We can still remember back when Spring Break meant something. That’s why, for
our curiosity and your edification, we’ve taken a couple of data cuts from the
weeks just before. It’s an interesting portrait of what Spring Break’s about:
Spring Break: Top Searches
More people searched on "When is Spring Break?" than the next twenty
queries put together. But once searchers got past that–or remembered that they
owned calendars–the breakdown was a pretty accurate reflection of what most
of us think of when we think of Spring Break:
Spring Break: Top 10 Destination Searches
Spring Break: Top 10 Places People are Searching From
Cities are numbered according to amount of queries.
Here’s where things got really interesting. To wit:
(1) A surprising amount of people are searching from warmer climates like Orlando
Maybe that whole getting-out-of-the-cold theme we learned from The
Sure Thing isn’t as prevalent as we thought.
(2) Where are the Northwest and Midwest in all this? Chicago
is the only midwestern city in the top 10 , with Chicago suburb Des
Plaines coming in at #13 and Minneapolis
at #17. Maybe they’re all staying home and sledding.
So whether you’re heading out for Spring Break, dreaming about it at your desk,
or still sleeping off last Monday’s Lil’
Jon concert on the Boardwalk, here’s to a great Spring.
–The Ask.com Team