Spring Break 2014 South Padre Island - the best spring break beach party in the USA! Enjoy your spring break in South Padre Island where you'll find cheap hotels, spring break and vacation packages, great weather, sun and surf. South Padre Island is the best college spring break destination. Coca Cola Beach, Bikini Contests, Beach Parties, Spring Break Tours, MTV, Bars and Clubs, Spring Break discounts, tattoo and body piercing parlors, tons of free giveaways - South Padre Island Spring Break - make your reservations now, you don't want to miss the party! South Padre Island Spring Break Live Webcams. Spadre.com features daily spring break pictures, look below to see our daily spring break photos, 2014 College Spring Break Schedule and South Padre Island 2013 spring break calendar of events.

 
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spring break information for families

What about a family vacation to South Padre during spring break?

South Padre Island is a great destination for families. There are many beach houses, condos, and vacation rentals that will ONLY rent to family visitors and do not rent to college spring breakers. Families can come down and enjoy surfing lessons, fishing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and many more of the exciting activities that South Padre Island has to offer without having to worry about being in the middle of the party scene.

Family Friendly Spring Break

While spring break is a popular time of year for college aged kids to flock to the Island, the crowds will remain fairly isolated at the few spots on the Island where the events are going on. Most of the party scene is concentrated at the Isla Grand during the day and at the night clubs late at night. These areas can be easily avoided for people that want to come to the Island but not be in the middle of a big party scene. If you are worried about the traffic, rest assured that the traffic for the most part will be extremely light in the morning and will keep flowing throughout the day. The weekends before and after Texas Week can see some pretty heavy traffic in the late afternoon and late at night - but the rest of the time is not a problem.

A growing number of Island hotels and condominiums are catering to families during spring break. Here is a list of places to stay on the Island that does not rent to spring breakers and will have a family friendly atmosphere.

Seabreeze Beach Resort (beachfront condominiums - away from crowds)

Las Brisas (bayfront condos - away from crowds)




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Coca Cola Beach Spring Break at Isla Grand Beach Resort


Spring Break 2014 Going Poolside at the Isla Grand Beach Resort


During Spring Break last year on South Padre Island, the Isla Grand hosted the largest Spring Break party in the Nation! Only at the Isla Grand Beach Resort on South Padre Island. Located behind the ISLA GRAND BEACH RESORT, the stage attracted daily crowds between 12,000 and 18,000. The Isla Grand Beach Resort (formerly the Radisson) was the #1 daytime Spring Break hotspot destination for College Students around the country. The Travel Channel has called the spring break party in front of the beach at the Isla Grand on South Padre Island “The largest beach party on the planet.” Rolling Stone said it’s “the place to be during the day.” Spring Breakers from across the U.S. have enjoyed the spring break party on the beach in front of the Isla Grand for the past 15 years.

Activities included interactive games, prizes and the legendary Dance Contest all fueled by 50,000 watt sound system. Don't forget about the very popular Wednesday night pool party where the Isla Grand teams up with Inertia Tours to offer a spring break party you won't want to miss.

This year for Spring Break 2014 you are invited to the Isla Grand Beach Resort who will be hosting an all new spring break experience featuring an awesome electronic and sound stage display to host “South Padre Island’s Largest Pool Party”

Check back to see what else will be going on this year for Spring Break 2014 here in South Padre Island, Texas!!!



 
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Spring Break 2014 Calendar of Events
3/1/2014
Inertia Tours All Stars Welcome Party featuring Jay from the Real World Ex-plosion
Spring Break Jam Custom Truck and Audio Event

3/2/2014

Inertia Tours "The Epic" party at Louie's Backyard featuring DeeJay Silver
Spring Break Jam Custom Truck and Audio Event

3/3/2014

Inertia Tours party with DJ Skribble, MTV's most famous and favorite DJ
3/4/2014

Inertia Tours Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party. Most beads contest wins a free 2015 spring break trip!
3/5/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours and Isla Grand Infinity at the Pool Party

3/6/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours Ultimate Spring Break Pool Party - Daytime Party
Inertia Tours Thirsty Thursday Party at Louie's Backyard featuring Maxim Magazine's DJ Dirty - Night Party

3/7/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours MTV Spring Break's Legacy Party
DJ Felli Fel at Louie's Backyard

3/8/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours All Stars Welcome Party featuring Jay from the Real World Ex-plosion

3/9/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours "The Epic" party at Louie's Backyard featuring DeeJay Silver

3/10/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours party with DJ Skribble, MTV's most famous and favorite DJ
Trojan Brand on the Beach

3/11/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party. Most beads contest wins a free 2015 spring break trip!
Trojan Brand on the Beach
Randy Rogers Concert

3/12/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours and Isla Grand Infinity at the Pool Party
Clinton Sparks
Trojan Brand on the Beach

3/13/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours Ultimate Spring Break Pool Party - Daytime Party
Inertia Tours Thirsty Thursday Party at Louie's Backyard featuring Maxim Magazine's DJ Dirty - Night Party
Special appearance by Ne-Yo
Trojan Brand on the Beach
DJ TIna T at Louie's Backyard
U.M.E

3/14/2014

Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours MTV Spring Break's Legacy Party
Trojan Brand on the Beach
U.M.E

3/15/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours All Stars Welcome Party featuring Jay from the Real World Ex-plosion
U.M.E
Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Game

3/16/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours "The Epic" party at Louie's Backyard featuring DeeJay Silver
DJ Felli Fel at Louie's Backyard

3/17/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours party with DJ Skribble, MTV's most famous and favorite DJ

3/18/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party. Most beads contest wins a free 2015 spring break trip!
Turnpike Troubadours

3/19/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours and Isla Grand Infinity at the Pool Party

3/20/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours Ultimate Spring Break Pool Party - Daytime Party
Inertia Tours Thirsty Thursday Party at Louie's Backyard featuring Maxim Magazine's DJ Dirty - Night Party
Casey Donahew

3/21/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours MTV Spring Break's Legacy Party

3/22/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours All Stars Welcome Party featuring Jay from the Real World Ex-plosion
Machine Gun Kelly

3/23/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours "The Epic" party at Louie's Backyard featuring DeeJay Silver

3/24/2014
Inertia Tours party with DJ Skribble, MTV's most famous and favorite DJ

3/25/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Party. Most beads contest wins a free 2015 spring break trip!

3/26/2014
Hammerhead's Pool Party at the Isla Grand
Inertia Tours and Isla Grand Infinity at the Pool Party

3/27/2014
Inertia Tours Ultimate Spring Break Pool Party - Daytime Party
Inertia Tours Thirsty Thursday Party at Louie's Backyard featuring Maxim Magazine's DJ Dirty - Night Party

3/28/2014
Inertia Tours MTV Spring Break's Legacy Party

3/29/2014
Inertia Tours All Stars Welcome Party featuring Jay from the Real World Ex-plosion

3/30/2014
Inertia Tours "The Epic" party at Louie's Backyard featuring DeeJay Silver

3/31/2014
Inertia Tours party with DJ Skribble, MTV's most famous and favorite DJ




Louie's Backyard Spring Break 2014 South Padre Island Nightlife
• Live Concerts • DJ and dancing Bikini Contests Dance Contests Click Here For 2014 Schedule

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Why Choose South Padre for Spring Break 2014?

  • Huge condos sleep up to 10 each - bring everyone this year to South Padre Island for your Spring Break, you can all stay together for once.
  • South Padre Spring Break Road Trips are easy to afford, generally priced between $200 - $450 per person.
  • #1 Spring Break destination in the US
  • 50,000 spring break students per year in March
  • Fly, drive, or take our luxury motorcoaches - something for every taste & budget
  • Your cell phone & health insurance will work -it´s the United States which makes it an easier sell to Mom & Dad
  • All flights are on Continental, American, or Southwest - scheduled air only
  • 18 to party, 21 to drink in South Padre Island.
  • Mexico is just 35 minutes away, although not recommended for obvious safety reasons. South Padre Island is very safe.
  • Kegs & alcohol are legal on the beach in South Padre Island saving you money from buying expensive hotel drinks
  • You can drive there, which keeps it inexpensive
  • Incredible beaches -- ranked the 7th best beach in the US by the Travel Channel
  • Trips are Incredibly Inclusive, with 14 restaurant meals, free party beverages, & more for about the same price as a plain hotel room
  • Onsite American Staff 24/7 available, as well as a retail office in Sunchase Mall
  • Optional Red Carpet VIP Party Package includes all cover charges, celebrity entertainment & DJ´s, and two optional side trips - all under $120 bucks
  • Inertia has no age restrictions on condo rentals - you don´t have to be 18 even 21 like some resorts require as Inertia contracts directly with unit Owners

South Padre Island is the perfect spring break choice for large groups, those on a limited travel budget, or for those groups that prefer to keep it in the United States.

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Spring Break 2014 at South Padre Island Texas

Welcome to South Padre Island for Spring Break 2014!

A letter from Mayor Pinkerton Regarding Spring Break 2013
On behalf of the City Council, I would like to welcome you to the beautiful community of South Padre Island.  As you know, we have many opportunities for you to enjoy yourself during your visit and I would like to provide you with some information that you may find helpful during your stay.

Parking & Transportation

Parking on the island during peak season is at a premium.  The City has a free public Transportation System called "The Wave" and it operates daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm along Padre and Gulf Boulevards which are primary street running north and south.  We regulate our parking on residential side streets that are east of Padre and you must obtain a residential parking permit to park on these streets .  To ensure that you will not receive a parking ticket, all four tires must be off of the improved roadway.  Also, please avoid blocking or parking in private driveways. 

By all means, enjoy a taxi ride to your destination by contacting the following licensed service providers: 

            A Cab/A Taxi             (956) 761-2222

            Airport                        (956) 761-9292

            BB's                             (956) 761-7433

            JJ's Taxi                       (956) 761-9292

            Padre Cab                    (956) 761-2525

Law Enforcement

Our Police Department is well staffed during Spring Break and we have already promised your parents to keep you safe so please do your part by following these simple safety tips:

     1)      Travel in groups with friends.

2)      Don't leave luggage unattended or anything of value in plain view in vehicles.

3)      Don't drink any unattended drinks or consume drinks from unknown persons.

We will have eight alcohol enforcement officers from the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) on the island promoting responsible drinking and subsequent enforcement. TABC is working on education and additional public relation strategies, along with their enforcement efforts.    

Additionally, we will have the Highway Patrol Officers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) on the island during the latter part of Texas Week to assist us in deterring the criminal element that has become more prevalent over the past few years. DPS has developed group components known as strike teams. A single strike team consists of five marked patrol cars, each with one officer and a uniformed supervisor in an unmarked unit. For three days, March 15-17, DPS is deploying two strike teams, a total of 12 officers, to assist us in our efforts to reassure spring break visitors are safe. The hours of DPS operation will be 5:00 pm to 5:00 am. DPS is also bringing a self-contained mobile command trailer that will be placed in a designated area at the SPI Post Office. The deployment of the DPS strike teams and the ability to utilize these resources during difficult times will provide us with a much needed criminal deterrent. They will be here, working with us, addressing our needs, during the hours identified as most serious.

The South Padre Island Police Department will also employ 10 jailers and 10 traffic management personnel to assist with those areas of operation.  This year we have additional part-time officers on staff which reduces the number of temporary personnel needed from other agencies. The advantages with utilizing the City's part-time police offices are they are already trained, in our uniform and ready to work.

What is the Beach Patrol?

The Fire Department operates Beach Patrol to monitor beach activities and to provide rescue services as needed on the City's beaches. The long narrow beaches of SPI do not lend themselves to traditional stationary lifeguard stands; therefore a "mobile patrol" was developed in order to cover all of the City's beach area. The Beach Patrol Members not only respond to calls for assistance and caution people on the beach about potentially hazardous actions, they also provide minor first aid for jelly fish stings, scrapes, and cuts, etc. The Beach Patrol members act as ambassadors for the City by providing information to our visitors on such far ranging topics as "what kind of fish is that", to "where is a good place to watch the sunset".  The Beach Patrol is an essential part of making our visitors trip to the Beach an enjoyable and safe experience.

The Beach

The City of South Padre Island wants everyone who visits our beaches to have a safe and enjoyable experience and asks anyone coming to the beach to consider the following safety guidelines:

  • Learn to swim and never swim alone
  • Don't rely on flotation devices, such as rafts or inner-tubes. Even US Coast Guard approved lifejackets are not a substitute for swimming ability
  • If caught in a rip current, swim sideways until free, don't swim against the current's pull
  • Do not swim while under the influence of illicit drugs or medications that may cause impairment or alcohol
  • If you are swimming and need assistance - yell and wave  - don't wait
  • Unless you are trained, do not attempt to assist a swimmer in distress - call 911
  • Follow regulations and Beach Patrol directions
  • Swim parallel to shore if you wish to swim long distances
  • Report hazardous conditions to Beach Patrol 
  • Never turn your back to the ocean -- you may be swept off your feet by waves that can come without warning
  • Jellyfish are common in Gulf waters and sometimes wash ashore. Jellyfish stings are rarely serious, but they may require first aid treatment. If you are stung by a jellyfish, wave down the nearest Beach Patrol for assistance.

Glass containers on the beach are prohibited and could cost you a $500 fine.  We check, so do yourself a favor and don't buy beverages in glass for consumption while at the beach.  

Your Health    

Stay hydrated - drink plenty of non-alcoholic beverages (water is the best choice).  The combination of the bright sunshine overhead and the reflection of the sun on the sand and water can cause severe damage to your skin.

For maximum effectiveness, use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher and apply 30 to 60 minutes before your first exposure to the sun. This allows the sunscreen time to penetrate your skin. Always reapply sunscreen frequently during your visit to the beach. Perspiration reduces the effectiveness of sunscreen, and even waterproof products eventually are washed away by perspiration and swimming.

Enjoy your day at the beach, but remember to be a friend to your skin, too!

What if I need an Ambulance or Medical Care?

The Emergency Medical Service is operated by the South Padre Island Fire Department and our firefighters and Beach Patrol personnel are trained in first aid. If you are on the beach and need assistance, wave down the Beach Patrol. If it is an emergency or you do not see a Beach Patrol unit close by, call 911. Be prepared to give your location on the beach (the addresses are on the posts with the warning flags on them) and the nature of the emergency. We will send the closest unit to assist you. 

The City will also have a first aid tent available at the Coca-Cola Beach area to treat minor medical issues that may arise.

The local medical facility and area hospitals include:

SPI Clinic (M-F, 8am to 5pm)     3808 Padre Blvd, SPI                            (956) 433-5607 

Harlingen Medical Center            501 South Expressway 77, Harlingen    (965) 365-1000

Valley Baptist Medical Center     1040 Jefferson, Brownsville                   (956) 698-5400

Valley Regional Medical Center   100 Alton Gloor Blvd., Brownsville      (956) 350-7000

Our Environment

The most important message is that we are glad you are here but please be respectful of our delicate environment.  Don't Litter... did you know that the endangered Kemp Ridley Sea Turtles believe when they see a plastic bag in the water, they think it is a jellyfish which is one of their favorite food sources and they will consume these bags which may lead to their death.  Please keep South Padre Island beautiful and have a great time!

Sincerely,

Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr.

Mayor

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Welcome to the South Padre Island Spring Break Headquarters! If you are in search of sand, sun, and a ton of fun, you'll find it here! South Padre comes alive during spring break featuring award winning beaches and tropical weather perfect for all of your favorite daytime activities such as surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, wave runners, bikini contests, and beach parties - while also boasting super hot night clubs with live concerts and DJs to get your groove going all night long! Plan your South Padre Island Spring Break now! We've got the best places to stay and chill spring break style along with great travel packages and spring break discounts. Come to South Padre Island for YOUR spring break to party Island style and hang with thousands of your closest friends!! Spadre.com has THE BEST spring break photo gallery, look for us on the beach we'll be right in the middle of all of the action taking photos of all of the spring break activities and events going on at South Padre Island, Texas the number one spring break party destination in America!


How to get to South Padre Island?
You can either fly into Brownsville (30 miles away) or Harlingen (45 miles away), then catch a bus or rent a car to get to South Padre Island. Even better, you could have the best road trip of your life - hop in the car, split the gas and drive down to the southern most tip of the United States with just you and your friends. Who knows what you'll see along the way! Or, you can contact
Inertia Tours, a spring break tour operator that will put an entire flight + condo + party package together for you.

What's going on in South Padre Island this year during Spring Break 2014?
We know you're coming here for a fully loaded good time, so that's what South Padre Island is going to offer you!! Every Spring Break, South Padre Island is packed with events during spring break so don't worry you'll have plenty to keep you occupied day and night whether you are looking for daytime beach activities or water sports, concerts, bikini contests, or smoking hot bars and night clubs calendar frequently as new events are added often! The Isla Grand Beach Resort (formerly the Radisson) will be hosting daily poolside parties with an amazing sound system display. Louie's Backyard hosts nightly live concerts with top name national acts, Hawaiian tropic bikini contests, DJs and dancing, karaoke, bungee jumping, rock wall climbing, go carts, and more. There's even a nude beach / clothing optional beach 10 miles north of town.


Where do we stay?
After endless hours of fun - you may eventually need to crash! With thousands of rooms to choose from, South Padre Island has what you need. Hotels, beach houses, resorts, condos, or motels - no worries, we've got it all! Find exactly what you are looking for on our
lodging page....or if it is all to much for you, book your entire spring break trip (parties, side trips and all) through Inertia Tours, tell them what you are looking for and let them do the work for you - after all, it's been a long, hard year right and you definitely deserve a break. All inclusive trips under $500 per person are Inertia Tours specialty.

What about a family vacation to South Padre during spring break?
South Padre Island is a great destination for families. There are many beach houses, condos, and vacation rentals that will ONLY rent to family visitors and do not rent to college spring breakers. Families can come down and enjoy surfing lessons, fishing, parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and many more of the exciting activities that South Padre Island has to offer without having to worry about being in the middle of the party scene.
South Padre Surf Company gives daily surfing lessons with spring break discounts available for groups of 3 or more.

Are there any alternative spring break programs available in South Padre Island?
For those who want to break away from the party scene, alternative spring break programs have become quite popular both in the United States and Internationally. These are typically outreach programs that offer active participation on trips to provide aid to the disadvantaged or to help clean up the environment. Some options available on South Padre Island are:


Beach Reach South Padre Island, Texas. Be a part of the tradition, join us as we reach 50,000 college students with the gospel of Jesus Christ through creative ministries.

Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity's year-round alternative break program that provides opportunities for students from youth groups, high schools and colleges to spend a week of their school break building a house in partnership with a Habitat for Humanity affiliate in the United States. A Collegiate Challenge trip may be the best school break trip you will ever have. Not only do you help people in need -it's also fun! You'll have the chance to improve your carpentry skills, connect with new people in a new place and put your faith into action by making a real difference in Habitat for Humanity’s work of eliminating substandard housing. Our habitat for humanity affiliate chapter is in Port Isabel, Texas: Phone: (956) 498-7331.

Start your own Alternative Spring Break on your campus -
If you have a great idea on how to give back over your Spring Break you should consider a Do-It-Yourself ASB. Helping people through a community service project can change your life and the lives of others in need. South Padre Island is surrounded by communities that are in desparate need of your help, and the Island is a perfect gateway into Mexico where you could launch your own International outreach program.


Travel Alert: The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory for Mexico, particularly border towns. Please read this information before heading to Mexico to party!

Texas authorities are asking Spring Breakers to avoid travel to Mexico due to continuing drug cartel violence south of the border.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued the alert on Tuesday morning.

DPS officials reported that Mexican government has made great strides in the drug war but Americans remain caught in the middle.

According to figures, some 120 Americans were murdered in Mexico during 2011.

That number is up from 35 Americans murdered in 2007.

Americans have also become victims of drug cartel gun battles, kidnappings, carjackings and robbery along Mexican highways.

DPS officials reported that the violence is not concentrated along border states such as Tamaulipas.

Americans have reported being victims of rape or other crimes in resort areas such as Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.


DPS Advises Against Spring Break Travel to Mexico

The Texas Department of Public Safety is again urging Spring Breakers to avoid traveling to Mexico as a result of continued violence throughout the country.

“The Mexican government has made great strides battling the cartels, and we commend their continued commitment to making Mexico a safer place to live and visit,” said DPS Director Steven C. McCraw. “However, drug cartel violence and other criminal activity represent a significant safety threat, even in some resort areas.”

According to published information from the U.S. Department of State:

• 12,903 narcotics-related homicides were reported the first nine months of 2011 alone.
• The number of U.S. citizens reported as murdered in Mexico increased from 35 in 2007 to 120 in 2011.  
• U.S. citizens have fallen victim to transnational criminal activity, including homicide, gun battles, kidnapping, carjacking and highway robbery. 
• Rape and sexual assault continue to be serious problems in resort areas.
• Some bars and nightclubs, especially in resort cities such as Cancun, Acapulco, Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, and Tijuana can be havens for drug dealers and petty criminals.
• Crime and violence are serious problems throughout the country and can occur anywhere.
• The State Department now urges U.S. travelers to defer non-essential travel to all or parts of 14 Mexican states, four more than 2011.

The situation in Mexico today is significantly different than it was just a decade ago,” said McCraw. “Many crimes against Americans in Mexico go unpunished, and we have a responsibility to inform the public about safety and travel risks and threats. Based on the unpredictable nature of cartel violence and other criminal elements, we are urging individuals to avoid travel to Mexico at this time.”

DPS acknowledges that many travel to Mexico without incident, but the risks cannot be ignored. Travelers are encouraged to carefully research any planned trips.

Travelers should always check the U.S. Department of State website for the most up-to-date information related to security issues in Mexico. (See http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html)

U.S. citizens living or traveling in Mexico are urged to register with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate at https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/.

For more shocking, detailed and personal information on the situation go to http://www.mexicovacationawareness.com/index.html


Matamoros/South Padre Island:  The Mexican border cities of Matamoros and Nuevo Progresso are located 30 to 45 minutes south of the major Spring Break destination of South Padre Island, Texas.  Travelers to the Mexican border should be especially aware of safety and security concerns due to increased violence in recent years between rival drug trafficking gangs competing for control of narcotics smuggling routes.  While it is unlikely that American visitors would get caught up in this violence, travelers should exercise common-sense precautions such as visiting only the well-traveled business and tourism areas of border towns during daylight and early-evening hours. 

*** Important! Regulations for Mexico border crossing ***
*** Passport, or Driver License and Birth Certificate required!!

 


 
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2014 College Spring Break Schedule

February 24 - February 28, 2014
Alma College
Barton College
Brandeis University
Brenau University
Eastern Michigan University
Fanshawe College
Immaculata College
Lander University
Saint Bonaventure University
Seneca College
Sheridan College

   
March 3 - March 7, 2014

Alverno College
Ashland University
Barry University
Berea College
Boston College
Chestnut Hill College
Christopher Newport University
Clark University
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Dalton State College
Davidson College
Dillard University
Duquesne University
Ferrum College
Fisher College
Grand Valley State University
Gwynedd Mercy College
Johnson & Wales University at Providence
Judson University
Lake Erie College
Lake Superior State University
Lehigh University

Longwood University
Loyola University in Maryland
Loyola University New Orleans
Macon State College
Mary Baldwin College
Methodist University
Michigan State University
Mitchell College
Mount Union College
Newberry College
North Carolina Wesleyan College
Northeastern University
Northern Michigan University
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Notre Dame College
Oakwood University
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University
Pfeiffer University
Presbyterian College
Quincy University
Reinhardt College
Roanoke College

Sacred Heart University
Saint John’s University
Southern Wesleyan University
Temple University
Thiel College
Tulane University
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Louisiana Lafayette
University of Louisiana Monroe
University of Maine
University of Maine Fort Kent
University of Michigan
University of South Alabama
University of Vermont
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Western Michigan University
Wright State University
Xavier University of Louisiana
York College of Pennsylvania

March 10 - March 14, 2014 TEXAS WEEK! The Biggest Spring Break Party Week on South Padre Island!!!

Albertus Magnus College
Albion College
Alfred University
American International College
American University
Anderson University (SC)
Anna Maria College
Antioch New England
Appalachian State University
Arcadia University
Arizona State University
Assumption College
Auburn University-Auburn
Augusta State University
Austin Peay State University
Ball State University
Baylor University
Becker College
Bemidji State University
Benedict College
Bentley College
Bloomfield Colleges
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Bowling Green State University
Bridgewater College
Bryan College
Bryn Mawr College
Bucknell University
Butler University
Cambrian College
Case Western Reserve University
Central Methodist University
Central Pennsylvania College
Charleston Southern University
Chatham College
Chowan College
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Cleveland State University
Coastal Carolina University
College of Coastal Georgia
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Collin College
Concord University
Concordia College
Connecticut College
Cornell College
Creighton University
Curry College
Daemen College
Daniel Webster College
Dean College
Defiance College
Delaware Valley College
Dickinson College
Dordt College
Duke University
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Edgewood College
Emory University
Eureka College
Fairmont State University
Ferris State University
Fitchburg State College
Florida International University - University Park
Florida State University
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Franklin & Marshall College
Furman University
Gainesville State College
Genesee Community College
George Mason University
Georgetown University
Georgia Gwinnett College
Gettysburg College
Glenville State College
Grand View University
Greensboro College
Greenville College
Hamline University

Hampton University
Harding University
High Point University
Hood College
Houston Community College
Howard University
Husson College
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana State University
Indiana University
Indiana University-Bloomington
Indiana University-East
Indiana University-Kokomo
Indiana University-Northwest
Indiana University-South Bend
Indiana University-Southeast
Indiana University/Purdue University at Fort Wayne
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johnson C. Smith University
Juniata College
Kean University
Kentucky State University
Kentucky Wesleyan College
Keystone College
LaGrange College
Lamar University
Lesley University
Liberty University
Louisiana State University
Lynchburg College
MacMurray College
Marietta College
Marquette University
Mars Hill College
Mary Washington College
Massachusetts College of Art
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Massachusetts School of Law
McKendree University
Mercer University
Michigan Technological University
Middle Tennessee State University
Midway College
Milligan College
Millikin University
Minnesota State University
Minnesota State University Mankato
Minnesota State University Moorhead
Missouri State University
Missouri Valley College
Missouri Western State University
Montclair State University
Morehouse College
Mount Ida College
Mount Mary College
Mountain State University
New Jersey City University
North Carolina Central University
North Park University
Northern Illinois University
Northern Kentucky University
Northwood University
Norwich University
Nyack College
Ohio Dominican University
Ohio State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
Old Dominion University
Olivet College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Pennsylvania State University
Pikeville College
Quinnipiac University
Radford University
Rhode Island College
Rhodes College
Roosevelt University
Saint Cloud State University
Saint Francis College
Saint Lawrence University
Saint Louis University
Saint Mary's College of Maryland
Sam Houston State University
Seton Hall University
Seton Hill College
Shaw University
Shenandoah University
Shepherd University
Siena College
Simpson College
Skidmore College
South Carolina State University
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Southern Methodist University
Southwestern Illinois College
Spelman College
Spring Arbor University
St. Clair College
Stevenson University
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
Texas A&M University
Texas State University
The College of New Jersey
The College of Wooster
The George Washington University
Troy University
Truman State University
Tuskegee University
UNC Asheville
UNC Chapel Hill
UNC Greensboro
UNC Pembroke
UNC Wilmington
United States Coast Guard Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of Charleston
University of Evansville
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Indianapolis
University of Louisville
University of Memphis
University of Miami
University of New Hampshire
University of Notre Dame
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of Saint Francis
University of South Carolina
University of South Dakota
University of South Florida
University of Southern Indiana
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tampa
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
University of Tennessee Knoxville
University of Texas
University of Virginia
Upper Iowa University
Vassar College
Virginia Military Institute
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Washington University in Saint Louis
Wayne State University
Waynesburg College
Webster University
Wesleyan University
West Virginia University
Western Carolina University
Western Illinois University
Western Kentucky University
Westfield State College
Winona State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University
Youngstown State University
March 17 - March 21, 2014
Adelphi University
Agnes Scott College
Albright College
Alfred State College
Allegheny College
Amherst College
Anderson University (IN)
Armstrong Atlantic State University
Asbury College
Athens State University
Augsburg College
Avila University
Babson College
Barnard College
Berklee College of Music
Bethel College
Birmingham-Southern College
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bowie State University
Brewton-Parker College
Bucks County Community College
Caldwell College
Canisius College
Carleton College
Carroll University
Central Connecticut State University
Chesapeake College
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Clarkson University
Clemson University
Colgate University
College of New Rochelle
Columbia University
Dartmouth College
Delaware county Community College
Denison University
Drake University
Drury University
Earlham College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Emporia State University
Endicott College
Finger Lakes Community College
Fordham University
Fort Hays State University
Framingham State College
Francis Marion University
Freed-Hardeman University
Frostburg State University
Georgetown College
Georgia College & State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southwestern State University
Georgia State University

Grinnell College
Guilford College
Gulf Coast State College
Hampshire College
Harvard University
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Hope College
Iowa State University
Johns Hopkins University
Kansas State University
Keene State College
King College
Lafayette College
Lasell College
Le Moyne College
Lipscomb University
Logan University
Macalester College
Manhattan College
Marist College
Marshall University
Merrimack College
Millersville University Of Pennsylvania
Mohawk Valley Community College
Monmouth University
Morehead State University
Mount Holyoke College
Murray State University
New England College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Nichols College
North Central College
North Dakota State University
Oglethorpe University
Onondaga Community College
Pace University
Park University
Philadelphia University
Pittsburg State University
Plattsburgh State University
Plymouth State College
Princeton University
Purdue University
Purdue University Calumet
Rider University
Rowan University
Rutgers- Newark
Rutgers-Camden
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Salisbury University
Sarah Lawrence College
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Connecticut State University
Spalding University
Springfield College
State University of West Georgia
Stephens College
SUNY Binghamton
SUNY Buffalo
SUNY College at Buffalo
SUNY College at Cortland
SUNY College at Fredonia
SUNY College at New Paltz
SUNY College at Old Westbury
SUNY College at Oneonta
SUNY College at Potsdam
SUNY College at Purchase
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
Texas Tech University
Towson University
Tufts University
U Wisc Green Bay
University Of Arizona
University of Baltimore
University of Bridgeport
University of Central Missouri
University of Connecticut
University of Dubuque
University of Hartford
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of New England
University of New Haven
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Iowa
University of Rio Grande
University of Scranton
University of Wyoming
Valdosta State University
Virginia Union University
Wagner College
Warren Wilson College
Washburn University
Washington & Jefferson College
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Western Connecticut State University
Western New England College
Wichita State University
William Paterson University
Winthrop University
Worcester State College

March 24 - March 28, 2014

Alabama State University
Arkansas State University
Arkansas Tech University
Bard College
Brown University
Calvin College
Carthage College
Colby College
College of Saint Catherine
College of the Ozarks
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University-Wisconsin
DePaul University
DePauw University
Elmhurst College
Elon University
Fairfield University
Farmingdale State College
Faulkner University
Harper College
Hartwick College

Hendrix College
Hilbert College
Huntingdon College
Jacksonville State University
John Brown University
Kalamazoo College
Kent State University
Keuka College
Lawrence University
Marymount Manhattan College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Miami University
Middlebury College
Miles College
New York Medical College
Northwest Missouri State University
Northwestern
Oberlin College
Orange County Community College
Parsons School of Design
Saint Olaf College
Samford University

Southwest Baptist University
The New School
Union College
Union County College
University of Akron
University of Alabama
University of Arkansas
University of California Irvine
University of Central Arkansas
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Kaupy & Wright
University of Missouri
University of Missouri Kansas City
University of Montevallo
University of Nebraska
University of North Alabama
University of Oregon
University of Saint Thomas
University of West Alabama
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wellesley College
Williams College

March 31 - April 4, 2014
   
College of DuPage
Cornell University
Hillsdale College
Kennesaw State University
Lindenwood University
New Jersey Berkeley College
Union University
University of Delaware
University of Southern Maine
University of Wisconsin
Vermont Technical College

 


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