Features Try these relaxing and family-friendly spring break activities

Try these relaxing and family-friendly spring break activities

The back of Villa Vizcaya. Courtesy of Google images.

Spring break is around the corner, meaning college students from all over the country will come to South Florida, swarming beaches, tourist attractions and hotels.

If you’re not into the crowds, however, here’s a list of things to do that are (hopefully) not going to be overrun with party-goers.

  • Molasses Coral Reef

Located in the Florida Keys, the reef is a great attraction for snorkeling and scuba diving fans.

  • Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum

Built in the late 1800s, this lighthouse near Fort Myers sits beside a beautiful and relaxing beach.

  • Miami Children’s Museum

Kids can explore their creativity in the various attractions that the museum has to offer like “Pet Central,” “Castle Dreams” and “Sketch Aquarium.”

  • Zoo Miami

The total size of the zoo is about 700 acres, with about 300 of that open to the public.

  • Florida Cavern State Park

One of the main attractions is a limestone formation that has been growing in the cavern for a thousand years. Other activities include hiking, camping, fishing, guided tours and a “Geo-seeking” experience, which is essentially a treasure hunt where participants use GPS devices to locate and claim treasures in the park.

  • Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Visitors can unwind in this Japanese-themed garden in Delray Beach.

  • Oleta River State Park

The main activities are paddleboard, kayak tours and a sunset tour which makes a final stop on a beach.

  • Vizcaya

Created by James Deering, Paul Chalfin, Francis Burrall Hoffman Jr. and Diego Suarez, this museum and garden complex features a surreal landscape where buildings mingle with the nature that surrounds the grounds.