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Family Spring Break in Florida

Florida has miles and miles of coastlines with glorious beaches and ideal weather for visiting in March! If you don’t have your family spring break vacation plans yet, and you’d like to soak up some sunshine on your child’s school vacation, look no further than the Sunshine State! You will find below below 2 top cities for your family spring break in Florida.

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Family Spring Break in Florida

Here are two Florida destinations to consider for your spring break family vacation:

1. Jacksonville, Florida

The folks in Jacksonville like to say that their city is: “Where Florida Begins”. That makes sense, since it’s the northeast corner of the state, not far from the Georgia border, plus it has a rich history. Learn about life on a cotton plantation in the 1800s at the Kingsley Plantation, on Jacksonville’s Fort George Island.

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View of Jacksonville, Florida.

The St. Johns River runs through the heart of town, and visitors love strolling the downtown riverfront (plus the 20 miles of stunning ocean coastline). It’s a green city, too: with 57,373 acres of parks, including the 46,000-acre Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve, Jacksonville boasts the largest urban park system in the country.

For families, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens is a big hit, especially with its “Range of the Jaguar” exhibit. Kids can enjoy water activities at the Shipwreck Island at Adventure Landing waterpark. Enjoy free samples at the gourmet chocolatier Peterbrooke!

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Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Golfers are bound to find a course they like among the 72 golf courses in Jacksonville. Or they can tour they can just admire the accomplishments of those stellar players who have been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

2. Daytona Beach, Florida

Are you looking for a safe, fun place for families to take young children? Daytona Beach is an awesome choice even during traditional college spring break times, such as mid to end March.

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Daytona Beach

The coastal city’s slogan is “Way More than a Beach.” Although its 23 miles of gorgeous beaches are what it’s best known for, Daytona Beach also offers families a bunch of adventures and activities. Kiddos (and adults!) who love an adrenaline rush need to check out the Daytona 500 Experience at the Daytona International Speedway, which includes a NASCAR 3D Movie. The multi-faceted attraction gives visitors a journey through racing history.

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Daytona Beach Boardwalk

Marineland is the world’s oldest “oceanarium,” dating back to 1938. Here, kids can swim with dolphins at the the Immersion Program and teens/adults can be a “Trainer for a Day.” Another historic site in Daytona, the Angel & Phelps Chocolate Factory, has been churning out delicious treats since 1925. Join a free factory tour and try the free samples!

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Family Spring Break in Florida

Of course, in both Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, active families can enjoy surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and fishing in the Atlantic Ocean!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. Jacksonville looks like a beautiful place to vacation for Spring Break. Florida is beautiful and the weather is the perfect temperature this time of the year.

  2. Didn’t know that Daytona Beach is actually quite family friendly! The Daytona International Speedway sounds exciting.


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