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Spring Break Dos and Don'ts



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In one particularly famous episode, the women of "Sex and the City" head to the beach to crash a college spring break. Courtesy Photo Buy Photos

Before Spring Break begins, make sure you’re ready to make the most of your time off with this list of Dos and Don’ts from vacations scenes in movies, television and pop music.

Do:

Avoid being stung by jellyfish. Your friendship will never be the same again. (“FRIENDS”)

Stay away from any food eating contests. (“Gilmore Girls”)

Karaoke the night away, but remember that Broadway tunes are never a good choice. (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”)

Stay out of the woods. Seriously. (“Cabin in the Woods”)

Eat cake by the ocean. (DNCE, “Cake by the Ocean”)

Lean into the spring break cliches: bro tank, colored shades and all. (“22 Jump Street”)

Throw a house party, but don’t get on the bad side of any older neighbors. (“Neighbors”)

Avoid any and all bikini wrestling contests. (“Spring Breakdown”)

Learn to surf, but don’t sleep with the instructor. (“Girls”)

Lounge on the couch just chillin’ in your snuggie. (Bruno Mars, “The Lazy Song”)

Don’t:

Pair your cornrows with a grill. Pick one or the other. (“Spring Breakers”)

Take a pill in Ibiza. (Mike Posner, “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”)

Go to Tijuana. It never ends well. (“The O.C.”)

Use butter as tanning lotion. (“Seinfeld”)

Leave your boyfriend for a reality TV star. (“She’s All That”)

Jump off the roof into a pool. You’re not a “golden god.” (“Almost Famous”)

Go streaking in the park or skinny-dipping after dark. (Katy Perry, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)”)

Go to any futuristic, Western-themed parks. Not a good idea. (“Westworld”)

Go in the water. Just don’t. (“Jaws,” “Piranha,” “The Shallows”)

Be self-conscious about your body or age — rock that swimsuit anyway! (“Sex and the City”)

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