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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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  • Those temporary tattoos may not be

     
    From the better-late-than-never crew at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration comes a warning about temporary tattoos. As a warning to college and high school students given to experimenting over Spring Break, it's a great idea. It would have been more...
  • 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...
  • Legoland Florida: Water park doubles up on bricks

     
    When the Legoland Florida water park reopens for the season on Saturday, guests will see even more figures and scenes constructed of Lego bricks. Two million bricks have been added since the Winter Haven water park opened last year, bringing its total...
  • How to Avoid Common Spring Break Travel Scams

  • Virgin Island crabs hit the beach

    Virgin Island crabs hit the beach
    Got crabs? The island of St. John does... lots of `em. What, in the name of Herman`s Hermits....is causing this mass movement of Hermit Crabs?  Like the wildebeest in the Serengeti, Hermit, or Soldier Crabs migrate yearly... but it`s not for food, no...
  • Michigan school to bring back Sex Education

    Michigan school to bring back Sex Education
    Having "the talk" can be a little weird. It's even more weird when you have the talk at school. The Lansing School District in Michigan hasn't had sex education in three years, but they're talking about bringing them back. An advisory board was put...
  • Album review: The Lonely Island, 'The Wack Album'

    Album review: The Lonely Island, 'The Wack Album'
    *1/2 (out of four) "The Wack Album" represents the Lonely Island's first full-length album since the comedy trio (consisting of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) ceased contributions to "Saturday Night Live." Without the group enjoying...
  • 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...
  • Spring Break Shootout: Woman mad at boyfriend fired 18 shots in hotel room, cops say

    Spring Break Shootout: Woman mad at boyfriend fired 18 shots in hotel room, cops say
    More Spring Break fun. Apparently this gal packed more than a bathing suit, suntan lotion and flip-flops for her Spring Break vacation -- she also packed heat. On Wednesday afternoon cops were dispatched to the Sun and Surf Motel after getting a...
  • Panhandle Sheriffs are on a roll: No break for Spring Breakers

    Panhandle Sheriffs are on a roll: No break for Spring Breakers
    These Panhandle Sheriffs sure mean business. Sheriffs from Okaloosa, Walton, and Bay Counties held a joint news conference on Wednesday to lay down the law to druggies and Spring Breakers: “We don’t want college students coming in from...
  • Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses

     Spring-break community service now the norm on Central Florida campuses
    Welcome to what college students once called Alternative Spring Break — which, these days, is not so alternative and really isn't much of a break. Though there may be no shortage of vacationing young people at Daytona Beach or Panama City this...