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Looking for a beach spot for spring break with teens


Oct 3rd, 2016, 06:50 PM
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Looking for a beach spot for spring break with teens

We are looking for a spring break beach spot for several families with teenage girls. We are open to staying in a hotel or renting houses or condos. The ideal spot would have a good beach, shops and restaurants within walking distance and not too retiree-oriented. We would like to keep the cost under $400/night if possible. We are looking at Florida, but would be open to other suggestions as well (California, Alabama, etc...)

What do you all think? Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Oct 5th, 2016, 04:51 AM
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When: school breaks range from late February to late April. Things are most crowded and expensive in March.

Ages and genders of teens: boys and girls want different things

Primary focus beach, pool, "attraction"?

Eat out or cook in?

I would suggest that except for south Florida, the water will be too cold for swimming in the ocean, though surfing with a wet or dry suit should be fine in many places.
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Oct 5th, 2016, 04:15 PM
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Ft myers beach is a great option for your group... great beach, resorts, beach houses, hotel chains... you will want something on estero island within a short walk to "Times Square"...

I hope you mean $400 per night, per family for a hotel room... a full house may be better on your budget overall, but your info of "several families" makes it impossible to get more specific...
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We recently did a trip to San Diego/La Jolla and loved it.
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Oct 5th, 2016, 05:54 PM
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If you are in the midwest, how about going to the beach along a Texas coastline. That would be a much easier flight I would think especially with a large group and limited time.

San Diego waters will be nice but wetsuits will be needed most likely (they can be rented at local surf shops). Also in San Diego you'll definitely need to rent a car(s) to get to places like the Zoo, Old Town, Gas Lamp District, Embarcadero, and other fun tourist spots in SD.

Otherwise I would suggest Florida as well. The water will be warmer for sure!
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