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College Spring Break Hot Spots for Students

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College students throughout the state and across the country eagerly look forward to spring break. Aside from getting time off from studies and exams, spring break offers students an opportunity to get away with friends and blow off some steam, free from the rules of parents or the restrictions of dorm life. While going on spring break is a rite of passage for many young people, it is important to be aware of the potential dangers. Personal injuries and accidents are common during spring break vacation and can result in serious, potentially life altering injuries. While we offered tips for families traveling over spring break in a previous blog, the following are tips designed specifically for the younger crowd, offering information on the latest spring break hot spots, as well as tips to ensure your safety while you are there.

Top Vacation Spots for Spring Breakers

Myrtle Beach remains a popular destination for young people around the country looking to party over spring break, but students within the state often prefer to try somewhere a little more exotic and further from home. The Travel Channel lists a number of spring break destinations that are popular among college students looking for fun and adventure with their peers. Some of the hottest spots for spring breakers this year include the following:

  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Miami and Panama City Beach, Florida
  • Austin, Texas
  • Cancun and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas
  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Tips for Staying Safe on Spring Break

Whether you are traveling in the United States or venturing to an island or resort in another country, it is important to be aware of and follow local laws, to go out as a group rather than venturing out alone, and to stick to main areas. When traveling overseas, there are special precautions you should take to ensure your trip goes as planned. Follow these travel safety tips from the U.S. Department of State:

  • Make sure you have a valid passport and I.D. and keep all documents in a safe place.
  • Use licensed and regulated taxi services to get where you want to go.
  • Lower drinking ages overseas often leads to overconsumption of alcohol. Watch how much you drink, and encourage your friends to do the same.
  • Be wary of people offering drugs, and do not underestimate the harsh penalties most countries have for those caught buying or selling them.
  • Most resort towns have a high crime rate, with people who prey specifically on unsuspecting tourists. Be aware that scams are common, and avoid any situation that seems suspicious.

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When you or a loved one is injured in an accident or as the result of someone’s reckless or negligent conduct, contact Anastopoulo Law Firm. Our experienced South Carolina personal injury attorneys provide professional, effective legal representation and can advise you on the best course of action to get the compensation you deserve. Contact our legal team and get started today!


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