It’s that time of year again when thousands of college students venture out of their spring break vacations with their besties. But just because it’s an annual rite of spring for the college aged crowd, it doesn’t mean that grownups can’t also have a good time when winter is left behind and radiant flowers start appearing across the nation’s landscape. While most of the ultimate spring break destinations may seem fairly obvious for young people, such as Daytona Beach, Panama Beach, South Padre Island and Cancun, grownups actually have a far larger selection of places to visit. The following are just five of the best spring break destinations that are perfectly suited for grownups.
Like other great American cities, San Francisco offers a little bit of everything in the springtime, from cultural attractions to iconic landmarks. However, it more than often takes a grown-up’s salary to be able to enjoy the city’s leading hotels, with the average price of a room reportedly close to $400 a night and with more restaurants routinely offering a chef’s menu of over $200 per person. Nevertheless, there is a multitude of reasons why San Francisco continues to surge in tourism and leading hotels like the Intercontinental Hotel, Loews Regency, St. Regis Hotel and Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square always seems to be in perpetual demand as well as more moderately priced hotels like the Hotel Zephyr, Axiom Hotel and the Inn at Union Square.
Moreover, as one of the world’s best destinations for food, San Francisco’s culinary scene is scorching red hot with several phenomenal places to dine all over the city. While no list of outstanding restaurants can ever truly be complete, among the top recommendations are Michelin-starred places like Benu, Luce, Kin Khao, Quince, Saison and Mosu, to more affordable yet quality stellar dining experiences at EPIC Steak, Fang Restaurant, Roka Akor, Tratto and Water, as well as the fabulous new food emporium China Live SF. If some of the world’s best food isn’t enough to convince grownups to visit this spring, they shouldn’t forget the prospects of visiting such world renowned attractions as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, in addition to the illustrious museums like the de Youngm SFMOMA and the Legion of Honor or perhaps reward themselves with a soothing spa treatment inside a luxury hotel such as the St. Regis Remede Spa or the acclaimed boutiques like Spa Radiance. As an added incentive to visit the City by the Bay, the world famous wineries in the Napa ad Sonoma counties are just an hours drive away. – CBS Local (03.22.17)