San Juan selected as top alternative Spring Break destination

Arrgh, where's the beer?The popular travel website Orbitz has selected San Juan as one of the top ten alternative destinations during spring break (typically for arrival 3/1/08 to 4/15/08). Ahh yes, Spring Break that traditional rite of passage for drunken college students to survive and return with wild and crazy stories. Well as you might expect, if your planning a family vacation and you're looking to take in some fun in the sun, then choosing any popular beach town in Florida, like Ft Lauderdale, Daytona Beach, Miami, and you're likely to have a different vacation than you expected.

Spring break may be synonymous with college kids and party scenes, but there's a also a large segment of the market that is traveling with younger kids on break, as well as those going spring skiing or simply looking to escape the cold," said Heather Leisman, Senior Director of Merchandising at Orbitz. "Our Insiders have picked some great places to avoid the crowds and enjoy a memorable vacation."

Top 10 Alternative Spring Break Destinations

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  3. San Diego, CA
  4. San Juan, Puerto Rico
  5. San Antonio, TX
  6. Tampa, FL
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Reno, NV
  9. Austin, TX
  10. Tucson, AZ
Well, I'm not sure everyone on the "insider" list got the same message. Because, you know, alternative does have another popular interpretation. And since San Francisco shows up as number one on the list (and it is not known for being terribly warm in March), I think this might actually be the top ten alternative lifestyle destination, which is probably something most families wouldn't want to experience in their family vacation either! And I have heard rumors that San Juan is a very popular travel destination for people with alternative lifestyles, so who knows what this list is...

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