Winter can be long and more and more people are gearing up to start traveling again. Florida is an easy destination to get to from most of the colder areas up North. Flights are typically pretty reasonable and there are so many great places to visit in this beautifully warm location. With so many options the obvious question is how do you pick? 

Florida has beaches, outdoor adventure sports and activities, attractions …they offer something for everyone for a great vacation! An affordable and easy way to enjoy your vacation with lots of space is by renting a house, condo or even beach bungalow. We have so many wonderful options to choose from at We listed some of the top February vacation destinations in Florida below to help you narrow down where to go next.

Check them out, you won’t be disappointed! 

Originally Published: January 7, 2018

Top Florida February Vacation Spots

Siesta Key

Siesta Key truly feels like paradise with its white sand beaches and cool gulf breezes coming off the coast. This is the place to go if you are looking to disconnect and unwind with a book by the water. The locals are friendly and they have great restaurants, along with the pristine beaches. If you are looking for something different than Disney and the crowds of some other locations, this is the place for you. It is a perfect vacation spot for a family or a couple. 

Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is known for its beaches and race tracks. As most people know, the iconic NASCAR race takes place here every February. This is a destination for the fun loving crowd, including spring breakers. Daytona is a big beach party with perfect warm weather year round. There are also cultural attractions, a fun boardwalk with rides and an arcade, snorkeling and other water sports. 

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is an upscale town with surprisingly affordable prices for vacationing. They have so many things to do here including the pristine beaches, the eye candy of the ultra rich estates, tons of high-end shopping, restaurants and art galleries. This island also offers award winning golf courses for those looking for a break from the beach, sporting events and antique shows. 


Sarasota offers lots of attractions beyond beaches. They have well known art museums, like the Ringling Museum of Art as well as, science aquariums and museums, adventure boat rides and beautiful botanical gardens. They also have a fun nightlife and are a gateway to the Keys, so there is also easy access to beautiful beaches. 

Fort Lauderdale

There are so many things to do in sunny Fort Lauderdale. They are best known for their beaches and boating waterways, however they also have all kinds of arcades, water sports, shopping, restaurants, museums and kid friendly activities. There is lots of history here to learn about, along with exploring the beautiful beaches and wildlife of the lagoons. 

Key West

Key West is a great place for a laid back vacation, known for their beautiful coral reefs, pastel houses and key lime pie that can’t be beat. They have lots of cool shops to check out for local finds and restaurants with delicious fresh seafood. The beautiful untouched beaches offer amazing snorkeling. Key West also has museums, national parks and butterfly conservatories to explore. End your day with a great dinner and some fun nightlife.


Orlando is best known for its theme parks – boasting over a dozen including Disney, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. They have great hotels, but an even more affordable way to stay and still experience the magic is in a vacation rental. The weather is pretty much always around 80 and sunny, so no need to worry about packing your raincoat. This is a popular place for families to vacation, however there are also lots of great restaurants, clubs and a fun scene for singles and couples as well.

St. Augustine

This is one of the oldest and more historic and quaint cities in Florida. You can walk cobblestone streets here while taking in the beautiful architecture and great cafes and restaurants. They also have beautiful beaches, notably Crescent Beach and St. Augustine Beach. Some popular attractions include the Alligator Farm, Anastasia State Park which is a protected wildlife sanctuary and The Castillo de San Marcos. If you are a history buff this destination is for you! 


Matt Moretti has worked in the travel and vacation rental industry for over a decade. He loves helping travelers find the best places to eat, the best things to do, and the perfect vacation rental for their trip.

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