Spring Break 2013: The “Other” Stuff You Can Do Besides Tanning and Clubbing

When you’re on Spring Break, your daily schedule generally consists of doing two main things: hitting the beach during the daytime hours, and partying in the club at night. It’s a simple formula that seems to work, no matter which coastal destination you choose.

We’re not telling you that you need to stop doing what has defined the essence of Spring Break for the past half century. We just feel the need to shed some light on some of the “other stuff” you can do during Spring Break 2013 – to mix it up a bit (?). After all, you’re on vacation for a full week! You could be experiencing some of the things that make your chosen destination a unique place.

For example, Panama City Beach is known to have some of the highest concentrations of bottle-nosed dolphins in the world – which makes swimming with the dolphins tours a very popular activity while on the emerald coast. And did you know that Panama City Beach is also regarded as the Shipwreck Capital of the South for its many underwater shipwreck discoveries? If you’re into diving, this may be a great way to explore a whole new world.

South Padre Island is famous for their museums, specifically The Museum of Port Isabel, which is a complex consisting of three diverse facilities: the Port Isabel Historic Museum, the Treasures of the Gulf Museum, and the Point Isabel Lighthouse. All three are within walking distance of each other and are open year-round to the public.

If you plan on heading to Daytona Beach, why not visit the Daytona International Speedway where you can take part in the Daytona 500 Experience – an interactive motorsports attraction designed to entertain and inform race fans about the history of motorsports in the Daytona Beach area. Daytona also has the famous Daytona Lagoon – a full-out entertainment center packed with fun things to do, including laser tag, a tri-level go-kart track, miniature golf, rock climbing, an arcade overflowing with the newest video games and more!

Then there are the things that aren’t so unique, but are nonetheless fun and memorable to experience. Parasailing over the open water is a rush. Zip-lining across the sandy beach from several stories high is a kick. And, yes, what would a vacation be without a little shopping at the local outlet mall. Touring from store to store can be quite fun when you’re visiting a mall you’ve never been to, even for those not-so-avid shop-til-you-droppers.

So, as you can see, there’s a lot of things one can do aside from beach bashing and club hopping. Obviously, the choice is yours on what to do, but some times it’s the “other” stuff we do that can make our Spring Break experience more memorable.

For more information on planning your Spring Break 2013, including Where to Stay and Where to Have Fun, please continue to visit springbreakguide.com