Three Jerks Fave Spring Break Spots08 Mar 17
Spring break is quickly approaching so we thought we’d share some of our favorite spots to spend your wild week off in. Founders Jordan Barrocas and Daniel (Fogey) Fogelson met at college and shared a few spring breaks together so it’s only fitting that they provide some of their favorite Spring Break destinations. Let’s see what they remember…
Jordan’s Spring Break Spots
Oh Miami, where to start… with its sandy beaches, clear blue waters, wild nightlife, and thriving art scene, there’s never a dull moment. While Miami is awesome year-round, the entertainment is limitless for spring breakers. Miami is Co-founder Jordan Barrocas’ home town, so he has offered some pointers for the most ideal spring break. Considering you’ll most likely be resting off the previous night on the beach during the day, let’s start with night life. Miami is a late-night city. Don’t expect to arrive at a club before 1am or start a dinner before 9pm. Jordan recommends starting a night with dinner at 27 Restaurant and drinks at its sister bar Broken Shaker. From there the nightlife options are limitless from world famous clubs like LIV, to hotel bars with bowling alleys and ice skating rinks like Basement at Edition to exclusive private clubs on the beach like Soho Beach House. With regards to where to stay, a hotel on the beach is must. The Fontainebleau is a classic (also home to LIV), while Soho Beach House and The Confidante are also in the heart of the action. For options that won’t cost you a semester of tuition try Airbandb, or uh, a different city. Miami has more to offer than just partying, DJs and beaches however. If you’re inclined to see some more of the city make sure to check out the amazing urban graffiti at the Wynwood Walls and experience the unique Cuban culture with a Cafecito and Cuban Sandwich at Versailles.
If you want to try something different for spring break, skip the beach and head out to Vail, Colorado. Vail is totally gorgeous and the nature alone makes it worth the trip. Spring skiing, the Rocky Mountains... everything about Vail looks like a damn postcard. The snow is generally great in early spring and it’s common for some lucky powder days through March and April. Also, prices go down and lift lines get shorter this time of year, so ya know, more money for beer. Vail offers an amazing combination active day time followed by some epic partying. Jordan likes to get up early to hit first track in the morning. According to him there is no better hangover cure than the blast of cold air from your first run down a mountain. After a day on the slopes Vail has endless options to apres-ski your face off like Bart and Yeti’s which is ta locals favorite and the oldest bar in town, Samana Louge if trying to dance in your ski boots is your thing, or Altitude Bar for the classic sports bar vibe. A word from the wise, Vail sits at just over 8,000 feet at the mountain base. Take it easy on the first night and drink lots of water. Altitude sickness is no joke and you don’t want to waste your spring break feeling like shit
Fogey's Spring Break Spots
Get out of the country and head over to our neighbor, Canada. Whistler is a Canadian resort town in the province of BC that’s well known for snow, sunshine, and kick@$$ snow sports. Even if skiing and snowboarding isn’t your thing, there is a ton of other stuff to do. Try something new like authentic Canadian food (poutine is too good), bobsledding, dog sledding, zip lining, fire & ice shows, or a mountain top tour. As for the night scene, there’s tons of bars to warm up in and let loose. No matter what shenanigans you’re getting into, Whistler is a hell of a good time.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas, located at southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California has been a spring break destination for decades. Take a load off and relax with a margarita in hand while soaking up the sun and gettin’ your bronze on. With tons of beach bars, wild nightlife, and gorgeous scenery, it’s easy to see why spring breakers steady flock here. How good does sitting on the beach with a margarita sound after a week of grueling mid-terms? While its clear blue waters and marlin fishing will keep you busy during the day, the rowdyyy night life is what will make you fall in love with Cabo. Littered with bars, clubs, and cantinas, this place screams Spring Break.
Jordan & Fogey both love:
Seems as though Acapulco fell of the map as the go to Spring Break destination. I don’t know, I guess drug cartel wars, beheadings, and extreme violence can really turn of travelers. But before all that crazy stuff Acapulco was insane – well, in a different and much better way. Acapulco de Juarez is a beach town off the coast of Mexico. It’s nestled in between the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains and Acapulco Bay, which makes it one of the most beautiful locations to travel to. Back then the move would be to either rent a house and jam as many people in there as possible or stay at the Hyatt. Both have advantages. With enough people the cost for a house is actually quite reasonable and you can even find one with amazing views. The Hyatt on the other hand was where all the action was. The two main nightclubs are Palladium (probably closed now) and Mandara (definitely closed now). All you need to know about these places is that this happened every night at 3:00am or 4:00am or sometime late. After about 15 shots and barely being able to see straight, the Devil makes everything ok. If you want to keep your head, we don’t recommend going to Acapulco. We’re 30 and went there 10 years ago, find somewhere new!
We hope that you enjoyed our roundup of our favorite spring break spots and that they inspire you to get out and get crazy!