Unexpected spring break vacation ideas
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Avoid the beers and frat boys and head to these 10 destinations—from bustling cities to beach-side escapes—for a sunny and surprising spring break getaway.
Dining and drinking in Austin
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Surfing in Todos Santos, Mexico
About an hour north of Cabo, this Mexican village is home to some of Baja’s greatest waves. Start each day with some surfing at one of the area’s—if not the country’s—best breaks: San Pedrito. Then spend the afternoon exploring Todos Santos, a dusty little town filled with galleries, cafés, and boutiques. For a snack, try the ceviche at the stylish La Chulita food truck.
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Small-city charm in Charleston, S.C.
With the “best beaches in the southeast,” it’s no wonder Charleston took first place in our list of Top 10 cities in the United States. The seaside proximity doesn’t just allow for some picturesque views, but also for some one-of-a-kind seafood as well. “The food, history, architecture and people are wonderful,” said one reader. “A bucket list city!”