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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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  • 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....
  • Steve and Johnnie Show Schedule for March 7th-11th, 2011

    So, just how much of the Internet do we inhabit? Well, in addition to this blog, some of the other places we hang out in cyberspace include on SteveAndJohnnie.com, on Facebook, on Twitter, on the SteveAndJohnnieShow's Channel on YouTube, on our Yahoo...
  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound
    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting,"...
  • Palm Beach County Camp listings

    North Palm Beach North of Delray Beach ARMORY ART CENTER Summer Art Camp: June 8 through Aug. 19 www.armoryart.org 561-832-1776 THE BRITISH SWIM SCHOOL Serving Broward and Palm Beach 954-747-7251 www.BritishSwimSchool.com 800-495-1718 CALLING...
  • 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...
  • 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

  • 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...