Spend spring break in South Florida


By: Heather McMechan Special to the Boca and Delray newspapers

Not every family has the opportunity to travel during spring break. But if you live in South Florida, then there is a vacation right in your back yard. The palm trees, the ocean breeze and so many things to do.

Here are a few of our favorite things to do when we stay local for spring break.

Visit The Local Greenmarkets

The West Palm Beach GreenMarket takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and is free to the public. The GreenMarket will take place weekly on Saturdays now through April 18, except for March 28, due to the Palm Beach International Boat Show. The West Palm Beach GreenMarket is located at 100 Clematis Street.

The 23rd Annual Boca Raton GreenMarket happens Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Boca Raton City Hall north parking lot, 201 W. Palmetto Park Road. You can find over 40 vendors with fresh foods, plants, flowers, and produce as well. The Boca Raton GreenMarket is a great place to bring along the family, the pups and enjoy music as you shop! The Boca Raton GreenMarket will be open until May 9.

There is also the Delray Beach GreenMarket on Saturdays at Old School Square Park and a new Sunday Fresh Market at Mizner Park.

Calling all mini-fashionistas

Get your child becoming the next fashion influencer as they learn to sew their way on the the runway. The Fashion Arts Sewing Studio offers Spring Break Fashionista Camp 2020 for ages 7-14. Week-long camp: March 23-27 for a full day 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $260 week.  Half day 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $225 week. The Fashion Arts Sewing Studio is located at 7025 Beracasa Way Suite 101 in Boca Raton. Call 561-9451920 for more details or go to fashionartsewingstudio@gmail.com

Day trip out of your zip code

Visit the NTERACTIVE POP-UP EUPHORIC EMPORIUM in MIAMI. This full sensory experience is coming to Downtown Miami. Over the top shipping containers have landed in Downtown Miami to create an immersive “selfie” experience with 20 interactive art installations like never before. Enter Euphoric Emporium, your ultimate Instagram backdrop of the Venetian Causeway on Bayshore Drive and 15th Street this month. The Euphoric Emporium is located at 511 NE 15th St., Miami, FL 33132, and open Monday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 1 a.m., and Saturday – Sunday from noon-1a.m. Beginning at 7 p.m. you must be 18 or older to enter. For more information visit euphoricemporium.com.

Take family surf, paddleboard lessons

Island Water Sports has been providing free lessons on Deerfield Beach every Saturday morning for the past 30 years. All experience and age levels are welcome as long as you can swim. All the equipment is provided. You’re welcome to bring your own. On Saturdays and you must pre-register as “this is free.” Island Camps is located at 1987 NE 2nd St. in Deerfield Beach. Register online or in store today. Call 954-427-4929.