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mar 09 2012

Where Are the Anti-Spring Breakers Going?

Seattle? For spring break? (Courtesy Michelle Baran)

There's spring break and then there's spring break. The one-week recess is not always a call to all high school and college students to get in their swimsuits and head to Miami or Vegas to party.

So, where are the anti-spring breakers heading? According to recent data analysis conducted by the travel booking site Kayak, the top non-traditional spring break destinations for this year weren’t necessarily what you’d expect.

The top searches overall on the site for the first three weeks of March, the window during which the majority of the nation’s schools have off, were the usual suspects — Panama City Beach, Daytona Beach, Miami Beach, and Las Vegas.

But the top spring break destinations by hotel searches were Austin, Savannah, San Antonio and Phoenix.

And the top spring break destinations by flight searches were Austin, Phoenix, Denver and Seattle.

Clearly, the anti-spring breakers are still looking for some warmth, heading south rather than north. But they're opting for more urban destinations rather than sandy beaches.

So, has the "Girls Gone Wild" take on spring break just finally gotten tired? Or maybe spring breakers are looking for better values, or (gasp!) more culture.

Why do you think students are opting for these non-traditional locales?

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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