Fort Lauderdale used to be the spring break capital of the world and still draws a hearty crowd, and Miami has Winter Music Conference coming up in two weeks, but if you're a college kid making Palm Beach County your destination, ain't no shame in it.
PBSO Floatopia 2014
Partiers have grown a boat/float party on Peanut Island into an annual celebration called Floatopia -- and yesterday's edition was massive. It resulted in a strong response from law enforcement, several fights, a few hospitalizations, and two flipped vessels... but only one boating-under-the-influence arrest and no arrests for underaged drinking.
Travelocity rankings put South Florida as the number-one spring break destination this year. Experts from Visit Florida say that this year is on track to shatter spring tourism records, thanks in part to a snowy winter in much of the north. Drug-related violence in Central America has tempered travel to Mexican cities that were once spring break hot spots, though Cancun remains on Travelocity's top ten list.