Utah News
4:40 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Spring Break Hits Utah; Students Head To Vegas, National Parks

Students here at Utah State and across Utah are on Spring Break this week. Some will stay home to catch up on studying. Others will travel to popular destinations including national parks and, you guessed it, Las Vegas.

“March is the busiest month of the entire year for Las Vegas,” said Courtney Fitzgerald, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

“In 2013 we saw more than 3.5 million people in the month of March alone.”

She says this time of year is a perfect storm with a mix of students, leisure visitors and convention goers. And yet with so many tourists, she says there are still rooms available.

“Currently we have 150,000 hotel rooms on any given night in Las Vegas. And typically in the month of March we run about 88 percent occupied. So there’s always a room available but be sure to book ahead,” Fitzgerald said.

Utah, Utah State, UVU and Weber are out this week. Snow and SUU are out later this month, and at BYU, students don’t get a spring break. Instead, the semester ends one week earlier.