Florida has multigenerational appeal from one end of the peninsula to the other. Here are a few of the state’s best destinations for kids, parents and grandparents to enjoy together.
Soak Up the Magic of Orlando
With world-famous theme parks and attractions, Orlando is made for family getaways. While the big parks always impress, little ones will also love the Exotic Animal Experience, Orlando Science Center and the 400-foot observation wheel at ICON Park.
Of course, Orlando can be exciting for the grown-ups too. Check out cool cocktails at ICEBAR Orlando, an IPA at Orlando Brewing or high-adrenaline adventures like jet skiing and skydiving.
Discover the Rich Heritage of Miami
From shopping for souvenirs at the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove to exploring the charming beach community of Surfside, Miami is a picture-perfect place to introduce kids to a variety of cultures, foods and old-fashioned beach fun.
Relax in the Florida Keys
A vacation to the Florida Keys is sure to be filled with sun and fun. Visit the rehabilitated marine life at Marathon’s Turtle Hospital, take an Old Town Trolley to the Key West Aquarium or snorkel North America’s only coral reef. Whether you prefer waterfront relaxation or wildlife adventures, you’ll find it in the Keys.
Explore the Tampa Bay Area
The Gulf Coast of Florida is known for it’s beautiful beaches, clear waters and sunny weather.
In Tampa, you’ll find the perfect mix of culture, urban style and outdoor adventure. Kids and adults alike will love a day of thrills at Busch Gardens or its Adventure Island water park. But one of the best ways to experience the city is on the Riverwalk, a 2.6-mile path along the Hillsborough River, which leads to green spaces, playgrounds, splash pads, paddling, restaurants, shopping and museums, including the Glazer Children’s Museum. At night, colorful lights bring the walkway to life.
Across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, about a 30-minute drive away, discover St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Get surreal at the Dali Museum or enjoy history and natural wonders at Fort De Soto Park in St. Pete. Visit one of the many stunning beaches in Clearwater or have an unforgettable dolphin or marine life experience at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, where you can make a salad for a sea turtle, feed a stingray or have a VIP photo shoot with rescued dolphins in a safe and ethical environment.
Chill Out in Pensacola
Playtime here strikes the perfect blend of safe and exciting. Pensacola‘s protected Gulf coastline includes Quietwater Beach, known for its shallow, calm water. There’s also the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, where you’ll find ice cream, cafes and plenty of free entertainment.
Start planning your Florida vacation today.
2 Thoughts on “Family-Friendly Florida Trips”
How about one trip to all nine destinations?…A group trip, for instance, with two day stops in each destination?
Great idea! Don’t forget to check out the bright line where you could soon go to Miami to Orlando nonstop.