Spring Break 2022 in Florida & Texas | Where to Go!

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.


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.


Orlando, FL

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.


Spring break crowds leave Walt Disney World reservations booked up

ClickOrlando.Com | 3/9/21 | According to Walt Disney World’s ticket reservation system, the resort has no reservations available for any of its four theme parks from March 13 through 19.


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.


Daytona Beach, FL

How many bars are there? There are around 100 bars/nightclubs listed on Yelp. Most are oriented to NASCAR and Bike Week tourists. The Big Easy Voodoo Lounge, The Seabreeze Taphouse, PLUR Nightclub, and Cruisin Cafe are catering to Spring Breakers.

How many concerts are there? TBA

What party cards are there? Daytonamaniac VIP Card

How's the beach? In Florida, the East Coast has tougher, greener water, and more rugged beaches. It’s a popular beach destination in Florida, but it’s not as pretty as Panama City or Sarasota


Who comes here? While Daytona faded as students went to Panama City, it still attracts around 65,000 student each year.


What's it notable for? It's one of the few places you're allowed to drive a car on the beach, thanks to the hard-packed sand. Major annual events are NASCAR and Bike Week.

Where is Covid Testing Available? Daytona Beach is located in Volusia County, Fl: Testing & Additional Information.

Law Enforcement? Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the beach and the cops have no pity for fake IDs or those they suspect of providing minors with booze. Last year, around 464 underage drinkers on the streets, in the clubs and on the beach were cited. 210 citations were issued on the beach, underage drinkers were given a $288 fine and adult drinkers were issued a $50 fine. See the complete listing of Daytona's Beach Rules & Information.


Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Fl

How many bars are there? There are around 114 bars/nightclubs listed on Yelp.

How many concerts are there? No specific Spring Break Concerts listed, but events in Miami and South Beach are 35 miles(1 hour) away.

What party cards are there? Nothing found on Google or Bing.

What's it notable for? Known as the original Spring Break destination in the 1960 movie "Where The Boys Are"

Where is Covid Testing Available? Miami Beach and South Beach are located in MiamiDade County, Fl: Testing & Additional Information.

Law Enforcement? Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the beach. No recent announcements by @FLPD411. See the complete listing of Ft. Lauderdale's Beach Rules & Information.


Miami & South Beach

How many bars are there? There are around 114 bars/nightclubs listed on Yelp.

Where is Covid Testing Available? Miami Beach and South Beach are located in MiamiDade County, Fl: Testing & Additional Information.

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Miami & SoBe Spring Break 2022 News

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.


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.


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."


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.


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.



Panama City Beach, FL

How many bars are there? There are around 16 bars/nightclubs listed on Yelp.

How many concerts are there?TBA

What party cards are there? LongBoards VIP Card and the Panamanic Club Card

What's it notable for? Panama City is home to Spinnaker, Harpoon Harry's, Sharky's and Hamerhead Fred's

Where is Covid Testing Available? Panama City Beach is located in Bay County, Fl: Testing & Additional Information.

Law Enforcement? Alcohol is strictly prohibited on the beach during March and the cops have no pity for fake IDs or those they suspect of providing minors with booze. Recent announcement in January by @BayCountySO indicate "strict enforcement." See the complete listing of Panama City Beach's Spring Break ordinances.

PCB Spring Break 2021 News

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.

Clearwater Beach, FL

How many bars are there? There are around 9 bars/nightclubs listed on Yelp.

How many concerts are there? Nothing found on Google or Bing.

What party cards are there? Nothing found on Google or Bing.

What's it notable for? Clearwater Beach is one of the top rated beaches in Florida for family vacations. It has exceptionally wide beaches are a haven for sports enthusiasts; several major beach volleyball championships are held here each year. The commercial district of the beach can be explored by boarding the free Jolly Trolley.

Where is Covid Testing Available? Clearwater Beach is located in Pinellas, Fl: Testing & Additional Information.

Law Enforcement? Clearwater police officers will be out issuing tickets to spring breakers who break the rules. Officers will enforce open container laws and give a stern warning to anyone who darts across the street. With two less crosswalks, visitors will have to walk all the way around the island’s main roundabout. Recent Spring Break 2022 News Story . See a complete listing of Clearwater Beach's ordinances.


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.



Padre Island, Tx

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.”


How many bars are there? There are around 9 bars/nightclubs listed on Yelp. Yelp. The top Spring Break spots are Clayton’s Beach Bar, Louie’s Backyard, and The Quarterdeck Lounge in the Isla Grand Beach Resort.

How many concerts are there? TBA

What party cards are there? Padremaniac VIP Card

How's the beach? In Texas, South Padre Island boasts 34 miles of inviting white sand beaches and ease of travel by air, land or sea.

Who comes here? While Daytona faded as students went to Panama City, it still attracts around 65,000 student each year.
 In 2016, there was a 25% incease.

What's it notable for? It's one of the few places you're allowed to still drink alcohol on the beach, thanks to the hard-packed sand. Major annual events that take place at the same time as Spring Break is Texas Week.

Where is Covid Testing Available? South Padre Island is located in Cameron County, Tx: Testing & Additional Information.

Law Enforcement? Last year, the number of law enforcement officers was 190 from the FBI, DEA, DPS and the Texas Rangers. During the peak weeks from March 9th to 19th, there were 499 arrests resulting in jail, 120 accidents and 621 unclassified incidents 621. Wireless cameras are being used in key locations, like the event areas along with other fixed cameras that in use all year. See the complete listing of South Padre's Beach Rules & Information.




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