Spring Break is a time to relax, catch some rays of sunshine, and read a smutty romance novel or two. But with a family, Spring Break is a bit more complicated if your main goal is relaxation. Your kids want to be entertained, and you want them to be entertained without having to exert all of your mental energy on finding that entertainment. There are so many things to do in Palm Beach, and making those decisions for your family is difficult. Thankfully, with this list we’ve done all the hard work for you. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy around Palm Beach, Florida. You might even leave this vacation with a hint of a tan after all.

1. Make some friends at the Loggerhead Marine Life Center

Palm Beach is a prime nesting spot for sea turtles, but some seasons are particularly harsh on those tiny turtle newborns. That’s why Loggerhead is such an important charitable organization to visit while on your trip. The Loggerhead Marine Life Center offers a full schedule of events for kids and families to learn more about marine turtle habits, life, and patterns in and around the ocean in order to bolster conservation efforts and keep the turtle population thriving. Give Fletch, the friendly Marine center mascot, a high five on your way to the interactive show hosted by Dr. Logger, where your kids will be encouraged to don a lab coat and learn all about turtle threats, nesting, anatomy, and lifestyle.

2. Get your swim on at Rapids Water Park

Rapids Water Park is a splash, with its 25,000-square-foot wave pool, a quarter-mile lazy river, and "Brain Drain," where true adventure seekers can enter a launch tube and pray for dear life before it drops out from under them, plunging them deep into the pool below. The varied excitement levels available within the park make it a fantastic destination for families with children in multiple age groups. Daily admission is

3. Find a deep-sea paradise at Peanut Island

Peanut Island, once the site of JFK’s secret bunker, is located near Riviera Beach and is an 80-acre treasure trove. Snorkelers explore sparkling waters and swimmers relax on floaties in the water. The perfect island for nature seekers, camping is also available for those looking for a depth of experience that can’t be gained from a single day of exploring.

4. Visit the Four Arts Children’s Library for a relaxing afternoon

The Four Arts Children’s Library offers programming for preschoolers, families, youth and teens. Walk amongst vast collection of art and special exhibits, enjoy story time, and lounge in the botanical garden make for some well-deserved quiet time.

5. Waltz your way down Clematis Street

In downtown West Palm Beach, Clematis Street offers visitors an array of shopping and dining options, as well as free live music every Thursday from 6-9. Nestled along the waterfront, Clematis Street is a great place to explore with family, and this particular outing will fit in perfectly amongst other more active activities. A rotating calendar of special events are sure to delight each and every one of you.

6. Go to a Macaroni Kids event

Macaroni Kid is an organization with one goal: to enrich communities by connecting parents to events that are designed for children. Their site brings together local libraries, schools, rec centers, and community centers into one easy to use online calendar that parents can access to see events going on their area. Whenever your trip, the Macaroni Kids Palm Beach page is full of activities for your family to choose from.

7. Visit the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Explore the astronaut exhibit or sit back and watch stars come alive in the planetarium before becoming best friends with some butterflies at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. It’s advised that you bring small children to this outing for the most enjoyment. Exhibits are geared specifically for small children, so bring them along for those moments of wonder.

8. Drive through an exotic safari

The only drive-through safari and amusement park in Florida, the Lion Country Safari has been operating for over 50 years. Visitors can drive-through or walk the safari and the park includes animal displays and encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 different rides, a gigantic water spray-ground, delicious food, and plenty of souvenir shopping.

10. Chill it out at the Palm Beach Ice Works

Never thought you’d get a chance to play ice hockey in tropical Florida? Well some dreams do come true at Palm Beach Ice Works, where you can play hockey, go figure skating, and take lessons learn something new while you and your family beat the heat for a few hours and get in your cardio at the same time.