If you are traveling for spring break, your destination matters.

If you have yet to choose, we have some options close to home. If you’re leaving the U.S., you need to research if any unsavory current events are happening in that country.

Two weeks ago, on a ferry boat from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel, an explosion injured five Americans. In response to the event and information of escalating violence in the area, the state department shut down the U.S. Embassy in the beach resort town -- indefinitely telling American tourists to stay away.

"They should have a study, or have more information before making those decisions."

The travel warning is frowned upon by Mexican authorities who say people from Carolinas and elsewhere would be safe.

"I can assure you, you can travel with your friends, with your family, with your kids at any time anywhere, on any roads -- the Yucatan Peninsula is a very safe place, as you know, it hasn't been involved in violence issues," said Oscar Rodriguez, Consul General de Mexico in Houston.

If you are looking to stay closer to home, we found U.S. News and World Report ranked Myrtle Beach #7 for cheap spring break destinations. Savannah was ranked #10. Both are good options if you're budget-challenged.

Whether you're staying close or venturing abroad, follow this advice:

"Do not walk alone, be with friends, do not stay out too late."

If you’re in another country and of legal drinking age, many experts say drink from bottles you watched them open and never leave your drink unattended and then go back to it later.

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