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April vacation

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April vacation

We intend to get to FL in early April. The aim is a beach vacation, nice pool, sand, and fun for teens.

We are flying in from upstate NY.

Where should we focus on? Miami, Orlando, a specific beach resort? Budget is flexible.

Many thanks,


Tampa, Florida
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1. Re: April vacation

Orlando is in the center of the state so no beach there. For teens and adults perhaps Clearwater Beach would be best. Fly into Tampa or St. Petersburg.

Neptune Beach, FL
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2. Re: April vacation

Key West could be fun!


Fort Lauderdale is a very nice, classy beach city with a lot to do.

Enjoy your visit!


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3. Re: April vacation

Check out Marco Island. Beautiful beach, many accommodations and dining options at all price points. My kids love it there.

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4. Re: April vacation

Miami and Ft. Lauderdale are both beautiful places, nice beaches loads of shopping, restaurants, etc. However they are larger cities, will be the most crowded and the most expensive.

If your children are younger I would look at flying into Orlando and driving to the gulf coast for your vacation. If its cheaper to fly into Tampa then that may be a better option. Most smaller airports that are closer to the gulfside towns are going to be more expensive but would save you on time and gas. Florida Keys & Key West: If your kids are older you could do a keys vacation but the beaches are not large there. Its more about the beautiful water, snorkeling, etc. If you decide to go there then flying into Miami and making the drive thru the keys would be best. You could visit the Everglades from either side of Florida.

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