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These Are the Top Trending Spring Break Travel Destinations for 2023

Essential information, whether you want to avoid the crowds or join the party.

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Jonathan Ross/iStock/Getty Images Plus

I grew up in Panama City Beach, Florida, which, for a time, was one of the biggest spring break destinations in the world. Over time, Fox News, conservative politicians, that one guy from Girls Gone Wild, and Club La Vela’s foam parties brought the bacchanal to an end as MTV was kicked out of the city and alcohol was banned on the beach. But even as the Spring Break hotspots change, there will always be young people in search of a good time.

And whether you want to be in the middle of the party or hundreds of miles away from it, it is useful to know where everyone seems to be headed for spring break 2023. RedWeek, a vacation rental site that connects users with empty timeshare rentals, has some crucial data on these points. Here are a few of the findings the company shared with Thrillist:

  • The Bahamas and Hawaii are among the top trending travel destinations for spring break 2023.
  • Mexico and Arizona are also trending up.
  • Hawaii makes up 25% of this year’s spring travel, already up from 21% the year prior.
  • Florida makes up 18% of overall bookings, compared to 22% in 2022.

Overall, RedWeek found that top March and April travel destinations include Colorado, the Caribbean, Hawaii, and Mexico. You can check out the trending and declining destinations below.

Courtesy of RedWeek
Courtesy of RedWeek
Courtesy of RedWeek

And just remember, no matter where you plan on going, there are plenty of ways to save on your spring break travel. Whether you are planning on doing a keg stand on a beach or skiing all week long, I hope you enjoy whatever you do safely!

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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