From Ft. Lauderdale to Hawaii, these classic locations still offer a week’s worth of fun, while keeping things fresh.
Whether your Spring Break is with your college classmates or your school-age kids—there are two very different ways of experiencing this annual travel ritual, after all—you’ll want to enjoy the coolest and newest attractions, restaurants and bars in whichever island or beach destination you’re planning to visit.
Here’s a look at the newest activities, attractions and culinary offerings in seven popular Spring Break locales.
There’s always something happening in St. Thomas, the most-visited of the U.S. Virgin Islands—which is now mostly recovered from 2017’s devastating hurricanes—and where dining, shopping and superb beaches make for a great escape.
- Check out the sleekest yachts in the marina while dining on fresh seafood crafted with a Caribbean twist at waterfront Navy Beach, St. Thomas, the first outpost of this popular Montauk, NY eatery outside the mainland U.S. (located in Yacht Haven Grande).
- Both seafood and steak lovers have new upscale restaurant options: Blue 11 is a fine-dining restaurant (also in Yacht Haven Grande) offering locally sourced four- and seven-course tasting menus, while Prime at Paradise Point is a steakhouse with sweeping views of Charlotte Amalie Harbor.
- Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline, which offers sky-high thrills plus panoramic views of Magens Bay and neighboring Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, has re-opened.
- Fascinated by ships that have gone to a watery grave? Check out Pirate’s Treasure: A Shipwreck Museum, a new museum in Havensight featuring interactive exhibits that highlight the history, exploration and artifacts of shipwrecks from around the world.
- The Tropical Treasure Hunt Company is now offering several themed treasure hunts—among them pirates, rum and island-hopping—that challenge participants to hunt by land or sea.