Spring Break 2022 News

You Can Still Save on Spring Break

NY Times | Depending on where you live, the annual ritual is approaching fast, but with some strategy, there are still deals to be had.



Another weekend, another travel mess: JetBlue, Spirit cancel hundreds of flights

USA Today | 04/10/2022 | JetBlue Airways and Spirit Airlines passengers have struggled to reach their destinations this weekend as the airlines canceled hundreds of flights due to staffing issues and bad weather in Florida late in the week.


Panama City eyes cutting alcohol sales hours after violent Spring Break weekend in PCB

USA News | 02/30/2022 | City officials proposed a change to Ordinance 3059, which would annually prohibit the sale of alcohol within city limits between 2 and 7 a.m. from March 1 to April 30.


Party on! South Beach scraps emergency spring break curfew following shootings

NY Post | 3/29/22 | Spring breakers are once again permitted to party until the break of dawn on South Beach after officials ended a midnight curfew that was implemented after five people were shot. A temporary ban on alcohol sales after 6 p.m. has been reversed.


South Beach spring break curfew ends for now

Ch 10 News | 3/28/22 | Now, with the Ultra Music Festival concluded and spring break coming to an end, the Miami Beach curfew will be coming to an end as well on Monday.


Miami Beach cracks down on liquor sales, imposes curfew any alcohol sale or alcohol distribution for "off-premises consumption" after 6 p.m.

Yahoo News | 3/24/22 | Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber announced an emergency order that includes a curfew for the South Beach area that starts early Thursday after midnight and runs through the weekend. A ban is also imposed on any alcohol sale or alcohol distribution for "off-premises consumption" after 6 p.m. on each day the state of emergency is in effect.


Spring break shootings: Miami Beach emergency brings curfew

Seattle Times | 3/21/22 | Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber announced an emergency order that ncludes a curfew for the South Beach area that starts early Thursday after midnight and runs through the weekend.


Thousands of Spring Breakers PACK Miami beaches and are expected to celebrate in record number now that they're free of COVID mandates

Daily Mail | 3/14/22 | Miami beaches were absolutely packed on Friday as throngs of students soaked up the sun and kicked off the weekend.


Lake Havasu Spring Break 2022 Photos

Havasunews | 3/16/22 | Spring breakers are expected to occupy hotspots like The Bridgewater Channel, Kokomo, the London Bridge Resort, the Nautical Beachfront Resort and Quality Inn until mid-April.


New Spring Break 2022 swimmer warnings for Fort Lauderdale, Miami beaches

Miami Herald | 3/13/22 | The weather service’s second high rip current risk warning of the week started Sunday at 8 a.m. and runs through Monday at 8 p.m. and covers coastal Miami-Dade and Broward counties.


South Padre Island Ready for Spring Break 2022

CCTexas| 3/4/22| TxDOT has opened all travel lanes on the JFK Causeway Bridge allowing traffic in two lanes in each direction, separated by a traffic control barrier. The four-lane traffic pattern is scheduled to continue until the week of March 21.


Miami Beach releases traffic plan, ‘high impact’ measures for spring break in March

Miami Herald | 3/2/21 | The city’s spring break plan, released Monday, includes traditional approaches the city imposes every year, along with some new ones that city leaders hope can better promote public safety and ensure tourists enjoy their vacations.


UCSC Spring break COVID testing protocol and travel guidelines

UCS3 | 02/2/2022 | UCSC’s 2022 COVID spring break guidelines. Spring break testing protocol: test before you leave; test before you return: Pick up your free at-home testing kit before you travel, Stay up-to-date on your COVID vaccinations; get boosted, Know before you go: follow the latest CDC guidelines for travel and if Tested positive? Know what to do.


If you’re going abroad for spring break 2022, here’s what it’s like to self-test for your flight back home

CNBC | 02/22/2022 | When returning to the U.S. from abroad, you will have to test negative for Covid-19 one day before your departure for home. If you bring a self-test kit with you from home, be sure it’s legal to do so where you’re headed, but there were other options — at clinics, other hotels and the international airport.


Panama City Beach to temporarily close portion of beach at 10 PM to discourage rowdiness during Spring Break 2022

News Herald | 02/18/2022 | A portion of sandy beaches in Panama City Beach will be temporarily closed at 10 PM every night from March 1 until April 30.


Mexico Travel Advisory | State Department & CDC | Mexico - Level 4: Do Not Travel

State.gov | 01/31/2022 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Mexico due to COVID-19, indicating a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.


Airfare for Spring Break 2022 is about to get much more expensive, experts say. Here’s what you need to know

The Points Guy| 01/25/2022 | According to data compiled by travel booking site Hopper, domestic airfare is projected to increase by as much as 7% monthly through June, reaching — and passing — 2019 levels by April.


Will Gov Free Rapid Covid Tests Work For Spring Break TravelTravel?

eMed | 01/18/2022 | Free COVID-19 tests are on their way. Will they work for Spring Brerak 2022 travel? What you need to know.


Spring Break 2022? COVID-19 May Finally Become Endemic by Mid-March

Infection Control Today | 01/17/2022 | Come this spring (March 20th) the change that we’ve all been waiting for for over two years could finally happen: COVID-19 will stop being a pandemic and settle into the role it will have for now on in as an endemic. Such a shift will allow society to return to normal.


Full Guide To Spring Break 2022 In Miami (& What To Do)

The Travel | 01/12/2022 | Spring break in Miami is a rite of passage for some, and this guide will point first-timers in the right direction.


A College Spring Break 2022 for Cross-Country Skiiers

Fast Skier | 01/10/2022 | If you wanna go on a cross-country skiing trip during Spring Break, then now is the perfect time to concentrate on preparing for it.


No booze, no worries: For sixth year, Spring Break to be booze free on Gulf Shores beaches

AL.com | 01/07/2022 | For the sixth year in a row, the City Council will move in that direction and will vote Monday to implement an alcohol possession ban on all beachfront property within the city limits.


Planning Spring Break 2022 In Cancun? Here's What To Avoid

The Travel | 12/30/21 | Aside from the obvious, there are some things that spring breakers should avoid doing after planning their dream Cancun vacation.


Spring Break 2022 in South Padre Island Texas. Rapper Afroman will perform at Claytons Beach Bar

CMG | 12/31/21 | Rapper, songwriter and comedian Afroman will perform live at Clayton’s Beach Bar on March 23rd. He is known for his energetic performances and has a loyal and large fan base.


Miami Beach Commissioners approved $2.4 million for programming during Spring Break Miami 2022

RE: Miami Beach Newsletter | 10/6/21 | the plans for the month-long programming are already confirmed. Miami Beach LIVE!, which is being produced by Tom Bercu Presents, consists of four weekends of programming starting with a Friday night movie, Saturday daytime activations that focus on health and wellness, sports, and family-friendly activities followed by an evening concert and Sunday Dine-Arounds in partnership with the Ocean Drive Association and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Yale University delays start to spring semester, shortens spring break from two weeks to one

Yale Daily News | 12/22/21 | Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will delay the start of the spring 2022 semester from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, will move the first two weeks of classes online and will shorten spring break from two weeks to one due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Brownies & Lemonade Announces Spring Break Puerto Vallarta Lineup

Broad Wayworld | 12/8/21 | Renowned Los Angeles party crew Brownies & Lemonade for their first-ever Spring Break experience next year. Taking place in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from March 21-25, 2022.


STS Travel Announces Spring Break 2022 Performances by Cheat Codes, Sam Feldt and Lost Kings in Nassau

Prnewswire | 12/9/21 | Cheat Codes, Sam Feldt and Lost Kings will be performing in Nassau Bahamas for Spring Break 2022. Sam Feldt will be performing March 8th and Cheat Codes will perform on March 15th. Lost Kings will be performing on March 11 & 18th.


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Miami Beach Commissioners approved $2.4 million for programming during Spring Break Miami 2022

RE: Miami Beach Newsletter | 10/6/21 | the plans for the month-long programming are already confirmed. Miami Beach LIVE!, which is being produced by Tom Bercu Presents, consists of four weekends of programming starting with a Friday night movie, Saturday daytime activations that focus on health and wellness, sports, and family-friendly activities followed by an evening concert and Sunday Dine-Arounds in partnership with the Ocean Drive Association and the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau.


Yale University delays start to spring semester, shortens spring break from two weeks to one

Yale Daily News | 12/22/21 | Yale College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences will delay the start of the spring 2022 semester from Jan. 18 to Jan. 25, will move the first two weeks of classes online and will shorten spring break from two weeks to one due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Brownies & Lemonade Announces Spring Break Puerto Vallarta Lineup

Broad Wayworld | 12/8/21 | Renowned Los Angeles party crew Brownies & Lemonade for their first-ever Spring Break experience next year. Taking place in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from March 21-25, 2022.


STS Travel Announces Spring Break 2022 Performances by Cheat Codes, Sam Feldt and Lost Kings in Nassau

Prnewswire | 12/9/21 | Cheat Codes, Sam Feldt and Lost Kings will be performing in Nassau Bahamas for Spring Break 2022. Sam Feldt will be performing March 8th and Cheat Codes will perform on March 15th. Lost Kings will be performing on March 11 & 18th.


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The Best Spring Break Trips for Families

Travel and Leisure | 4/9/21 | From classic beach vacations to water park thrills, we’ve pulled together a list of destinations across the U.S. and Caribbean that are sure to entertain your kids, no matter how old they are. Of course, if you haven’t quite had your fill of snowflakes and hot chocolate, we’ve been sure to include a couple of chilly weather destinations as well.


6 MAGICAL SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Takeme Fishing | 4/7/21 | So the spring break trip to Disney had to be canceled. While it’s sad to miss out on Mickey & Minnie time, there are many other spring break activities and fun things to do outside. Here are six magical spring break activities for kids!


28 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN THE U.S. OR AROUND DURING COVID SPRING BREAK

Traveling Lifestyle| 4/9/21 | Traveling Lifestyle has compiled a list of 28+ warm vacation ideas and places for Americans to travel during COVID-19, along with travel restrictions and requirements for each destination!


Health Officials Warn That Spring Break Travel Could Trigger New Outbreaks

Yahoo News | 3/28/21 | As coronavirus cases and deaths drop across the Southland, health officials are warning that spring break travelers could trigger new outbreaks once returning home.


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.


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


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.


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.


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 2022 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.


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.


'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 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.


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.

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The Best Spring Break Trips for Families

Travel and Leisure | 4/9/21 | From classic beach vacations to water park thrills, we’ve pulled together a list of destinations across the U.S. and Caribbean that are sure to entertain your kids, no matter how old they are. Of course, if you haven’t quite had your fill of snowflakes and hot chocolate, we’ve been sure to include a couple of chilly weather destinations as well.


6 MAGICAL SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

Takeme Fishing | 4/7/21 | So the spring break trip to Disney had to be canceled. While it’s sad to miss out on Mickey & Minnie time, there are many other spring break activities and fun things to do outside. Here are six magical spring break activities for kids!


28 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN THE U.S. OR AROUND DURING COVID SPRING BREAK

Traveling Lifestyle| 4/9/21 | Traveling Lifestyle has compiled a list of 28+ warm vacation ideas and places for Americans to travel during COVID-19, along with travel restrictions and requirements for each destination!


Health Officials Warn That Spring Break Travel Could Trigger New Outbreaks

Yahoo News | 3/28/21 | As coronavirus cases and deaths drop across the Southland, health officials are warning that spring break travelers could trigger new outbreaks once returning home.


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.


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


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.


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.


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 2022 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.


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.


'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 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.


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.

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