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.