Get Ready for Spring Break in Orlando!
Living in Orlando comes with many advantages that residents enjoy but living in a beautiful climate year-round can also have some drawbacks. If you live here, you’re probably already dreading the extra traffic that comes with tourists from all over the world who want to soak up some sunshine. With a little strategic planning, you can avoid the rush at spots popular with tourists and still enjoy some Spring Break activities with your kids.
When is Spring Break in Orlando?
The dates for Spring Break can vary based on the county where children attend school and whether they attend public or private school. Most schoolchildren in the Orlando area will be on Spring Break from April 5th to April 14th, 2019. However, the variation of Spring Break dates across the nation can mean increased traffic and crowds at the theme parks and other popular attractions from the beginning of March through the end of April. Many states in other parts of the country will begin Spring Break dates as early as the first weekend of March.
In 2018, the Orlando Sentinel reported that more than 2.8 million people were expected to visit the area during this two month time period. AAA has rated the Orlando area as the top place to spend Spring Break, ahead of other favorites like Fort Lauderdale, Cancun and Hawaii. The area’s reputation as an affordable destination, along with advertising in cold weather locations, helps to bring a steady stream of traffic from the Northeastern states.
Consider Getting Out of Town
You can enjoy Florida’s natural beauty at the many state parks and natural attractions that are only a short drive away, including:
- Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, where you can see hippos, owls, otters and other wildlife.
- DeLeon Springs State Park, where you can swim and tube in the water, hike and even camp.
- The Fountain of Youth, where you can swim in the natural pools and enjoy the warm water temperature.
Jump Into The Fray
Some of the attractions that locals enjoy visiting, but tourists often overlook might include:
- The Orlando Science Center has interesting exhibits for children of all ages and is outside the typical tourist areas, so it doesn’t typically land on the visitor’s radar.
- UCF Celebrates the Arts begins on April 5th and showcases all types of creativity, including art, music and dance. It’s ideal for older kids who may have their own interest in art or music.
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