Posted by Mark Washburn on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:36 AM By Mark Washburn / February 22, 2016 Comment
Spring Break is an annual ritual where millions of college students flee their campus grounds, and hit the beaches for fun in the sun, drinks and live music. Where are the best places for young and beautiful coeds and hunks to go? Fort Myers Beach was named to one of the “Top Sexiest Spring Break Destinations in the U.S.,” according to an annual study by website DatingAdvice.com based on popularity among students, weather, fun activities, and online surveys. Besides appealing to snowbirds, there are lots of things for young beachgoers to do in sunny Fort Myers Beach from happy hours to boating. One of the most beautiful beaches along the East Coast, this Southwest Florida city will not disappoint young Spring Breakers. This party city showcases breathtaking beach views, gorgeous Gulf waters, and interesting places when exploring the city. Colorful sunsets and strolls along the beach set the romantic mood. Fort Myers offers many activities for beachgoers in addition to the beach: there is also plenty of golf in the area, fishing, and concerts and shows at the Barbara Mann Center for Performing Arts. Favorite places to eat in Fort Myers Beach include Twisted Vine Bistro, Three Fishermen Seafood, and Edison. DatingAdvice.com chose its top “sexy places to stay” in their poll: The Hibiscus House Bed and Breakfast, Sanibel Moorings Condominium Resort, and Gullwing. For activities for the kids, Fort Myers has the Imaginarium, an interactive science museum, and lots of swimming pools at hotels, resorts, and residential developments. Fort Myers Beach is a popular destination for college students throughout the month of March, but they start arriving in late February. Colleges from the University of Notre Dame to Michigan State, Indiana University as well as colleges in Florida will bring hundreds of students to area beaches, like Fort Myers Beach, where students will inject revenue into the tourist economy, spending money at restaurants, bars and hotels. This is the ideal place for 20-somethings to enjoy their time in the sunshine away from their dorms, and exchange their textbooks for sunscreen and swimsuits. Online publication coed.com came up with a list last year naming “America’s 20 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations” for college students who leave campus to drink, indulge in Jell-O shots and look for local watering holes, and find affordable places to stay. Taking into account all of these factors plus average flight and hotel costs, Fort Myers Beach landed at #14 as a go-to destination with its miles of white sand beaches and beautiful water. It has a history in Spring Break lore as the first place to host Spring Break. Lani Kai continues to be the “in” place for Fort Myers Beach parties.
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