pring break!" The mere Florida. Daytona Beach and Panama
mention of the phrase would City Beach, also in Florida,
conjure distinct visions of began solidifying their own
fun for any particular age group respective popularity not long
in American history. For after. Palm Beach, California,
well-heeled college students at along with international stars
least as far back as the 19th Cancun, Acapulco, and the
Century, the spring holiday was a Bahamas, have all established
casual time to recuperate from themselves as crowd favorites
academic stresses. For those who today.
came of age in the late 1950s and
early 60s, Frankie Avalon and There's another major spring
Annette Funicello defined and break hotspot right in Texas'
inspired a more established backyard. South Padre Island, 25
spring break ritual. Young adults miles north of Mexico on the
today, who have never known life Texas gulf coast, has gained
without MTV, experience spring steadily in popularity since the
break as an aggressively produced tents and bonfires of the 60s.
and marketed event that has all South Padre Island offers an
the flash of a rock concert, expansive five mile stretch of
major sporting event, and fashion beach, and there is ample lodging
show, all rolled into one annual to accomodate any budget. A trip
beach blast. into Mexico is only a thirty
minute drive, for those spring
Over the years, spring break breakers who want an
revelers have made a home for international experience. For
themselves at many different spring break with a Texas flair,
beach locales. The Frankie and come on down to South Padre
Annette crowd could be found Island.
primarily at Ft. Lauderdale,
About the Author:
Mark Stone writes for various sites including this one, http://www.south-padre-island-spring-break.com/.