Destinations like Cancun, Miami and Puerto Vallarta usually rear their heads when Spring Break conversations begin around the dinner table. While there’s nothing wrong with these destinations, March is also an amazing time to visit other less obvious choices with the family. Don’t let your upcoming Spring Break fall prey to a crowded beach, visit one of these destinations instead.


Check out our top 5 picks for Undiscovered Spring Break Destinations for 2019


Lake Tahoe Spring Break destinations THIRDHOME

Lake Tahoe, California
For a unique combination of mountain adventure and shoreside barbecues, consider visiting Lake Tahoe this Spring Break. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to ski in nothing but a swimsuit, make your way up to Northstar or Squaw Valley for a sun-soaked slalom. After a day of skiing, relax by Emerald Bay’s gorgeous water or go shopping in South Lake Tahoe. Snowshoe/hiking trails, delicious local food, concerts, and breweries are also plentiful in the surrounding area. For ski/snowboarders, this Spring Break destination is a must.

See Available Stays


Brazil Spring Break destinations THIRDHOME

Brazilian Coast
Looking for a tropical beachfront Spring Break without the deafening crowds found at other destinations? Consider booking a property on Brazil’s expansive coast. The coastal states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Parana and Santa Catarina all feature miles upon miles of unspoiled beach. Between Rio and Florianópolis you’ll find plenty of beachfront properties, including some residences surrounding the famous Balneario Camburiu Bay. For beach fun and cultural exploration, a coastal Brazilian retreat might be just what the doctor ordered.

See Available Stays


Park City Utah Spring Break Destinations THIRDHOME

Park City, Utah
Another destination for ski lovers, Park City is a multi-faceted destination with lots of family-friendly fun to offer. Besides skiing and snowboarding, Park City, in Spring, features a Free Après Ski Concert Series, the Park City Museum, a wide variety of restaurants, distilleries, fly-fishing, hot-air balloon rides, and various hiking trails. Outdoor activities, great food, and relaxation all await you and your family this Spring Break.

See Available Stays


Carlsbad California Spring Break Destination THIRDHOME

Carlsbad, California
The perfect coastal family destination on the outskirts of San Diego, Carlsbad offers many of the main staples of a beachfront Spring Break without the crowds or rowdiness. Small children will have plenty to do besides playing on the beach. Take the kids to Legoland California, the San Diego Zoo or the Museum of Making Music for fun and educational experiences. Disneyland is also just a short drive up to Anaheim. Book a Carlsbad Spring Break stay for a kid-friendly vacation with plenty of sun and lots of fun.

See Available Stays


San Carlos de Bariloche Spring Break Destination THIRDHOME

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
Your most unique option this Spring Break is Argentina’s Patagonia mountain range. San Carlos de Bariloche, a mountain town surrounding a large glacial lake, is one of the most beautiful hidden gems of the Andes. With Swiss and German architecture, Bariloche feels more like a misplaced Bavarian village than an Andean town. Enjoy swimming, mountain biking, kayaking and Bariloche’s Swiss-style chocolate stores during your mountain stay.

See Available Stays


Make the most out of this Spring Break by going outside the box!


Looking for more ideas? Check out our current March availability by clicking below.

See Spring Break Stays


THIRDHOME Exchange members have recently returned from Maceio, Brazil and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Keep reading to learn about their THIRDHOME experience.


Brazil Villa Nandie

Villa Nandie | Maceio, Brazil

Located on the charming and sleepy coastline north of Maceio, this Alagoano property sits right on the beach. This expansive property can sleep up to 16 guests and features 12,000 square feet of living space. This massive villa also sits on 1.1 million square feet of isolated property. If you’re looking for tropical seclusion, you’ve found it at Villa Nandie. Bask poolside, play on the beach and dive on sunken Dutch vessels off the Costa dos Corais coral reef.

THIRDHOME member Shawn and Nicole says, “We had an absolutely glorious time in this beautiful home. Words cannot begin to describe its beauty and the area. The house – beautiful decor, stunning views from every spot, lovely pool, hammocks. The beach – absolutely peaceful. Untouched, just local fisherman, maybe a few people pass by each day, and crashing waves. There is a beautiful covered deck hanging over the beach and in the evening the tide comes in and the water is crashing at your feet.” click here to read more of Shawn and Lisa’s review.


Puerto Vallarta Mexico VillaRomantica Brazil

Villa Romantica | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

This tropical villa overlooks Los Muertos Beach and features incredible views of Bandera Bay. With room for up to 6 people, this villa is perfect for a small family holiday or romantic couples getaway. Lounge alongside the front-deck infinity pool while watching the waves crash ashore. When you’re not relaxing by the beach or in the villa, discover Old Vallarta and the surrounding jungle’s flora and wildlife. Book this property today for a spectacular Puerto Vallarta holiday.

THIRDHOME member Colleen says, “We just spent the most magical week in Villa Romantica. The villa could not have been more perfect for a relaxing and luxurious stay in Puerta Vallarta. We loved the indoor outdoor layout which allowed us to enjoy the pool and stunning beach views all day long. There is not a bad spot in the house. From enjoying breakfast on the patio, to afternoons looking over the beach from the infinity pool, to morning coffee and pre dinner sunset drinks from one of the multiple lounge areas…we never wanted to leave.” click here to read more of Colleen’s review.


Members, click here to view all available weeks and plan your next THIRDHOME Exchange trip. Remember, you must be logged in to your account to see availability.

Want more information about our luxury home exchange club? Click here to learn more about THIRDHOME.

What are THIRDHOME members saying about their luxury home exchange trips (to Brazil and California) this week?


Brazil California

Palacio Copa Luxury Villa | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This palatial home is located in Copacabana, one of Rio’s most popular barrios. With room for up to 21 guests, there’s sure to be no shortage of space during a stay. A total of 4-stories wraps around a central atrium, giving the home a communal feel. Enjoy the outdoor pool, rooftop garden and the variety of caged tropical birds that call the villa home. THIRDHOME member, Gopal, was lucky enough to book Palacio Copa Luxury Villa during Carnival!

THIRDHOME member Gopal says, “As [the] name suggests [this property] looks like a palace. We can’t praise the owner, property manager and staff enough. Their hospitality was beyond words. They made our stay memorable; arranging tickets for the Carnival, cooking and letting us feel like we are at home and comfortable.” click here to read more of Gopal’s review



Lauberge del Norte | Del Mar, California

This modern villa is located on Camino del Mar, only 30 minutes north of San Diego. This property is comprised of four buildings connected via glass sky bridges. With 4 bedrooms and lots of living space, Lauberge del Norte is the perfect place for a luxurious coastal escape. The home includes a pool table, ping-pong, a Jacuzzi, sauna, pool and a gourmet kitchen. The master bedroom features unobstructed views of the coast. Keep an eye on this property for your next trip to Southern California.

THIRDHOME member Alex says, “The house was just as described only the location was even better…Walking distance to so many restaurants and the beach. June the owner lives nearby and was very helpful with recommendations. She has thought of everything for the home and has given me ideas for the home I am building.” click here to read more of Alex’s review


Members, click here to view all available weeks and plan your next THIRDHOME trip. Remember, you must be logged in to your account to see availability.

Want more information about our luxury home exchange club? Click here to learn more about THIRDHOME.




Villa Nandie | Brazil

Travel to one of Brazil’s most beautiful beaches at this gorgeous beachfront villa. The home was built using native style coconut farm architecture and has a total of 12,000 sq. ft. of space. You can sleep up to 20 people in this villa! Plus, the beach is completely secluded. Eat locally sourced seafood and produce while lounging by the private pool. All the while, you’ll be surrounded by 1.1 million sq. ft. of rare botanical species and a stellar view of Brazil’s coral reef, Costa dos Corais.

THIRDHOME member Leandro says, “Vila Nandie is a very special place. It is a wonderful and big property with stunning decoration and breathtaking views of the ocean. The beach is ranked number 5 in Brazil for a reason, there are few places in the world you can see this colors in the ocean…Our family had an unforgettable week, we truly recommend it !” click here to read more of Leandro’s review


Lake Tahoe Brazil

Lake Tahoe Gem | California

There’s nothing cozier than a cabin in beautiful Lake Tahoe. This property is equipped with a chef’s kitchen, a hot tub and plenty of in-house games and entertainment. Sleep up to 12 guests in this rustic home and enjoy the year-round outdoor recreation that Lake Tahoe has to offer. This home is only minutes away from Squaw Valley, Northstar and Alpine Meadows ski resorts. Besides world-class skiing, you’ll be nearby some amazing golf courses like Old Brockway.

THIRDHOME member Susan says, “This home was perfect for our family reunion. We were three couples and we each had our own bedroom suites with a bathroom…Needless to say, we had fun playing games at home and enjoying the outdoors together. The owners were gracious, opening their lovely home to us.” click here to read more of Susan’s review


Click here to view all available weeks and plan your next THIRDHOME trip. Remember, you must be logged in to your account to see availability.

Want more information about our luxury home exchange club? Click here to learn more about THIRDHOME.

Take a hiking trip to these beautiful destinations with THIRDHOME:


Whether you are an advanced hiker or like a leisurely stroll, you can pick a trail based on your preferred difficulty, scenery, wildlife or distance in these desirable locations. Be sure to pack plenty of water and sunscreen, and get excited to explore these hiking destinations by THIRDHOME properties for your next trip!

paradise valley second home hiking trip

Phoenix, Arizona

With more than 320 miles of well-maintained trails in the Greater Phoenix Area, vacationing in Phoenix is a hiker’s dream. Phoenix has a range of trails catering to both the intermediate hiker and the veteran hiker. Climb the red-hued butte at Papago Park, see gorgeous views of Scottsdale and Phoenix at Pinnacle Peak Park or hike the famous Camelback Mountain for a more strenuous workout. Stay in the THIRDHOME property Paradise Valley Camelback Country Estate, which is a 6,000 square-foot home with a pool and minutes away from great hiking trails.

Brazil second home

Gramado, Brazil

Serra Geral National Park is a breathtakingly-grand bedrock-carved canyon in Brazil. With a number of endemic species, you might come across some unique critters on your hike. Once you are back from the hike, take a waterfall bath or relax in one of the many hammocks at Villa Paraiso.

bend second home

Bend, Oregon

With more sunny days than Phoenix and over 30 hiking trails to explore, Bend is a wonderful hiking destination. With mountains, waterfalls, lakes and caves at your fingertips, central Oregon has some of the most incredible hiking trails in the country. Notable spots include the Green River Basin, Black Butte, Smith Rock State Park and Tumalo Falls. Stay at the Pronghorn Residence Club and enjoy the outdoor terrace, mountain views, and cool Northwestern climate.

Search our luxury travel blog

Search Icon

Hit ESC to close, ENTER to search