What? Spring Break 2014..Already?

Spring break! Those two words will give visions of scantily clad coeds screaming at some massive beach party, doing keg stands and engaging in poor impulse decisions. For towns that are spring break destinations, it is the first opportunity to make some much needed cash after a long hard winter.

While not every college student jumps into a car packed full of party favors and drives off like every typical spring break movie, over 40% do. It brings an estimated $1 billion dollars of revenue into the popular hot spots around the globe.

Each year, the website tripsmarter.com compiles all the spring break schedules of the colleges and universities into one neat spread sheet.

Here is a breakdown of the totals by week:

Week 1 February 24 – 28, 2014 Total: 91,539
Week 2 March 3 – 7, 2014 Total: 664,357
Week 3 March 10 – 14, 2014 Total: 2,714,999
Week 4 March 17 – 21, 2014 Total: 1,485,093
Week 5 March 24 – 28, 2014 Total: 681,745
Week 6 March 31 – April 4, 2014 Total: 179,367

The full list by college can be found here

While there isn’t much hard data about where people go, here are the most mentioned spring break spots in the past few years. We included a quick good and bad.

Miami Beach, FL

Good: Hottest People on Earth

Bad: Massively Expensive

Panama City Beach, FL

via http://springbreakguide.com/panama-city-beach/

Good: Massive Parties

Bad: Rednecks

South Padre Island, TX

via statesman.com by Jackie Reeves

Good: Top Party Spot

Bad: It can be dirty

Cancun, MX

Good: Tons of non-party related actives

Bad: It's dangerous outside the tourist areas.

Lake Havasu, AZ


Good: The colleges in Arizona have some of the hottest women in the US

Bad: It's a lake and you will need a boat.

Punta Cana, DR

Via wikipedia.org by User:Masur

Good: One of the best Caribbean spots for spring break.

Bad: You will need a passport.

Puerto Vallarta, MX

via http://www.discoveryvallarta.com/

Good: Electro Beach festival each week!

Bad: High crime outside tourist areas.

Las Vegas, NV

via http://beyondboulevard.wordpress.com

Good: Sin City!

Bad: No Beach

Myrtle Beach, SC

Good: Inexpensive!

Bad: Weather can be iffy.

Daytona Beach, FL

via http://www.codb.us/

Good: Old School hot spot.

Bad: The town hates you.

Nassau, BS

via usatoday.com by Krause, Johansen AP

Good: Emerald Waters

Bad: The weather isn't as warm as you think during spring break.

New Orleans, LA

via www.strengthsinternational.com

Good: Mardi Gras!

Bad: Mardi Gras is over before spring break is.

Key West, FL

via www.rentittoday.com

Good: Jimmy buffet paradise!

Bad: The beach is the size of a postage stamp.

Acapulco, MX

via rcmultimedios.mx/

Good: Beautiful and exotic

Bad: Drug wars outside the tourist areas.

Negril, JM

via http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethndp/8356130088/ by Elizabeth Panko

Good: It's super chill and quiet.

Bad: It's super chill and quiet.

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