Spring break, the long-awaited vacation every college student looks forward to.
Whether you’re staying at home or traveling, a week-long break from classes can be just the refresher students need. [pullquote align=”center”]Traveling can be a perfect time to admire unfamiliar, beautiful scenery while getting much-needed R&R after a long winter and beginning of spring semester.[/pullquote]
According to Yahoo Travel, more than 35 percent of the 2,000 college students surveyed venture to warmer, more tropical places during spring break. Another 17 percent plan to hop on a cruise and enjoy their spring break on the ocean.
For students planning to travel to warmer places during break, [pullquote align=”center”]Cancun is the ultimate trip for college students looking to leave the frigid winter behind.[/pullquote]StudentCity.com is one of the most college-friendly trip-planners. Since 1987, StudentCity has been a leader among travel agencies for summer, winter and spring breaks- where they accommodate trips for a variety of group sizes ranging from two students to 200. Representatives at this travel agency send nearly 20,000 students a year to their perfect destinations all around the world.
The No. 1 international travel site for 2015 spring break, according to StudentCity, is Cancun, Mexico. Packed with pool parties, music festivals, and captivating scenery, Cancun is the ultimate trip for college students looking to leave the frigid winter behind. Depending on the airline chosen by travelers, the all-inclusive StudentCity spring break trip to Cancun, Mexico ranges between $1,200 and $1,700.
Don’t want to travel internationally? You’re in luck! You can find warm, sunny destinations for spring break right here in the U.S.!
Panama City Beach, Florida is StudentCity’s No. 1 destination for spring breakers looking to stay in the U.S. Since PCB is a domestic location, it gives students much more flexibility with traveling. Hop in a car or on a bus and you could be on your way to a sunny beach without the airfare costs. StudentCity’s all-inclusive spring break trip to PCB, Florida costs anywhere between $1,000 and $1,300. Traveling by car or bus? Rates can be as low as $438.
West Chester University senior Brittnee Rigel plans to visit PCB for her 2015 spring break because “it’s the place to be!” Brittnee said she chose PCB because “it’s where all my friends are going and it’s along the Gulf Coast of Mexico so the beaches are gorgeous.”
Aside from the top-ranked destinations, certain travel agencies run discounted packages to select destinations in the Bahamas. However, some students choose to get all the R&R they need by laying back, grabbing a book, watching Netflix and spending time with family and friends at home. as, Texas, and the Dominican Republic. Many cruise lines also offer student-affordable rates to premier destinations for spring break.
Traveling can be a perfect time to admire unfamiliar, beautiful scenery while getting the much-needed R&R after a long winter and beginning of spring semester.
Whether you choose the beaches in the Bahamas or your couch at home, spring break is a week to relax and rejuvenate so you can finish the spring semester out strong.
Elizabeth Angstadt is a fourth-year student majoring in political science and minoring in journalism. She can be reached at EA756657@wcupa.edu.