By Zhaokuan Liu
As a school holiday that does not exist in China, spring break is a week-long vacation at universities and colleges in the United States. It gives you a great opportunity to escape school life and travel around the country. Following is a list of 10 best destinations for “spring breakers”. Prepare to pack up and make your friends in China envious!
Beaches and parties are two themes of spring break, and you can easily find both in Miami. Miami Beach provides a pleasant place to embrace the Atlantic Ocean. You can swim or surf in the warm waters. You can also take a nap or have a tan on the clean sands at South Beach. Bars and clubs on the streets encourage party animals to stay out until the late night. Although a trip to Miami can be pricy, you will find it worth the cost.
Los Angeles, California
How many times have you seen the Hollywood sign when you were watching American movies? Have you ever desired to attend a Lakers game and see Kobe Bryant? As one of the most famous cities in the United States, Los Angeles is the place for you to see and experience things that you used to hear and image while you were in China. This year-round warm city is an ideal place for students from the north. The beaches of Santa Monica and Venice attract spring breakers to enjoy the sunshine and waters.
Cancun is a city located in southeastern Mexico. There is a better chance that you have never heard of it. However, with its amazing beaches, Cancun has a reputation as one of the most-visited spring break destinations. The day parties and music festivals in Cancun during spring break allow you to fully experience the American party culture. FYI: The drink age in Cancun is 18.
Do not worry about the visa issue if you decide to go there. Chinese students with a valid F1 visa and I-20 form can enter Mexico as long as coming back to the United Stated within 30 days.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is a coastal city that offers an affordable way to enjoy the sun and sand. The warm weather in spring and miles of clean beaches make it one of the best east coast vacation destinations. The hotels and restaurants along the coast will relax you with the southern hospitality. In addition, the city provides easy access to gambling cruises. Playing cards on international waters is a novel experience that worth trying.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is world-famous for its hot jazz, exotic streets, and unforgettable food. From live bands and restaurants, to boutique stores and antique shops, New Orleans is the spot for a romantic spring break. The city offers many attractions from French Quarter and Bourbon Street to St. Charles Avenue. Mardi Gras and the annual Jazz Festival in April make the city a crowded destination during spring break.