Vacation On a Budget: Top 5 Florida Spots

When it comes to selecting the perfect spot for a vacation, it's not a secret that Florida is the most popular destination among all – and with good reason. The Sunshine State boasts more than 600 miles of beaches, some of which are known to be the best of the world.

We want all travellers to get the most out of Florida on spring break. Our list of destinations are sure to give you the most bang for your buck. Touristy, yet underrated. Low budget, but full of choices.

Vacation in Florida doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pockets. The destinations we selected offer a range of accommodation options and plenty of low-cost tourist activities for all types of travellers. Whether you are looking for a quiet beach escape or you are wanting an adventure, this list has it all.

Without further ado, here are our top five affordable destinations in Florida, that could be perfect for your next trip.

Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Located on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, Fort Walton is a great destination with plenty to do and see. Visitors can experience 300 days of sunny weather, emerald green waters, white sand beaches, various festivals throughout the year and a large selection of activities for all tastes and budgets. Watersports, dolphin tours, wildlife watching, water parks and golf courses are just some of the activities the region is renowned for.

Fort Myers Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Located on the Gulf Coast, this destination ticks all of the right boxes. Not only does Fort Myers have its own great beaches, it is conveniently surrounded by more than 100 barrier and coastal islands that visitors can explore. The destination is also great for spring break family vacations or for those just wanting a quiet getaway. Activities range from beach escapes to wildlife sanctuaries, and accommodation caters for all budgets.   

Jacksonville Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Often overlooked, but a great Florida escape. Home to several beaches, world-renowned golf courses and a lively art scene, Jacksonville Beach offers a quieter, more affordable, tourist experience. During the beach season, the waters are great for surfing, swimming or even fishing. Dining out and accommodation in Jacksonville Beach are also very affordable.

Sarasota Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Imagine going on a Caribbean holiday, but in the US. That’s what you get in Sarasota. Not only will you be surrounded by pristine white sand beaches, but you will also be able to choose from extremely affordable accommodation options that look quite luxurious. Sarasota is less crowded than your typical Florida destination, and offers the perfect mix of laid back beach getaways, cultural experiences, and unique shopping and dining opportunities.   

Bal Harbour Miami Beach

Fort Walton Beach

Love the idea of Miami, but not sold on the crowds? Bal Harbour is the place to go. Located close enough to Miami’s most popular spots but far enough from the tourist rush, this is the prime destination for low-key travellers. Bal Harbour is known for being a posh suburb, but it still allows for a cheaper vacation. Affordable hotels, a renowned shopping precinct, a pier that is perfect for bird and people watching, and picturesque beaches are some of Bal Harbour’s brilliant features.


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