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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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  • Lincoln's Belcher to play basketball for St. Catharine's

    Lincoln's Belcher to play basketball for St. Catharine's
    STANFORD — The color of the uniform may change but Kourtney Belcher will still be a Patriot when she makes the leap from high school to college basketball this fall. The LCHS senior traded her typical red, white and blue attire for a purple and...
  • New Nob Hill entrance to I-595 East should open in mid-June

    Q: When can we expect the eastbound entrance ramp from Nob Hill Road to Interstate 595 to open? That area is a huge traffic mess every morning. Mike Waldmiller, Sunrise A: You'll have to wait about two more months. The eastbound on-ramp from Nob Hill...
  • I-595 off-ramp to Pine Island will move farther east

    Q: There is a potentially dangerous situation on westbound Interstate 595 at Nob Hill Road. After crossing Pine Island, a sign indicates the ramp to Nob Hill Road is three-quarters of a mile ahead. But the sign is placed after the actual ramp begins....
  • Move Over, Griswolds: Our Family "Vacation"

    Let's hear it for Spring Break! We put life on hold for a few days last week to partake in a family vacation which culminated in some amazing activities in the Tampa, Florida area. First, we headed to the Clearwater Marine Aqarium to visit Winter, the...
  • Fashion News: Jon Hamm, Liam Hemsworth, Dianna Agron converge

     
    Stars including Jon Hamm, Liam Hemsworth and Dianna Agron attend “City Year Spring Break 2012: Destination Education.”...
  • 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...
  • Two-week holiday break part of Orange 2013-14 calendar proposal

     
    The Orange County School Board is slated to adopt a calendar tonight for the 2013-14 school year that includes a Winter Break that is two weeks long, a school start date two weeks before Labor Day and a last day of school of June 4. The proposal would...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cuba travel crack earns rebuke from Cuban-American senator

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee didn't ask a single question of Secretary of State-nominee John Kerry about his views on Cuba policy at his confirmation hearing this week. But a meant-to-...
  • School year over for Seminole; next year on horizon

     
    That's it for the school year in Seminole County, with public schools wrapping up sessions for students  today. Teachers wil be done Friday after a couple of days of clean up and shut down work. That one went fast. And before you know it, another school...
  • 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...