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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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  • Theme parks gear up for spring

    Theme parks gear up for spring
    It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards. Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of...
  • Taking the Kids: Where to go for spring break

    Taking the Kids: Where to go for spring break
    Let's not kid ourselves. None of us want to wait until summer for some fun in the sun. We all could use some rest and relaxation right about now, whether your family's idea of vacation heaven is a bluebird sunny day on a ski slope, a blue-sky sunny day...
  • Chan Lowe: A1A destruction and reconstruction

    Chan Lowe: A1A destruction and reconstruction
    There are a couple of ways to think about the issue of rebuilding the storied Florida State Road A1A, which suffered near-obliteration in some places thanks to the ravages of Hurricane Sandy.   First, that without A1A, South Florida is nothing....
  • Party Places

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  • Adventure Bay Spring Break & Summer Camp

    Adventure Bay Spring Break & Summer Camp
  • Free wireless speaker from Victoria's Secret PINK

    Free wireless speaker from Victoria's Secret PINK
    Get a free wireless mini heart speaker with any purchase from Victoria's Secret PINK. PINK Nation had a Spring Break bash on Miami Beach and now is giving away a free speaker with a coupon when you make any purchase. You also can score the dance party...
  • How to Avoid Common Spring Break Travel Scams

  • Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals

    Florida travel guide for car enthusiasts: Museums, races and festivals
    Check out our new guide for car enthusiasts. You will find information on Florida auto museums, races, car shows, festivals and more. MUSEUMS Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, Ocala: A visual history of drag racing, with Big Daddy Garlits's Swamp Rat...
  • Florida Beach Guide: Fort Lauderdale

    Florida Beach Guide: Fort Lauderdale
    Fort Lauderdale has successfully shed its image as a Spring Break circus and become a more tranquil family resort. But something of the old song Where the Boys Are still applies, as the city is regularly voted one of the top vacation destinations for...
  • 2012 Armwood OT Kevin McCoy loves UCF, leaning toward Knights

    2012 Armwood OT Kevin McCoy loves UCF,  leaning toward Knights
    To hear Kevin McCoy talk about UCF, you’d think there was a No. 78 Knights game jersey with the name MCCOY stitched across the back and hanging in the Bright House Networks Stadium locker room right now. “I’m feeling great about UCF,&...
  • Nuevas ofertas para residentes de la Florida

    Nuevas ofertas para residentes de la Florida
    ¡Me encantan estas noticias! Como residente de Florida sé que hay muchas familias a quienes les resulta difícil visitar los parques de atracciones. Sí, aunque vivimos en un lugar turístico fantástico a donde vienen millones personas de todas partes del...