Spring Break on Panama City Beach is a break from classes, jobs, and stress – but it is not a break from common sense! We here at PCBEACHSPRINGBREAK.com want to remind you to CELEBRATE SAFELY. Now, make your mom proud and take a minute to read these few things you need to know to be safe during your vacation!
Top 10 Tips For a Smart & Safe Spring Break
1. Buddy System
Hang out in groups and ALWAYS use the buddy system
Never allow a friend to leave a party alone
Always travel with a buddy in a taxi, bus, or any type of public transportation
If you lose your buddy please ask for assistance from a proper authority to escort you home
2. Wristbands / Hotel
Do NOT remove your hotel wristband, they are used by security for guest identification and hotel access purposes.
3. Contact Information
Carry your hotel information with you at all time (phone #, address, etc.)
(If you get lost or disoriented this information will help get you to your hotel)
Carry your cell phone and remember emergency phone numbers (911)
4. Drink Responsibly
Drink responsibly if and when you choose to drink.
Know your limits
Note the time and amount of drinks per hour you are consuming
Three drinks over the span of two hours is not the same as three drinks in one hour, remember:
ONE BEER=ONE GLASS OF WINE=ONE SHOT OF LIQUOR
Do NOT accept drinks from strangers
Do not carry open containers of alcohol in the street
Don’t use, sell, or buy drugs. Drugs are illegal in every country and such laws are strictly enforced
6. Beaches & Pools
Do NOT go on the beaches or swim at night
No diving in the pools
Follow all rules posted at the pool or on the beach
Swim at your own risk when a lifeguard is not on duty
Follow any flags or posting markers on the beach that are used to warn you about dangerous tides, harsh water conditions, or any other warning the beach patrol feels is necessary
Check with the hotel front desk for guidance on the cheapest, easiest, and most reliable form of transportation in Panama City Beach.
Use only licensed taxis and limos
Negotiate the fare before entering the taxi and always travel with a buddy
Only rent motorized vehicles if you are competent to operate them
Be respectful to all hotel employees and security. They are there to make your stay pleasant and safe
Wear sun block at all times
9. Hotel Tips
Check you hotel room and report any damage immediately
Do NOT hang out on the balconies of the hotel
Secure any valuables in a hotel safety deposit box
Do not damage any hotel property, including your room
Make sure your hotel door and balcony door are locked AT ALL TIMES, whether you are in the room or not
Don’t make calls from your hotel phone
10. Have FUN!!
Remember to have fun…..this is your much needed vacation.