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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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Top Spring Break Articles

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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Disaster looms? It's time for a road trip!

    When the recent turmoil in the Middle East ignited, causing gas prices to soar higher than Charlie Sheen's ego, there was only one sensible thing to do for the wellbeing of my family: rent a petroleum-swilling RV and hit the road. Nothing makes sense...
  • Boyd All-American

    Vanguard University senior Sarah Boyd has been named second-team NAIA All-American in women's basketball. Boyd, a 5-foot-4 point guard who led the nation in assists (6.8 per game), averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds for the Lions, who finished 17-...
  • Variety show raises funds for playground

    College View Foundation’s second phase of fundraising for the new playground is moving along. The Leo Club at Flintridge Prep is donating all proceeds from its annual Mr. Flintridge Prep Contest, a variety show spoofing beauty pageants. “...
  • Spring Break through the years

    Spring Break through the years
  • Briefly In Sports

    Samuelson earns top CIF honor Edison senior Bonnie Samuelson has been named the Player of the Year for the All-CIF Girls' Basketball Division 1A team. Samuelson is one of six local players to earn All-CIF status. She is joined on the team by sister,...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    SUNDAY Easter Sunday Double-Header in CdM The Corona del Mar Community Church holds an Easter Sunrise Worship at Lookout Point, corner of Heliotrope Avenue and Ocean Boulevard in Corona del Mar. The event is at 6 a.m. At 11 a.m., the church will stage...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: I've got spring fever

    "It's spring fever….You don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" —Mark Twain * Spring Break. The words conjure many things for me and even spark a bit of mischief with a play on...
  • Southwestern wins it on a hit

    BASEBALL Southwestern Academy 10, New Harvest Christian 9 (eight innings): Freshman Masamichi Makino was plunked on a 3-2 count with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth to deliver the Sun its second win this season in nonleague play Thursday...