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10 Of The Ultimate Spring Break Destinations

Spring break is a time when students can flock to warmer weather climates and enjoy a week break from their studies. These spring break festivities trace their roots all the way back to ancient Greece

Spring break is a time when students can flock to warmer weather climates and enjoy a week break from their studies. These spring break festivities trace their roots all the way back to ancient Greece, when it was known as Anthestreria. Anthestreria was a celebration dedicated to Dionysus, the god of wine. Its appearance in the United States started in the mid 1930's. However spring break's real notoriety came about in 1959, when Time published its first article, "Beer & the Beach" noting how it wasn't about drinking a lot, but rather how students take pleasure in drinking all of the time. Since then spring break has been implanted in pop culture with spring break themed movies such as Where the Boy Are, Beach Blanket Bingo and more recently, what has been called a cult classic, Spring Breakers.

When it comes to having the ultimate spring break, choosing the location is key. According to The Atlantic, nearly 40 percent of college students travel for spring break, spending almost $1 billion in Florida and Texas alone.  Spring break is not just a time for a little rest and relaxation, it a time for people to let loose and lose their inhibitions. Made popular by MTV's spring break coverage, Daytona Beach, Florida was characterized as the place to go for wild parties and beautiful people all around. However, within in recent years, spring break destinations having been popping up all around the globe. While most spring break destinations are found of the Gulf Coast, many spring breakers are looking for more exotic locations down in the Caribbean. Here is a list of the top ten spring break destinations for the ultimate vacation.

10 San Juan, Puerto Rico

9 Las Vegas, Nevada

8 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

7 Nassau, Bahamas

6 Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica

5 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

4 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

3 Lake Havasu, Arizona

2 South Padre Island, Texas

1 South Beach Miami, Florida

South Beach is known for attracting spring breakers with its hot weather and even hotter people. The days are filled with soaking up the sun on the beach to renting out jet skis. Days that aren't spent on the beach can be spent visiting amusement parks, zoos and touring the Everglades. South Beach has been the prime location for decades now, known for attracting celebrities and the elite with its upscale living. The nightlife is what makes South Beach so great. There are many different venues that include comedy clubs to VIP music scenes. South Beach is a must for the ultimate spring break experience.

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