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2016 Spring Training – Florida’s Grapefruit League

Spring is in the air… and spring training has begun! Florida is the home of Major League Baseball’s Grapefruit League and spring training 2016.

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 2016 Spring Training park information, maps, and home game schedules for all the teams. Catch a game!

George M. Steinbrenner Field

3802 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33614
Spring Training Home of the New York Yankees

New York Yankees

New York Yankees 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 31:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 51:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 71:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 101:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 111:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 131:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 166:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 186:35 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 191:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 246:35 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 271:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 286:35 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Thursday, March 311:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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Florida Auto Exchange Stadium

373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, FL 34698
Spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays

Tampa Bay Rays 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 41:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 51:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 71:07 PMAtlanta Braves
Tuesday, March 81:07 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 111:07 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 131:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
Tuesday, March 151:07 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 171:07 PMCanada Jr. League
Friday, March 181:07 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 191:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Sunday, March 201:07 PMPittsburg Pirates
Wednesday, March 231:07 PMNew York Mets
Thursday, March 241:07 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 261:07 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 281:07 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, march 291:07 PMTampa Bay Rays
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Joker Marchant Stadium

2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Spring training home of the Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Monday, February 291:05 PMFlorida Southern College
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Friday, March 41:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 61:05 PMMiami Marlins
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMWashington Nationals
Saturday, March 121:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Monday, March 141:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Thursday, March 171:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 201:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 211:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 251:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 271:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 311:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, April 11:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
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Space Coast Stadium

5800 Stadium Parkway, Melbourne, FL
Spring training home of the Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, March 31:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 51:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Monday, March 71:05 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 101:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 111:05 PMNew York Mets
Sunday, March 131:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Monday, March 141:05 PMHouston Astros
Thursday, March 171:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 191:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 211:05 PMHouston Astros
Wednesday, March 235:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 241:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 271:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 281:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Champion Stadium

700 Victory Way, Orlando, FL
Spring training home of the Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 31:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 51:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 111:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 126:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 141:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, March 171:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 181:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 201:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 246:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 251:05 PMHouston Astros
Saturday, March 261:05 PMNew York Mets
Monday, March 286:05 PMHouston Astros
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMNew York Yankees
Friday, April 16:05 PMTampa bay Rays
Saturday, April 21:05 PMDetroit Tigers
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Osceola County Stadium

631 Heritage Park Way, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Spring training home of the Houston Astros

Houston Astros

Houston Astros 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, March 41:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 51:05 PMNew York Mets
Sunday, March 61:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Friday, March 111:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 131:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMWashington Nationals
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 171:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, March 226:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Saturday, March 266:05 PMMiami Marlins
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Bright House Field

601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
Spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Sunday, February 281:05 PMUniversity of Tampa
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 31:05 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 41:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 61:05 PMNew York Yankees
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Thursday, March 101:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Saturday, March 121:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 171:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Friday, March 181:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Sunday, March 201:05 PMHouston Astros
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 256:35 PMToronto Blue Jays
Saturday, March 261:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMNew York Yankees
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMHouston Astros
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McKechnie Field

1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205
Spring training home of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponents
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 31:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Friday, March 41:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 61:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 71:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 191:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Friday, March 111:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 131:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 171:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 191:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 211:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Saturday, March 266:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 276:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 281:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMBoston Red Sox
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Hammond Stadium

14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33912
Spring training home of the Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Thursday, March 37:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 51:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 111:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 131:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 167:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Sunday, March 201:05 PMNew York Yankees
Monday, March 211:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 261:05 PMPittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday, March 291:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 311:05 PMBoston Red Sox
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Tradition Field

525 NW Peacock Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
Spring training home of the New York Mets

New York Mets

New York Mets 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Friday, March 41:10 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 61:10 PMAtlanta Braves
Monday, March 71:10 PMDetroit Tigers
Wednesday, March 91:10 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 101:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, March 121:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Friday, March 186:10 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 201:10 PMBoston Red Sox
Monday, March 211:10 PMMiami Marlins
Thursday, March 241:10 PMHouston Astros
Friday, March 251:10 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, March 271:10 PMWashington Nationals
Tuesday, March 291:10 PMMiami Marlins
Wednesday, March 3012:10 PMWashington Nationals
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JetBlue Park

11581 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33913
Spring training home of the Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Monday, February 291:05 PMNU/BC Doubleheader
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 41:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Sunday, March 61:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Monday, March 71:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Saturday, March 121:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 141:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Tuesday, March 156:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 171:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 181:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Saturday, March 191:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, March 241:05 PMNew York Mets
Friday, March 256:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Sunday, March 271:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Monday, March 281:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
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Charlotte Sports Park

2300 El Jobean Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Spring training home of the Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMWashington Nationals
Thursday, March 31:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Sunday, March 61:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Thursday, March 101:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Saturday, March 121:05 PMNew York Yankees
Sunday, March 131:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Friday, March 181:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Saturday, March 191:05 PMBaltimore Orioles
Friday, March 251:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 271:05 PMToronto Blue Jays
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 311:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
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Ed Smith Stadium

2700 12th St, Sarasota, FL 34237
Spring training home of the Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles

Baltimore Orioles 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 57:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Monday, March 71:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 101:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 121:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Monday, March 141:05 PMPhiladelphia Phillies
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Thursday, March 177:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Sunday, March 201:05 PMTampa Bay Rays
Thursday, March 241:05 PMPittsburg Pirates
Friday, March 251:05 PMNew York Yankees
Saturday, March 261:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Tuesday, March 296:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Wednesday, March 306:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Thursday, March 313:05 PMAtlanta Braves
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Roger Dean Stadium

4751 Main Street, Jupiter, FL 33458

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

Miami MarlinsSt. Louis Cardinals

Miami Marlins 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Tuesday, March 11:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 41:05 PMWashington Nationals
Saturday, March 51:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, March 81:05 PMNew York Yankees
Thursday, March 101:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Sunday, March 131:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 151:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 161:05 PMWashgington Nationals
Thursday, March 171:05 PMNew York Mets
Saturday, March 191:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Tuesday, March 221:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Thursday, March 241:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 257:05 PMWashington Nationals
Sunday, March 271:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, March 301:05 PMSt. Louis Cardinals
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St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Spring Training Home Schedule
DateTimeOpponent
Wednesday, March 21:05 PMFAU
Thursday, March 31:05 PMMiami Marlins
Sunday, March 61:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 71:05 PMNew York Mets
Wednesday, March 91:05 PMMiami Marlins
Friday, March 111:05 PMAtlanta Braves
Saturday, March 121:05 PMHouston Astros
Monday, March 141:05 PMMinnesota Twins
Friday, March 181:05 PMDetroit Tigers
Sunday, March 201:05 PMMiami Marlins
Monday, March 211:05 PMBoston Red Sox
Wednesday, March 231:05 PMMiami Marlins
Saturday, March 261:05 PMWashington Nationals
Monday, March 281:05 PMNew York Mets
Tuesday, March 291:05 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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Zip Line and Aerial Park Coming to Tampa Bay

Clearwater-based Empower Adventures Tampa Bay has approvals to build a zip line and aerial adventure park on Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve, which will cross waterways and provide open water views of Tampa Bay. Scheduled to open in May 2016, the addition of EATB to Tampa Bay bolsters Oldsmar’s reputation as one of the regions most progressive sports cities with an internationally known BMX park.

The park will feature a 55-foot-tall start tower, five zip lines of varying lengths, a 100-foot suspension bridge as well as other adventure park elements such as log bridges, catwalk bridges, steps, tires, and poles. Professional guides will lead groups through the course, which will take approximately an hour and a half to complete and will run at varying times during the day. Work on the park will start this month and take approximately 8-12 weeks to complete with an anticipated mid-May Grand Opening.


For more I-4 information, visit www.i4exitguide.com, the Internet’s largest and most complete website devoted to Interstate 4. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit from Tampa to Daytona!

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Introducing The 2016 Florida State Fair

The 112th Florida State Fair is scheduled for February 4 – 15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds located at I-4 and US Hwy 301 in Tampa. This year’s theme, “So Much More to Explore,” reminds everyone that there are seemingly endless activities to discover and enjoy including rides, food, exhibits, entertainment, animals, attractions and shopping. The Florida State Fair offers non-stop fun AND an excellent value with more than 112 free things to do and always free parking.

This year, music lovers will tap their toes to headliner concerts by 1960s sensation Gary Puckett; up-and-coming country singer Colt Ford; jazz and blues artist Robert Cray; and Dove Award-winning group Tenth Avenue North. Other concerts include the harmonies of Matt’s Family Jam and Indie artist Aranda. Lazy Bonez, an ‘80s tribute band, is back for their second Florida State Fair, along with Beatlemania Live. The always-popular Elvis Extravaganza and Fair favorite Dennis Lee will be back to please fans. Some of the concerts have a new home on the Coca Cola Headline Music Stage located in the Equestrian Center. Other artists will perform on the Tampa Bay Times or Sleep Number Stages.


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One of the most popular Fair concerts, Country Gold, returns to the Entertainment Hall on Feb. 9 and 10. Tickets for this concert are always a sell-out and can be purchased online at www.FloridaStateFair.com. Prices are $20 for reserved floor seating and $10 for general admission.

Family fun is at its finest at the Florida State Fair with comedy shows, stunt divers, amazing animals and livestock, as well as the Mildred W. and Doyle E. Carlton Jr. Cracker Country and other exciting entertainment throughout the 12 days of the Fair.

It wouldn’t be the Florida State Fair without outrageously delicious food and exciting rides. This year, Fairgoers once again will vote for the People’s Choice Burger from a selection of new and returning burger favorites. Daredevils won’t want to miss a ride on the Super Cyclone Roller Coaster, just one of the new attractions on the Florida State Fair Midway.

“There is truly something for everyone at the Florida State Fair,” said Charles C. Pesano, Executive Director of the Florida State Fair Authority. “This is a great year to explore all there is to offer, while having fun on a budget.”


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Updated – Restaurants Open Christmas Eve and Day 2015

Not all of us will be home for Christmas, or comfortably seated with friends and family for a Christmas feast… some of us will be on the road.

I-4 travelers looking for a holiday meal can find it quite difficult. You’re tired and hungry so you jump of an exit only to find that every restaurant is closed.

An increasing number of chain restaurants are choosing to remain open during the holidays, or at least opening for limited hours to meet customer demand.

Here’s out list of chain restaurants open for business on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2015. (This listing will be updated as additional information becomes available.)

Restaurants located at Interstate Service Plazas and Welcome Centers may be required to stay open.

– Updated 12/20/15  –

  • Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Arby’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Au Bon Pain – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Bahama Breeze Caribbean Restaurant and Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bakers Square – Open Christmas Eve day and Open Christmas Day
  • Baskin-Robbins – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Family Sports Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Benihana Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bennigans Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Big Boy Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Black Angus Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Blimpie Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bob Evans Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonanza Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bonefish Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Boston Market – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Bruegger’s Bagels – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Burger King – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • California Pizza kitchen – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carl’s Jr. Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Carrows Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Carvel Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cattlemens Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Checkers Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cheesecake Factory – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chevy’s Fresh Mex Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chick-fil-A – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Chili’s Grill & Bar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Church’s Chicken – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cici’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cinnabon – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Claim Jumper Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Coco’s Bakery Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cody’s Original Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cold Stone Creamery – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Colton’s Steak House & Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Corner Bakery Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Cracker Barrel – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Dave and Buster’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Del Taco – Open Christmas Eve day and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Damon’s Grill Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Denny’s – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Open Christmas Eve Day. Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Domino’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Dunkin’ Donuts – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • El Pollo Loco – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • El Torito Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fazoli’s Italian Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fire Mountain Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day. Most locations will be open on Christmas Day
  • Five Guy’s Burgers and Fries – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Friendly’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Fuddrucker’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Genghis Mongolian BBQ Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Godfather’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Golden Corral – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Ground Round Grill & Bar – Some locations will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hardee’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • HomeTown Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hooters – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Houlihan’s Restaurant and Bar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Huddle House – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Hungry Howie’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • IHOP – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • In-N-Out Burger – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jack-in-the-Box – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jamba Juice – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Joe’s Crab Shack – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Johnny Rockets – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Kentucky Fried Chicken – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Kobe’s Japanese Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Krispy Kreme – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Krystal – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Legal Sea Foods – Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Logan’s Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Lone Star Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Longhorn Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Long John Silver’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Luby’s Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Marie Callender’s Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mazzio’s Italian Eatery – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • McDonald’s – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • The Melting Pot Fondue Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Miami Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Miller’s Ale House Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mimi’s Cafe Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Montana Mike’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Morton’s Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Mr. Subb – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ninety Nine Restaurants – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noah’s Bagles – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noble Roman’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Noodles & Company – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • O’Charley’s Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Old Country Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Olive Garden – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • On The Border Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Outback Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Panda Express – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Panera Bread – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa Gino’s Pizzaria – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa John’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Paradiso Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Perkins Restaurant and Bakery – Open Christmas Eve Day and Open Christmas Day
  • P. F. Chang’s China Bistro – Open Christmas Eve and Closed on Christmas Day
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pie Five Pizza Company – Open Christmas Eve Day and closed Christmas Day.
  • Pilot Flying J Travel Plazas – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Pizza Hut – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pizza Inn – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Pollo Tropical – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Quiznos Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rainforest Café – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rally’s Hamburgers – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rax Roast Beef – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Red Lobster Seafood Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Round Table Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Roy Rogers Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Rubio’s Coastal Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ruby Tuesday – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day.
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Ryan’s American Buffet – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sbarro Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Schlotzsky’s Deli – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas day
  • Shakey’s Pizza – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Shari’s Cafe and Pies – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Shoney’s – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Sizzler Steakhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sonic Drive-In – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sonny’s Real Pit Bar-B-Q – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Sprouts Farmers Market – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Starbucks – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Steak ‘n Shake – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Subway – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Bell – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Del Mar – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Taco Time – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • TCBY – Open Christmas Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Ted’s Montana Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Texas Land & Cattle Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve Day and Closed Christmas Day
  • Texas Roadhouse – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • TGI Friday’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tijuana Flats Mexican Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tim Hortons Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Togo’s Sandwiches – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tony Roma’s Steakhouse Restaurant – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Tuscano’s Subs – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • UNO Chicago Grill – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Waffle House – Open Christmas Eve and Open Christmas Day
  • Wayback Burgers – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wendy’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Whataburger – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • White Castle –  Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wienerschnitzel – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Wingstop – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day
  • Zaxby’s – Open Christmas Eve and Closed Christmas Day

This list reflects information gathered from various sources. We are not responsible for it’s accuracy. This list will be updated as additional information becomes available. Open locations may have limited hours of operation.


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I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector Lane Closure June 15 Thru 18

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting that the I-4/Selmon Expressway Connector highway maintenance project will require single lane closures on the I-4 ramps to Selmon Expressway as follows:

– In Tampa, one lane may be closed on the ramp from eastbound I-4 to the Selmon Expressway between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday and Tuesday (June 15 and 16) nights.

– In Tampa, one lane may be closed on the ramp from westbound I-4 to the Selmon Expressway between 7:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday (June 17 and 18) nights.


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Florida Department of Transportation Urges Motorists to Buckle Up for Click It or Ticket Campaign

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) reminds drivers to buckle up for Click It or Ticket.

Click It or Ticket is a national safety belt enforcement campaign, which begins May 18 and runs through May 31. During this time, law enforcement agencies will be stepping up efforts to deter motorists who are not wearing safety belts.

“Safety belts save thousands of lives each year, making them the most effective safety feature ever invented,” said FDOT Chief Safety Officer Lora Hollingsworth. “We want to shed light on the importance of wearing a safety belt for the safety and lives of motorists.”

The message is being heard. Florida’s statewide safety belt use rate measured 88.8 percent during 2014, the highest level to date. Florida’s statewide safety belt use rate has been above the national average every year since implementing a primary safety belt law in 2009 which allows law enforcement to ticket drivers who are not buckled up. The use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 662 lives in Florida during 2013.


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Memorial Day Travel Will Be Highest in 10 years Says AAA

The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 37.2 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from their homes during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. That number represents a 4.7 percent increase from the 35.5 million people who traveled last year and the highest travel volume for the holiday in 10 years.

AAA also predicts that 33 million Americans will travel by car to their destinations. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 21, to Monday, May 25.

More AAA information from their report:

  • Most drivers will probably pay the lowest Memorial Day gas prices in at least five years. The current national average price of gas is $2.66, which is about $1 less than the average price on Memorial Day last year.
  • The 4.7 percent increase over Memorial Day 2014 is the highest forecast growth rate for any of the holidays tracked by AAA since Independence Day 2012.
  • More than 33 million travelers will go by automobile, an increase of 5.3 percent over last Memorial Day.
  • Travelers will encounter higher lodging costs this year, while airfares are down slightly compared to Memorial Day 2014.

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Interstate Highway System Turns 59!

2015 marks the 59th anniversary of the Interstate Highway System. On June 29, 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. With that stroke of the pen began the single greatest public works program in the nation’s history, the Interstate Highway System. Here’s a little information we’ve compiled that we thought you might find interesting…

Some Interesting Facts…

  • The Federal Interstate System is a 45,500 mile network of highways yet it represents only 1% of the nation’s public road mileage.
  • Although the Interstates represent only 1% of the nations public road mileage they carry 25% of the nation’s highway traffic.
  • The average motorist travels approximately 3,000 miles each year on the Interstate system.
  • The first Interstate construction contract was awarded by the Missouri State Highway Department on August 2, 1956.
  • Originally the entire Interstate network was planned to be completed in 13 years.

The Interstate Numbering System

Just a little knowledge on the Interstate numbering system can be a great aid in navigating throughout the country. The numbering system can offer valuable clues to your location and direction. Keep in mind the following rules when traveling:

One or two digit even-numbered Interstates are always east-west routes. The numbers increase from the south (I-4) to the north (I-96).

One or two digit odd-numbered Interstates are always north-south routes. The numbers increase from the West Coast (I-5) to the East Coast (I-95).

Three digit Interstates with the first digit an even number are usually circular loops or “beltways” around cities (eg. I-295 around Richmond/Petersburg Virginia or I-695 around Baltimore)

Three digit Interstates with the first digit an odd number are usually “spurs” that leave or go into a city center. (eg. I-395 in Washington D.C. or I-195 in Providence RI)

Mile Markers Are The Keys To Your Trip Planning.

Those small green and white signs along the Interstate aren’t just for decoration. They offer valuable information in locating exactly where you are along the route.

Mile marker numbers begin counting at the state’s southern border (for north-south routes) and at the state’s western border (for east-west routes). For example, if you are driving from Florida to Maine on I-95, when you enter Georgia the mile markers begin counting as you travel north until you enter South Carolina where the count begins again. Knowing exactly where you are with reference to a mile marker can be a big help when planning your next stop or asking for roadside assistance in an emergency.

The Interchange Numbering System

Some states number their Interchanges with reference to a mile marker, so that the number on the mile marker is the same as the number of the Interstate exit or interchange. Other states use a consecutive numbering system without any link to mile markers. There is no rule to determine which system is used , so be aware of each state’s system when you enter. In both instances exit numbering begins from the south (on north-south routes) or the west (on east-west routes).

Knowing how the Interstate Highway system works can be a valuable tool in your travels. We hope your next Interstate highway journey is a little more enjoyable because of the information we’ve presented here.


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Priceline.com Reveals the Top 50 Most Popular Spring Break Destinations According to College Students

Every year spring break offers college students a much-needed respite from their late-night study sessions and an excuse to take a spontaneous getaway with friends. In fact, 73 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 say they are likely to take a last-minute getaway in 2015, according to a recent survey commissioned by the brand. In March, students are reserving more hotel rooms in Las Vegas, the most popular 2015 spring break destination, than anywhere else. Runner-up destinations include OrlandoNew York CityPhoenix, and Orange County, according to actual hotel reservations made by college students on priceline.com.

Those juggling college debt can still get the full spring break experience on a budget with Priceline’s best bargain destinations for 2015, including both Myrtle and Virginia Beach that have average daily hotel rates below $90. The hottest spring break destination, Las Vegas, also made the top deals list with an average daily rate of $106.

Sixty-seven percent of Americans between the ages of 18 to 24 regretted not taking a last-minute trip in 2014, according to a recent survey from priceline.com, so those on the fence about traveling should not let the opportunity of an unforgettable vacation pass them by. For students with some flexibility in their budget, hotels in tropical destinations can be scored for less than $300 per night in the Florida Keys and Oahu, HI, with average daily rates of $275 and $199, respectively.

“After a particularly brutal winter and knowing how easy it is to find a deal on our app, students will be on the lookout for an adventure through last-minute travel deals – we call this seizing the Travel App-ortunity,” said John Caine, Priceline’s Chief Product Officer. “We’ve got options for the student who saved for 12 months and for the student who has just decided to go. Express Deals offer exclusive deals with savings of up to 55 percent off published room rates.”

Priceline.com’s Top 50 Most Popular Destinations for Spring Break 2015
Based on advance hotel reservations for March made by students on priceline.com.

1. Las Vegas, NV

2. Orlando, FL

3. New York City, NY

4. Phoenix, AZ

5. Orange County, CA

6. Miami, FL

7. Chicago, IL

8. New Orleans, LA

9. San Diego, CA

10. San Francisco, CA

11. Los Angeles, CA

12. San Antonio, TX

13. Dallas, TX

14. Washington D.C.

15. Fort Lauderdale, FL

16. Nashville, TN

17. Atlanta, GA

18. Houston, TX

19. Seattle, WA

20. Denver, CO

21. Austin, TX

22. Minneapolis, MN

23. St. Petersburg/ Clearwater, FL

24. Boston, MA

25. Fort Myers/Naples, FL

26. St. Louis, MO

27. Tampa, FL

28. Savannah, GA

29. The Florida Keys

30. Palm Springs, CA

31. Portland, OR

32. San Jose, CA

33. Columbus, OH

34. Puerto Rico

35. Toronto, Canada

36. Daytona Beach, FL

37. Atlantic City/Cape May, NJ

38. Kansas City, MO

39. Indianapolis, IN

40. Philadelphia, PA

41. Panama City, FL

42. Oahu, HI

43. LA/San Fernando Valley, CA

44. Charleston, SC

45. Inland Empire (CA)

46. Central Coast (CA)

47. Sarasota, FL

48. Monterey/Salinas, CA

49. Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

50. Charlotte, NC

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