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Five Reasons To Visit South Florida For Spring Break

March 8, 2014 8:00 AM

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Making plans for spring break? Look no further than the sizzling shores, rich history and hip scene of South Florida. Along the southernmost coastline in the spring time, you can warm up in 80 degree weather, cool down in the wavy blue waters of the Atlantic, enjoy a breezy afternoon cruising the coastline and party in style amid Miami’s unparalleled nightlife. You may only have one week, but you will create memories that will last a lifetime in the sun, surf and sand of South Florida.

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The Weather

Visit Florida Tourism
(888) 735-2872
www.visitflorida.com

Forget Destin, Panama City Beach or St. Augustine. These northern Florida spring break hotspots can still feel relatively cold well into March. Who wants a frigid swim in the ocean on spring break? Pack your skimpiest swimsuit and journey south. The beaches of South Florida boast a sparkling beach scene with temperatures worthy of a late night skinny dip (if you dare). In mid to late February, temperatures are already reaching a perfect 78 degrees, setting the scene for swoon-worthy weather in March. And, you won’t have to pack a jacket “just in case” – the Polar Vortex doesn’t swing down to South Florida.

City of Miami Beach NYE Celebration (Source: miamiandbeaches.com)

City of Miami Beach NYE Celebration (Source: miamiandbeaches.com)

The Beaches

South Beach
Ocean Drive
Miami, FL 33139

Virginia Key Beach Park, Key Biscayne

4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
(305) 960-4600
www.virginiakeybeachpark.net/home.htm

Spanish River Park

3001 N. State Road A-1-A
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 393-7815
www.ci.boca-raton.fl.us/rec/parks/spanishriver.shtm

South Florida ranks high among the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in the country. Whether you prefer an upbeat, cosmopolitan beach scene or a quiet, subdued beach experience, South Florida has it all. Whether you are seeking family fun, a real party time or peaceful tranquility, you will find it at one of South Florida’s beach parks. Looking for a scene to see and be seen? South Beach is it. People from all over the world come to South Beach for the majestic waters and social setting. Snorkeling, biking and sand volleyball are just a few of the family-friendly activities you will find at Key Biscayne. And if you want to skip the action and the crowds, head to the scenic and serene oceanside setting of Spanish River Park in beautiful Boca Raton.

The Scene

LIV

Inside the Fontainebleau
4441 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(303) 674 4680
www.livnightclub.com

Mansion Nightclub

1235 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 735-3344
www.mansionmiami.com/dev

Club Space

34 N.E. 11th St.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 375-0001
www.clubspace.com

In South Florida, it would seem that there is no limit to all of the night clubs, music festivals, art exhibits, charity galas and sporting events. Spring break season is host to an assortment of entertaining events and rousing nightlife to suit every sort of visitor and budget. From the free to the fancy, fun and excitement awaits. These clubs are the place to see and be seen in Miami over spring break.

Related: Top Luxury Hotels In South Florida 

The Restaurants

Le Tub

1100 N. Ocean Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33019
(954) 921-9425
www.theletub.com

Prime One Twelve

112 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 532-8112
www.mylesrestaurantgroup.com

Joe’s Stone Crab

11 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 673-0365
www.joesstonecrab.com

La Moon

97 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 379-5617
www.lamoonrestaurantmiami.com

South Florida has a very cosmopolitan culinary landscape. Spring break is the perfect time to indulge in all of the sumptuous food offerings at the southern tip of the sunshine state. Bring your appetite and good company to treat your taste buds at these fine South Florida dining establishments. Voted the best hamburger by GQ Magazine, grab a burger at Le Tub and then hit the beach – a quick stroll across the street lands you at old Hollywood Beach Park. One of the best restaurants in Miami, Prime One Twelve is a modern steakhouse located in Miami Beach’s first hotel built in 1915. Joe’s Stone Crab opened in 1913 and has been serving fresh Florida stone crab for over 100 years. If you have never tried Florida stone crab before, spring break is the perfect time to try something new – it’s absolutely delicious. The perfect ending to a perfect night of revelry in Miami, La Moon is a Colombian restaurant open until 6 a.m. Definitely try the Colombian arepas and the perros Colombianos and swallow them all down with a batido (fresh fruit shake).

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The Shopping

Lincoln Road Mall

Miami, FL 33139
www.lincolnroadmall.com

Worth Avenue

Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 659-6909
worth-avenue.com

Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33303
www.lasolasboulevard.com

Atlantic Avenue

Delray Beach, FL 33444
(561) 243-1077
www.downtowndelraybeach.com

Miracle Mile

220 Miracle Mile, Suite 234
Miami, FL 33134
(305) 569-0311
www.shopcoralgables.com

Spring break is the perfect moment to break out that fashionable outfit and hit the town for some lively libations with friends and family. Anything goes on the fashion-friendly streets of South Florida. From board shorts to designer duds, you will see it all on the scene in South Florida. You can spend hours walking, watching, shopping, drinking and dining at these cultural hot spots

Related: Top Fitness And Dance Studios In South Florida

Danielle C. Tworek holds a degree in Nutrition & Dietetics and is a NASM certified personal trainer and weight loss specialist. Danielle’s health-focused articles have been featured on multiple top-ranked news and blog sites. Her work can also be found on Examiner.com.

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