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The best adults-only spring break trips

Spring Break has the unfortunate stigma of being associated with drunk students go wild and party in the alcohol-soaked ragers until all hours of the night.

But it need not be that way.

In recent years, adults have acquired a greater appreciation for the journey. With limited free time and more money to spend, they are free to explore unconventional spring break destinations, where they may have never thought of.

Fortunately, there are low key spring break destinations for adults. Wet T-Shirt contests and booze cruises are fun, but skydiving and haunted houses are sure to give you an adrenaline rush.

If heart-racing and stomach-dropping adventures are not on the agenda, you may want to consider a relaxing resort on the beach, read a book, brush up on your flirting skills, to sunbathe or go for a quiet swim (minus the college kids).

We have put together a great list to help you choose your perfect adult spring break destination.

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    Tulum, Mexico

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    The ruins of Tulum pressure during Spring Break, but you will not see the usual crowds of drunken co-eds. The resort is no longer in Mexico hidden gem, but that has only become more interesting. Playa Paraíso beach is still free, so you can save money by going there. At night Playa del Carmen turns into a bustling entertainment hotspot. Make sure you check out the Mayan ruins, but rent a car and drive to the most of the trip. Also, consider taking a boat tour through the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.

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    Portland, Oregon

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    Portland is still an up-and-coming destination for Spring Breakers. People who are not in the book beach destinations in the time head. The farmer’s market is an adventure in itself by the immense variety of goods, but the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival is a real reat for the eyes. If you want to see this spring flowers in their full glory, head to Portland. (Studies have proven that flowers make you healthier and happier), Go to the Zoo Gone Wild Spring Break y, which last a whole week, for some more fun. You will enjoy typical activities for tropical vacations and parties with a real “Caribbean amphibian.”

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    Dublin, Ireland

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    So how about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland? If you have the whole “beach party” mania, Dublin is a peaceful and adventurous getaway for you. You can also go on some fantastic tours to enjoy the breathtaking highlands, castles and country houses. The city is very busy in the night, but not too expensive. In addition, there is no “Spring Break” concept, so jacked up drink prices will not be a problem.

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    Savannah, Georgia

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    There is so much to see in Savannah! Make your choice between the imaginative architecture, haunted houses, or the lush historical district. You can go on a cruise that will pamper you with a delicious buffet dinner and live entertainment, and that is a treat, especially if you like music from the 50’s and 60’s. Take a break from dancing and go up to the deck for a spectacular view of the city and the river while the sun sets.

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    Nice, France

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    Why would you not want to visit the French Riviera? Nice is a part of it so great weather, majestic views and friendly people are guaranteed. The seafood there is absolutely amazing. During the day, you get to enjoy the French cuisine, beautiful architecture and incredible museums; in the night, the energy is breathtaking. There are hundreds of tours you can choose from to explore the city.

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    Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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    Spring Break in a place where the weather is just right, does not have to be about all the parties and weird competitions. Outdoor activities in Playa Tamarindo are there in abundance – rappelling through waterfalls, fly on a zip line above a forest and hiking. If you are more of the extreme water sports, you can go rafting or surfing. The nightlife does not disappoint. You will find plenty of bars, clubs and live entertainment.

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    New York, New York

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    Students probably can’t afford a good trip to the Big Apple. There is no place like New York City, for food, entertainment and scenery. Go to a Broadway play, a visit to the top of the Empire State Building, take photos of the statue of liberty, and walk the High Line, an elevated railway that has been converted into a beautiful park. If you’re trying to stay clear of the college hustle and bustle, a chic City Wine Tour through SoHo or the West Village.

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