10 best locations for spring break in the Star Wars universe

The Rise of Skywalker (2019): Nambi Ghima greets Rey (Daisy Ridley) at the Festival of Ancestors on Pasaana. Photo: Lucasfilm.
The Rise of Skywalker (2019): Nambi Ghima greets Rey (Daisy Ridley) at the Festival of Ancestors on Pasaana. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

Well, it’s spring break… again. And for the second year in a row, it’s looking more and more likely that the best, safest place for you to enjoy spring break is inside, at home, possibly behind a mask, and frequently washing your hands.

Just like last year, this year’s spring break won’t be so much about jetting off to exotic locations, but rather staying at home and imagining jetting off to exotic locations. So as long as we’re stuck in the world of imagination, why not go as big as you can? Forget fantasizing about spending your spring break in Cancun or backpacking the Appalachian Trail. Instead, why don’t you imagine spending your time at one of the fascinating locations offered in the Star Wars galaxy? Sure, you won’t ever actually get to go there. But for right now, the same thing can be said about most places on this planet as well.

So here are the top 10 travel destinations for spring break in the Star Wars universe.

CANTO CASINO. At the heart of Canto Bight sits the Canto Casino and Racetrack. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

10. Canto Bight

Let’s get this one out of the way first. This city full of non-stop parties and gambling is obviously a big tourist destination. It’s the Star Wars equivalent to Las Vegas, right down to the bright lights and luscious city surrounded by desert. You can practically hear Vince Vaughn from Swingers yelling “Canto, baby! Canto!” Get dressed in your finest attire and hit the casino floor. Be prepared to rub elbows with some of the galaxy’s biggest high rollers here, as the casinos are open at all hours. There’s also plenty of sporting events to bet on here including multiple race tracks throughout the city.

9. Great Temple

Of course, you might want to use your spring break to dive deeper into your studies. If you’re looking for a great on-site spot to learn more about the history of the galaxy, The Great Temple on Yavin 4 might be exactly what you’re looking for. While it’s best known for being the location of the hidden rebel base during The Battle of Yavin, the history of the Great Temple goes much further back. Constructed over 5,000 years earlier, there is still much that is unknown about the Temple, or the people who constructed it. The Temple was built by the Massassi, a race of people who were enslaved by the Sith and went extinct long ago. Who knows, your trip to the Great Temple may result in you making your very own historical find.

8. Felucia

Maybe you’re not a history buff. Maybe you want to study plant life instead. If that’s the case, check out the jungles of Felucia. There are plants and fungus that grow here that are unique to this planet and are some of the most visually striking in all of the known galaxy. While you will need to be careful as you travel through the planet’s dense jungles, Jungle Rancors are native to this particular planet, there is no other place in the galaxy that will give you such a unique background for all the Spring Break pictures that you’ll want to post when you get back.

The city of Aldera on Alderaan. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

7. Aldera

So the scenic views are great, but the seclusion isn’t exactly your thing? Maybe what you need is a trip to Aldera, the capital city of Alderaan. The city of Aldera is built on an island in the middle of a lake. Views from the city overlook the pristine lake in all directions. From the city, you can also see the snow-capped mountain range beyond the lake, including the planet’s most famous mountain, Appenza Peak. And while the view is beautiful, Aldera is still a populous city with plenty to do, including a visit to the planet’s Royal Palace where you can visit the Royal Library or the Place Gardens.

6. Hologram Fun World

Of course, you may just be looking to visit a full-out theme park for your spring break. You’re not looking for scenic walks or local culture. Where are the rides? If that’s what you’re looking for, check out Hologram Fun World. This amusement park is built on a space station 40 kilometers across. The theme park’s many attractions are based on hologram technology allowing guests to experience many thrilling adventures in relative safety. Plus, Hologram Fun World is the location of the famous Anywhere Room, a room that will use holograms to take you on a tour of any known planet in the galaxy. This could be especially helpful if the last place sounded nice to you, but you’re visiting the Star Wars galaxy after the destruction of Alderaan. Fortunately, the hologram tour of Alderaan is still available for guests of the park.

The Rise of Skywalker
The Rise of Skywalker (2019): Nambi Ghima greets Rey (Daisy Ridley) at the Festival of Ancestors on Pasaana. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

5. Pasaana

Most of the time, if you check out this desert planet, you’re going to be greeted with a lot of sand and not much else. But once every 42 years, the local species, known as the Aki-Aki, hold The Festival of the Ancestors on Pasaana. This celebration of the locals’ past can attract thousands of off-worlders to seek out the celebration, which has resulted in a tradition of these visitors being given flower necklaces to welcome them to the celebration. According to C-3P0, when Rey, Finn and Poe stumbled onto the celebration, the Festival of the Ancestors is known for its colorful kites and sweets.

4. Varykino

Maybe a once in a lifetime celebration or a non-stop party isn’t what you’re looking for this spring break. Maybe you just want to find a place where you can relax and get away from it all for a few days. For that, you should check out Varykino on Naboo. When Senator Amidala needed to hide out from a potential assassination attempt, this villa located in Naboo’s lake country was where she chose to spend her time with her protector, Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. This secluded haven will let you get away from all your troubles and worries. You can spend days here, and never have to worry about running into another person. With beautiful lake views in every direction, it’s the perfect place to relax and recharge.

3. Black Spire

Black Spire is the one destination from the Star Wars galaxy that’s a big enough deal to have it recreated in ours, so it must be worth checking out. This outpost, located on the planet Batuu, exists in the Outer Rim and is one of the last places you can visit before you’re headed into unknown space. Black Spire has a spaceport, a cantina as well as a local market, but is unique, as it’s the one place in Star Wars that you can actually visit. Disney Park’s Galaxy’s Edge, a highly popular spring break destination, recreates every aspect of Black Spire, right down to the in-canon drink that tastes suspiciously similar to Coca-Cola.

2. Mos Espa

If you want to spend some time on Tatooine, you might think that Mos Eisley would be the place to go. But with 362 hangers, this spaceport is really for those who are looking to get off of the planet. If you’re looking for something to better fit your leisure time, try checking out Mos Espa. With far more entertainment venues than any other spot on the planet, Mos Espa is best known for the Mos Espa Grand Area, home to the Boonta Eve Classic podrace, one of the most exciting races in the sport. With an area big enough to fit the entire city, this is a spot that any sports fan must take the time to check out.

A city-covered planet, Coruscant is the vibrant heart and capital of the galaxy, featuring a diverse mix of citizens and culture. Photo: Lucasfilm. /

1. Coruscant

If you’re ready to graduate from the city that never sleeps, you can expand that to the capital of the galaxy, the planet that never sleeps. With the entire surface of the planet composed of one massive city, you would need a thousand spring breaks to even begin to scratch the surface of all there is to do in the city. Coruscant is the home of the Jedi temple, the Senate, as well as the Galactic Library and the Galactic Museum, the oldest museum in the galaxy that, by some records, predates the galactic civil war by 12,000 years. Then, when it’s time for a break, head over to Dex’s Diner or literally one of the millions of local restaurants that Coruscant has to offer. Just be sure to stay on Level 5127, and stay out of the global city’s underworld.

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