Like the college experience itself, spring break has evolved.
It started with the innocent notions of Connie Francis in the 1960 film "Where the Boys Are," accelerated into the hedonistic
Through it all, the lure of sun and surf has kept Florida on the radar as a tempting getaway from the books in the prime spring-break month of March. Here are a few enduring options as spring-break destinations.
Daytona Beach: Residents of the city known for the "World's Most Famous Beach" lost their patience with spring breakers in the raucous MTV days, but hotels, eateries and surf shops on the city's beachside still embrace the traditional student influx. Driving on the beach is allowed, although vehicles now are banned in prime areas near the Daytona Beach band shell and Main Street Pier. The potential for less-crowded stretches of sand is possible in Ormond Beach (to the north) and Ponce Inlet (to the south). Daytona Beach also is relatively close —roughly a 90-minute drive — to Orlando attractions. (daytonachamber.com)
The Florida Keys: Yeah, the beaches in the Florida Keys are rocky, which doesn't make the best foundation for the traditional beach blanket scene. But the abundance of night life along Duval Street in