When most people think of spring break, college kids and wild parties may come to mind. For those who prefer something a little more off the beaten path, our list of 10 unique spring break destinations in Florida is a must.


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  1. Santa Rosa Beach

Voted as one of Florida’s top beaches time and again by several publications, Santa Rosa Beach is located in the Emerald Coast.  If the beach’s famous turquoise waters and sugar sand beaches aren’t enough to entice you, there are 16 other beach neighborhoods you can explore in Walton County. You also have access to Point Washington State forest, a natural preserve that expands 15,000 acres.

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  1. Blowing Rocks Preserve

Located in Jupiter Island just north of West Palm Beach, Blowing Rocks Preserve has the largest shoreline of Anastasia limestone on the Atlantic Coast.  When you visit, you can take advantage of their hiking trails, swim, snorkel, or scuba dive from their protected beach, or join a guided nature walk and observe unique plants, animals, and birds.

For more information visit Blowing Rocks Preserve


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  1. Ocala National Forest

Just north of Orlando, Ocala National Forest boasts over 600 lakes, springs, and rivers. They have tons of activities to offer for all ages including camping, hiking, fishing, off-road vehicle trails, horse riding, boating, and water skiing.

For more information visit Ocala National Forest



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  1. Falling Waters State Park

Located just south of the Alabama border, Falling Waters State Park is home to Florida’s highest waterfall. The state park also has 12 limestone sinkholes estimated to be more than 20 million years old. You can enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, and a stroll through their butterfly garden.

For more information visit Falling Waters State Park




  1. Big Shoals State Park

At Big Shoals State Park, just west of Tallahassee, you can put your kayaking skills to the test at Florida’s largest whitewater rapids.  If you prefer something more peaceful, the state park also offers bicycling, fishing, horse back riding, hiking, and camping.

For more information visit Big Shoals State Park


Check out the remaining unique spring break destinations in Florida on our next blog post.