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Spring break hot spots

by Jordan Wiggins

When it comes to spring break all college students want the same thing from their vacations: sun, sand, and fun. With March the month of spring break, that means somewhere with a lot of heat is a must. Explore this list to help guide your decision in finding the perfect getaway for your spring break trip this year.

  • Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach is the “it” place to be for all spring breakers. It is known for its weather and non-stop partying. Panama City Beach is also known to be very lenient to those looking to rent that are under the age twenty-five. A good amount locations will rent to potential spring breakers as long as they are at least eighteen. While in Panama City beach, you can expect nothing but nonstop parties and fun in the sun. The beaches are beautiful there and the sand is perfect!

  • Daytona Beach, Florida

Daytona Beach is a legendary spot when it comes to spring break. Daytona is known for its raceway. Though it is a little on the expensive side, if you are willing to pay the extra price, then it’s a great place to be for spring break. Daytona Beach is said to be one of the wildest places that a person can go for spring break. If you are thinking of heading to Daytona for spring break this year, make sure you are ready to be around 24/7 non-stop partying.

  • Miami, Florida

For those that are over twenty-one, Miami is the place to be for you. Miami alone, outside of spring break, is said to be one of the best beaches in the world. If you are looking to catch a tan and lay out in the sun, then this is the place for you. Miami, just like everywhere else, is home to some of the best partying that you will find. Though you may have to pay a bit of a cover charge, since most of the nightclubs in the area are upscale places, it will definitely be worth it.

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Las Vegas is a well-known spot for spring breakers; however, the true fun only happens here if you are over twenty-one. Las Vegas is a known host to a plethora of spring breakers from all of over the country, not just the west coast. Las Vegas around spring break time is also home to MTV’s Spring Break, BET’s Spring Bling, & VH1’s Spring Break as well. So be warned of all the cameras that will be around. There will always be something to do in Vegas because it’s just that, Vegas. The nightclubs in Las Vegas are world-renowned and they will more than likely give you the time of your life.  Though there is no beach in Las Vegas, almost every hotel or resort has a swimming pool for its guests to indulge in. Las Vegas is anything but cheap though. But you if you have the money to spare, it’s a trip that you won’t regret.

  • South Padre Island, Texas

For those people that are not near the east coast and cannot make it to the warm beaches of Florida or South Carolina, South Padre Island offers the next best thing and even gives some of the places a run for their money in the process. This lovely cove of a place sits in the Gulf of Mexico, and offers some of the warmest waters you will find. South Padre Island is extremely affordable and, if your looking for some of the best parties ever, this is the place for you. Though you may run into the occasional overly intoxicated individual here, it is still one of the best places to go to have a good time.

  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If you are looking to have all the fun of going to Florida, Texas, or Vegas, but do not have a serious amount of money to be throwing around, then Myrtle Beach is the answer. Myrtle Beach is known for being the inexpensive spot for hopeful spring breakers every year. Though it is not as expensive as everywhere else, as long as you are with the right crowd of people, you will still have the same amount of fun, maybe even more. Myrtle Beach is known for being a family vacation place but, when the sun goes down and the streetlights come on, all of that changes. The nightclubs here are some of the best you can find.