Group Vacation Ideas for Spring Break 2018

There’s an old English proverb that states, “He who hesitates is lost.” It’s a fancy way of saying that a person who waits too long to take action can very easily miss out on a positive experience. Now, this phrase is old enough that it probably was not coined in reference to finalizing spring break plans. But, that’s one situation in which it truly does apply! While it may feel a bit odd to start making arrangements in January for a trip that won’t happen until March or April, doing so can help ensure that you can get good deals on the transportation and lodging you’ll need during spring break. And it’s especially important to act fast if you’re planning to travel with a large group of people.
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One person’s ideal vacation is another person’s complete nightmare, so there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to the question of where you should go to ensure maximum fun. If you’re open to suggestions, though, here are our top picks: 

Galveston Island

Galveston is a great choice if your group can’t seem to agree on anything. This island, which makes up part of the Gulf Coast barrier, has a little something for everyone….so there’s really no excuse to be bored. Ocean aficionados can enjoy the island’s warm and relaxing beaches, party animals can join in on the island’s roaring nightlife, theme park junkies can hit up Schlitterbahn Waterpark, and those looking for a more casual experience can explore the charming boutiques and eateries of the Strand historic district.

So play during the day, cut loose during the night, or just do both and sleep when you get home. Hey, it’s your vacation! Make it count!

2Port Aransas

“Mustang Island” may sound like the setting of the late 80s / early 90s teen thriller novel, but it’s a very real place. Located across the bay from Corpus Christi, Mustang Island is a mere seventeen miles long—five of which is devoted to Mustang Island State Park— and has only one major city: Port Aransas. But what this little island lacks in size, it makes up for in attractions. Over the years, Port Aransas has gained a reputation for gorgeous beaches, fresh seafood, and being a veritable mecca for tourists and revelers during vacation season. You’ll probably meet folks from all walks of life if you decide to visit Mustang Island. You may also get to see a pod of wild dolphins while you’re there. Either way, it’s an adventure! 

Padre Island

For beach bums, Padre Island will probably feel like a little slice of Heaven. This destination is all about beaches and the various activities that they can play host to. Bob Hall Pier is a fishing hotspot, and Bird Island Basin offers windsurfing opportunities for newbies and old pros alike. Padre Island National Seashore is a full 70 miles long, making it great for all-day hikes or secluded romantic strolls, and Malaquite Beach is an ideal spot for shell collecting, bird watching, and (during the summer months) sea turtle viewing.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to actually do things while you’re at the beach, then Padre Island is a perfect destination for you. And if you’re the kind of person who just likes to lounge about, eat delicious food, and sip on cocktails while you’re at the beach, then Padre Island is still a perfect destination for you.

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Visiting an exotic locale for vacation is fun, but what’s not fun is making transportation arrangements. There’s no denying that air travel is usually the fastest way to get from Point A to Point B. However, it can also be prohibitively expensive, complicated, and uncomfortable. Some people like the idea of “caravanning” with one or more vehicles, but doing things this way can lead to arguments about driving duties, gas money, seating arrangements, sharing USB ports and outlets, etc. When you toss in concerns about traffic safety, mechanical troubles, and the possibility of your group accidentally becoming separated during the trek, it’s a wonder that anyone takes road trips at all!

The simplest solution? Hire a transportation company for your travel needs. You’ll get all the benefits of road tripping (e.g., lower cost, less hassle, more opportunities for sightseeing) with the added perks of a professional driver and commercial-quality vehicle. You and your companions can kick back, relax, and enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi, top-of-the-line sound systems, and ample “elbow room” as someone else takes responsibility for your journey. Plus, it’s hard not to feel like a celebrity when your group has its own chauffeur!

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While spontaneity is good in moderation, planning ahead is often the key to an ideal vacation. Thus, if you’d like to have the kind of spring break that you’ll remember for years to come, you’ll want to start making choices now. Considering how many great destination options there are there, deciding where you want to go can be a bit tricky. Our best advice: save yourself some stress by leaving the “getting there” part to the professionals!