Stamford, CONN (PRWEB) January 26, 2006
Second only to graduation, college students give spring break high priority and may spend more time planning it than studying for mid-terms. The hardest question on the exam: Where should I go for spring break this year? Fortunately, AP9 Simple Escapes, a travel discount membership program by Adaptive Marketing LLC, reviews the top five destinations to spend the most precious week of college life.
No matter the budget, AP9 Simple Escapes gets the most out of a long-awaited vacation without calling home for extra funds. The only worry is deciding where to go and what to pack.
AP9 SimpleEscapes found these five locations, any of which will offer the most memorable spring break:
A mecca for reggae buffs, this Caribbean island rocks to a steady rhythm of sand, sun and surf. This little island offers big thrills — cliff diving, underwater cave exploration, Jeep tours, mountain biking and hiking and even surfing. Getting a little tired? Grab some towel time on the beach. Nightlife abounds in Jamaica; rumble all night long at one or more reggae clubs, or look for something off the beaten path that features live local entertainment.
4. Lake Havasu, Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Arizona is famous for its vast deserts and geological wonders, but it’s also home to one of the most visited spring break hangouts and a 45-mile long lake. Lake Havasu offers beachside accommodations, but many spring breakers opt for renting a houseboat. Rentals offer an easy and memorable solution for large groups traveling together. Water activities include rafting, fishing, diving and kayaking. If you decide to drop anchor, you’ll find desert tours, biking, golf, ATV rentals, comedy clubs and dance floors on land.
3. South Padre Island, Texas
For those wanting to head south of the border, consider staying on South Padre Island, and have the best of both worlds — gorgeous beaches and a 30-minute trip to Mexico. Resorts are plentiful, and beach house rentals offer a fun alternative for large groups. Rent a beach buggy and explore the dunes, go on a dolphin watch, horseback ride, and relax on a booze cruise. When back on land in the afternoon, there are countless opportunities to participate in hotel-sponsored contests and events. Work up a second wind for live music and foam parties at night.
2. Cancun, Mexico
This Mayan paradise is considered the unofficial spring break headquarters. Although the area offers relics and temples from thousands of years ago, assume that most spring breakers are less interested in history and more curious about beaches, bullfights and tequila. This coastal city features hip and stylish hotels and clubs, as well as funky, low-key hangouts. Spring breakers flock to the Party Zone, a centralized area of Cancun packed with clubs, bars, restaurants and shopping. Hardcore party animals can use free island transportation to popular bars.
1. Panama City, Florida
This Florida Panhandle town wins top honors as the ultimate spring break destination. Panama City’s beaches are proof that you don’t need to travel to southern France to experience Rivieran shores. Make hotel or rental condo reservations early, as Panama City draws nearly a half-million spring breakers annually. Blame it on the sunny skies, non-stop beach parties and outrageous nightclubs. Step off the dance floor, and the Gulf of Mexico offers fishing and diving excursions, including the chance to swim with dolphins. For a more relaxed pace, there are 27 miles of sugary sands and emerald waters to recharge your party battery.
By logging on to DealPass, AP9 SimpleEscapes members have access to remarkable savings when making their travel reservations*, as well as 20% discounts on gift cards for purchasing luggage, eating out and visiting amusements parks. Other discounts on books, movies, golf products and today’s fashions make leisure time that much more enjoyable. You can’t afford to travel without AP9 SimpleEscapes!**
About AP9 Simple Escapes
AP9 Simple Escapes is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 SimpleEscapes.
- All travel is arranged by World Choice Travel. World Choice Travel is registered as a California Seller of Travel (Registration No. 2056372-50. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California); Nevada Seller of Travel (Registration No. 2004-0114); Florida Seller of Travel (Registration No. ST34200); and Washington Seller of Travel (Registration No. 602 119 764).
** California Seller of Travel (Registration No. 2058774-40). Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. Florida Seller of Travel (Registration No. ST35312). Washington Seller of Travel (Registration No. 602 248 448).