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Top 10 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations According to Twitter

Destination & Tourism | Patrick Clarke | March 13, 2015

Top 10 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations According to Twitter

PHOTO: Negril, Jamaica is the most buzzed about Spring Break location on Twitter, and Sandals Negril is one of our favorite places to stay in this hot spot. (courtesy Sandals Resorts)

Whether you view Spring Break as an opportunity to relax after a long winter or party for days on end, a premier destination should feature warm temperatures, plenty of sunshine and ample entertainment. 

While there are typically countless spring break destination rankings featured on the Web this time of year, Twitter's top 10 is perhaps the most accurate.

According to USA Today's Maeve McDermott, the popular social media site "identified the trends behind this year's most-buzzed-about Spring Break destinations," and the result is a top 10 list sure to inspire you to get away this spring.

Here are the 10 most-buzzed-about destinations, according to Twitter: (Best Accommodations based on Highest Guest Rated w/ at least 50 Reviews)

1. Negril, Jamaica (Country Country, Xtabi Resort)

2. Panama City, Florida (Comfort Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites Panama Ciy Beach - Pier Park Area)

3. Cancun, Mexico (Nizuc Resort & Spa, The Beloved Hotel Playa Mujeres)

4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Marriott's OceanWatch at Grande Dunes, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes)

5. New Orleans, Louisiana (Loews New Orleans Hotel, Windsor Court Hotel)

6. Cabo, Mexico (The Resort at Pedegral, Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa)

7. South Padre Island, Texas (Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites South Padre Island, Hilton Garden Inn South Padre Island)

8. Austin, Texas (Residence Inn Austin - University Area, Homewood Suites Austin Northwest)

9. Las Vegas, Nevada (Mandarin Oriental - Las Vegas, Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas)

10. Daytona Beach, Florida (Hampton Inn Daytona Beach/Beachfront, Holiday Inn Daytona Beach LPGA Boulevard)

The common feature a majority of the top 10 destinations share is their proximity to the equator. That's often a critical aspect considering that spring doesn't officially start until March 20.

Unsurprisingly, destinations in sun-covered states Florida and Texas comprise nearly half of the list. 

In New Orleans and Austin, festivals like Mardis Gras and South by Southwest add to the allure this time of year. For Spring Break vacationers in Austin, a much different experience in South Padre Island, Texas is only a six-hour drive away.

Although landlocked Las Vegas doesn't offer any white sandy beaches or crystal clear waters, Sin City visitors are seldom bored given all there is to see and do along the Strip.

However, travelers will need no excuse to visit Cancun or Cabo San Lucas. Boasting ideal temperatures and world-class resorts, these Mexican cities are popular tourists spots year-round.

And with gorgeous views like the one below courtesy of Twitter user Kurtis Billard, it's no wonder Negril, Jamaica tops the list in 2015:


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