Top Spring Break Destinations Near Tampa Bay

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Spring Break Destinations

Spring has sprung! March 20th is the first day of Spring, and with that comes Spring Break! Peak spring break time falls somewhere in March through April bringing crowds from all over to our beautiful beaches and theme parks. This year, whether you’re itching to get away overnight or just for the day, why not check out one of these awesome spring break destination ideas? Each one of our Spring Break Destinations is around an hour away giving spring breakers the perfect distance for a day trip or a simple weekend away!


A classic place to spend your spring break is Orlando, Florida. With tons of nightlife, shopping, entertainment, theme parks, and resorts galore, Orlando is a hot spot for the stay-cation lover.

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Clearwater Beach

Right in our back yard lies Clearwater Beach. With a metropolitan area and beachfront atmosphere, Clearwater truly has something for everyone from beautiful sunsets, lively music, and street performers, and the best beaches around, Clearwater is THE spot for those wanting a little of everything.



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Treasure Island

Just west of St. Pete lies Treasure Island, a barrier island along the Gulf. Treasure Island is home to beautiful beaches, resorts, and attractions perfect for a low-key family setting!


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Another great spot to spend your spring break is none other than Sarasota! Just south of Tampa lies the beautiful Sarasota filled with beaches, shops, dining, historical sites, and beautiful resorts! What’s not to love?




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Anna Maria Island

If all you’re looking for this spring break is a laid back week or weekend on the beach, then look no further. AMI is one of the best-kept secrets just 20 minutes outside of Bradenton. With beautiful beaches, vacation rentals, restaurants, and island-style shopping, AMI is the best choice for rest and relaxation.



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Whether you’re looking for an eventful, active spring break, or a low key, easy going spring break, you can’t go wrong with one of these awesome destinations! Not to mention, with every spot being within an hour’s drive away, no budgets will be broken on plane tickets! Give a staycation a try and enjoy everything that Florida’s playground has to offer.

Featured Spring Break Destinations Image Credit: TripSavvy

For more Tampa bay entertainment ideas check out 2019 Theme Park Festivals or Coming to the Straz Center in 2019.


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