Each year, thousands of students travel around the country and even around the world in celebration of “Spring Break”. Spring Break became widely popular in the United States in the mid-1930s, but has been a known tradition for more than 2000 years, originally celebrating God and wine. Today, Spring Break is known for excessive partying, loud music and plenty of fun for a week non-stop. Preparing for this year’s Spring Break is a way for you to get the most out of your vacation time, whether you are working or attending college.
The top five Spring Break destinations in 2012 included Cancun, Mexico, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Miami (South Beach), Panama City Beach and Puerto Vallarta. Additionally, Acapulco, Mexico, Montego Bay and Negril, Jamaica, Nassau, Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada also fall within the top ten most popular destinations for those headed out during Spring Break.
In 2013, some of the most popular Spring Destinations include London, Los Angeles, Paris, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Rome. If you are on a budget, the top affordable destinations to choose from for your Spring Break getaway include the Bahamas, Boston, Massachusetts, Biloxi, Mississippi, Cancun, Mexico and Chicago, Illinois. If you are looking for ways to enjoy Spring Break without the traditional party atmosphere, consider traveling to Bermuda; Hawaii; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Portland, Oregon or even Vermont.
Prepare for Spring Break by Saving
Preparing for any Spring Break vacation is possible by saving anywhere from $15 to $20 weekly, which adds up to $750 to $1000 annually, giving you more spending money when it comes to planning you trip. Booking your trip in advance and online is a great way to save time while also reducing the overall costs of your Spring Break vacation.
Consider Spring Break Alternatives
If you are not up for traditional Spring Break activities, consider visiting museums, restaurants and local theaters. Give back by donating your time to help with local charities and volunteer organizations. You can also try something new, such as participating in extreme sports, hiking or even bungee jumping to get yourself out of your comfort zone during this year’s Spring Break.