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Spring Break

Spring Break
Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000...
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Spring Break is the common term for the mid-semester break for college students, who often vacation in sunny beach locations. Spring Break has no exact date, since universities schedule their break at different times, though Canadian Spring Break usually runs during February, while American colleges take their break in March.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reigned as the top Spring Break destination for many years, but Daytona Beach, Fla. took over that crown in the 1980s, when Fort Lauderdale officials decided to shut out the Spring Break scene. Daytona's Spring Break peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Daytona Beach also shut down the event after the crowds grew to nearly 500,000 and the drinking and partying became too excessive.

Panama City Beach in Florida, South Padre Island in Texas, and Cancun, Mexico have since become other popular Spring Break destinations. Spring Break in Daytona Beach persists as a small, quieter event.
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  • Party Places

    ADOLPH & ROSE LEVIS JCC PARTIES 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton Laurah@levisjcc.org or    561-852-3225 a latte fun10120 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington¿www.alattefun.com    561-793-0280 baby stars 3565 NE 207th St., Suite A9, Aventurawww.baby-stars....
  • Volunteers clear Everglades trails

    Volunteers clear Everglades trails
    Fourteen volunteers braved the hardships of the southern Everglades last Saturday to clear overgrown trails at Everglades National Park, reports Cerisa Swanberg, the park’s assistant volunteer coordinator. “Undaunted by the heat and mosquitos...
  • Five Big Ten teams in Owls' Spring Break golf tournament

    The Florida Atlantic men's golf team is hosting the 17-team Spring Break Tournament Friday through Sunday at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, with five Big Ten teams entered. Joining FAU in the field are Connecticut, DePaul, Eastern Michigan,...
  • Most dangerous Spring Break destination? Orlando! Ugh?

  • Beavis and Butt-Head on Spring Break: Duo tried to steal gators from restaurant

  • Students Donate Spring Break Vacation Time to Help Others

    Students Donate Spring Break Vacation Time to Help Others
    It's that time of year when students take a break from studying.  Many take the week off and go some where warm, sleep in or hang out with friends.  But several students around the metro are donating their spring break vacation time to help others. More...
  • Missouri Senate Spring Break Stalls Extended Benefits

    Missouri Senate Spring Break Stalls Extended Benefits
    Before members of the Missouri State Senate started their 10 day Spring break, they failed to make a decision on extending unemployment benefits for thousands of Missourians.  As a result, a Kansas City grandmother says she faces a daunting situation. On...
  • March 18: Midday Fix - Spring Break Fashions

    March 18: Midday Fix - Spring Break Fashions
    Spring Break Fashions The fashions shown today are available from Discovery Clothing Tips: Mix and match items for your spring break trip to go from day to night and save space in your suitcase. How to go from beach to night-out: Wear your night-out...
  • Timbers go with Thompson

    UC Irvine forward Spencer Thompson was one of three players to be signed to the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer, as announced by Timbers general manager and technical director, Gavin Wilkinson. Thompson concluded his collegiate career at UC...
  • March 21: Your Money Matters - How to Stay Green and Save Green on Spring Break

    March 21: Your Money Matters - How to Stay Green and Save Green on Spring Break
    Shawna Coronado Spring Break Staycation Ideas: Pizza-PJ Movie Marathon Frozen pizzas, your favorite family movies, PJ's, for a great movie marathon. Museum Extravaganza Buy a Citipass! Get admission to the Shedd Aquarium, The Field Museum, Skydeck...
  • Lego-based day camp set for Orlando Science Center

    Lego-based day camp set for Orlando Science Center
    Youngsters can learn through Lego at next week's Lego-Rama Spring Break Camp at the Orlando Science Center. The event, for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, is designed to teach engineering concepts and about spatial relationships using the...