Spring break is an excellent time to get away from the stress and daily monotony of student life. Many spring breakers are fortunate enough to jet over to Europe or Mexico for the ultimate in spring break partying and exploring. If you’re on a budget and want to stay a bit closer to campus, why not check out a winery. There are wineries sprinkled across the entire United States, from New York to California. choose one, grab a few wine enthusiast friends, and hit the road for the spring break trip of a lifetime.
You will find most vineyards perched upon rolling hills and fields full of grapevines, with elegant historic buildings. Vineyards instantly take you away from city life, as you are immersed in beautiful wine country; full of organic sights, smells, and sounds. It’s almost like being transported back in time as you tour the vineyard, and learn more about the traditional wine making process.
Inside you’ll find elegant decor and five-star dining. Schedule a wine-tasting right off the bat, or just take it all in by wandering around the vineyard for awhile. Make dinner reservations for a long, sumptuous meal paired with the best wines suited for the cuisine.
Many vineyards host special events, including concerts, festivals, and other activities. Plan your spring break trip in advance so you can be sure not to miss the entertainment. After visiting the winery, you can check out the local area. Spend an afternoon perusing local art shops, check out some hiking trails or other scenic attractions, or continue down the road to check out the next nearest winery.
If you are visiting wine country which is highly populated with vineyards, it would be fun to plan a visit to a number of different wineries. Schedule an afternoon trip at one vineyard, where you can grab lunch. Then, be on your way to the next one for dinner. Many communities boasting multiple vineyards might even offer a bus tour, with a scheduled stop at a number of vineyards. This might be the ideal way to go, as you don’t have to worry about designating a driver.
Start planning today to create the most memorable spring break trip of your college career. You won’t have to pack much, because casual attire is essential at any winery. Just be sure to bring extra luggage for all the wine you will inevitably purchase.
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