As most college and university students are knee-deep in back-to-school mode, it’s high time to set some goals and priorities for the coming year. Like where are you going to go for Spring Break 2015? It’s never too soon to get cracking on travel plans for this annual party pilgrimage. Go on, tell the folks you need a short holiday to release stress and prep for exams. We all know this February, March or April vacation is a pivotal right-of-passage time for students to drop the books, let loose, catch some rays, meet people, push limits and party hard. Here are some fun suggestions to consider for Spring Break 2015.
1. Cancun, Mexico
Cancun has long been a popular choice for students seeking some south of the border action. It’s one Mexican destination where you can drink the water – and plenty of other libations, too. The Hotel Zone becomes one big beach party, complete with sugary sand, turquoise sea, pulsing music and crowds of revelers. Many of the resorts and condos cater to the spring break crowd with all-inclusive packages, wild entertainment and organized social functions so there’s never a dull moment. Try to pencil in a little sober time to visit some of the attractions around the Riviera Maya (Chichen Itza, Tulum, Xcaret, Xel-Ha). Take a day trip to Cozumel or Isla Mujeres to enjoy some diving or snorkeling along the world-class reef. Don’t worry if tours aren’t your thing, there’s always a hammock by the pool and a bottomless margarita waiting for you and your friends.
2. Panama City Beach, Florida
This Florida beach town is unofficially known as the “Spring Break Capital of the World”. They do it right, and relatively affordably (always a consideration for this budget-conscious generation). Half a million co-eds descend upon this otherwise peaceful town during this prime holiday season. You’ll find endless pool parties, outdoor concerts, beach dances and all sorts of contests that would make parents gasp. Just what the Spring Break 2015 crowd is looking for.