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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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  • The story of Fort Lauderdale

    The story of Fort Lauderdale
    In the beginning, it was sanitation, or the lack of it, that inspired pioneers to found the city of Fort Lauderdale. The approximately 400 residents of the mosquito-ridden outpost at the swamp's edge craved basic services, particularly clean streets and...
  • Adventure Bay Spring Break & Summer Camp

    Adventure Bay Spring Break & Summer Camp
  • Party Places

    ADOLPH & ROSE LEVIS JCC PARTIES 9801 Donna Klein Blvd., Boca Raton Laurah@levisjcc.org or    561-852-3225 a latte fun10120 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington¿www.alattefun.com    561-793-0280 baby stars 3565 NE 207th St., Suite A9, Aventurawww.baby-stars....
  • Volunteers clear Everglades trails

    Volunteers clear Everglades trails
    Fourteen volunteers braved the hardships of the southern Everglades last Saturday to clear overgrown trails at Everglades National Park, reports Cerisa Swanberg, the park’s assistant volunteer coordinator. “Undaunted by the heat and mosquitos...
  • 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