Are you looking for an epic and fun Spring Break away from the Quincy/Hannibal area? I have figured out the perfect road trip to spend your week off for spring break.

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Destin, Florida was ranked the number 1 Spring Break destination according to It is in the panhandle of Florida, and according to the website it...

"...offers sandy beaches, warm water, boating, fishing, snorkeling, and plenty of water sports like kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, parasailing, and more. There's also a zip line, rock-climbing wall, and boat tours..."

And it looks stunning from what I have seen! So it got me thinking what about a good old-fashioned road trip from Quincy, IL (or the Quincy/Hannibal area) down to Destin? And the cool thing is, it wouldn't be that bad!

Google Maps
Google Maps

According to Google Maps, the whole thing would take you only 14 hours, you could do that in a day OR... see Memphis? It is almost exactly halfway between Quincy and Destin it would be the perfect spot to stop on your way down (check out Graceland) and on your way back to Quincy.

Here is how I would break down the trip...Leave early day 1 get to Memphis, go to Graceland, have dinner somewhere fun (What to do in Memphis click here!) spend the night. Day two arrive in Destin, have all of day 3, 4, and 5 to sit on the beach soaking up the sun and drinks, then drive back on day six (I would personally leave early day 6 and do the whole drive in one day but I love driving, totally get it if that isn't your thing).

Overall I think what I learned most from this is that Quincy needs to be closer to Florida by like at least 7 hours and if it was, I would be driving down to the ocean A LOT more!

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