Spring Break in Florida: it’s an unavoidable story if you’re a reporter here.
Unfortunately, I was called in to help on this one.
Americans coming of age have made Florida synonymous with Spring Break for generations, and the attraction has been mutual. Beach towns have tolerated and in some instances, even welcomed the hard-partying students as a last chance to bring in serious cash before the sleepy summer season.
“People think it’s just a magic time, it’s a sacred experience,” said Andy Holdnak, a professor of hospitality and tourism at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.