Be it a family vacation while the kids are out of school or an adults-only retreat (you’re never too old for spring break), everybody deserves a “goodbye, winter!” getaway. Virtuoso analyzed more than $55 billion in booking data to reveal where to go for spring break. The findings? Buoyed by a robust U.S. dollar and a strong stock market, Americans are heading to Europe, eying both longtime favorites and lesser-visited countries. Below, the most popular overall spring break destinations, the top ten spots in the U.S., and the Virtuoso Hot 10 – on-the-rise locales based on year-over-year booking increases.
The Most Popular Spring Break Destinations – Global
1. United States
The U.S. has an abundance of warm, family-oriented destinations (see the top ten list below) for American travelers who want something close to home.
Israel‘s religious and historic appeal intensifies this time of year, thanks to Easter and Passover.
6. United Kingdom
Bolstering the continent’s popularity with spring travelers, five European countries appear on this list – and they’ve all maintained their Top 10 status from 2019.
The Most Popular Spring Break Destinations – U.S.
2. Los Angeles
3. New York City
7. San Francisco
9. Las Vegas
The Hottest Spring Break Destinations for 2020
1. Czech Republic
Croatia – the top on-the-rise destination in the 2020 Virtuoso Luxe Report – continues its upward trajectory, appealing to everyone from Game of Thrones fans to travelers searching for an alternative to well-touristed Italy.
With seven of the ten spots on this list, Europe is trending strongly for spring. Pairing a visit to the Czech Republic and Hungary makes for a great Eastern European adventure.
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