Florida


There are few places that embody the family vacation better than Florida. Whether you love theme parks, beaches, nature or cruises, Florida has it all. Here are the Florida destinations for families that my contributors and I love and recommend.

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North Florida

North Florida is rich with history and culture, and it has its share of great beaches too! St. Augustine, Florida was the first city in the U.S. to be settled by Europeans.

15 Fun things to do in St. Augustine with kids | Tipsforfamilytrips.com | St. Augustine Florida | Family travel | Florida vacation with kids
15 Fun Things to Do with Kids in St. Augustine Florida

Central Florida

Some of Florida’s biggest destinations for families are located in Orlando and other Central Florida cities. There is plenty to keep you busy in Orlando – and we share our top tips here – but don’t limit yourself. Clearwater Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is one of our favorite places. Kennedy Space Center and the beach towns on the Atlantic Coast are also outstanding destinations for families.

We love this part of Florida so much, it couldn’t be contained in one category. Click the buttons at the top of this page to see more tips and posts for Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, LEGOLAND and other favorite Florida theme parks for families.

Kennedy Space Center Tips for Families | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Kennedy Space Center Tips and Hacks for Families
Our best tips for where to stay, stroller rentals, grocery delivery, souvenirs, and our top things to do in Orlando with toddlers. | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Walt Disney World | Universal Orlando | SeaWorld Orlando | LEGOLAND Florida
Tips for taking a toddler to Orlando
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Madame Tussauds Orlando – What You Need to Know
WonderWorks Orlando exterior
What to Expect at Wonderworks Orlando
Best of Clearwater Beach, Florida for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Best of Clearwater Beach for families
Best of Clearwater Beach, Florida for families | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Tips for visiting Winter at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Tips for visiting Caladesi Island State Park, Florida | tipsforfamilytrips.com
5 tips for visiting Caladesi Island State Park
exterior of Frenchy's Oasis Motel in Clearwater Beach, Florida
Hotel Review: Frenchy’s Oasis Motel

South Florida

Sunshine, swaying palms and year-round tropical temperatures make South Florida a favorite vacation destination. It’s a great place to launch a cruise vacation or relax at a beach resort. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore Everglades National Park or the Florida Keys. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach are fun cities for families.

5 FUN things to do in Palm Beach, Florida with young children | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring break | educational | travel | beach
5 fun and educational things to do in Palm Beach, Florida with preschoolers
Beach view at Hutchinson Beach in Florida | Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa
A kid tested review of Hutchinson Shores Resort on Florida’s Treasure Coast

Lago Mar: The Perfect Family Friendly Resort in Fort Lauderdale Beach

Walt Disney World

Is there a bigger family vacation destination in the world? Walt Disney World is amazing. It’s also huge, with four theme parks, dozens of on-site hotels, water parks, shopping, dining and more. You’ll want to go with a plan, and we can help.


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Mastering Disney World’s New FastPass+ System
Tips for making the most of Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. This special event is fun for all ages. Find out how to get tickets and how to plan your night for success | tipsforfamilytrips.com | Disney tips and tricks | family vacation ideas | Orlando, Florida
5 Tips for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort seems to get bigger and better every year. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter lives up to the hype. Volcano Bay is a new water park that will wow everyone in the family. You can spend your whole Orlando vacation here.

Our family-tested review of the Universal Orlando Express Pass. This ticket add-on can take all the stress out of your day at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Ride any ride, any time with limited wait times. | tipsforfamilytrips.com
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando
Our family-tested review of the Universal Orlando Express Pass. This ticket add-on can take all the stress out of your day at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Ride any ride, any time with limited wait times. | tipsforfamilytrips.com
Should you buy the Universal Orlando Express Pass?
Tips for visiting Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida | tipsforfamilytrips.com | spring break | vacation ideas | family travel | best water park
Our day at Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort
water slide at Volcano Bay - tips for visiting Volcano Bay with young kids
6 Tips for Visiting Volcano Bay with Young Kids

More Florida Parks

There are so many worthwhile theme parks in the Orlando area, you can’t see them all in a single trip. SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Busch Gardens and others are all world-class destinations, with unique attractions for families.


Top tips for families at SeaWorld Orlando
5 tips for making the most of your day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay with young children | tipsforfamilytrips.com | family travel | summer vacation | spring break | Florida | vacation ideas
5 Tips for Making the Most of a Trip to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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12 Tips for Visiting LEGOLAND Florida

2018 Guide to LEGOLAND Florida

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