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Quiet Spring Break Family Vacation & Free Nat’l Park Admission

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Key Biscayne quiet spring break family beach vacation- img courtesy of; gomotroncom

Looking for quiet spring break family vacation ideas? Trying to find free and fun things to do during your spring break vacation, like a Florida beach, or better yet a park with free admission? Well, then, check out one of the best National Parks our own United States has to offer: Key Biscayne National Park (with a free entry during spring break) for  the best family spring break vacation filled with lots of fun for the kids and quiet for you.

And speaking of a quiet spring break vacation your kids (and you) will love, be sure to check out the post  here to help with ideas on how to wind down on your spring break family beach vacation from all life’s hectic challenges, including tons of activities, resorts, and restaurant recommendations . Come to Key Biscayne for your Florida family spring break vacation.

Sharlene Earnshaw (aka doubleadventure) is Blogger-in-chief for Trekaroo and the blogger behind Double the Adventure, . Sharlene posted this fabulous tidbit perfect for a family Spring Break outing, check it:

This year, the National Park system is offering several free entry days. As a matter of fact, there is an entire week this year that parks will be waiving the entrance fee! From April 16-24, all visitors will be able to enter the parks for free, making for some great daytrip or Spring Break opportunities.  The parks system will also offer free entry on June 21 (the first day of summer), September 21 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11-13 (Veterans Day Weekend).  Be sure to mark those dates on your calendar and start planning your vacations accordingly. Read the rest of her great post here.

She also wrote another awesome post describing 15 family friendly National Parks which is a must see.

Here’s one she mentioned which coincides with one of our Florida family vacation posts, “Florida Family Vacations; Key Biscayne

Florida Family Vacations; Key BiscayneKey Biscayne is by far one of the most beautiful keys in Florida and would make a fabulous destination for your Florida family spring break vacation. With its soft sand, gorgeous blue/green water and balmy weather, it is sure to please the whole bunch. And be sure to check out my Florida Family Vacations; Miami Beach and South Beach post for more kid friendly information about planning for your spring break family vacation in the area. Click here to see why Key Biscayne is one of the best spring break Florida family vacations, packed with insider tips to kid-friendly attractions, restaurants, resorts & hotels.

Snorkel in the warm waters of Biscayne National Park:  Whether your family is discovering a mangrove ecosystem or admiring the fish on a tropical reef, everyone is certain to have a great time in the water. Downtown Miami may be within sight but Biscayne may as well be a world away.

Thanks Sharlene for the great tips!!!

The Ritz is the one and only big resort/hotel on Key Biscayne, but well worth the money you’ll spend. If you don’t want to fork out the dough for this one, see the Miami/South beach post for lesser priced hotels and resorts that are kid friendly, of course :)

455 Grand Bay Drive Key Biscayne, FL 33149 US Map It
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne is a beach-front island oasis in beautiful Key Biscayne, just five miles from downtown Miami. The 13-story smoke-free resort is situated on a 12-acre stretch of oceanfront property and bordered by a 1,200 foot golden sand beach, named one of the top 10 in the United States.Hotel amenities include the two oceanfront pools, beach recreation, and destination spa featuring more than 60 ocean-inspired therapies and a Wellness Center with state-of-the-art equipment and fitness classes. Stellar dining options include Cioppino signature restaurant with Tuscan cuisine, Cantina Beach featuring authentic Coastal Mexican dishes, Dune Oceanfront Burger Lounge, and the Old Havanna-inspired RUMBAR. The hotel also offers 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping, complimentary overnight shoeshine, overnight laundry, evening turndown, valet parking, business center, Ritz Kidz’ program, signature shops, and airport shuttle.In 2009, The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne unveiled a fresh look for its 450 guestrooms. The new decor reflects the resort’s chic island feel and includes custom-made furniture and lighting, fresh carpeting and draping, new technology and a stunning mother-of-pearl ballroom vanity wall covering. Newly renovated guestrooms feature marble bathrooms, stocked mini-refreshment bars, goose down comforters, multi-line telephones, jack-packs, desks, lighted make-up mirrors, hairdryers, scales, dataports, safes, European toiletries, and private balconies.

Be sure to check out Key Biscayne National Park (free entry) for a fun and quiet spring break your kids (and you) will love to wind down on your Spring Break Family Beach Vacation, and if you’ve visited there before, please leave me a comment about your adventures, I’d love to hear about them!

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