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When you think of spring break partying, Cabo San Lucas quickly comes to mind. This beach town is known for great resorts that offer spring break packages for guests and beautiful swim-up bars to enjoy. Visitors pile into hug beach bars to spend the day drinking, only to continue raging into the night at some of Cabo’s hottest nightclubs like Mandala and Knotty.
Cancún is an iconic spring break destination and still a top choice for many spring break travelers. With daytime concerts, dance contests, and Inception Music Festival events, this beach community continues to reign as one of the wildest places to party on spring break.
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Since it’s the southernmost point in the U.S., and an island dedicated year-round to drinking and sunning, it’s only natural that Key West gets rowdy during spring break. Although the beaches in Key West aren’t the best, the area is well-known for its party atmosphere and endless string of bars. There’s even a Fat Tuesday and a Señor Frogs on Duval Street; enough said.
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A weekend in Las Vegas may be more than enough for some, but for those up for the challenge, Vegas is a party mecca during spring break. The hotel pool parties with live DJs and full blown concerts are so massive and extravagant you’ll forget you’re in the middle of a desert.
It’s no secret that Miami is a popular party destination any time of year, and the obvious first choice for plenty of spring breakers. Any movie or show you watch about Miami features packed beaches with hordes of bronze bodies,and nonstop celebrating. During spring break the city is overflowing with people, to the point where in the past beach crowds extended out into the streets blocking the flow of traffic and creating complete chaos.
Panama City Beach indirectly caters to their incoming flock of partygoers by being an affordable beach destination for college students. Large groups will fill up buses to make the journey to this beach spot along the Gulf of Mexico, where they’ll spend the week hopping from beach party to nightclub.
Don’t be fooled by the city’s laid-back feel: Punta Cana knows how to throw a good party. Take your pick of daily activities that include booze cruises, beach parties, popular night clubs, beach games, and even swimming with dolphins (for that over-the-top Instagram picture you can’t leave without getting).
If you’re already planning on flying to your spring break destination, you might as well make your plans for Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro. As it’s known for being one of the world’s beach party capitals, it makes sense that spring breakers would make the trip here for an epic week of wild fun. To be honest, the dance culture, nightlife, and beautiful beaches are hard to beat.
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South Padre Island is such a popular spring break destination that come springtime,, it starts calling itself Spring Break Island. All throughout March, there are DJs playing every night at various beach bar venues —such as the self-proclaimed “biggest beach bar in Texas” Clayton’s — and beach parties happen daily from noon until nighttime.