Florida Spring Break Hot Spots
From snorkeling in Key West to clubbing in Miami to kicking back with your buddies on the shores of Panama City Beach, Florida is filled with gleeful vacationers – typically college-aged – who take full advantage of the fact that their siesta from school coincides with Florida’s idyllic springtime weather.
While Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale used to attract 20-something partygoers, they’ve recently positioned themselves as family-friendly destinations, propping up Miami Beach, the Florida Keys, and Panama City Beach as the three hottest vacation spots for Spring Break undergrads. The “single and ready to mingle” crowd thrives off the glitz of South Beach and the easygoing vibes of the Keys. And since these young adults mostly travel in big groups and on a tight budget, Miami Beach condos, Key West beach houses, and Panama City Beach vacation rentals are extra appealing.
Plan a Florida Family Vacation
College kids aren’t the only ones taking a break from the books! Elementary children all the way up to high schoolers look forward to some fun in the sun, too. But where can you take your family during a time of year that’s associated with R-rated excess? Luckily, Florida offers up all kinds of family-oriented destinations and diversions.
Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, former coed havens, are now calm, collected, and laidback – definitely worth considering if you hope to spend quality time with the kids on your Florida Spring Break vacation. Amelia Island and Jacksonville Beach condos are other family favorites, as they promise views of beautiful sand and surf minus rowdy revelers.
For an action-packed Florida Spring Break vacation, spend your vacation in Orlando, home of Disney World (which begins its flower and garden festival in mid March), Universal Studios (its famous month-long Mardi Gras festival is well underway during Spring Break), and SeaWorld! Orlando vacation rentals are the perfect fit for you, your family, and your budget.
For an educational Florida Spring Break vacation, don’t forget about the amazing Everglades National Park in Homestead.
Festivals and Events
All kinds of spirited gatherings are scheduled for March, including the Azalea Festival in Palatka, the Spring Break Fat Tire Festival in Ocala, the Lions Seafood Festival in St. Augustine, and a number of St. Patrick’s Day events and parades.
Top highlights, however, include Bike Week in Daytona Beach, the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, and the Florida Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach! So, if you’re hoping to add a little culture and entertainment to your Florida Spring Break vacation, make sure to add a Deerfield Beach vacation home or Ocala condo rental to your vacation.
Watch the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Florida Marlins, and many other favorite American baseball teams prep for the season in Florida.
Take a peek into their training camps and treat yourself to an exhibition game or two. Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Bradenton, Kissimmee, St. Petersburg, Vero Beach, Sarasota, and even Disney World are some of the proud hosts of the Grapefruit League’s spring training.
How About a Round of Golf?
Interesting enough, the most popular vacation spots for university students are also a dream-come-true for golfers. The Key West Golf Club, Hombre Golf Club (in Panama City Beach), and Miami Beach Golf Club are highly recommended courses but you’ll have no trouble finding great championship greens all along coastal Florida.
The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, for example, is well worth a swing in the spring, and Sandestin vacation rentals will save you lots of money so you can easily afford that swing.