Spring Break for Grown Folks

Spring Break sounds like a lovely idea, but if you’re anything like us, you want to avoid crowds of hyperactive twenty-somethings screaming, “SPRING BREAK, WOOOOO!” We’ve got your back with a list of hidden gems that promise tranquillity, stunning scenery, and a break from the typical spring break chaos. Pack your bags and get ready to discover these destinations for the ultimate spring break bliss without the crowds!


  1. Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, Rhode Island, is the place to be for a taste of historic charm and coastal elegance. This New England gem boasts Gilded Age mansions, picturesque yacht-filled harbors, and a refined atmosphere. Explore the famed Cliff Walk, tour the opulent Newport Mansions, and savor fresh seafood at waterfront restaurants.

Don’t Miss This: Take a leisurely stroll along the iconic Cliff Walk, offering breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the opulent mansions that line the coast.


  1. Outer Banks, North Carolina 

Swap the crowded beaches for the serene shores of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, known for its pristine beauty and historical significance. We’re talking unspoiled beaches, historic lighthouses, and a peaceful atmosphere. Picture yourself strolling along the untouched shores, exploring the maritime forests, and discovering the rich history of this coastal haven.


Don’t Miss This: Climb to the top of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounding islands. 


  1. Tybee Island, Georgia

For a coastal escape with a touch of Southern charm, head on over to Tybee Island, Georgia, just a stone’s throw away from the historic city of Savannah. This laid-back barrier island offers pristine beaches, marshland trails, and a slower pace of life. Explore the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse, enjoy fresh seafood, and soak up that famous Southern hospitality.


Don’t Miss This: Visit the historic Tybee Island Lighthouse and Museum for a glimpse into the island’s maritime history, then take a short drive to Savannah for a day of shopping, dining, and exploring the city’s historic squares.


  1. Big Sur, California

There’s nothing quite like the rugged beauty of Big Sur. This stretch of coastline boasts dramatic cliffs, otherworldly redwood forests, and breathtaking ocean views. Go glamping among the redwoods, hike the iconic Bixby Creek Bridge, and recharge with the sounds of crashing waves.

Don’t Miss This: Visit Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and hike down to the hidden beach with its iconic waterfall (trust us, you’ve seen pictures of it). Afterwards, head into Monterey to visit the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.


  1. Tulum, Mexico 

While Tulum has become a popular bohemian beachy destination, you can escape the crowds by opting for a different side of this Mexican gem. Instead of the bustling beachfront, head inland to explore the ancient Mayan ruins of Coba. Rent a bike and pedal through the jungle to discover hidden archaeological wonders, far away from the beach party scene.

Don’t Miss This: Climb the ancient Nohoch Mul pyramid in Coba, the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan. 


  1. Saint John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Looking for something tropical? How about the upscale tranquility of Saint John, one of the U.S. Virgin Islands? This island is a world away from the typical spring break chaos. Explore Virgin Islands National Park, indulge in premium resorts, and embrace the laid-back yet bougie vibe of Saint John.

Don’t Miss This: Snorkel or dive in Trunk Bay, known for its underwater trail and vibrant coral reefs, giving you a chance to get up close and personal with a dazzling array of marine life. 


This spring break, escape the crowds and discover the hidden gems that offer tranquility, natural beauty, and cultural richness. Whether you’re exploring the Gilded Age charm of Newport, the historic allure of the Outer Banks, or finding solace on the pristine beaches of Saint John, these destinations give you the chance to relax and unwind… without the chaos of college kids doing keg stands. (Those days are long behind us, right?) Get in touch today and let us hook you up with the ultimate Spring Break getaway!

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