Does anyone else feel extra ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring break this year? Too many runny noses. Too much coughing. Little holes starting to weasel their way into sweaters and jackets worn way too much. Thoughts of ‘spring break’ are like a mirage; so close you can picture their warm, healthy comforts. You are oh so ready to trade in your woolly sweaters for rays of vitamin D and a cocktail.
We’ve put together our list of 2018 spring break destinations so you can start planning your getaway….today. No, we mean it. You need it. You know it. You and spring break will unite this year and it’s going to be beautiful. (Insert ecstatic face emoji here!)
Surf, Sand, and Sun in San Diego, California
Although San Diego has great weather year-round, spring is magic. You’ll be welcomed with warm ocean breezes by day, and cool evenings to snuggle by a firepit in the sand. Located in the quaint coastal village of Carlsbad, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at MarBrisa Resort is accessible to all San Diego has to offer. The Resort neighbors LEGOLAND(R) and other Southern California attractions such as the San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld, and plenty of excellent golf courses, including The Crossings at Carlsbad Championship Golf Course adjacent to the Resort.
Surreal Sunrises in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
For an east coast beach vacation, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Anderson Ocean Club on magnificent Myrtle Beach offers a spectacular setting. Located within the Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, this upscale resort features elegantly appointed ocean views and oceanfront suites, each with a furnished patio and extensive comforts of home. The Resort offers multiple pools, and the Awakening Spa to give yourself the spring break pampering you crave.
Spring Skiing in Utah
Still not ready to come down from this year’s Winter Games? Spring skiing is some of the best skiing. Most likely you can leave some of your warm layers at home, and enjoy the sunshine beaming against the powdery snow. The ski-in Sunrise Lodge, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club, blends rustic architecture with modern elegance that redefines what it means to ‘get away’. Guests at Sunrise Lodge are ideally situated in the heart of Park City’s signature treasures, with historic Main Street and the Utah Olympic Park just minutes away. If you are craving adventure for spring break, the Resort has access to an outdoor playground in all directions.
Cherry Blossoms in Washington D.C.
Depending on when you can get away for spring break, you might have perfect timing to witness breathtaking, natural beauty among a sprawling city skyline. Cherry blossoms bring a postcard-perfect scene to a city bustling with things to do. With a prime location, The District by Hilton Club offers a perfect way to witness the blooms, historic wonders, and modern marvels of Washington D.C. Spend your days visiting famous monuments, memorials, and museums, and relax at night with a cocktail and hor d’oeuvres in the Owner’s Lounge.
Culture, Wine, and Flowers in Portugal
Sipping wine in Portugal seems like the right thing to do. The Hilton Vilamoura Vacation Club is designed in a contemporary style reflecting the natural colors of the surrounding Algarve region, a thriving marina town in southern Portugal. This stunning property is encircled by beautifully landscaped gardens (exploding with color in the spring), golf courses, a luxurious spa, spectacular pools, and cascading waterfalls. Just minutes from the Resort are world-class shopping, nightlife, and water sports. If you haven’t considered a trip to Portugal, this destination can offer you the ultimate spring break vacation complete with aquatic adventure, culture, relaxation, and local wines.
Wait, There’s More!
Our spring break destinations don’t stop here. As an HGV Member, you can convert your points and stay at any Hilton property in the Family of Brands. Here are three ideas for a spring break getaway.
Water Sports Galore in Aruba
Having just completed a multi-million dollar renovation in 2016, the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort wants to show off it’s new beauty for spring breakers. Surrounded by white sand and lush palm trees, the Hilton Aruba has endless resort activities to choose from. Immerse yourself in scuba diving at the PADI Dive Center, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, and even playing the tables at the resort casino. With two large pools, waterfalls, a Kids Club, and family activities, a trip to Aruba is a perfect way to reconnect with your family.
All-Inclusive Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
You won’t have to plan a thing at this all-inclusive Puerto Vallarta beachfront hotel. Swaying palms and rolling waves greet you upon arrival at the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort. Choose to sip a cocktail relaxing underneath a poolside cabana, or watch the sunset from an ocean-side swimming pool. The Resort offers multiple dining options, a complimentary Kids Club, and an onsite spa featuring a floatarium – where you can truly relax into a state of calm blissfulness. If you really want to splurge this spring break, consider upgrading your room to one equipped with a hot tub and private swimming pool.
The Coolest Swimming Pool in Los Cabos, Mexico
If Mexico is calling your name for spring break, try our other favorite Hilton Resort in paradise. The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, a Four Diamond hotel, offers world-class amenities, award-winning service and unparalleled accommodations that will make your experience truly one-of-a-kind. Perched along the Sea of Cortez, the Resort has direct access to one of Cabos’ only swim-safe beaches. Your days here will be relaxing and opulent no matter what, but you can choose to dive into the Infinity pool, play world-class golf, take a sunset sail, hang out in your robe at the spa, relax poolside, and dine on the most decadent local cuisine in the Resort’s restaurants.
Don’t worry, the winter blues won’t last too much longer. Since warmer weather is on the horizon, it’s time to start planning a spring break getaway filled with adventure, relaxation, and a few cocktails you’ve never heard of! Where is your dream spring break destination?