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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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  • Board game fun: Yeah, that was us, the family with the funny headgear

     
    I do not think of myself as a board/card game sort of person, though when someone in my family suggests we play, I admit I usually have fun. Still when one of those someones suggested we pack a board game for our three-day Spring Break getaway, I think...
  • Fashion News: Jon Hamm, Liam Hemsworth, Dianna Agron converge

     
    Stars including Jon Hamm, Liam Hemsworth and Dianna Agron attend “City Year Spring Break 2012: Destination Education.”...
  • Orange sets school calendars for next two years

     
    The Orange County School Board last night set calendars for the next two school years. The super-organized may now beginning planning Spring Break 2013. The calendars for the next two years basically follow the one in place this year, though the winter...
  • Universal Studios: Mardi Gras concert lineup includes B-52s, Pitbull, Neon Trees

     
    UPDATE: Universal Studios tells us that Thirty Seconds to Mars will now be performing on April 23, and the headlining band on March 19 will be announced at a later date. The schedule has been updated to reflect that change. Universal Studios has...
  • Where the Spring Breakers usually are ….

     
    I know it's too early in the year to really discuss Spring Break (though we did get a press release in December announcing – stop the presses – that warm weather makes Daytona Beach a popular Spring Break destination.) But Spring Break...
  • Top 10 spring break destinations from Cheapflights.com

     
    Ah, spring break! The timeless ritual of beaches and booze. Did I miss anything? Well, www.Cheapflights.com has put together a list of Top 10 Spring Break Destinations to help make planning easier. Popular student hotspots in the Caribbean, Mexico,...
  • Welcome to February: Time for exploration, elbow room at theme parks

     
    Here's a gentle reminder, Central Floridians: Now is the time to visit our  theme parks. The weather is tolerable (and there's nothing to shovel) and the crowds are light, probably because we're in no man's land of holidays  — after New...
  • Lots going on in Pensacola for spring break

     
    Is it spring break yet? Well, here are some options for celebrating the annual rite of spring in Pensacola: With a happening nightlife, the biggest artificial reef in the world, dolphin tours, miles of untouched beach along Gulf Islands National...
  • Planning spring break travel, here’s an option for coupons

     
    If you're making spring break travel plans (or any travel plans), it might be worth checking www.Offers.com. It's touted as a one-stop-shop for the best deals on the web all in one place.  The site has an extensive travel section featuring discount...
  • Another list of spring break options, including Mexico

     
    Here are some spring break deals in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, along with some adventure trips suitable for families, from the folks at REI Adventures: Spring Break Deals in the Riviera Maya: Hacienda Tres Rios: A green resort in the Mexico’s...
  • Gay bashers are having a great week!

     
    UPDATED with T-Shirt opinion text Congratulations gay bashers! Supreme Court says anti-gay protesters have a right to demonstrate at military funerals --In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court throws out a lawsuit against Fred Phelps and the Westboro...