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Spring in Fort Lauderdale is the perfect time of the year to visit. The weather is warm and dry with temperatures averaging 80 degrees during the day. But there's just one thing to consider: how to avoid spring breakers. While Fort Lauderdale isn't as big of a spring break destination for college students as it once was, it remains a hot spot for young partiers. Don't worry though. We've got the inside scoop on the best ways to avoid the college spring break crowd and enjoy your stay in Fort Lauderdale. 

Avoid Downtown Beaches

Spring breakers will spend much of their days sipping on colorful drinks while enjoying the surf and sand of Fort Lauderdale Beaches, but that doesn't mean you can enjoy the shores as well. While downtown beaches are typically the most crowded anyway, there are more secluded spots to hear the crash of the waves and sink your toes into the sand. 

Loggerhead Park

Loggerhead Park Beach is a quiet stretch of shoreline with some parking, picnic tables, and a washing station. This beach is known as a quiet and clean park where you can enjoy the crash of the waves. 

Dania Beach

Located just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach is considered one of the best kept secrets of the area. You'll find warm waters, a fishing pier, and quiet stretches of sand to unwind and relax. Dania Beach is just south of Fort Lauderdale.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

This park features trails and waterways to explore, and it's also home to a quiet and secluded beach. Take the underground tunnel from the parking lot to the beach. You can spend the entire afternoon at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, so pack a picnic lunch and enjoy this peaceful setting. 

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Experience the Burgeoning Dining Scene

While the beach bars and restaurants will be common hot spots for spring break travelers, there are plenty of other dining options that are better for foodies wanting to experience the dining scene in Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale hasn't always been known for its food culture, but the city is becoming a hot destination for cuisine. You'll find fresh fish and seafood, upscale Mexican cuisine, fusion food, American fare, vegan options, and more. 

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Book a Private Home

During spring break, hotels in Fort Lauderdale are popular for college students, especially those along the beaches. Stay in one of our rentals with a private pool so you can enjoy the weather in privacy. Located in the heart of Las Olas, our waterfront villas and luxury lofts boast views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Our rental homes are elegantly designed with the luxury traveler in mind. Enjoy spacious and beautiful outdoor spaces, luxe furniture, and modern details at all of our rentals.  

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