Spring break is infamous for parties, beaches, and taking a much-needed break from school. While planning the fun time is easy, remembering the not-so-fun essentials can be difficult. Here’s the top must-haves for a fun, safe, and memorable spring break.

Packing List

  • Beach towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Bottles of water
  • Koozies
  • Food
  • Passport, driver’s license and other documentation

Tips for a Better Spring Break

  • Check the rules and laws for the beach you’re going to.
  • Remember to bring cash. Many beaches accept only cash fees, so your credit card might not cut it.
  • Check in on classes. While it’s a particularly cruel time to assign homework, some professors will. Make sure you haven’t missed a deadline over the holiday.
  • Always keep a digital copy of tickets, hotel receipts, concert tickets and other documents with you in case your luggage is lost.
  • Protect your personal information on social media. Posting that you’re out of town is an invitation to burglars. Be safe with what you post and share online.
  • Stay with your group. Wandering off by yourself in any strange city is potentially dangerous. Create a buddy system to stay safe.


What are your best tips for staying safe and having fun over spring break?

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