With April underway, the spring breakers have started arriving in droves to the Sunshine State! While some locals may feel bothered by the increased crowds, it is not at all a surprise that vacationers want to spend the start of the spring season in our beautiful state! Whether you embrace the large crowds this time of year or are looking for more secluded activities, there are so many fun and exciting ways to enjoy the springtime in Florida.
1. Cool down at a natural spring. While Florida’s beaches may be crowded with tourists, spring break is a great opportunity to enjoy some of Florida’s stunning natural freshwater springs. Florida is home to over 700 freshwater springs, including the popular Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Ginnie Springs, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, and Blue Springs Park. These crystal clear waters are the perfect places to cool down, and experience Florida’s most stunning wildlife.
2. Visit a botanical garden. Florida is fortunate enough to boast an incredibly diverse array of plant species. From orchids to hibiscus, to cacti, there are so many plants that can be grown throughout our beautiful state. Because of this variety, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy strolling through Florida’s many botanical gardens, including those located on the Bonnet House property.
3. Attend a fun festival. Springtime signals the start of the festival season in Florida. Whether you’re interested in music, art, culture, food, or alcohol, Florida has a festival for everyone to enjoy. Popular festivals in Florida this spring include Epcot’s International Flower & Garden Festival, the Plant City Strawberry Festival, Marco Island Seafood & Music Festival, and Carnival Miami.
4. Go kayaking or paddle boarding through our scenic waterways. There are so many ways to enjoy Florida’s beautiful water without being at the beach. Kayaking and paddle boarding are the perfect ways to stay cool on the water, while also getting some exercise! In fact, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has partnered with Fort Lauderdale Adventures to offer visitors the opportunity to kayak or paddle board through our Coconut Cove. To learn more about this fantastic opportunity, and book your experience, click here.
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, there are so many amazing ways to enjoy the springtime in Florida. We hope that you and your loved ones have the opportunity to visit this season and experience what our state has to offer. To learn more about visiting Bonnet House Museum & Gardens during your trip, click here.