Like it or not, Spring Break is all around us in March and April, especially if you’re traveling to a popular spot like Daytona Beach.
Don’t be afraid of booking and enjoying a Spring Break stay at Sea Shells Beach Club! If you want to party with the college kids, you’ll have no problem finding them. But if you don’t, here are some strategies for a more peaceful vacation even during Spring Break.
Wake Up Early
You’ve got at least two to four hours on the hungover masses if you’re willing to get up early to sight see in peace. Morning is also a good time to enjoy the popular party beaches before the crowds, kegs and DJs invade later in the day. Start with an early breakfast at Alfies, Peach Valley Café, or Steve’s Famous Diner, all of which open bright and early at 7 a.m.
Arm Yourself with Noise-Canceling Devices
It might seem like a no-brainer, but don’t forget this stuff (so that you can wake up early). Earplugs, white noise machines or noise-cancelling headphones all help muffle sound.
Spend Time in the City
Most spring breakers are fleeing the metropolises and heading to the beach, which means spring break is a great time to visit a city. Visit the Daytona Flea & Farmers Market or move inland to explore nearby cities like Deland, where you can enjoy skydiving or De Leon Springs State Park.
Find the Quieter Watering Holes
The party crowd will be busy hitting up nightclubs and bars offering kegs of beer and mixed drinks by the yard glass, so if you’re looking to sip a quiet drink or two, a much better option is to head to wine bars, intimate cocktail lounges, vineyards and bars attached to restaurants. Some nice Daytona offerings include Wine-Me Tapas Bar, Flagler Beachfront Winery (famous for its wine slushy), or the Ormond Wine Co. (which has more than 100 craft beers, too).
Find the Locals
Cities like Daytona have a main tourist drag full of visitors and partiers, but there’s always a separate part of the city where the locals tend to congregate (and hide from the party people). Ask your Sea Shells Beach Club staff where to find the “hidden” Daytona for a more authentic vibe.
Plan Activities Spring Breakers Avoid
There are plenty of things you can do where you won’t find a partier for miles. Enjoy a round of golf at one of Daytona’s many top-rated courses, take in some history and culture at a museum, or take the kids to the Marine Science Center.
A little strategy will help you enjoy a more “grown-up” Spring Break at Sea Shells Beach Club!
Have you traveled during spring break? Did you escape the party crowds or join them? Share your tips with us.