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Bethany Shinn
Antelope Staff

Check out the top 5 spring break desitinations


What should I pack?  How much money do I need?  Are classes over yet?  I am so ready to get out of here!  

Students everywhere are asking themselves these questions as spring break is just on the near horizon. It seems that students across the nation are planning trips to many different destinations.

However, the most popular destinations may come as a surprise. Whether you are gracing the beaches of South Padre or skiing down the slopes of Breckenridge, Colo., it seems that most students are looking toward the same destinations.

• Cancun, Mexico - Despite the growing negative reputation of the beautiful sandy beaches of Mexico, Cancun is still number one in our hearts. Whether you are visiting for the white, sandy beaches or the unlimited margaritas, you are sure to have a memorable break in the South!

• Panama City, Fla. - Beyond Panama’s 27 miles of winter-white sand, the main attraction bringing students by the thousands to this city is the nightlife. This Gulf of Mexico location is very convenient, which helps draw the best crowd, both locally and nationally.

• Miami and South Beach, Fla. - If you are looking for an unforgettable club and nightlife experience, Miami is where it is. Bordering the Atlantic and Biscayne Bay, you will never be short of a beautiful beach or sightseeing opportunity.  

• Europe - If destinations in North America aren’t cutting it for you anymore, join the growing group of Americans traveling overseas for this upcoming break. Exchange rates are at a reasonable level, which draws students to destinations such as Amsterdam, London, Paris, Rome and Madrid. Spring break is an opportune time to travel to these places as the rush of summer tourists have not yet arrived.

• North American Ski Resorts – Thinking about cooling down this spring break? Many students are taking their last chance to hit the slopes seriously and are making a week out of it at resorts located in ideal mountain cities in states such as Colorado, Wyoming and Utah.  Hey, who wouldn’t want to ski all day, then wine and dine all night?

Spring break warning

Dean of Student Affairs Joseph Oravecz sent an e-mail to students informing them about the travel warning for Mexico. The e-mail stated:

If you are planning to travel, please be aware the U.S. State Department has issued a Travel Warning for Mexico. A Travel Warning is issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. ... Remember, whether you are crossing the border for the day or spending a few nights, you are in a foreign country and you are subject to Mexican laws.


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