hammock area, giant chess, and even miniature golf. There’s lots of entertainment inside too, like an Irish pub-style game room with a big-screen cable/Roku TV, a pool table, dartboard and bar. There are Smart TVs in every room, an extensive DVD collection, and gym-quality exercise equipment too. It sleeps up to eight in four bedrooms, with other notable features including a full kitchen with coffee supplied, laundry facilities, and fireplaces.

Rass Mandal: Unique Oasis with Pool & Hot Tub - Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Unique Oasis Pool and Hot Tub, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rass Mandal: Unique Oasis with Pool & Hot Tub - Santa Fe, New Mexico

A stunning six-bedroom home accommodating up to 10 guests, you’ll have your own oasis nestled in the mountains on an over 20-acre property while being close to the many art galleries, outstanding restaurants, museums, and more in Santa Fe. Enjoy direct access to hiking and mountain biking trails, some that lead to the city center, a 1,200-square-foot yoga pavilion, and a beautiful pool. The large domed circular living room has a gas-fired fireplace, while the open-plan kitchen features a Moroccan-style wood-burning fireplace.  In the master bedroom, there’s a sunken Jacuzzi in the bathroom with views. You’ll see even more from the second-story observation deck, including Santa Fe, the Jemez Mountains, and beyond.

Moosehead Lodge Private Home - Breckenridge, Colorado
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Fireplace and Views Moosehead Lodge Home Breckenridge

Moosehead Lodge Private Home - Breckenridge, Colorado

Moosehead Lodge is a four-bedroom home with the feel of a traditional lodge. It can accommodate as many as 15 and boasts walls of windows that bring spectacular views of the Colorado Rockies inside. Enjoy access to year-round activities, including hiking, leaf-peeping in the fall, skiing and boarding in the winter, and more. You’ll be just minutes from downtown Breckenridge and the gondola. It includes a hot tub where you can soak while surrounded by the mountain peaks, a fireplace, an extra-spacious kitchen, and an entertainment room with a foosball table, wet bar, satellite TV, and video games.

Bayfront Stand-Alone Home with Pool & Hot Tub - San Diego, California
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Bayfront Stand-Alone Home with Pool & Hot Tub - San Diego, California

This beautiful four-bedroom home sits right on the water providing direct access to the beach. Plus it’s located in Mission Bay near San Diego’s most popular attractions like Balboa Park and the internationally renowned San Diego Zoo. After exploring, the saltwater pool and Jacuzzi are great to come back to, but simply relaxing while gazing out at the incredible view can be enough to fill your time here. It includes a full kitchen for whipping up your own meals but when you want to dine out you’ll find plenty of options within walking distance. Cable TV and laundry facilities are included too.

Kingsmill Resort - Williamsburg, Virginia
Kingsmill Resort

Kingsmill Resort - Williamsburg, Virginia

A visit to Williamsburg brings the chance to enjoy the warmer weather of spring with lots of fun outdoor activities, theme parks and cultural attractions, as well as living history museums and colonial tradition demonstrations. By staying at Kingsmill Resort, you’ll have access to it all and more as the property has three golf courses of its own. One of the most luxurious hotels in the United States, it features indoor and outdoor pools, a marina, a fitness center, and a spa with some 50 different treatments that can be enjoyed with a river view. With accommodation ranging from rooms to cottages and homes,  there’s an option for every type of traveler.

Place d'Armes Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana
Place d'Armes Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana

Place d'Armes Hotel - New Orleans, Louisiana

As the excitement from Mardi Gras dies down and the weather warms up, it’s time for spring festivals to begin and March is a great month to come to enjoy the delights of New Orleans and its local festivals without the big crowds. First, you’ll need a place to stay, and the Place d’Armes Hotel has become a French Quarter institution that will put you in the heart of it all with Jackson Square a half-block away. It has an outdoor heated pool along with rooms that have balconies and picturesque courtyard views. You’ll be in the perfect spot to join in on St. Patrick’s Day events or the Tennessee Williams and Saints and Sinners literary festivals. There will be food fests, art and music festivals, and more throughout the season.

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa - Rancho Mirage, California
Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa - Rancho Mirage, California

The Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa is an ideal getaway for the family, set across 240 acres surrounded by the San Jacinto Mountains. Right on-site is Splashtopia, a waterpark with a 425-foot long lazy river, two 100-foot waterslides, a cliffside hot tub, sandy beach, and water-play zones with fountains and sprinklers, making it fun for kids and adults alike. Splash Grill serves up tasty burgers and tropical drinks, and there are many other facilities too like golf courses, tennis courts, and a lavish spa. Plus, Palm Springs is only about a 15-minute drive away with its tram that will take you into the mountains for hiking and the Living Desert, a botanical garden, and zoo.

2 King Beds, Amazing Views, Pool & Hot Tub - Moab, Utah
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Townhome with Mountain Views – Arches National Park, UT

2 King Beds, Amazing Views, Pool & Hot Tub - Moab, Utah

Arches National Park is sizzling hot in the summer, but it’s perfect for a springtime vacation and this three-bedroom rental in Moab makes an ideal base for enjoying it all. A nature photographer’s dream, it features 2,000 natural sandstone arches and other geological formations. Enjoy access to mountain biking, four-wheeling, hiking, canyoneering, and more. The home comes with a shared hot tub and pool, breathtaking views of the La Sal Mountains and Moab Rim. On the extended deck, soak up the sun in privacy. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen and all the essentials too.

The Island Resort - Merritt Island, Florida
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Aerial view of The Island Resort

The Island Resort - Merritt Island, Florida

Your accommodation is the destination at this secluded mission-style Airbnb home, which sits on a four-acre peninsula and has everything you’d ever need for a fun spring getaway. It sleeps up to 16 and includes a swimming pool and easy access to the water with a boat and water ski gear available for rent. You can fish, kayak on the river, go for a bike ride, play Ping Pong, or just watch for the wildlife, like dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and bald eagles. If you want to get out and enjoy the attractions, Disney World is only an hour away, and you won’t be far from Cocoa Beach or the Kennedy Space Center either.

Secluded 20-Acre Retreat with Guest House & Pool - Joshua Tree, California
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Secluded 20 Acre Retreat with a pool

Secluded 20-Acre Retreat with Guest House & Pool - Joshua Tree, California

Rancho Loco includes two homes, one with two bedrooms and a separate guest house, accommodating a total of eight. It will put you just minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and sits on 20 secluded acres. Enjoy a quiet setting and a 360-degree view of over 50 Joshua trees, yuccas, and native desert foliage. It has a saltwater pool ideal for a dip after hiking the trails, a fully stocked kitchen, and a grill for cookouts, along with outdoor space for dining. From the observation deck, you can watch the glorious sunrises and sunsets. There’s also a fireplace and huge picture windows for views from inside.

A Little Trip to Paradise - Villa Rica, Georgia
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A Little Trip to Paradise

A Little Trip to Paradise - Villa Rica, Georgia

This is the kind of Airbnb worth planning a trip around, meant to recreate the experience of being marooned on a deserted island with the one you love. It’s for couples only and sits on 80 tranquil acres. It comes complete with a “wrecked boat” that has a pop-up TV, a tiki hut, a two-person waterfall hot tub, and a loft bed that overlooks the island. You’ll even enjoy the sounds of crashing waves, the songs of tropical birds and insects, thanks to sound machines. You’ll have a private fire pit and seating that overlooks the woods or a small lake, and a “galley” with a Keurig coffeemaker that includes assorted flavored coffees, teas, hot chocolate, and sweeteners, along with bottled water in the mini-fridge.