Most U.S. cities offer relatively affordable and easy flights to the luxurious Caribbean Island of Antigua (it’s a straight four-hour shot from NYC). With gorgeous resorts, and 365 amazing beaches, there’s really nowhere better to relax and soak up the sun.
Don’t mistake Puerto Rico for a rowdy spring break destination. San Juan happens to be a terribly sophisticated city with great restaurants, design shops, boutique hotels and, of course, white sand galore. Our pick is Luqiillo beach, a calm and protected lagoon just 30 minutes from town. Plus, since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, traveling is simple…and you won’t even need a passport.
It’s not a beach vacation, but river tubing around the city with your closest pals is a pretty sweet way to spend an afternoon. Other reasons to go? Try the excellent music scene and outstanding food, which ranges from barbecue (duh) and tacos to ramen and pizza.
Head to this oasis in the middle of the SoCal dessert, where a stay at the Parker Hotel means nothing more than relaxing by the pool, surrounded by manicured gardens, mountains and dessert. Don’t miss a half-day hike in Mount San Jacinto or Joshua Tree National Park.
Located just off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda is only a several-hour flight from most East Coast cities. Go for great deep-sea fishing, breathtaking snorkeling and picture-perfect beaches.
Hello, vibrant food scene, gorgeous weather and art that could rival any European city. When you’re done soaking up the sun in South Beach, head to the Wynwood neighborhood for awesome street art, museums and design shops. While you’re there, try the best cubano sandwich at Enriqueta’s. You’ll swear you’ve died and gone to Havana.