Best Cities for Spring Break in California

Mar 13, 20 by Jorian Goes

Best Cities for Spring Break in California

There’s no shortage of awesome locations inside California for Spring Break Travel. Wether the beach is calling you name or the beautiful coast line and bridges we have your covered.

Here’s are our Top 5 spring break destinations in California:

Palm Springs

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    Palm Springs is in Riverside County in the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs is within the Colorado Desert. On average, the temperatures during most spring breaks is in the 80s. March tends to be in the low 80s while April begins to rise into the high 80s. Although, Palm Springs is known to be a common destination spot for golf enthusiasts and the older generations, it is a great destination to visit for a family friendly spring break too. Palm Springs has many different family-friendly resorts you can choose from with many containing amazing resort pools for your family to enjoy and keep cool in.

    In addition, Palm Springs has many family-friendly activities for your family to enjoy during spring break. Palm Springs is home to the Living Desert. The Living Desert is a desert botanical garden and a zoo which is home to about 50 different animals and numerous different plants.

    The Living Desert also offers interactive attractions such as giraffe feeding, camel interactions, butterflies and hummingbirds, carousel rides, behind the scenes tours, animal encounters, petting zoo, nature and hiking trails, discovery center, play area and model trains. The Living Desert is a great experience for the whole family. If you or your children are interested in airplanes, then the Palm Springs Air Museum will be a great place to look at. Lastly, Joshua Tree National Park is located about an hour away from Palm Springs. These are just a few things the Palm Springs area has to offer, but there are many more!

    Monterey and Santa Cruz

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      Monterey and Santa Cruz are in Northern California and are common spring break destinations. Monterey and Santa Cruz are both located beach side and are located an hour away from one another. The weather in these areas during the time of most spring breaks tends to be in the mid-60s, but don’t let the cooler weather fool you. These destinations have plenty to offer, even if it is too cold to pack out to the beaches for the day.

      Monterey is home to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row. If your family has little ones, the Monterey MY Museum is also a fun place to visit. Monterey Zoo, Pacific Grove Museum of Natural history, Carmel Mission, Soledad Mission, and National Steinbeck Center Museum are also a few things that families will enjoy during their time in Monterey. Santa Cruz has the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Mystery Spot as their commonly visited attractions. Pinnacles National Park is close enough to take a day trip too since it is a little over an hour away from Monterey. It is best to visit the Pinnacles during the Spring to avoid the heat during the Summer time.

      San Diego

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        San Diego has a lot to offer to a family that is spending their spring break here

        The weather you can expect is around 54-67 degrees Fahrenheit. San Diego has many hotel and resort accommodations to pick from and many different activities to pack your days with. Balboa Park and San Diego Zoo will be enough to spend your whole day experiencing by taking a walking tour at Balboa park then making your way to see the many different animals at the San Diego Zoo.

        There is also the San Diego Safari Park which is located 35 miles away from the San Diego Zoo in Escondido. It is estimated to take 45 minutes to an hour to arrive to the Safari park from the San Diego area. The Safari Park offers a different zoo experience than the San Diego zoo by offering different types of safaris such as the caravan, cart, Jungle Ropes, and Flightline safaris. San Diego is also home to the Legoland and SeaWorld amusement parks. Lastly, your family can enjoy many water sports such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing in San Diego.

        Lake Tahoe

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          Lake Tahoe is a common vacation destination, no matter the season. However, it is a great place to spend your spring break! During March and April, the temperature tends to be around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If the weather permits, Lake Tahoe has many ski resorts that will allow you to get some late season skiing and snowboarding in.

          Lake Tahoe also offers numerous places to enjoy the great outdoors by having an abundance of sightseeing and hiking opportunities including Emerald Bay, Mount Tallac, Mount Rose, and many more.

          Big Sur

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            If you are looking for a beautiful place to spend your spring break, then Big Sur is the destination for you. Big Sur is located on the central coast of California and has scenic scenes of beaches, waterfalls, and has plenty of astonishing beaches and hiking trails.

            The average temperature in Big Sur in April is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Big Sur is the perfect back drop for a relaxing beach side spring break.