A quick survey of the top Family Spring Break Destinations, Ideas, Deals, Discounts.
Before you plan or book your Spring Break 2021 Trip, here are some things to consider.
Nola| 4/8/21 | The first Black Spring Break events took place on the Coast from 2000 to 2002. After a hiatus, it’s been an annual tradition since 2010, with different organizers holding events under the same umbrella.
WPLG-TV 10 | 4/8/21 | Florida has been a top destination for travelers throughout the pandemic, which explains the chaos that ensued in Miami Beach during the spring break month of March. According to the survey, this trend has only grown with news of vaccines: many Americans are planning a visit to Disney World this year.
A quick survey of the top Florida Spring Break 2021 destinations comparing bars, clubs, concerts and law enforment.
US News| 4/5/21 | To determine which are ideal for travelers with children in tow, U.S. News considered entertainment options and family-friendly dining and lodging choices – along with user votes – to create this ranking of the best family spring break destinations.
Family Destinations Guide | 4/5/21 | Don’t let budget constraints hold you back. Even on a moderate budget, you can visit some of the choicest vacation destinations and have tremendous fun without feeling the pinch.
Miami Herald| 4/8/21 | After more than two weeks of curfews in Miami Beach due to eventful — at times chaotic — spring break nights, the city will be putting an end to it.The City of Miami Beach on Tuesday canceled the 8 p.m. curfew imposed each Thursday through Sunday, but other restrictions will take its place
WDW News Today | 4/4/21 | Universal Orlando Resort theme parks have reached capacity multiple days this week thanks to spring break and holiday crowds. Universal’s Islands of Adventure reached capacity before 11:00 AM yesterday and Universal Studios Florida followed shortly after.
MSN News| 4/4/21 | The Atlanta airport was packed and felt almost pre-pandemic Sunday evening. It was a trend that swept the nation this Easter weekend. According to the Transportation Security Agency, more than 1.58 million people traveled on Friday alone. It was the highest single-day number recorded since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
The Guardian | 4/2/21 | Images of hundreds of largely maskless people crammed on to the Santa Monica pier or huddled around street performers on the Venice boardwalk over the past few days have raised concerns that spring break in the Golden state could spiral out of control, much as it has in Miami Beach, Florida, and trigger a superspreader event.
Roya News| 4/3/21 | Many hotels and clubs offer free and voluntary PCR tests to add to the feeling of safety in the Latin American country, which has seen over 200,000 coronavirus deaths.
Daily News | 4/1/21 | The weather is warm and the kids are out of school – or at least out of their bedroom-turned-classroom settings. But what’s there to do to soak in the spring break vacation during the pandemic with many people hesitant to go far away? Here’s a few ideas to get out and enjoy as spring breaks across the region get underway: Life’s a beach
Science Friday | 4/2/21 | The COVID-19 pandemic is not over, even after a long and painful year. Spring break always attracts attention but this year, there’s another reason spring breakers are coming to Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis basically invited them: “Let me just tell ya’. There’s no lockdowns in Florida, OK? It’s not gonna happen,” he told a cheering crowd earlier this month.
Fanguide | 3/31/21 | No matter how you find it, romance is the name of the game and is on its way to you with this list of the most romantic spring break movies. Check it out!
Globenewswire | 3/31/21 | Dominican Republic is full of historic charm, vibrant culture, and, of course, some of the world's most stunning beaches, including Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana recently ranked among Tripadvisor's top 25 beaches in the world as ranked by travelers. Ready to plan your spring getaway? Read on for tips on which Dominican destination to set your sight on.
Reuters | 3/30/21 | Picture Gallery: Spring break frenzy in Florida as People congregate in front of the bars and restaurants on South Beach
USA Today | 3/30/21 | But the picture and text together are misleading and purport to show this is what Key West looks like today after spring break mayhem. While the image does show Key West, it is not recent.
UC Denver | 3/29/21 |We are about to enter the second spring break vacation affected by the pandemic. Many students, faculty, and staff have exhausted their creative ideas for at-home fun. By now, some Lynx are understandably tired of Zoom happy hours and streaming parties. While the number of vaccinated individuals is steadily rising, everyone needs to remain vigilant in order to keep from spreading COVID-19.
News Herald | 3/27/21 | While there were some college students visiting PCB, the majority of tourists were families, many of whom came to the area to vacation in an open environment where they can socially distance.
News Herald | 3/28/21 |Five years ago in March, many beach businesses were taking a financial hit from new Spring Break laws as the number of visitors – and the accompanying bed-tax revenue – plummeted and some jobs disappeared in the service industry.
Univ Denver | 3/27/21 | If you have been away from campus and/or you have missed a required scheduled COVID-19 test, you will need to complete the re-entry protocols before returning to campus after spring break. These include:....
Miami Herald | 3/27/21 | Miami Beach needs to look no further than Fort Lauderdale Beach for advice, which struggled with similar seasonal chaos for decades before changing course. Now even in March and April, “The Strip” — that stretch of A1A between Las Olas and Sunrise boulevards — is largely family friendly with few disruptive partiers.
WAFF TV | 3/27/21 | Spring break calls for a ton of fun with family and friends, however the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency advises students and parents to think smart, plan ahead and review safety laws before traveling.
NY Post | 3/26/21 | Diehard Miami Beach spring breakers kept the party raging — despite a newly imposed curfew to try to stifle the boozy annual rite.
The Detroit Bureau | 3/26/21 | Seven in 10 spring break travelers indicated plans to drive to their destinations this year, up from 63% in 2020 and 57% in 2019. These numbers come at a time when health authorities are still cautioning against any sort of travel, Mays said.
KTNV-TV | 3/25/21 | Information on Springs Preserve, Spring Break fun at Las Vegas Natural History Museum, discounted tickets for locals to Observation Wheel and Eiffel Tower, a jazz concert at Summerlin Library, movies at the SciFi Center, reopening of Burlesque Hall of Fame and First Friday in downtown Las Vegas.
NY Post | 3/25/21 | Travelers are now able to sidestep the 10-day quarantine by taking pre-travel COVID-19 tests, allowing for the current surge in visitors to the state with one of the lowest rates of confirmed coronavirus infections in the US.
Readers Digest | 3/24/21 | Spring break travel is back, baby! According to a recent survey by Cars.com, 57 percent of Americans plan to travel at least 50 miles from home for spring break—and those stats are on par with pre-COVID-19 numbers.
The Guardian | 3/23/21 | Did Governor DeSantis really expect college students to not party maskless for spring break after declaring Florida a “freedom oasis”?
USA Today | 3/23/21 | Slightly more than half of those arrested in Miami Beach over a period including spring break live outside of Florida, city data show. Additionally, more than a third of the citywide arrests were for felony charges. On Saturday, the city declared a state of emergency in its entertainment district, establishing an 8 p.m. curfew due to the spring breakers who inundated the city.
Simple Flying | 3/21/21 | As the popular spring break holiday leads many passengers to book flights to vacation hotspots around the country, US passenger numbers have remained steady for the last ten days, with at least one million passengers per day from March 11th through March 20th.
The Daily Beast | 3/21/21 | This year’s spring breakers might be different—notably, they’ll be a lot older and they’ll be be vaccinated. Many colleges and universities, like Boston College and the Ohio State University, are canceling spring break to deter superspreading events. But spring break abhors a vacuum, and newly vaccinated senior citizens are expected to fill the gap.
USA Today | 3/21/21 | This year is not normal, of course, but like many beach and outdoor destinations, Cancun is seeing a spike in visitors as vaccinated vacationers and those with pandemic fatigue book getaways despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s advice not to travel – even if they are vaccinated – and COVID-19 cases and deaths.
NY Times | 3/21/21 | Officials in Miami Beach decided on Sunday to extend an emergency curfew closing the famed Ocean Drive to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. — the hours of the curfew — for four nights a week through April 12.
NY Times | 3/21/21 | Hotels in Miami Beach do not have to close down but guests are being asked to stay on hotel premises after curfew, and restaurants, bars and sidewalk cafes must close by 8 p.m. The emergency measures will be in place for 72 hours, until the City Commission can meet to decide on a longer-term plan.
WDW News | 3/18/21 | Spring break crowds are at an all-time high and the Universal Orlando Resort theme parks have been closing daily for entry this week when hitting capacity. To offset the crowds and thus the longer wait-times, it seems as though Universal has decided to loosen physical distancing measures to alleviate those waits.
NY Post | 3/19/21 | Fort Lauderdale police will increase patrols over the weekend as spring break celebrations gave way to a number of violent incidents Thursday, according to reports.
Forbes | 3/18/21 | Airports saw their largest number of passengers in the year-long pandemic over this past week, data shows, as experts warn spring break travel could hamper the U.S.’s success in overcoming Covid-19 at a critical moment.
Fox News | 3/18/21 | "It’s better to be here in Florida than in a stuffy dorm room. It’s better to be here enjoying the fresh open air than it is to be stuck in a home where you’re sheltering in place," Trantalis said. "We’ve been pretty good at maintaining the crowds, maintain safety. Don’t expect to come to Fort Lauderdale without wearing a mask, keeping those COVID protocols in place, but so far, things are going well."
NY Post | 3/17/21 | “The state has opened up for business, so that means we’re open for business,” Clayton Brashear, owner of Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill. “We’re trying to give the kids something so they enjoy their spring break and come back to the island.”
Inside Higher ED | 3/17/21 | Laurence Steinberg, a professor of psychology at Temple University and a leading expert on adolescent behavior, said that students are getting mixed signals right now about whether it’s safe to do away with some of the precautions that the public has been urged to follow during the pandemic.
Daily Beast | 3/16/21 | Thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis, the city is far too wide open given the daily positivity rate has not fallen below 5 percent for consecutive weeks throughout the pandemic. Now, with a combination of Spring Break and a general sense from the federal government on down that the pandemic is in its final throes, the parties are getting even wilder.
USA Today | 3/16/21 | College is supposed to be the best years of your life, and seeing people your age do all this fun stuff while you're staying safe— I don't know, it feels like I'm being punished for following the rules whereas other people are taking risks and going out.
GA Public Radio | 3/15/21 | A growing body of evidence suggests the risk of transmitting virus is low after vaccination, but as the science evolves, it's best to err on the side of caution, especially as more contagious variants circulate.
Hawaii News Now | 3/15/21 | Over the weekend, more than 26,200 people who arrived in Hawaii said they were coming here for vacation, according to the daily trans-Pacific arrival tracker provided by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Business Insider | 3/14/21 | "We're seeing too much spring break activity," Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber told CNN on Saturday. "We've got a problem with too many people coming here. We've got a problem with too many people coming here to let loose."
The Yucatan Times | 3/14/21 | A health and security alert from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico asks citizens to reconsider nonessential traveling into Mexico. According to the embassy, consular services, such as emergency passport appointments, are limited as a result of the pandemic, while land crossings remain restricted to essential travel until March 21 at least.
Tampa Bay Times | 3/13/21 | Miami Beach Police officers were seen on video Friday night body-slamming a suspect in South Beach and shooting pepper balls toward a crowd that gathered near Ocean Drive.
USA Today | 3/12/21 | Travelers who haven't flown since the coronavirus pandemic began are in for a surprise if they're expecting empty airports and planes. TSA said it screened 1,357,111 passengers on Friday, on top of 1,284,271 on Thursday as travelers headed out on vacations.
Education Week | 3/12/21 | Certain types of travel can be done more safely than others. Families should avoid traveling to COVID-19 hot spots or where large crowds of people will gather, like amusement parks or other tourist attractions. But driving to visit out-of-state relatives, especially those who have been vaccinated, is safer.
The Guardian | 3/12/21 | Even though the Covid vaccine is rolling out, the virus is still spreading in many parts of the country, albeit at lower numbers than the surge that was seen over the winter. Florida, the premier destination for spring break in the US, sees over 4,000 new cases of Covid a day, yet hotels in Miami are expecting hotel occupancy to reach 70% – just 15% less than pre-pandemic time.
Yahoo! News | 3/11/21 | Now through March 19, is marked as the Spring Break season and so far, city officials say South Padre Island has been busy on the weekends.As of Tuesday, he said occupancy on the Island is around 50 percent in bookings, but an increase is expected.
USA Today | 3/9/21 | College students have begun to arrive in the South Florida area for the annual spring break ritual. City officials are anticipating a large spring break crowd as the coronavirus pandemic continues. They are advising people to wear masks if they cannot social distance.
AZ Central | 3/6/21 | California has since lifted its stay-at-home order but its statewide quarantine advisories, though not legally enforceable, remain. Some municipalities have their own restrictions based on their current number of cases.
Vallarta Daily | 3/8/21 | In a health and safety alert issued by the diplomatic headquarters on March 4, the US government warned that COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations remain high in most of Mexico, so travel should be reconsidered.
CNN | 3/6/21 | Florida has the highest percentage of the B.1.1.7 UK variant. Spring break in Florida could spell disaster for the country.
NY Post | 3/6/21 | Across Florida, elected officials and business owners are trying to dissuade spring breakers from crowding their beaches, streets and bars. Miami Beach has banned booze on the sand and set a curfew to limit its famed nightlife, while Fort Lauderdale is heavily enforcing social distancing and mask mandates.
Miami Herald | 3/5/21 | One year after the novel coronavirus cut spring break short, the party is back on in Miami Beach, and this time COVID isn’t keeping the young tourists away. If anything, it’s making Miami more of a destination for people looking to relax or let loose after being bottled up for months.
Sun Sentinel | 3/4/21 | College students swarm Fort Lauderdale beach and beachfront bars as thousands of COVID-19 cases are reported daily across Florida.
KHOU Ch-11 | 3/3/2021 | Even though the state will allow businesses to return to 100% capacity and lift the mask mandate next week, Byrd isn’t going to get rid of safety protocols right away.
Travel Pulse | 3/3/21 | They are putting in rules; they are putting in restrictions; they are adding more police presence, and they are generally cracking down. But no matter how many precautions officials in towns and cities across the country take, they are resigned to the inevitable.
Yahoo! News | 3/1/2021 | Miami Beach, is now predicting a larger than typical spring break. In response, Miami Beach has implemented even stronger safety protocols for crowds between February 22 to April 12.
MSN News | 3/1/21 | The coronavirus pandemic is ongoing, but that doesn’t seem to be slowing down visitors who are flocking to Florida in droves, and that has some public health experts concerned.
M Live | 2/28/2021 | Adrian College's spring break started Feb. 26 and runs through March 7. The college has put a lot of time into COVID-19 testing and getting protocols in place, ...
ClickOrlando.Com | 2/25/21 | Walt Disney World executives announced a new spring break deal in an effort to lure tourists back in. Universal Orlando also announced new deals ahead of the season.
Sun Sentinel | 2/28/2021 | Spring Break 2021 is shaping up to be the most unpredictable version of the time-honored South Florida tourism bonanza since “Where the Boys Are” started the 60s.
Washington Post | 2/26/21 | Mexico eases coronavirus restrictions in popular tourist cities ahead of spring break. Hotels, restaurants, shops and more will operate at 60 percent capacity beginning next week.
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USA Today | 2/22/21 | Southwest Airlines kicked off 2021 with a spring fare sale with tickets as low as $29 one way. Spirit Airlines' website invites travelers to "Say hello to savings this spring,'' touting fares as low as $62 round trip.
Sun Sentinel | 2/18/2021 | On Thursday, the Fort Lauderdale Police Department put out a list of things that could land a Spring Breaker in trouble.
PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD | 2/22/2021 | SPRING BREAK BEACH RULES IN PCB The Panama City Beach Police Department issued a statement recently reminding beachgoers about the rules in the month of March regarding alcohol and other activities on the Beach.
PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD | 2/25/2021 | Panama City Beach limits special event crowds during Spring Break because of COVID-19. This new restriction will be in addition to the city's annual March alcohol ban on the beach.
WDW News Today | 2/26/2021 | Park Hours were extended for several theme parks over the busy spring break season, but further changes have been made again today, reflecting more extensions for what is usually the busy Spring Break period.
Journal Sentinel | The U.S. State Department is alerting travelers to Mexico about possible tainted or counterfeit alcohol that could cause sickness and blacking out......
My San Antonio | Anyone wanting to host a large event on South Padre Island, a popular spring break destination, will now have to apply for a permit four weeks in advance. Those who fail to do so will face a $500 fine, according to a new ordinance approved earlier this week.