Top Spring Break Destinations 2013

Spring is in the air and it's time to travel! Whether you're a college student on holiday, a family of travelers, reliving spring break or just wanna get away, here are some hot destinations for you.

Tamarindo Costa Rica

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Tamarindo is a once-sleepy fishing town located on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It's a great destination for surfing and ecotourism. The nearby Grande Beach is one of the most important nesting sites for leatherback turtles, which come ashore to lay their eggs. Watching the turtles during their nesting season at night is a popular activity, as are snorkeling, diving, zip-lining, body surfing, horesback riding, estuary tours and fishing.

Punta Cana

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Punta Cana is on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. It has mile has miles of white sandy beaches and crystalline waters. Much of the ocean in the area is shallow, forming several natural marine pools for the perfect relaxing dip in the ocean. Visitors can go on dune buggy adventures, catamaran cruises, snorkeling, horseback riding, ziplining,caving at Los Haitises National Park.

Grand Canyon

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The Grand Canyon is in the state of Arizona. The spring is the best time of year to take a hike below the rim, as there is no ice or snow to deal with and temperatures aren't dangerously high. Not into hiking? Take a scenic bus tour, check out the view from the Grand Canyon Skywalk or take a guided bike tour. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can take a whitewater trip through the canyon.

Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is located on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state of Jalisco. Founded in 1851, it was "discovered" by American travelers in the 1950s and its role as a major destination became cemented in the early 1970s. The same factors that drew visitors decades ago continue to make it the aquamarine waters, long stretches of powdery white sand and rich local history.

Turks and Caicos

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The Turks and Caicos are a British Overseas Territory in the Antilles, about 575 miles south of Miami. They consist of 8 major islands and many uninhabited cays. The area is known for having some of the world's most beautiful beaches and incredible coral reefs. Note that although it's British, the US Dollar is the official currency, so if you're traveling there from the States you don't need to worry about currency exchange.

Washington, D.C.

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The spring is the perfect time to visit Washington, D.C. Near the end of March the cherry trees that grow throughout the city bloom into an explosion of white and pink flowers. The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place this year from March 20 - April 14. It's "four spectacular weekends" and daily events featuring arts, food and culture.

Nassau, Bahamas

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Just 30 minutes from Miami and two-and-a-half hours from New York, It's easy to see why Nassau would be a favorite destination. The year-round warm temperatures and miles of white sand and sugary pink beaches, combined with some of the world's clearest water (visibility of over 200 feet), make the Bahamas a paradise on earth.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Montego Bay is the second largest city on the island country of Jamaica. The island is known for its pristine beaches and beautiful waters, as well as its rich culture, cuisine and music. Visitors to the Montego Bay area can go snorkeling, jungle river tubing, diving, and bamboo rafting. Or they can tour a former plantation, the Luminous Lagoon or explore the Black River mangrove swamps where crocodiles can be seen in their natural habitat.

You've seen the top spring break destinations 2013: where will you go this year?

Post by Anis Salvesen.