All Things Spring on Florida's Gulf Coast: Spring Break Sand Sculpture, Spring Training & More


Spring at last, spring at last. We welcome spring with open arms. Our beaches are ready and waiting, the Sloppy Joe's Sand Sculpture 2014 in Treasure Islandsun is shining, the water is glistening, and the palm trees are swaying in the warm Gulf breeze.

Besides all of these enticing conditions, what else is happening as spring settles in on the Gulf Coast of Florida? Here are a few of the highlights.

Spring Break Sand Sculpture at Sloppy Joe's on Treasure Island
This year's spring break sand sculpture is complete! Come out to Sloppy Joe's Restaurant at 10650 Gulf Boulevard on Treasure Island and take a look for yourself.

"Talk to the Moon” was created by 15-time world champions Dan and Meredith of Sanding Ovations. Enjoy a day at the beach, some great food and drinks, and then head beachside to the south swimming pool to see this year's stunning sand art. Don't forget your camera!

Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training in Clearwater
Enjoy the fun and excitement of baseball during the 2014 Phillies Spring Training happening at Brighthouse Networks Field in Clearwater through April 3.Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training

The five-time consecutive National League East title winners work out in the beautiful outdoors while you enjoy the cozy stadium and relaxed atmosphere. After setting a franchise record with 102 regular-season victories in 2011, the team also had the best record in baseball for the second year in a row. Now training at the newest venue on the Grapefruit League circuit, the Phillies are no strangers to Clearwater, as they have been coming each spring since 1948.

You can find the Philadelphia Phillies' spring training ticket information, games and scheduling by clicking here.

Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training in Dunedin
You can still catch a little bit of the Toronto Blue Jays Spring Training, which runs through March 26 in DuToronto Blue Jays Spring Trainingnedin at the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium (formerly Dunedin Stadium). The stadium has a cozy feel and was once ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 5 places to watch a spring training game.

The American League’s Toronto Blue Jays have opened spring training camp in Dunedin since the team’s inception in 1977. Enjoy Canadian touches including both the American and Canadian national anthems, and don't forget to grab an ice-cold Labatt's Blue.

You can find the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training games, scheduling and ticketing information by clicking here.

Spring Break Accommodations on Florida's Gulf Coast

There is always so much to see and do on the Gulf Coast of Florida. In addition to the above-mentioned events, there are endless things to do and area attractions to add to your vacation itinerary. Find the perfect Gulf beach accommodation for you and your family, whether it's a cozy beach cottage or a high-rise luxury condo with every amenity you desire.

Planning your spring getaway has never been so easy. Check your calendars, secure your vacation rental, and start counting down the days until your next Gulf Coast vacation.

We'll see you on the beach!


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