For students looking for 2003 Spring Break destinations that are cosmopolitan and cool but not costly, StudentUniverse, a leading Internet seller of deeply discounted air travel only for students and faculty, has announced its First Annual “Top Ten Party Around the World” cities for Spring Break 2003.
This ranking of international hotspots, based on trends in StudentUniverse
travel bookings, gives student travelers looking for fun an alternative to traditional Spring Break locations. The “Top Ten Party Around the World” information includes attractions at each destination, nightlife and per diem budget for lodging and meals.
Spring Break 2003: Top Ten Party Around the World Cities
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam, decadent and liberated, where “ladies of the night” pose in neon-lit shop windows, night owls dance `til dawn at underground clubs and the local coffee shop offers even more stimulating experiences than just the cafe latte. Whether you are a choirmaster, master artist or a master of the dark, Amsterdam has something for you. Per diem: $45
From lounging in a luxury hotel to betting on a cockfight to viewing acrobatic adults-only shows to early morning almsgiving ceremonies, the face of “The Big Mango” changes by the minute. Thailand offers culture, clubs, beaches and more to adventurous travelers.
Per diem: $20
Cape Town, South Africa
Wildlife, vineyards and great surf beaches are all within reach of South Africa`s most cosmopolitan and beautiful city. With downtown restaurants, bars, music venues, shops and natural attractions just minutes away, Cape Town shouldn`t be missed. Per diem: $35
Skiing and boarding, vegan restaurants, cool music, snow bunnies and artsy cafes in the Rocky Mountain capital offer an enticing alternative to Spring Break beach holidays. Great town, big mountains and sunny days, plus March skiing that can`t be beat. A-Basin, here I come!
Per diem: $55
Vegas, baby, Vegas. Gambling, cheap drinks, $4.99 buffets and killer nightlife amount to a hedonistic Spring Break destination. Spend the day by the hotel pool, and late nights (and early mornings!) basking in the glitz and glamour of the Strip.
Per diem: $50
Featuring the ultimate pub crawling atmosphere, the foggy streets of London have it all. If you want a big-city, urban break, London can`t be beat. Knock down a pint or two, shop in a spy store and ride the tube to the clubs to hear great music. Per diem: $65
The Beach is back. Fashion, art and culture converge someplace near South Beach. Latin American rhythms, hip clubs, unisex bathrooms and Art Deco surroundings make Miami one of the coolest - and hottest - places to visit this year.
Per diem: $65
The Big Easy`s motto of laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll!), sums up the city experience. Match world-class music, art and culture with French Quarter partying and takeaway daiquiris, and you`ve got a terrific vacation.
Per diem: $55
Simply stated, Rio rocks. Samba the night away and sip coconut milk on the beaches of Copacobana, while previewing the latest in thong wear. This sensuous, sophisticated and friendly city that gave birth to the string bikini, Carnival, supermodel Giselle Bundchen, futvolley and the Girl from Ipanema is a place to experience rather than just visit. Rio gets into your soul.
Per diem: $40
San Jose, Costa Rica
The eco-beach party locale, Costa Rica`s surfing, diving and snorkeling offer spring breakers fun diversions, along with wildlife viewing, colorful markets and relaxed beachfront bars.
Per diem: $30
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