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Exploring Florida for spring break

The Outdoorsy Diva returned to tell us where to go and what to do for spring break!

SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Our beaches, our springs, even our swamps are all beautiful, and March is the perfect time to explore them all! The Outdoorsy Diva returned to tell us where to go and what to do for spring break! Her recommendations include:

  1.  Slow isolated travel: Rent an RV or try van camping to explore in state campgrounds - Fort Desoto, Kissimmee Praire Preserve State Park (only International Dark Sky Park in Florida.)
  2. Unique glamping or camping: Lake Louisa State Park or Beach Camping on Shell Island through Hubbard's Marina, Danville Bed and Breakfast in Geneva
  3. Island Hopping getaway: Fort Myers/ Sanibel Island/ Captiva Island/ Cabbage Key/ Pine Island/ Useppa Island/ Caya Costa Island: Shell Museum, Kayaking, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Shelling capital of world, island day trips via boat
  4. Tampa/St. Pete Staycation: zip line in Oldsmar, Top Golf, kayak on Weedon Island, visit Wall Springs State Park, Wener-Boyce State Park
  5.  Apopka Nature trip - Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive and Kelly Park

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