Best Spring Break Destinations

Best Spring Break Destinations (Plus, A Roundup of Unique Boats)

Written by Boatsetter Team
February 29, 2024

Last Updated on March 19, 2024 by Boatsetter Team

It should come no surprise that the most popular spring break destinations happen to be water bound — beach towns, islands, waterside communities, and even unique boats. Hang up your winter coat and start planning your getaway to one of these spring break-worthy destinations.

  1. San Diego, CA
  2. Miami, FL   
  3. Destin, FL 
  4. Panama City Beach, FL

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San Diego, CA

Best Spring Break Destinations - San Diego, CA

San Diego’s pleasant and mild weather wins it the top spot on the best spring break destinations list. While the water in San Diego is  still cold during spring, March and April are the best months to catch the gray whales’ annual migration from Alaska to Mexico. And, the best seat of the house to whale watch just so happens to be on a boat

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Miami, FL 

Best Spring Break Destinations - Miami, FL

Trying to party, but not party-hard, hop on a bowrider and drop an anchor at Sandy Beach at Oleta River State Park. Or, experience the Miami nightlife on the water at Nixon Sandbar. A popular boating destination year-round, you can expect to see yachts, catamarans, and maybe even a few celebrities. It isn’t uncommon to see DJs, reality TV stars, and famed influencers here.

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Panama City Beach, FL 

Best Spring Break Destination - Panama City Beach, FL

Beyond the 27-mile-long emerald coast, unique waterfront bars and restaurants, why not get on a boat and explore off the coast of Shell Island, where the highest concentration of bottlenose dolphins in the world is? Or, maybe throw an epic party on a boat rental with a licensed captain at “The Spring Break Capital of the World.” 

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Destin, FL 

Best Spring Break Destinations - Destin, FL

Wrapping up our Spring Break destinations list is Destin, more importantly known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and home to the largest fishing fleet in Florida. Positioned closer to the 100 Fathom curve than any other spot in Florida makes Destin a very popular destination for deep-sea fishing. Book a fishing trip with a local angler and wet a line in Destin. Target species when deep-sea fishing excursions include: Red Snapper, Gray Triggerfish, Grouper, and more. 

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Unique boats perfect for Spring Break 

With thousands of unique boat styles, find a boat for Spring Break on the water.

The Limo Boat – San Diego, CA 

The Limo Boat - Boatsetter Unique Boats

The Limo Boat is a San Diego favorite. Perfect for large groups, the interior of the boat has been renovated with all the classy features of a limo bus — sleek interior, cushy lounge seats, flashing lights on the ceiling and baseboard. Party like a rockstar on this glamorous 40’ limo boat.

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The Mr Worldwide Boat – Miami, FL 

Mr Worldwide Boat - Boatsetter's Unique Boats

With an Italian design, American functionality, and German quality, you can understand where this boat gets its name. The resin infused hull and twin 300 hp Mercurys of the Saxdor 320 GTO makes a cruise around South Beach smooth and exhilarating. Crafted for creatures of comfort, this boat has all the things — Spotify, free 5G Wi-Fi, charging stations, and even a De’Longhi Nespresso Machine for the 3:05 pm coffee break.  

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The Lil Kahuna – Destin, FL 

Lil Kahuna Boat - Boatsetter's Unique Boats

There’s so much to love about this fun lil boat. The palm thatch roof, tiki bar, and cushioned stools. Perfect for small-to-medium sized groups, Captain Matthew and Crew have prepared the ultimate Crab Island boat trip. That’s right, you don’t even have to plan. Just step climb aboard, embrace the Emerald Coast state-of-mind, and let all your worries wash away. 

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The Donut Boat – Austin, TX

Donut Boat - Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

Donut Boats are exactly what they sound like: Round, donut-shaped boats with sweet features like a built-in charcoal grill, umbrella, and picnic table. The hull of this boat is made of high-density polyethylene, making it durable and safe. Book the Donut Boat for a fun family picnic on the water and explore Lake Travis.

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The James Bond Boat – Marina Del Rey, CA

James Bond Boat - Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

In 2020 VanDutch became part of the Cantiere del Pardo family, the renowned Italian-based shipyard with almost fifty years of experience in building quality yachts. And this VanDutch 40 has got some pretty class-A features: A cockpit bar on the main deck and a refrigerated wine cooler (for the parents, of course). Below the deck is a spacious lounge where everyone can freshen up, hang out, and relax.

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The Restored Schooner – Key West, FL

Beautifully Restored Schooner- Best Spring Break Destinations for Families

Whether you’re still planning or already in The Florida Keys, consider exploring the U.S. Southernmost Point on this beautifully restored 41’ Island Trader. Captain Seth, a Key West native and expert sailor, discovered his love for boating on a sunset sail at the age of 13. Maybe your kids will be inspired, too.

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