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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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