Using a few travel-savvy strategies, you can enjoy an awesome spring break without spending your entire savings on the hotel. Whether you’re a college student looking for a week at the beach or you’re taking your family out of town to relax, there are plenty of places to go. Find comfortable accommodations at Uptown Suites properties in some of the best spring break destinations in the country.
Since the dates are usually decided for you, the biggest decision you’ll need to make is where you’ll go for spring break. If you’re looking for the quintessential beach vacation, head to Miami or Tampa. But if you want to try something new, a ski vacation in Denver, sightseeing in the Music City, or exploring popular Texas destinations all make excellent alternatives. Here are a few spring break ideas in some of our favorite places:
For a cheap, fun spring break, head to Austin, Texas. Temperatures in March and April are in the 70s and 80s so you’ll still enjoy your fill of sunshine. The city is overflowing with parks and outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy in the warmer weather, and there are lots of cheap things to do near Austin. Uptown Suites has a location right in downtown Austin and another in Round Rock, an up-and-coming area with dining, nightlife, and parks.
The Denver Zoo, Rocky Mountain National Park, and the National Ballpark Museum, plus fabulous skiing, nightlife, breweries, and an abundance of jaw-dropping scenery make Colorado an attractive spring break destination. Uptown Suites near the Denver Tech Center is just 20 minutes from downtown and convenient to many nearby parks and museums to explore, and the Westminster Uptown Suites between downtown and Boulder gives you easy access to nearly anything you want to do or see.
Warmer temperatures and longer days mean more time for fun in Nashville over spring break. Whether you’re coming as a family or with a group of friends, Uptown Suites in Smyrna is just 20 minutes from downtown Nashville yet affords a respite from vacation crowds with its many tourist sites to see. Enjoy day trips to Murfreesboro, Clarksville, and other nearby cities to explore Tennessee all week.
Extended stay hotels are some of the best places to stay in Miami, Tampa, or other spring break destination cities. The modern suites at Uptown are designed for weeklong stays, and feature an in-room kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, two-burner stove, and microwave, plus lots of storage space. Bring groceries right to your room and prepare a meal or two yourself to save money.
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Florida is known for playing host to the top spring break parties in the country, and since Miami is such a popular choice, we’re giving you a crash course on planning a trip to the Magic City, from the best spring break hotel, to when to go. While the beaches are a main draw, there are a lot of things to do in Homestead and other surrounding cities. Tour the Everglades, the Homestead Miami Speedway, wineries, and loads of parks.
Hotels in Miami for spring break can be crowded and expensive—that’s why our Uptown Suites in Homestead, Florida is one of the best places to stay. This fun city has a small-town feel and its location between the Everglades and Biscayne National Park is ideal for nature lovers, beachgoers, or anyone looking for a relaxing retreat. Our refreshed extended stay hotel is modern, comfortable, and best of all, affordable! The efficiency-style suite provides the space, storage, and amenities you need for a comfortable weeklong stay.
Spring break in Miami lasts from March through April. The bulk of tourists, college students, and families are expected in Miami from March 21st to the 26th of this year, but the influx continues well into April.
South Beach and Miami Beach are two of the most popular destinations for spring breakers near Miami, but also you’ll find vacationers choosing quieter beaches like Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park or Bayfront Park, where you’ll find breathtaking views in quieter surroundings.
While Miami is known for its all-night parties and loud beach crowds, it can also be a family-friendly place to visit during spring break. Staying just outside of the city near Homestead or Florida City provides easy access to quieter beaches yet is still within 30 minutes of Miami so you can get a taste of the traditional spring break without constant crowds.
If you’re looking to save some cash but want to experience spring break in a warm-weather city, look for extended-stay hotels in Florida just outside of major cities. Skip on a budget-busting vacation in downtown Miami by staying in Homestead, Florida near the Everglades and lots of nature-related things to do. And, get more value for your money by selecting the Uptown Suites in Riverview, just outside of Tampa. This property is just a short drive from Busch Gardens, a day trip from Disney, and less than 10 miles from beautiful beaches, a riverwalk, and loads of restaurants and entertainment.
When it comes down to it, the best place to go for spring break can be nearly anywhere, as long as there is easy access to things you enjoy doing and a comfortable place to stay. Browse Uptown Suites locations and see what each city has to offer—you can count on excellent lodging for a week or however long you want to stay, plus you’ll be in a comfortable modern suite with all the amenities you need.