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, when you stay longer at InTown Suites you save. 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.
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!
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.
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 have a taste for Mexican try JimmyChangas! Here they offer all the southwestern fare you could want, including chimichangas! Open for lunch and dinner, from 11 AM – 10 PM, Sunday through Thursday, from 11 AM – 12 AM, Friday, and from 12 PM – 12 AM on Saturday.
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 museum and gardens offer a kaleidoscope of colors for its visitors. Explore the art and history that lives 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!
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!
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 photo op!
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 flare. 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.
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.
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.
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.
What is cooler than real skeletons on display for you to see? Visit the Skeletons Museum of Osteology (tickets only $19.99 per person) and get up-close-and-personal with 500 skeletons including those of dinosaurs!
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.
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 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.