There is nothing more thrilling than jet setting or road tripping to sunny Florida for spring break! The only thing that could possibly put a damper on your spring fling… the budget. We’ve put together our Top 5 Florida Spring Break Trips that won’t break the bank.
Speaking of saving money, you save when you stay longer at InTown Suites. Book a week-long stay at one of our Florida properties (even if you only stay one or two nights) and more often than not our rates are less than a one-night stay at any downtown hotels. You can also get more bang for your buck by taking advantage of our in-room kitchens, in every room! Relax and enjoy a meal home-cooked from your room before heading out to explore Florida!
Where to stay: Intown Suites in West Palm Beach
What to do: West Palm Beach is a bustling beach town filled with day and night-time activities for spring breakers to enjoy.
One budget-friendly activity is soaking up all the sun and splashing in the crystal blue waters at a public beach like Municipal Beach.
Just south of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum you can find the 190-year-old giant kapok tree. This magnificent Amazonian tree is the perfect place to take a spring break selfie!
If you want to cool down from the Florida sun head over to Rapids Water Park. Experience 42 of the biggest and wildest water attractions. Pro tip: grab the Sunset Special and ride all the rides in the park from 4 PM until close for $21.50!
Get up-close and personal with Florida’s sea cow, the manatee! Manatee Lagoon is a great place to see manatees in their natural habitat and learn all about what Florida does to help protect and preserve the wildlife. The best part –it’s free! Open daily Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 4 pm.
When the sun goes down you can catch a warm breeze and live music. At Square Grouper you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy spring break.
Rock the night away to Top-40 and classic rock tunes performed live by the house band at Copper Blues. Copper Blues is a modern pub for you to enjoy drinks, live music, and pub grub with flare! Check them out Sunday-Thursday, from 11-2 am, and Friday-Saturday, from 11-3 am.
Take a step back into the 50s with a malt shake, burger, and the jukebox. Nick’s offers breakfast and lunch options weekdays from 7 AM to 2:30 PM.
If you’re looking for the perfect authentic pizza, Lynora’s is your go-to. Try one of their Neapolitan-style pizzas like the Burrata E Prosciutto with creamy Bufala mozzarella, arugula, cherry tomatoes, and savory prosciutto! Open Sunday-Thursday, from 11 am to 9 pm, and Friday-Saturday, from 11 am to 10 pm.
Where to stay: InTown Suites Fort Lauderdale
What to do: Fort Lauderdale is known for its gorgeous white sandy beaches and its boating in the wide canals off the coast. Here are some other great activities to explore while you’re on spring break.
The makings of a perfect spring break afternoon await you at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park. Pack a picnic, grill out, or go for a swim! Play a friendly game of HORSE or challenge your family to a volleyball match, as the park has both courts available to the public. Open from 5 am until midnight, there is tons of outdoor fun to be had (and for free) at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park!
The museum and gardens offer a kaleidoscope of colors for its visitors. Explore the art and history that live beyond the walls at Bonnet House Museum by purchasing a ticket for $20 ($10 gardens only tickets available.). The museum and gardens are open weekly and offer public tours Tuesdays through Sunday from 9 AM – 4 PM.
This is THE boulevard to visit in Fort Lauderdale. Filled with shops, boutiques, and eateries for every style and taste. Walk along the river’s edge as you window-shop or enjoy a latte at one of the cafes. They even offer water tours!
The Jungle Queen is unlike any other riverboat in the area! Eat merrily and be entertained as you cruise down the New River during the dinner & show cruise. The Jungle Queen also offers a few different sightseeing cruises too, starting at $23.49 per adult. Be sure to book your ride in advance!
Enjoy authentic Cuban cuisine at Nuevo’s Cubano’s. You can’t miss the brightly colored building with stools around the outside, you order and eat from the windows. Grub on a Cuban sandwich, carne asada, or the fish of the day!
Grab a slice and a scoop at this Italian spot in Fort Lauderdale. Dolce Salato has so many menu items to pick from like there la Margherita classic pizza, stuffed pies, and flavor upon flavor or gelato!
For fresh seafood with a stunning waterfront view, head over to Coconuts. Open daily for lunch and dinner, you can enjoy different noshes like coconut shrimp, fish tacos, and the local Mahi sandwich!
Where to stay: InTown Suites Jacksonville FL
What to do: Not just great for sunbathing and splashing in the ocean, Jacksonville has so many things to offer to any spring break vacation.
Get out and enjoy the fresh air and natural beauty of Jacksonville at Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park. There is a $5 per car fee (up to six people) but once you’re in you can enjoy the entire park. Hike, bike, or sunbathe! They also have freshwater fishing, boat and kayak rentals available.
This free attraction in Jacksonville is one of the highlights of the Southbank Riverwalk! Once the largest fountain, Friendship Fountain pumps up to 6,500 gallons per minute and shoots to 100 feet high. This is a great spot for a romantic evening walk or a photo op!
For those who fancy felines, the Catty Shack Ranch is a not-for-profit refuge for big cats. Visit and get an up-close look at their resident Siberian and Bengal tigers, as well as other big cats like lions, leopards, and bobcats. Tickets are $12 for adults, be sure to view their schedule before visiting as they are operated by volunteers and hours vary.
Nothing says spring break more than spending the day splashing around at the waterpark! At Shipwreck Island you don’t have to worry about jellyfish or sharks, your only concern will be what ride to try next! Admission into the park is $34.99 for adults and $24.99 for kids under 42” tall. Open daily Monday-Friday at 11 am and Saturday-Sunday at 10 am.
This little hole-in-the-wall is a local favorite with a very eclectic menu. Order a fried mozzarella cheeseburger special, the Westsider, or the Philly Experiment. They even offer panko-crusted chicken salad!
If you’re looking for Asian inspired food try Green Papaya. This unique spot offers up Asian dishes with a Thai flair. Try the Calamari Puffs, the Green Papaya Salad, or the Bankok Stir Fry. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 AM – 9:30 PM.
Everyone loves comfort food, especially when it’s made in the south! Head over to Southern Charm for a pork sandwich, fried green tomatoes, collards, and a sweet tea to wash it all down. This Jacksonville eatery is easy on the wallet and open Tuesday-Friday, from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, Tuesday-Friday, from 6:30-8:30 pm, and Sunday, from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.
Where to stay: InTown Suites Tampa
What to do: This little town is known for its famous bay and its culture. There is a lot to see and explore on a spring break trip on the west side of Florida.
The Tampa Riverwalk can be enjoyed day or night! It’s a 2.6-mile stretch filled with dining, shopping, and tours open to the public. You can even take advantage of their many events that feature live entertainment and pop-up vendors.
Want to try something a little different this spring break? Why not try stand up paddleboarding on the Tampa Bay! Paddleboard rentals start at $35 for 1 hour. Urban Kai also offers starboard starship rentals (an 8 person stand up paddleboard) and kayak rentals too!
There is literally so much to see and do in downtown Tampa. Take a sightseeing cruise on the Tampa Bay Fun Boat, grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, or take in a show at the theater.
Not only can you enjoy the gorgeous views of the bay, but you also take in the views of Tampa’s city from Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Pack a picnic lunch and bring your family for a fun-filled afternoon of quality outdoors. Be sure to bring the kids’ swimsuits for splashing around in the water feature. Oh and don’t forget Fido, as the park also has a place for your four-legged friends to run and play!
Get your fill at Daily Eats. Open daily from 7 AM – 8:30 PM, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner on a budget! This cute modern spot has unique dishes like Benny The Green, poached eggs served up with smashed avocado, multigrain bread, and hollandaise.
Grab some southern-style bbq at Al’s. The menu is simple but the flavors are complex when you eat at Al’s. Try their quarter slab of ribs, Aunt Beulah’s Special Pork, and sides like Aunt Lea’s Okra & Tomatoes.
Splurge and treat yourself to the Cheesy Todd, a burger with all the fixings’ served up on two bacon-jalapeno mac and cheese “buns”. There are other mouth-watering options to choose from at Datz for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Don’t worry about the calories –you’re on spring break after all.
If you can smell the fresh-baked bread, you’re in the right place! At Pané Rustica you can sit down to enjoy any meal with their fresh-baked bread. This restaurant has an Italian-style and modern flair and offers daily specials for lunch and dinner. Open Tuesday, from 8 am to 5 pm, Wednesday-Thursday, from 8 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, from 8 am to 3 pm.
Where to stay: InTown Suites Orlando
What to do: Aside from the obvious Orlando attractions like Disney and Universal Studios, there are so many other exciting activities to try while you’re spring-breaking in Orlando.
Get out on the water and soak up the rays with help from Buena Vista! This watersports company has so much to offer from waterskiing, tubing, pontoon rentals, and more! If you’re thinking about renting be sure to make a reservation at (407) 239-6939.
When in Orlando, take an airboat ride! Spirit of the Swamp offers airboat rides and gator tours for all! While this activity may be a little bit of a splurge at $49.95, it’s worth every penny to get to see all the Floridian wildlife and feel the wind in your hair as you glide.
What’s a trip to Orlando without seeing a gator or two? Self-proclaimed alligator capital of the world, Gatorland offers an alligator-filled adventure for you and your family. Zipline across the park, watch a crocodile show, or witness an alligator feeding frenzy! Tickets are $29.99 for adults and $19.99 for kids. The park is open daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
The best view of Orlando can be seen from the top of the Wheel at ICON Park! From 400ft above you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the gorgeous Orlando scenery. Rides last 23 minutes and are $27.99 per person.
Enjoy small plates like crispy falafel, flatbreads, and seafood as local artists paint that this Orlando spot. Enjoy the bright atmosphere, cool drinks, and live entertainment!
This cool little “taco” house offers up takos, burritos, and empanadas with Asian-inspired fillings. Try the Thai Panang Chicken or Korean Beef burritos or one of their signature takos like the Char Siu BBQ Pork Belly! Tako Cheena is open daily and late-night, Sunday-Wednesday, from 11-1 am, Thursday, from 11-3 am, and Friday-Saturday, from 11-4 am.
This modern restaurant has a unique twist on American fare that will keep you coming back for more! Try the Royale with cheese and a side of truffle parmesan french fries, then finish your meal with something sweet like a fried banana split! Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 AM – 11 PM.
For your Mexican fix, try the contemporary Black Rooster Taqueria. Enjoy a variety of tacos or bowls for lunch or dinner, like the Shrimp and Chorizo, Crispy Fish, or Smoked Greens tacos, and the Pozole Verde bowl. Black Rooster is open Tuesday-Friday, from 11 am to 2 pm and 5-10 pm, Saturday, from 11 am to 3 pm and 5-11 pm, and Sunday, from 11 am to 3 pm and 5-9 pm.