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Spring Break Destinations
Top Family Attractions
Off the Beaten Path
Florida, known as the Sunshine State, is also recognized as one of the world's premier Spring Break destinations. From the surf, sun and sand along the beautiful beaches of Miami, Daytona Beach, Key West or Panama City Beach to the world-class theme parks and attractions in Orlando, it's no secret that Florida is the place to be for spring breakers.
Whether you're a college student making the annual trek to the sunny beaches or a family looking to create incredible memories, chances are Florida is the ideal destination for your spring break vacation.
Best Florida Spring Break Destinations
Walt Disney World. Universal Studios. SeaWorld Orlando. This popular destination is teeming with fun-filled theme parks and family-friendly attractions. In addition to the world-famous parks, you'll find an amazing array of budget-friendly resorts, exciting water parks, internationally-renowned shopping and dining and a number of special spring festivals like Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival (March 4 - June 1, 2020).
With 15 miles of spectacular, sandy beaches, 25 miles of bike paths, 250 types of seashells and absolutely no stop lights, beautiful Sanibel Island is ideal for a family vacation or a quiet romantic getaway. The island is located in south Florida near Fort Myers and stretches out along the Gulf of Mexico. Discover quaint shops and galleries, delightful restaurants and one of the world's most perfect beaches
The Surf Capital of the East Coast, Cocoa is home to the famous Ron Jon Surf Shop and offers some of Florida's best surfing waves. Located on the space coast, you'll also enjoy easy access to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and nearby Port Canaveral, home to a number of popular cruise lines featuring sailings to The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
A small peninsula located across the bay from Tampa, beautiful St. Pete is known for its golfing, boating, fishing and beaches, major league baseball's Tampa Bay Rays, as well as cool cultural exhibits like the Dali Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts. You'll discover a number of one-of-a-kind attractions, vibrant nightlife and dining options, and a wide range of waterfront spring festivals.
Culture, adventure or history. You'll find it all and more in St. Augustine - the oldest city in the U.S. Founded in 1565, the historic area features the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th-century fortress offering views of the St. Augustine inlet. Enjoy old world charm, check out the alligator farm, or visit nearby Ponte Vedra Beach, home of the PGA's The Players golf championship (March 10-15, 2020).
Top Spring Break Attractions in Florida
Walt Disney World
With four amazing theme parks, including the iconic Magic Kingdom, two thrilling water parks, and many other attractions including Disney Springs, a massive shopping, dining and entertainment center, Disney World offers some thing for everyone. From Mickey Mouse and your favorite princesses and characters, to live shows, extraordinary rides and roller coasters, Disney remains a magical land where storybook fantasies are brought to life for kids of all ages.
SeaWorld Orlando's unique water park, Aquatica offers a unique blend of lazy rivers, high-speed thrills, sandy beaches, tropical landscape and up-close animal encounters. Experience wild water slides, racing tunnels, two huge wave lagoons, children's water play areas, and live animals like Commerson's dolphins, brilliant macaws and colorful fish. Aquatica features 60 acres of fun highlighted by vivid colors, hidden grottos, spectacular waterfalls, bright flowers and cool rock formations.
Universal Studios Orlando
Blockbuster movies, thrill rides, live shows, eclectic nightlife, mini golf, dazzling parades, iconic restaurants & exclusive events. It’s all part of the excitement at Universal Orlando. Anchored by the popular nightlife and entertainment district, Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando offers two extraordinary theme parks: Universal Orlando Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure plus Volcano Bay water park. Oh, and did we mention it's also home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™!
Popular Florida Beaches
All the world's a beach! Or at least it seems that way in sunny Florida where you'll find myriad beaches up and down the coastlines. From world renowned hot spots like South Beach and Daytona Beach to gorgeous gems like the beaches along Siesta Key and Marco Island, there's a perfect beach for everyone.
Grab a surfboard or body board and hit the waves! Or, if you prefer, grab a drink and just watch the action from the iconic Cocoa Beach Pier.
Stick your feet in the soft, sugar-white sand, go paddleboarding on the calm waters, or catch of nightly festival at Clearwater's Pier 60.
Walk the palm-lined beaches, enjoy eclectic nightlife & marvel at the pastel-colored buildings and 20th-century architecture of the Art Deco District.
Off the Beaten Path Attractions to Visit on Spring Break
From amazing beaches and theme parks to the awe-inspiring Florida Keys and the wonder-filled Everglades, the state of Florida is loaded with fun-filled destinations and intriguing things to do. You can go snorkeling and kayaking. You can see the best in NASCAR racing at the Daytona 500 (Feb. 16, 2020). You can take a glass-bottom boat ride or hunt for shark teeth and seashells. There's a never-ending list of attractions, festivals and sights to see. Look closely and you'll also find a number of unique experiences that are a little bit off the beaten path.
- Explore Florida's Rivers & Springs on a Kayak - Florida is filled with crystal clear springs and quiet rivers. Get up close to nature and Florida's wildlife. There's even a bioluminescent kayaking trip in the glowing waters of the Indian River Lagoon.
- Experience the Thrills of an Airboat Tour - Experience wild Florida with an exciting airboat adventure. Skim across the water for a special look at the grassy water and wildlife like alligators, turtles, fish and wading birds.
- Visit the Southernmost Point in the U.S. - Take an extraordinary drive through the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West, and experience the beauty of the Seven Mile Bridge that takes you across the open water.
- Swim With the Manatees - Put on the snorkeling gear and make memories by making friends and swimming with Florida's beautiful and gentle giants - the manatees - in crystal clear spring waters.
- Explore Greek Culture in Tarpon Springs - Discover the century-old Greek sea sponge diving industry and experience an amazing meal in a community that celebrates its rich Greek culture all year long.
Create a Most Memorable Spring Break in Florida
With 663 miles of beaches, the world's most incredible theme parks, and lots and lots of sunshine, there's nothing quite like spending spring break in Florida. What better way to escape the winter chill than by exploring exploring all the state has to offer. See how you can make the most of your Florida spring break vacation with a discount vacation package at Westgate Resorts.
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