Spring break is coming up fast! Where are you headed? If you don't have plans, why not consider taking an RV from Gillette's along for the adventure? You'll save hundreds on food and hotel costs, as campground rates are a fraction of the cost, and you can pack the RV with your favorite snacks. Check out these top 10 most awesome spring break destinations for college kids.
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
Get away from the beach and have some fun this spring break! New Orleans is the perfect blend of party atmosphere and tourist destination, so there's something for everyone. You'll want to set aside time for tours, like exploring the interesting plantations, taking a city-wide tour, and visiting the French Quarter, which is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and features a unique atmosphere with everything from jazz music to voodoo shops. On the other hand, day or night, you'll want to set aside a considerable chunk of time to hit up the countless bars peppered throughout New Orleans! You can even take drinks to go and enjoy them as you make your way to the next bar, as long as it's in a plastic cup. For some amazing suggestions, check out this list of top New Orleans Bars.
New Orleans West KOA
If you want comfort, convenience, and friendly accommodations, this is the campground for you! The New Orleans West KOA sits just outside the city, and has electric and water, Wi-Fi, a fun pool, and even a complementary shuttle service so you don't have to drive. Visit their website for more information.
2. Savannah, Georgia
If exploring and history sound better than drinking your spring break away, check out Savannah. This beautiful city is lauded as one of the most beautiful places in America! The city is like a museum in itself, with beautiful parks and a stunning historic district, but you'll want to take some time to stop at the numerous historical buildings, informative museums, and charming shops too! Savannah also has a fantastic public transportation system so it'll be easy and inexpensive to get around.
Red Gate Campground and RV Resort
This pretty campground is the perfect place to rest up. The scenic, serene grounds add a welcome touch of southern charm and hospitality, which you'll love coming back to after a day of exploring. It is also the closest RV park to historic Savannah, and features full hookups, farm animals, a pool, and so much more. Click here fore more information.
3. Nashville, Tennessee
This is the perfect spring break destination for music majors, music lovers, or those just looking to have a good time! You'll have a grand time exploring amazing sites like the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, RCA Studio B where Elvis and other big-name artists have recorded, and Andrew Jackson's Hermitage (for all those interested in history). Make sure to set aside time to shop, see some shows, and hit the bars for some honky tonk fun.
Two Rivers Campground
You can rest up and enjoy a great night's sleep at Two Rivers Campground. It's only a mere couple miles away from Opryland, so it'll be easy to access the fun of Nashville. The rates are pretty fantastic too, since you'll still get the lower winter prices. Sure beats shelling out your precious cash for a hotel for spring break.
4. Steamboat Springs, Colorado
It may seem a bit backwards to head to a cold and snowy destination for spring break, but a ski trip to Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat ski area will be well worth it! Zip down Mount Werner and other peaks, which span just short of 3,000 acres. It features 16 lifts (including an eight-passenger gondola), thrilling terrain parks, a great trail system, and is located near other fantastic resorts. It's also just a two-hour drive to Denver, so you can visit the Mile High City on spring break too!
Steamboat Springs KOA
We have included a lot of KOA options not only because they are usually well-maintained and hosted by friendly people, but many locations are open year round. This KOA is both comfortable and scenic, with the Yampa River running through it, and nearby mountains for hiking. You can even take a tour shuttle so you can see even more. Visit their website for rates and other information!
5. South Padre Island, Texas
Everything is bigger in Texas, including spring break fun! Not only is this beach town a warm and beautiful sight for sore winter eyes, but a huge party takes over the island this time of year! It officially becomes "spring break island" and is nothing but nonstop parties, music, and events. It's a total haven if you're looking to party your way through spring break!
Andy Bowie Park
Stay right on the beach at Andy Bowie Park! It's super affordable, and you'll be super close to the spring break festivities. This campground sits in a gorgeous park that has easy access to the beach, so you can splash in the ocean and relax. Click here for more information.
6. Bourbon Trail and Red River Gorge - Kentucky
Looking to travel around? Love bourbon? Why not take a tour down the Kentucky Bourbon Trail? It's perfect for a classier drinking spring break trip, and is filled with delicious bourbon tastings from America's top distilleries. Register on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail website and they'll send you helpful information you can use on your adventure, including an iPhone app that has all the info you'll need, along with an official T-shirt.
Red River Gorge
Follow up your bourbon adventure with a visit to Red River Gorge over in Santon, which is a prime location for hiking and rock climbing. Take a break from drinking and get some fresh air while you enjoy the beautiful views from the cliffs. This park also features Koomer Ridge Campground, which is a lovely, rustic campground. There are a few sites for RVs and also some bathhouses, but unfortunately there is no dump station, water, or electric. Visit the USDA Forest Service website for more info
7. Orlando, Florida
This may seem like an obvious choice, but Orlando is an awesome place to head for spring break! Spend some time and feel like a kid again at Disney World or Universal Studios, then hit the town to enjoy Orlando's incredible nightlife hotspots. You'll appreciate all different kids of fun here! Plus, the hot Florida weather will definitely be welcome, so plan to hit up a water park too.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground
If you plan on exploring Disney World, book a site at Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney's own campground. It'll make your childhood dreams come true, and is a fraction of the price of Disney resort hotels. Rates start around $74 for a full hookup RV site, which is fantastic considering all the benefits that come along with your stay! This campground features amazing shuttle services that will take you directly to the Magic Kingdom. There are also tons of fun events, so don't miss out!
8. Las Vegas
The City of Sin sounds like the perfect place for a spring break trip! Cruise the Vegas strip, test your luck in the casinos, and hit up the superb restaurants and nightclubs. You'll be able to use shuttles, taxis, or public transportation to get around, so you won't even have to worry about driving. It'll be one heck of a whirlwind trip, but it'll be worth it!
The RV Park at Circus Circus
Camping right on the Vegas Strip? You'll be able to park your RV right outside Circus Circus and have easy access to the strip. You'll appreciate the electricity and dump station available, the location is prime, and it's incredibly affordable! Click here to book now!
9. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
If you want a more tame spring break that's still jam packed with fun, Myrtle Beach is perfect! The air will be warm, so you can enjoy some sun while relaxing on the beach. There is also a plethora of area attractions, including amusement parks, museums, aquariums and animal centers, performances, and more.
Ocean Lakes Family Campground
For affordable beachfront camping accommodations, you'll love Ocean Lakes Family Campground! It may not be your ideal party campground, but it's open, friendly, features full hookups, and even has oceanside sites at a jaw-dropping low price. Book now and enjoy the fun!
10. Washington, D.C.
Finally, you can't go wrong with a trip to our nation's capital! Not only will you learn a ton about our nation's history and the inner workings of democracy, but plenty of activities and tours are completely free! You won't have to pay a fortune to see the sights and have fun for spring break.
Cherry Hill Park
Check out Cherry Hill Park for your camping accommodations! It's the closest RV park to D.C., and is conveniently situated along a public transportation line so it'll be a breeze to tour our nation's capital. There are 400 sites with full hookups, clean modern restrooms, laundry, and even an onsite cafe. For more information, check out their website! Are you excited to head out to one of these top 10 most awesome spring break destinations for college kids? It's incredibly fun and cost-efficient to go in an RV. Don't have an RV? We have new and used RVs for sale at Gillette's Interstate RV! Have any other awesome spring break destination ideas? Leave us a comment to let us know.