Spring Break in Florida

When Millions Descend to Spend Billions of Dollars in the Sunshine State

Florida is a world-leading travel destination. With its famed theme parks, expansive resort hotels, and a coast lined with blissful beaches, Florida is especially popular during Spring Break. As the world's largest vacation rental search engine, HomeToGo has dug into our own data to produce an insights page about the economic benefits this annual holiday brings to Florida.


Sometimes attracting the wrong kind of headlines, Spring Break has become a byword for hedonism. Instead of focusing on the exuberant few who concern communities in Florida, we wanted to find out how much Florida's economy benefits from the yearly influx of Spring Break vacationers of all ages staying in vacation rentals. Families also look to make the most of the school vacations, and others simply search for some much-coveted warmth after the chilly winter period.


Below, discover the remarkable number of tourists that visit Florida each year, the number of jobs that the tourism industry supports in The Sunshine State, and—thanks to our own booking data—the estimated spend by visitors who stay in accommodations listed on HomeToGo in 15 Florida destinations. This is broken down into total daily spend and total weekly spend during a typical 7-day Florida Spring Break vacation.

Spring Break: A Huge Economic Success Story for Florida

The 15 Most Popular Destinations for Spring Break

Spring Break Spending Habits

The Best Florida Spring Break Deals

View of high rise buildings and the waterfront in Miami Beach, Florida
View of Panama City Beach, a vacation destination with a waterfront
View of condo buildings close to the water in Daytona Beach

How We Produced These Insights Into Spring Break

*Prices displayed are based on: the number of listings on HomeToGo.com in each of the destinations; the average group size; average occupancy rate during Spring Break; average spend of a visitor when visiting Florida. Monitored time was a 6-week period from the beginning of March to mid-April. Visit Florida provided data on the amount spent by the average visitor to Florida, and the breakdown of what tourists spend their money on. Prices are per person, per night. 

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