Florida is a great vacation destination for families. From beaches to amusement parks, it has a little something for everyone so that adults and children alike can have a great time. If you are planning a vacation to The Sunshine State, consider one of these top destinations:
Of course, no trip to Florida would be complete with a stop in Orlando. It is the home of the amusement park, with big names like Disney World, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios, Sea World and Wet n’ Wild. You could spend a month in Orlando and still not see all the amusement park attractions alone.
The huge city also has a number of other fun things to do for families, including museums, science centers, live animal attractions and more. You can do everything from hold an alligator to watch a medieval joust while you eat dinner.
If you are looking for a more upscale vibe, head down to Miami for some of the most famous beaches in the country. You might even see your favorite celebrity while you are sunbathing!
After you are done on the beach, you can head to the many local museums, aquarium, and restaurants. Numerous points of interest are just a few hours away, such as Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood (not the same as the one in California), The Everglades and The Keys.
Florida may be known for its theme parks, or for finding a calm beach to have drink, but it also has a rich history. St. Augustine is the oldest European settlement in the contiguous United States to be continuously occupied. You can tour a lot of historical sites like the Fountain of Youth and Fort Matanzas.
In St. Augustine, you’ll be just outside Jacksonville, which also offers many more family activities. You can also head over to some springs to look for manatee.
Florida is a great place to visit again and again with your family. Put one of these top destinations on your next trip itinerary.