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2017 Spring Training – Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring is just around the corner… and spring training is about to begin! Florida is the home of Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League and spring training 2017.

Spring training typically lasts about six weeks, starting in late February and running until just before the season opening day (and often right at the end of spring training, some teams will play spring training games on the same day other teams have opening day of the season), traditionally the first week of April. Pitchers and catchers report to spring training first because pitchers benefit from a longer training period. A few days later, the position players arrive and team practice begins. Team members normally wear their batting practice uniforms for the duration of spring training and only wear their normal jerseys beginning on Opening Day.

Below you’ll find 2017 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

 

George M. Steinbrenner Field

Spring Training Home of the New York Yankees

3802 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614

New York Yankees

New York Yankees 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 241:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, February 261:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 16:35 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 26:35 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 51:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMTeam Canada
Saturday, March 111:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 121:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 156:35 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 181:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 216:35 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 241:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 251:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 261:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMDetroit Tigers
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Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

Spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays

373 Douglas Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 261:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, February 271:07 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 11:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 21:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 31:07 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 51:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 71:07 PMTeam Canada
Saturday, March 111:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 131:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 161:07 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 181:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Monday, March 201:07 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 221:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Friday, March 241:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 251:07 PMTeam Canada Jr.
Sunday, March 261:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 276:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 291:07 PMNew York Yankees
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Joker Marchant Stadium

Spring training home of the Detroit Tigers

2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33809

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMFlorida Southern
Friday, February 241:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, February 251:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, February 271:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 21:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 41:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 61:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 101:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, March 121:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 171:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 181:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 201:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 241:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 261:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
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Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Spring training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros

5444 Haverhill Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Washington NationalsHouston Astros

Washington Nationals 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Friday, March 31:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 51:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 91:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 101:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 131:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Thursday, March 161:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 181:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 201:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 231:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 241:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 251:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Sunday, March 261:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMMiami Marlins
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2017 Houston Astros Spring Training Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals at Houston Astros
Saturday, March 41:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 61:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 111:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals
Friday, March 171:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 181:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Sunday, March 191:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 206:05 PM PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 251:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 261:05 PMHouston Astros at Washington Nationals
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Champion Stadium

Spring training home of the Atlanta Braves

700 South Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Sunday, February 261:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 31:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 41:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Thursday, March 91:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, March 101:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 131:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, March 161:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 181:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 191:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 201:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 236:05 PM PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 251:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMNew York Mets
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Bright House Field

Spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies

601 Old Coachman Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMUniversity of Tampa
Saturday, February 251:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, February 271:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 31:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 41:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 51:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 91:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 101:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 121:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 171:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 181:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 286:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 301:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, March 311:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
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McKechnie Field

Spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

1611 9th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34205

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 31:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 41:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 61:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMDominican Republic
Friday, March 101:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 121:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 171:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 191:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 241:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 251:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, March 276:05 PM PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 286:05 PM PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
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Hammond Stadium

Spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Friday, February 247:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, February 261:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, February 271:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 41:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Monday, March 61:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 87:05 PMTeam USA
Thursday, March 91:05 PMTeam Columbia
Saturday, March 111:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 121:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 131:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 181:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 247:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 3112:10 PMRochester
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Tradition Field

Spring training home of the New York Mets

525 NW Peacock Boulevard
Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

New York Mets

New York Mets 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:10 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, February 261:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, February 271:10 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 21:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 31:10 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 51:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 81:10 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 91:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Friday, March 101:10 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 111:10 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 131:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 171:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 191:10 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 221:10 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 241:10 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 261:10 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 271:10 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 281:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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JetBlue Park

Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox

11581 Daniels Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33913

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, February 231:05 PMNortheastern University
Friday, February 241:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, February 251:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, February 271:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 21:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 51:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 91:05 PMTeam USA
Friday, March 106:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 111:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 166:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Friday, March 171:05 PMHouston Astros
Sunday, March 191:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 201:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 231:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, March 251:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Thursday, March 301:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Charlotte Sports Park

Spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays

2300 El Jobean Road
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, February 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 31:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 41:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 86:35 PMTeam Colombia
Thursday, March 91:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, March 121:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 171:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 191:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 201:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Thursday, March 231:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 251:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 291:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 301:05 PMMinnesota Twins
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Ed Smith Stadium

Spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles

2700 12th Street
Sarasota, FL 34237

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Monday, February 271:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 21:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 51:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMDominican Republic
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 111:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Monday, March 131:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Thursday, March 166:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, March 191:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 226:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 256:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 271:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 301:05 PMDetroit Tigers
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Roger Dean Stadium

Spring training home of the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals

4751 Main Street
Jupiter, FL 33458

Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals

Miami Marlins 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, February 261:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, February 281:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 31:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 51:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 61:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 101:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 121:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, March 141:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 151:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 171:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 191:05 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 211:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 247:05Washington Nationals
Saturday, March 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 261:05 PMMiami Marlins at St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 271:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 281:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 317:05Detroit Tigers
Saturday, April 112:05Detroit Tigers
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St. Louis Cardinals 2017 Spring Training Home Schedule

DateTimeOpponent
Saturday, February 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Sunday, February 261:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, February 271:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 11:05 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 21:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 41:05 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 81:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 91:05 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 111:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 121:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Monday, March 131:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 161:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 181:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 221:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins
Saturday, March 251:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Sunday, March 261:05 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 2912:05 PMWashington Nationals
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Dates, times and teams subject to change. All times ET.


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Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Where are we going on Spring Break in 2016?

After a long winter, Spring Break couldn’t come soon enough for many of us. Google has determined the top Spring Break destinations based on searches related to Spring Break travel. Here are the top 5 destinations where US travelers may be headed this year.

Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach, Florida | I-4 Exit Guide
Gulf of Mexico view from Panama City Beach – Panama City, Florida

Panama City Beach is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of “Panama City”, despite being a distinct municipality from the older and larger inland Panama City to the east, making Panama City and Panama City Beach two separate cities. Panama City Beach’s slogan is “The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” due to the unique sugar-white sandy beaches of northwest Florida.

Panama City Beach has been a popular vacation destination, especially among people in the Southern United States. The city is also a very popular spring break destination, sometimes having been referred to as “The Spring Break Capital of the World,” due to about 100,000+ college and high school students who would arrive during the months of March and April.

South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island, Texas | I-4 Exit Guide
Beach of South Padre Island, Texas

South Padre Island is a resort town in Cameron County, Texas. It is part of the Brownsville–Harlingen Metropolitan Area. The town is located on South Padre Island, a barrier island along the Texas Gulf Coast accessible via the Queen Isabella Causeway from the town of Port Isabel.

South Padre Island is home to many watersport activities, with personal water craft rental, kiteboarding and dolphin watches being the most popular. Other favorites are horseback riding adventures on the beach and ecological tours that explore Padre Island National Seashore.

In March, the island is a popular spring break destination for college students from around the world. The rest of the year it is a popular family resort destination, with July being the most crowded.

Disney World, Bay Lake, Florida

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Main Street of the Magic Kingdom at Disneyworld, Bay Lake, Florida

The granddaddy of all theme parks, and the number one vacation destination, Disney World is a perennial favorite for Spring Breakers. Disney World, is an entertainment complex in Bay Lake, Florida, near Kissimmee and Orlando, and is the flagship of Disney’s worldwide corporate empire. The resort opened on October 1, 1971, and is the most visited vacation resort in the world, with an attendance of over 52 million annually.

Disney property covers 27,258 acres, housing 27 themed resort hotels, nine non–Disney hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, one nine-hole walking golf course for young golfers, two themed miniature golf courses, one camping resort, a downtown-like shopping district, and other entertainment venues. Magic Kingdom was the first and original theme park to open in the complex followed by Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, which opened later throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

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Hogsmeade Village inside Universal Studios Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida

Spring Breakers aren’t necessarily looking for an ocean view and sandy beaches. If you’re a theme park fan and yearn for state-of-the-art attractions and entertainment, this is the place. The Universal Orlando Resort, commonly known as Universal Orlando, is a theme park resort in Orlando, Florida. Universal Orlando is the largest property operated by Universal Parks & Resorts, is the largest resort in Orlando, Florida, and is the second-largest resort in Greater Orlando after Walt Disney World.

Universal Orlando consists of two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure), a night-time entertainment complex (Universal CityWalk Orlando), and four Loews Hotels (Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort).

Cocoa Beach, Florida

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View of the Atlantic Ocean from Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach is a city in Brevard County, Florida. It’s a destination year-round, and one of America’s favorite Spring Break locations. You’ll find 6 miles of ocean beaches with excellent beach access from one end of the city to the other, 3 oceanfront parks, a 27-hole public golf course on the Banana River, excellent hotel / motel accommodations , and a wide range of dining choices to fit the taste buds and budget of everyone.

Be awed – Watch a space launch from the Beach! Kennedy and Cape Canaveral Space Launch Centers are just a few miles to the north. Even the locals come out to watch the spectacular views of day and night launches. Or spend a day visiting the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – less than 30 minutes away.

Cocoa Beach is just minutes from Florida’s fastest growing port – Port Canaveral. Embark from the world class cruise terminals aboard affordable cruises to exotic Caribbean destinations or take a day cruise aboard a casino ship. Deep-sea fishing boats and day sails are also available at the Port.

Source: Google Trends, Jan. 2011–Jan. 2015, Travel, United States.
Source: Google Data, Feb. 2015, United States.


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Margaritaville Resort Coming to Orlando

Margaritaville Holdings LLC, and Encore Capital Management announce the development of a Margaritaville Resort community in Orlando. Guests will be transported to paradise and a vacation state of mind through the Margaritaville branded resort that will include a hotel, vacation ownership and vacation homes. Inspired by the lifestyle celebrated in Jimmy Buffett’s iconic songs, the resort will become an oasis for relaxation and fun – that “one particular harbour,” and will offer many experiential opportunities including a “FinCity” arcade, a St. Somewhere Spa, a planetarium and the Son of a Sailor fishing school, paddleboarding and kayaking. Ancillary to the Margaritaville Hotel, Encore is developing its own proprietary brands for food and beverage outlets, which will be owned and operated independently by Encore or its subsidiaries.

“This vacation resort – offering such a variety of lodging options – will make Margaritaville available to everyone looking for a port of paradise in Orlando,” said John Cohlan, CEO of Margaritaville Holdings LLC. “Margaritaville is about escapism, relaxation, and vacation and we are excited to partner with Encore to develop such an exceptional experience.”

The 300-acre community will be located on US Highway 192 near State Road 429 in western Osceola County. The project will include an expansive aquatic amenity and lake with beach area. The community will also feature 170,000 square feet of retail and a regional water park.

“We’re excited to partner with an established lifestyle brand and develop a unique resort offering in this key area of Central Florida,” said Encore co-founder and Managing Principal, Art Falcone. “There is no other lifestyle brand that knows how to vacation like Margaritaville and we look forward to building this destination experience in Orlando.”

Celebration, Florida

Founded in 1994, Celebration is a planned community created by a real estate division of The Walt Disney Company. Disney commissioned famous architects to create the master plan and to design the streets and buildings.

Celebration has the flavor of a southern American village from the 1930s. Residential neighborhoods are clustered around a small, pedestrian-friendly downtown area. Market Street has a storybook atmosphere with a Caribbean flavor. Sided in brightly-colored stucco, the downtown buildings have wide overhangs, shutters, verandas, and arcades.

Places to Stay

Nestled lakeside in downtown Celebration is the “Bohemian Hotel Celebration” offering a charming blend of Old Florida elegance and contemporary luxury. The “Mona Lisa” is a an all suite hotel is located near the entrance to Celebration and easily accessible from I-4 and US 192. Just outside of the “bubble” is US Route 192, a 10 mile strip of commercial development that has just about every chain hotel you can think of.

Places to Eat

There are variety of dining options in Downtown Celebration with world-class restaurants and specialty food stores offering a variety of international cuisines perfect for any occasion. Cafe D’Antonio features items representative of many of Italy’s varied regions. The Celebration Tavern is a New England style restaurant and tavern that has become the town’s social hub and place to be seen since opening. The Columbia Restaurant overlooks Celebration’s picturesque lake and offers classic elegance in a Mediterranean style setting where diners can enjoy fine Spanish/Cuban cuisine in our old-world-style dining rooms, an outdoor cafe, or courtyard. Imperium Wine Room is a 100 seat, class-service, food and wine bar offering the highest quality food and wines with a 50 seat patio. Enjoy the delights of the Confectionery Chocolates and Ice Cream from Kilwin’s. The Market Street Cafe makes over 60 items from scratch every day. Savor quality authentic Japanese food and sushi at Seito Sushi. Shannon’s of Celebration is an authentic Irish restaurant in a perfect lakeside setting. Discover the authentic taste of Thai food at Thai Thani. Upper Crust Pizza and Starbucks round out the downtown Celebration food choices.

This is, of course the heart of tourist country, so venturing out of the confines of Celebration will prove to be a restaurant and fast food wonderland.

Places to Go

Downtown Celebration has the finest selection of shops and boutiques with something for everyone in the family. Enjoy walking the brick-lined streets of Celebration Town Center and spend time with family and friends.

The town of Celebration also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. Whether you prefer to stroll down Market Street perusing fine art, dance to family friendly music in front of the lake, or watch snow falling during the holiday months, there’s always something to do in Celebration!

Just two blocks from Market Street is the Celebration Golf Club, a daily fee golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Getting Around

Celebration is located approximately 20 miles southwest of Orlando just off Interstate 4, exits 65, 64 or 62. US Route 192 runs east-west. Once in the Celebration “bubble” it’s not unusual to see electric vehicles, Segway human transporters and bicycles in your travels. Celebration has miles of wide, paved and wooden trails and paths. It is a very walkable community so park your car and explore!