Diving In Belize, Skiing In New Hampshire And 8 More Adventurous Spring Break Destinations

For some, spring break is all about beachside lounging by day and rowdy celebrations by night.

Not for you, though. For you, spring break is about adventure. You're dreaming of a well-planned trip to a part of the world you've yet to explore.

Perhaps it involves a beach and maybe even a bright-colored fruity cocktail or two, but for the most part you're after action, excitement, and exploration.

These ten spring break destinations offer all of this and more.

From diving amidst the northern hemisphere's largest barrier reef to shredding fresh spring powder on the slopes of America's highest northeastern peak, these thrilling escapes are what adventurous spring break dreams are made of. 


From SCUBA diving and cave tubing to horseback riding and scenic hiking there's virtually no limit to the amount of adventurous activities you can choose from when visiting Belize. Of particular note is diving in the "Blue Hole"– a 10,000-year-old submarine sinkhole that's part of the Belize Barrier Reef (the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere); snorkeling in Shark Ray Alley where you'll have the chance to glide alongside string rays, nurse sharks, and turtles; and adrenaline-pumping cave tube rides that tour through ancient caverns, some of which still house Mayan relics.

Mount Washington Valley, N.H.

If your spring break heart isn't dead set on a sand and sun destination, then maybe an escape to a less typical spot, like Mount Washington Valley, is more your style. Hit the slopes for some supreme spring skiing, hitch a ride on a dogsled, take a self-guided waterfall tour, hit the green for a game of golf, or join in on the area's spring ritual: a hike to Mount Washington's Tuckerman Ravine and an exhilarating ski run down the head wall.

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