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Spring Break in Florida in the 1970s and 1980s

Spring break is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started in the United States and is observed in some other western countries. As the snow melts and the buds on flowering trees bloom, college students from around the country go to spring break destinations where the weather is warm and the parties never stop. Check out these vintage photos of Spring Break in Florida in the 1970s and 1980s.

Also check: Vintage Photos Of Students In 1930s

1. A group of boys check out a group of girls at the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1987.

A group of boys check out a group of girls at the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1987 Spring Break in Florida

2. From left to right, Bob Freiwald, Daniel LaPalme, Greg Edgerton and Vince Ruiter, from Ottowa, Canada, check out the Spring Break scene from their balcony at the Lauderdale Beach Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Feb. 25, 1987.From left to right, Bob Freiwald, Daniel LaPalme, Greg Edgerton and Vince Ruiter, from Ottowa, Canada

3. College students in a bar during Spring Break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Feb. 26, 1979.

College students in a bar during Spring Break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 1979

4. Boys from Westfield Street in Massachusetts and girls from the University of Cincinnati cruise the Fort Lauderdale Strip in a convertible during spring break 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Boys from Westfield Street in Massachusetts and girls from the University of Cincinnati cruise the Fort Lauderdale Strip in a convertible during spring break 1984 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

5. Police officers form a protective ring around the corner of A1A and E. Las Olas to make sure the partying students make it safely across the street to the beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. March 18, 1986.

Police officers form a protective ring

6. At a seaside temporary jail set up by Daytona police. Drinking on the beach is illegal and well policed in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1987.

At a seaside temporary jail set up by Daytona police. Drinking on the beach is illegal and well policed in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1987

7. Twenty-five students from William and Mary University in Virginia, traveled 28 hours through a blizzard in Georgia to come to Fort Lauderdale for spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. March 6, 1986.

Twenty-five students from William and Mary University in Virginia, traveled 28 hours through a blizzard in Georgia to come to Fort Lauderdale for spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

8. A1A traffic at 3 p.m. looking north from Penrods during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. March 2, 1985.

A1A traffic at 3 p.m. looking north from Penrods during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

9. Rev. Fred Tonaldo handed out free condoms and AIDS leaflets to the students on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Feb. 26, 1987.

Rev. Fred Tonaldo handed out free condoms and AIDS leaflets to the students on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break, Fort Lauderdale Florida

10. College students from Canada on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Jan. 11, 1985.

College students from Canada on Fort Lauderdale Beach, Jan. 11, 1985

11. College students stand together and do leg kicks during spring break, March 23, 1982.

College students stand together and do leg kicks during spring break, March 23, 1982

12. Wes Walton of Lehigh University competes in the belly flop competition at The Candy Store. Walton won the contest. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 10, 1984.

Wes Walton of Lehigh University competes in the belly flop competition at The Candy Store. Walton won the contest. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

13. Spring breakers in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1987.

Spring breakers in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1987

14. Spring breakers relaxing on the pool deck in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1986.

Spring breakers relaxing on the pool deck in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1986

15. Singer JP Miano relaxes on the top of his van and sings to passersby on A1A during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 3, 1985.

Singer JP Miano relaxes on the top of his van and sings to passersby on A1A during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

16. Sunrise Boulevard Bridge with traffic from spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Feb. 28, 1986.

Sunrise Boulevard Bridge with traffic from spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

17. Crowd around the pool at The Candy Store for the bikini contest, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 10, 1984.

Crowd around the pool at The Candy Store for the bikini contest, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

18. College students listen to disco on the Holiday Inn pool deck during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 31, 1980.

College students listen to disco on the Holiday Inn pool deck during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

19. Girls from Rutgers tan themselves on the roof the RV they are living in during spring break in 1984, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Girls from Rutgers tan themselves on the roof the RV they are living in during spring break in 1984, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

20. College students hanging out on Fort Lauderdale Beach for spring break, March 24, 1984.

College students hanging out on Fort Lauderdale Beach for spring break, March 24, 1984

21. College students dance to the concert featuring Dean Torrence (of Jan and Dean) and Mike Love (of The Beach Boys). The concert was behind the Yankee Clipper Hotel on Fort Lauderdale Beach, March 20, 1984.

College students dance to the concert featuring Dean Torrence (of Jan and Dean) and Mike Love (of The Beach Boys)

22. College students watch a concert on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break in 1984, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

College students watch a concert on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break in 1984, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

23. Fort Lauderdale police officer warns students to get completely in the truck as they cruise down the street on A1A on Fort Lauderdale Beach in 1984.

Fort Lauderdale police officer warns students to get completely in the truck as they cruise down the street on A1A on Fort Lauderdale Beach in 1984

24. A college student lays on Fort Lauderdale Beach while reading ‘Chesapeake’ by James A. Michener, March 17, 1979.

A college student lays on Fort Lauderdale Beach while reading Chesapeake by James A. Michener, March 17, 1979

25. A college student sleeps on the sidewalk next to empty cans of Michelob, during spring break, March 28, 1980.

A college student sleeps on the sidewalk next to empty cans of Michelob, during spring break, March 28, 1980

26. Mary Dannenberg rates the men (1-10) walking by her on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break, March 27, 1980.

Mary Dannenberg rates the men (1-10) walking by her on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break, March 27, 1980

27. A group of spring breakers on the pool deck in Daytona Beach.

A group of spring breakers on the pool deck in Daytona Beach

28. Girls wait before a bikini contest in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1982.

Girls wait before a bikini contest in Daytona Beach, Florida, 1982

29. Spring breakers on a pool deck in Daytona Beach, 1985.

Spring breakers on a pool deck in Daytona Beach, 1985

30. Spring breakers on a car hood at sunset in Daytona Beach, 1985.

Spring breakers on a car hood at sunset in Daytona Beach, 1985

31. Woman, who was handing out free drinks on the pool deck, poses for the camera in Daytona Beach, 1987.

Woman, who was handing out free drinks on the pool deck, poses for the camera in Daytona Beach, 1987

32. From left to right, Mark Greenberg, Brinton Wilkey, Kent Schneider, Ted Ridgway and Don Mapes build a sandcastle on Fort Lauderdale Beach, March 25, 1981.

From left to right, Mark Greenberg, Brinton Wilkey, Kent Schneider, Ted Ridgway and Don Mapes build a sandcastle on Fort Lauderdale Beach, March 25, 1981

33. A crowd of college students stand near oncoming traffic on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 24, 1979.

A crowd of college students stand near oncoming traffic on Fort Lauderdale Beach during spring break, Fort Lauderdale

34. A bikini contest in Daytona Beach, 1985.

A bikini contest in Daytona Beach, 1985

35. Best Buns competition in Daytona Beach, 1986.

Best Buns competition in Daytona Beach, 1986

Source: TheDailyTop

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