Depending upon your location, Spring Break dates can be any time from late February to March, or even into April. No matter when you get to take it, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is one of the best spring break destinations for families, with a wide variety of activities, events, and amazing dining experiences to delight everyone.

Our favorite spring break ideas include:

Skimboarder at Englewood BeachUncrowded Beach Time

On Englewood Beach, you can rent most of what you need to enjoy the day from The Beach Guy, including umbrellas, chairs, boogie boards, floats, and more. There's a nice playground for the kids, showers and restrooms close by, as well as plenty of good eats right across the street. Beach parking is $.75 an hour, payable via the free ParkMobile app. Check out our tips to get your family beach-ready to have the best beach day ever.

Head a bit further south to Stump Pass Beach State Park for some true serenity, sugar-like sand, and gorgeous water. Make a wish on a shell and hang it on one of the driftwood trees before you go! Parking is $3 per vehicle.


Butterfly House at Peace River Botanical & Sculpture GardensArt, Food, and Culture

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens is a singular experience featuring world-class art and fascinating flora. The kids will love the Butterfly House and feeding the koi.

The Military Heritage Museum not only displays thousands of artifacts, they also have flight and boat simulators, virtual reality expeditions, interactive exhibits, and more.


Robust Food Scene

Dining in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach can be whatever you want it to be, from an adventure in trying new and innovative cuisine to relaxing with comfort food. Many restaurants have dedicated kid’s menus, and live music abounds.


Events Happening Over Spring Break:

Catch possible future Major Leaguers at a Snowbird Baseball Classic game or three. This NCAA Division I and III Baseball Tournament showcases the very best of college baseball from mid-February to mid-March..

Taste of Punta Gorda Attendees Enjoying Live MusicWe highly recommend heading down a bit early to experience the Annual Taste of Punta Gorda and Beyond, which happens at the beginning of March. It’s a full day of scrumptious food, live music, art and craft vendors galore, and a large kid zone with bounce houses and more.

The Sullivan Street Craft Festival also happens in early March and features hundreds of artisans who travel in from across the country to display their wares. It’s a don’t-miss for treasure hunters.

If you’re into mudding and four wheeling, you likely already make your way down here for the Trucks Gone Wild Spring Break event!

The Peace River National Art Festival is a juried art show featuring every medium imaginable from over 60 artists from across the nation. It usually happens towards the end of March.

As you can see, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is truly one of the best places to go for Spring Break. We’ll see you then!

Spring Break FAQs

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When is spring break?

Depending on your location, spring break is anywhere from February 20 to March 19.

When is spring break 2023?

In 2023, most spring breaks are happening the weeks of March 4 and March 11.

How long is spring break?

Spring break usually lasts one or two weeks.

When does spring break start?

Depending on your location, spring break can start anywhere from late February to early March. In 2023, many start during the first two weeks of March.

When does spring break end?

Spring break will end after a week or two, depending on your school schedule.