The Most Popular Spring Break Destinations in the US 

Spring break is upon us, with peak season in full swing this week between March 13-17. But this year, emerging spring break destinations in the U.S. are not where you think. 

Meaning Americans aren’t gathering at the usual hot spots. Instead, they are choosing places a little more low-key and affordable. 

Top 10 Emerging Spring Break Destination

According to a press release by Key Data, “This could be down to the return of the city break, which lost favor during the pandemic and its aftermath. Manhattan is closely followed by Tulsa, Oklahoma.” 

Manhattan, New York

Tulsa, Oklahoma

The city is home to one of the top-rated parks in the U.S., Gathering Place. The community also has a substantial urban wilderness area called Turkey Mountain, with miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.  

Self-Guided Tours

Old Orchard Beach, Maine Old Orchard Beach, a charming town on the New England coast, is famous for its miles of sandy beaches and stunning ocean views.  

Rapid City, South Dakota

The Black Hills of South Dakota are a top place for people who love adventure travel and getting outdoors. Visitors can easily fly into the Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP), rent a car, and head off to explore a handful of fantastic national parks and state parks.

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