03/12/2013 07:20 am ET Updated May 12, 2013

Alternative Spring Break Vacation Ideas (PHOTOS)

Don't fall into the trap of thinking of spring break as an event held on a constellation of beaches in Florida, Texas and Mexico. Yes, that is a big part of this particular travel season, but just because you get invited to a party doesn't mean you have to go. Sometimes it is best to make other plans.

Avoid the beers and frat boys and head to these ten destinations -- from bustling cities to beach-side escapes -- for a sunny and surprising spring break getaway.

-- CNT Editors, Condé Nast Traveler

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