Domestic travel within the United States has been the most popular choice for American students. There are 50 states in the US, where you can find all kinds of travel experiences and activities.
If you are a nature lover, there are 423 national parks for you to visit as of 2021. According to National Geographic, some of the most famous ones are Yellowstone National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and Grand Canyon National Park. Be aware that some of the parks may be temporarily closed because of snow, flood, or wildfire. If you are planning to visit these national parks, make sure to look up their service hours, closure information, and weather conditions on the National Park Service website ahead of time.
If you like warm weather and water activities, Florida and Southern California are usually the most popular and accessible places for students. Many students like to spend their spring break week in Orlando, Florida, where they can have a lot of fun visiting the theme parks, such as the Walt Disney World which features four theme parks in it, or the Universal Orlando. There are also many beaches within 1 hour of driving from Orlando that have big waves for surfers, such as Cocoa Beach, or Daytona Beach. To get around Orlando, the DowntownOrlando guide offers a lot of information.
When booking your stays, vacation rentals are usually more budget-friendly for students. You can find vacation rental homes on Airbnb, Vrbo, or Booking.com. VacationHomeRents can help you search and compare the rates across these platforms easily.
For ground transportation, ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft are the most popular ones. If you already have obtained a US driver’s license, it will be easy to rent a car at the airport when you arrive at your destination city. Some biggest car rental companies are Enterprise-rent-a-car, Avis, Budget, and Hertz.
Below we listed all the popular small towns to travel to within the United States. The recommendation is based on the search and book data during the past 2 months, along with the most popular vacation home rentals booking sites.