Planning to take the family on a trip but unsure of where to go? Florida is one of the top travel destinations for family vacations, with plenty to do for both adults and kids! If you’re looking to grab the kids and get away for a while but need some inspiration, take a look at our list of top family vacation destinations in the sunshine state.
Starting off with one of Florida’s biggest cities, there are unsurprisingly plenty of activities for families. Not only does Tampa have direct access to Florida's famously gorgeous beaches, but it also has an abundance of out-of-water activities if your kids aren’t so keen on spending day after day in the water. Spend the day exploring Busch Gardens theme park, ZooTampa, the Florida Aquarium, Glazer Children’s Museum, or Adventure Island Water Park. Get up close and personal with dolphins, manatees, and crocs with wildlife encounters. And in the evening, eat dinner and stroll along Tampa’s riverwalk as a relaxing way to close out the day.
If your kids love outer space, Space Coast is perfect since it’s the home of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center where you can tour the facility’s exhibits and events, see a 3D IMAX film, and even partake in your own space shuttle launch simulation. If you’re worried about running out of things to do, don’t worry! There’s plenty of other activities at Space Coast, such as a store dedicated to dinosaurs, sanctuaries for manatees and sea turtles, go to Jungle Adventures - a truly unique zoo that holds the world’s largest alligator, and even check out some surfing dogs at the International Dog Surfing Championship. Space Coast is also home to one of Florida’s most famous beaches - Cocoa Beach - where you can spend the day on the pier eating ice cream and enjoying the waves.
The Florida Keys are a great place to take the family. Home of the original key lime pie, the Keys offer a colorful and unique getaway that you’ll fall in love with. Kids will adore the beach-town vibe and there’s plenty of not-so-hidden wildlife to seek out, like the famous gypsy chickens that roam freely around the islands, the clan of polydactyl (6-toed) cats that live in the Hemingway House, and the abundance of marine life. The Florida Keys have some of the best-known snorkeling reefs in the world with many of them right off the beach! Finish the day in Mallory Square where aspiring performers put on free shows every evening before everyone gathers along the pier to watch one of the best sunset views you will ever experience.
Of course, we have to include Orlando in a list for family vacations! Not only does Orlando house Disney World, one of THE top destinations for family trips, but it also offers a plethora of other family-focused attractions that are often overlooked. In fact, the ONLY thing missing from Orlando is the beach! Orlando is home to some of the best water-themed attractions in the state such as Discovery Cove which has some of the best marine wildlife encounters in the country, SeaWorld’s headquarter park, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach water parks, and the Sea Life Aquarium. If you want a taste of Disney without paying the park ticket prices, take a stroll around Disney Springs or Disney Boardwalk and find plenty of Disney-themed shops, restaurants, and activities. There are also several Disney Character restaurants and attractions at the Disney resorts, which are free to get into - just make sure to book a table in advance!
Florida is such a great destination for families that it was hard for us to narrow down this list to just four locations! No matter what kind of adventures your kids enjoy, Florida can offer the perfect getaway for any itinerary. To make your planning even more stress-free, schedule your complimentary consultation call today so we can help you plan the perfect family getaway with added protection and peace of mind.
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