Spring Break: Spring 2013 Locations
January 7, 2013 | by

Hey there, classy co-eds! As the new semester picks up, it’s time to plan everyone’s favorite week of the springtime: spring break 2013. Spring break trips can really break the bank between airfare, food and lodging, so College Lifestyles™ has come up with four great spring break locations within the United States.

  1. Panama City Beach, Fla. Panama City Beach is arguably the most popular spring break location within the United States for 2013. Commonly referred to as PCB, it’s located on the Gulf of Mexico in northwestern Florida. PCB boasts dozens of modern resorts, many of which are geared specifically at college students on spring break. PCB also hosts an extensive line-up of musical performances – such as country singer Rodney Atkins – during various spring break weeks, which ensures an exciting nightlife scene.

  1. South Padre Island, Texas. Texas might not be the first location that comes to mind when planning a spring break, but South Padre Island is a unique spot that has become increasingly popular for college students. South Padre is one of the southernmost islands in Texas, which assures fabulous beach weather for spring break. When it comes to where to stay, both condos and hotels/resorts are available on South Padre Island. Hotels, such as Padre South Hotel, tend to be noisier and more social but specifically accommodate college students, so be sure to consider what kind of living environment you prefer when choosing where to stay.


  1. San Juan, Puerto Rico. A territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is an excellent spring break options for the classy women – and gentlemen – who are prepared to foot the bill of a plane ticket. Now, you might be under the impression that you have to stay at a resort in San Juan, but the city is generally safe, so condo and apartment rentals are common. The official languages in Puerto Rico are English and Spanish. However, Spanish is most common so if you are planning to stay in a rental, you will probably feel most comfortable with a least one moderate Spanish-speaker in your group.

  1. Daytona Beach, Fla. Considered the home of the original spring break, Daytona Beach boasts great weather, beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife! Although you might hear stories of your parents’ college spring break trips to Daytona Beach, it’s still one of the most popular vacation spots for college students. Daytona Beach offers an idyllic pier and boardwalk beach setting with inexpensive beachfront and beach-walk condo rentals.

Spring break is a great part of college life, where you and your friends will make memories that last far beyond graduation. Don’t pass up the opportunity because of the cost – get a group of interested friends together and divide the work to explore your options.  While traveling to a different country might seem glamorous, a road trip within the U.S. is a surefire way to cut down on your expenses while still enjoying every minute of spring break!

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Marisa DiNovis is a sophomore at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a dual major in journalism and English, with a minor in Hispanic studies and hopes to work in publishing when she graduates. Follow her at @mmmmrisa.

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