Ah, freshman year spring break. The stress of exams is over and you have a whole week to let loose and tan your pale Wisconsin skin. But while it’s tempting to follow the hordes of college students who flock to South Padre Island and Cancun, an even better vacation is closer than you think — Bonita Springs, Florida.
While it’s not the crazy party scene most freshmen seek out, Bonita Springs has plenty to offer those students looking for a laid back, beachy experience. Located on the southwest coast of Florida, Bonita Springs is just south of Fort Myers and a short drive from Naples. With countless fun opportunities, here are some of the top reasons Bonita Springs is the best choice for your freshman year spring break.
Outdoor Activities Galore
Bonita Springs is full of beautiful beaches and parks, but one of the best places to go is Lovers Key State Park. Here you can boat, canoe, kayak and tan to your heart’s content. But the best part is the large manatee and dolphin population within the state park that tourists often see.
Dinner with a View
Bonita Springs boasts countless restaurants right on the ocean. Many of these joints allow customers to anchor their boats right in the sand and wade the short distance to shore for a delicious meal.
Take a Day Trip
With Naples only a 45 minute drive away, you can spend the day shopping in the city’s boutiques or take a walk down the Naples pier at sunset.
So, before you book that chaotic Mexican resort, consider Bonita Springs for the perfect, relaxing spring break experience.