cocoa beach | travel time: approx. 1 hour 50 minutes
daytona beach | travel time: approx. 2 hours and 3 minutes
vero beach | travel time: approx. 2 hours and 4 minutes
clearwater beach | travel time: approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes
anna maria island | travel time: approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes
siesta key | travel time: approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes
locally sourced beach essentials
swimwear / 5th and Hall
Need some stylish yet effortless beachwear? 5th and Hall has you
covered. Check out their online store at 5thandhall.com.
skincare / Rafa Natural
Be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, but remember to show your skin some love too. We recommend Rafa Natural’s Vitamin C Crème, Refreshing Cucumber Mist, and Clear Mint Lip Balm. You can visit their store in downtown Lakeland located at 244 N. Kentucky Avenue. If you’re headed to Anna Maria Island for the day, you’re in luck — Rafa Natural is also located at 5508 Marina Drive.
food and drinks / Publix
For those traveling to the coast on a budget, swing by Publix, order some subs, and stock up on your favorite beach snacks and drinks. Check out publix.com/savings for ways to save at your local store.
reads / The Lakelander Magazine
Personally, we recommend the newest issue of The Lakelander as the essential companion on any of your adventures away from home. Make a quick stop at one of your favorite local establishments to pick up a free copy before heading to the beach. Visit thelakelander.com/distribution for a full list of distribution locations.
spring break kids’ camps
pmoa spring break art camp
The Polk Museum of Art is hosting a Spring Break Art Camp which will provide children the freedom of exploration through creativity, process, medium, and technique. This will be a fun, creative, and open atmosphere for children to develop their love and appreciation for the arts.
Attending a specific class of their choice for all five days, students will have the opportunity to master skills in their chosen art concentration while attending the camp. The camp also includes a supervised 30-minute lunch and 30-minute snack break each day. Students must bring their own lunch, but the snack is provided by PMoA. For more information, please visit polkmuseumofart.org/springcamp.
registration deadline: Sunday, March 18
date: March 26-30; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
cost: $100 for Members,
$140 Non-Members (Family Membership is $60)
camp fire spring break vacation station camp
Camp Fire is hosting Vacation Station, a camp focused on teaching children about nature, animals, and the world around us. Each day will consist of fun, hands-on educational and recreational activities.
Attendees must have a current Camp Fire membership. For more information or to inquire about scholarship assistance,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
date: March 26-30; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (early and late care available)
ages: K – 5th grade
cost: $25 per day *Must be a register Camp Fire member