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Black spring break returns to Biloxi this weekend: Everything you need to know

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.


Florida is America’s no. 2 dream destination for vacation this summer, second to Hawaii

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.



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Best Family Spring Break Destinations

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.


22 Spring Break Ideas for Families on a Budget – Kid Friendly!

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 Beach ends curfew after weeks of spring break partying, but some restrictions remain

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


SPRING BREAK: Universal’s Islands of Adventure Has Reached Capacity For the Fourth Day in a Row

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.


With Easter and spring break combined, Atlanta airport seeing spikes in travel

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.


California scrambles as maskless crowds flood Spring Break vacation hotspots

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.


Spring break tourism in Mexico goes on, despite pandemic

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.


Spring break is here: Ideas for hanging out closer to home

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


Even During A Pandemic, Florida’s Spring Break Party Continues

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.


4 best romantic spring break movies

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!


Punta Cana Named a Top 2021 Spring Break Destination

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.


Spring break frenzy in Florida

Reuters | 3/30/21 | Picture Gallery: Spring break frenzy in Florida as People congregate in front of the bars and restaurants on South Beach


Fact check: Facebook Post misleads about spring break aftermath in Key West

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.


Should I Stay or Should I Go? Spring Break 2021 Unique Ideas

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.


Panama City Beach Spring Break is booming again. But is it rowdy like back in the day?

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.


OUR VIEW: Five years later - Spring Break never died. It cleaned up its act

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.


COVID Update: Returning from Spring Break

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:....


Fort Lauderdale changed its spring break scene in the ’80s. Can Miami Beach do the same?

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.


ALEA advises public to ‘Think Smart Before You Start’ during Spring Break 2021

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.


What curfew? Miami spring breakers party on despite restrictions

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.


Spring Breakers Even More Likely to Drive to Destination in 2021

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.


113 Things To Do This Week In Las Vegas For March 29-April 2, 2021

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.


Hawaii beaches packed with hordes of maskless spring breakers

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.


17 Spring Break Getaways That Don’t Require Air Travel

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.


Trevor Noah on Miami spring break mayhem: 'Covid is not over. All right?'

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”?


UMiami Beach spring break arrests aren't all out-of-towners as city deals with 'too many people' amid spring break

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.


US Passenger Numbers Top 1m Per Day For 10 Consecutive Days

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.


This Spring Break, 65 Is the New 20

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.


'We got bored and wanted to go on a trip': Tales from a pandemic spring break in Cancun, Mexico

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.


Miami Beach, Overwhelmed by Spring Break, Extends Emergency Curfew

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.


Miami Beach to spring breakers: No more late-night partying.

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.


Now Loading Every Row on The High in the Sky Seuss Trolley Train Ride at Universal Studios Florida

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.


Fort Lauderdale police to increase patrols as spring break turns violent: reports

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.


Air Travel Keeps Hitting New Pandemic Highs As Spring Breakers Stoke Fears

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.


Miami bolsters police amid spring break influx as Fort Lauderdale beckons crowds despite Uber assault

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."


Spring breakers descend on Texas amid fears of superspreader event

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.”


Students Desperate for Spring Break, Settling for Less

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.


Spring Break Sends Late-Night Miami Club Scene Over the Edge

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.


'Feels like I'm being punished': College kids describe feelings of FOMO during spring break 2021

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.


Planning A Spring Break? These 5 Tips Can Help Minimize Risk

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 shores inundated with visitors as spring break drives up travel

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.


Miami mayor warns Florida is already packed for spring break with too many people on the way: 'We've got a problem'

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."


New U.S. Travel Warning To Mexico For Spring Break Holidays

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.


In South Beach, police seen body-slamming person, shooting pepper balls to disperse crowd

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.


Spring break 2021 or bust: Millions board flights as pandemic enters second year

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.


Avoiding Another COVID-19 Wave: How Schools Are Handling Spring Break Travel

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.


Spring breakers flock to Covid hotspot Florida to party like it's 2019

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.


Fun in the sun: A look into South Padre Island's Spring Break 2021

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.


Spring Break 2021: College students return to beaches as COVID-19 pandemic rages on

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.


Spring break 2021 in California: Travel and quarantine restrictions Arizonans should know

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.


U.S. WARNS AGAINST TRAVEL TO MEXICO FOR SPRING BREAK 2021

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.


Spring break could be a perfect storm for spreading coronavirus variants. Don't let that happen

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.


Fort Lauderdale party spot bans spring breakers

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.


Spring Break 2021 in Fort Lauderdale | PHOTOS

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.


Spring Break 2021 in Fort Lauderdale | PHOTOS

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.


Texas lifts COVID restrictions ahead of Spring Break in Galveston

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.


Spring Break 2021 Travel Presents a Challenge

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.


Local Florida officials are warning spring breakers to stay away from Miami and 'go to Vegas' if they don't plan on following new rules

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.


Spring break surge in Tampa Bay boosts economy – and COVID concerns

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.


Florida, beach parties and road trips: Not all Michigan colleges canceling spring break this year!

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, ...


Walt Disney World, Universal Studios hoping to lure tourists back for spring break

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.


How to Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Beaches Responsibly during COVID-19

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.


Mexico eases coronavirus restrictions in popular tourist cities ahead of spring break

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.


How to Visit St. Pete/Clearwater Beaches Responsibly during COVID-19

St. Pete/Clearwater | 2/18/2021 | This site offers the most up-to-date information on the status of local businesses, local health guidelines, and links to stories and videos about how to visit responsibly. Enter our sweepstakes to win the Ultimate Beach Getaway by signing our Rise to Shine Pledge page to visit responsibly.


Planning a spring break trip during the pandemic? Here's what you need to know about flights

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.


Fort Lauderdale and Miami | Spring Break 2021: Keep your clothes on, and no drunken brawls

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.


NO booze, NO deep holes and NO balcony jumping in Panama City Beach for spring break

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 Beach limits special event crowds to 125-person limit during Spring Break because of COVID-19

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.


Walt Disney World Park Hours Extended in March for Spring Break, Hours Added Through May 15th

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.


Spring Break 2020 News

U.S. State Department warns tourists about tainted alcohol at Mexico resorts after blackouts reported

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......


Organizers of Spring Break Parties in South Padre Island subject to new rules

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.



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