It’s the idea of laying on the beach with your friends or deciding to relax and visit your family that makes this time in March so appealing.
Two years ago, it was a different story. The pandemic created limitations — masks and social distancing — and ruined plans for so many. But the restrictions are constantly lifting. Businesses and beaches are somewhat back to normal, and we can consider this a chance to pick back up where we left off.
For years, Miami has been the hot spot for Spring Break because of the enticing weather, stunning beaches and all-night parties. We can thank rapper Megan Thee Stallion for the line “Drive the boat” from her song “Hot Girl Summer” for spotlighting a new trend. It is now a cool thing for those 21 and older to rent boats and have fun with their friends. The popular street, Ocean Drive, is where you can find tons of college students hanging out.
Myrtle Beach, SC
Maybe Miami isn’t in your budget and you’re looking for something more affordable and family-oriented, but you still want to participate in water excursions. A variety of dolphin cruises along the coast of South Carolina are available, which are perfect for any age. Don’t forget to visit the 60-mile long beach and the boardwalk while you’re there.
Mardi Gras isn’t the only thing celebrated in NOLA. According to collegecensus.com, it is one of the top hot spots for those on Spring Break who are looking to learn more about the culture and try different foods. If you’re looking for a place to hang out and beaches aren’t your vibe, check out Bourbon Street which is the perfect place to try creole food, shop, and party all in one.
Ways to Stay Safe
Spelman College’s Student Government Association posted valuable tips to help keep you safe while on Spring Break.
- Don’t Travel Alone
- Keep Your ID On You
- Be Careful with Money
- Drink Safely
- Choose a Code Word with Friends
- Use Caution When Swimming