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Expectation versus reality: 17 photos that prove what popular Spring Break destinations are really like

INSIDER Logo By Sarah Schmalbruch of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 18: Spring Break is fast approaching: that magical time of year when countless  destinations become inundated by tourists and anything-but-sober college students. Unfortunately, the photos you see of these destinations aren't always an accurate representation of what you'll encounter once you arrive. Keep scrolling for a much-needed reality check before you embark on your vacation.

Spring Break is fast approaching: that magical time of year when countless destinations become inundated by tourists and anything-but-sober college students.

Unfortunately, the photos you see of these destinations aren't always an accurate representation of what you'll encounter once you arrive.

Keep scrolling for a much-needed reality check before you embark on your vacation.

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