2015's standout spring break spots

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Through even the worst of winter, everyone knows there's something to look forward to: spring. The season brings warmer weather, blooming flowers and, of course, the rite of passage that is spring break. But with so many warm-weather destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which sunny spot is right for you. That's where U.S. News comes in.

U.S. News ranks beaches, spring vacations and top spring break getaways to help you pick which destination fits your needs. Using a combination of expert opinions and user votes, we've determined the best spring trips for a variety of traveler types. Are you looking for a week full of excitement and nightlife or are you content relaxing on the beach? No matter your style, we've got you covered.

In our annual spring vacation rankings, we found three destinations that claim spots on multiple lists and appeal to almost any group, itinerary and budget. These locations all boast sandy beaches, average spring temperatures in the 70s and 80s and plenty of activities should you want to do anything other than soak up the sun.

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