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Discussion in 'Non Disney Trips and Travels' started by Johnie, Sep 13, 2008.

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    I have to plan vacations the rest of the year around Alysia's school calendar. SO.....looks like we're going somewhere spring break (which is Easter week). I have an exchange week with RCI and was looking into going to a FL beach for a few days and then going to WDW for a few days.

    Anyway, what is a good beach in FL? Also, can anyone tell me what section of FL St. Augustine is in? I really would like to spend a day or two there.
     
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    St. Augustine is north Florida (just south of Jax) on the east coast.

    For spring break beaches are you looking for a quiet place or a party with the spring breakers place?
     
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    I'm sure Alysia would want to party with the spring breakers. I don't want something too quiet. Anything in the middle?

    I know St. Augustine is north but I have a million locations on the RCI thingie and can't find it.
     
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    It's slap on the northeast coast of Florida.

    Something middle of the road, maybe Cocoa Beach? Daytona gets wicked crazy. :yes: If you wanted something really different, and futher Ft. Myers Beach is quite the Spring Break place. They have party areas and quieter areas. It's about 3 1/2 hours from Orlando.

    I don't know what to tell you about St. Augustine? :unsure:
     
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    how about Vero Beach ? don't know how that would be for spring breaks and parties . :unsure:
     
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    we love clearwater :yes:

    also cocoa for body boarding
     
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    I think Vero Beach would be pretty tame, probably too much so for Johnie's DD.

    Cocoa Beach is a really nice beach. :yes: It's close to Orlando, has the Atlantic instead of the gulf, and is generally quiet.
     
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    WEll RCI gave me a million choices for locations in FL. I tried all the ones with north in the title and St. Augustine doesn't even come up. So either they don't have availability or they don't have timeshares.

    I did get tons of hits for Daytona and Ormond Beach.
     
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    Could be no timeshares there. It is a college town, historically correct and all that jazz. St. Augustine is an easy drive along the east coast though. Depending upon where you stay you could do a day trip.

    I'd prefer Ormond over Daytona. :yes: Daytona still has that nasty chicken hawk reputation, although I know they've worked hard to clean it up and overcome that image.
     
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    Yeah I always think of bikers when I think of Daytona. I also got stuff for Titusville? Where is that? I feel the need to go get my FL map.
     
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    Titusville? Nah. It's a nowhere sort of place. It's simply a desultory little town that is near the Cape so has great views of launches. My sister used to live there. It's below (south) of Daytona, in Brevard County.

    There is a really nice German restaurant there though, Pumpernickel's, and it's the site of the original Dixie Crossroad's restaurant.

    There, you've done Titusville. :lol:
     
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    Our friends mom lives in Titusville and we stopped by to meet her . Nothing Special, I'd go with Cocoa or Daytona Beach .
     
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    Isn't the surf school in Cocoa Beach? That could be a deciding factor.
     
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    I don't know. :unsure: I know there is quite a bit of surfing off Cocoa Beach. It always amuses me a bit. After seeing some of the surfing in Hawaii, Cocoa Beach (Florida east coast in general) is not really all that "awesome." :lol:
     
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    :lol: I bet! We saw tons of surfers in CA.
     
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    Yep, California too. No real comparison! :lol:
     
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    Well I don't want a beach that has absolutely nothing to do but lay on the beach but I also don't want to run into the "Girls Gone Wild" crowd. There has to be a happy medium
     
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    Ft. Myers Beach, I'm tellin' ya'. :yes: :D
     
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    ok I will see if that is an option
     
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    ...pops up from behind bush...

    Desultory...oooooh nice :D

    ...adds to list...ducks back behind bush....
     

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