St. George Island Featured as Best of Spring Break in Florida for Families

Family Time


After a long winter, spring break is a popular getaway time for families, and sunny Florida is a magnet for families looking for a boost of vitamin D.

Since different schools schedule their spring break during different weeks, the time period is somewhat hard to pin down. Typically, spring break at schools in the United States fall somewhere between early March and mid April.

Families with kids in elementary school, middle school or high school should know that their spring break can overlap with college spring break, which can be an R-rated booze fest. Top college spring break towns you may want to avoid during this period include Panama City Beach and Fort Myers Beach, which actively promote to college kids.

Like getting away from it all? Tucked into the crook of Florida’s Panhandle, the 28-mile St. George Island is renowned for its unspoiled beaches. Located just off the coast, the barrier island is part of the long stretch of beaches known as Gulf Islands National Seashore. Don’t leave without climbing the iconic lighthouse, exploring by bike (there are 17 miles of bike paths), or taking a dolphin-spotting cruise.

St. George Island


St. George Island Chili Cook-off

The Chili Cook-off will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

It is estimated to be attended by up to 5,000 people with many contestants participating in several contests:

  • Golf Tournament

  • 5K Red Pepper Run

  • Crock Pot Chili

  • Miss Chili Pepper

  • Mister Hot Sauce

  • Chili Cook-off

  • Auction


2017 Chili Cookoff


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Hello – My name is Tim Riordan and I have hosted over 1,000 families from all over the world since 2005 and generally speaking it’s been a great experience.

Our average booking is 4 nights with typical stays ranging from 3 to 7 nights. Occasionally we’ll get bookings that are 2 to 8 weeks long with the latter being in the January to March time frame only. Well behaved children and pets are most welcome. Quiet, responsible drinkers are welcome and smokers are welcome, albeit ALL smoking must be done outside of the homes with butts disposed of appropriately. Drugs in any form are not welcome.

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