Florida has long been the holiday destination of choice for many people who are enticed by the promise of sunshine and beautiful sandy beaches, and of course, the state’s many theme parks. But Walt Disney World is just one reason why Florida is the most amazing place for family vacations.
What to see and do in Florida
Let’s first discuss Walt Disney World, perhaps Florida’s most famous vacation attraction. Every child seems to have an innate fondness for the world that Walt Disney created, and Disney World really does have something for everyone, not just the younger members of the family. Apart from the well-known rides and costumed characters wandering around, there are also spas, fitness centers, and countless shops. Other theme parks in Orlando include Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
Walt Disney World
Of course, one of the reasons for going on vacation is the chance to relax, and with sunshine in Florida all but guaranteed, a few days spent on the beach is a must. The Clearwater area is most famous for its world-class golf courses, but it also has splendid white sand beaches and fun activities for all, including boat rides and dolphin watching. If you want to get off the beach, you can visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to learn more about the local sea life.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium
To make your vacation an educational one for the whole family, head to the Kennedy Space Station. This is a huge complex with guided tours around the station, and you can also learn more from the visitor’s exhibition. For architectural treasures, head to St. Augustine’s to view the impressive 19th century Flagler College and the Castillo de San Marcos, a 17th century masonry fort.
Kennedy Space Station
Castillo de San Marcos
You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding good family accommodation in Florida, but if the options are a little too overwhelming, visit the Bluegreen Resorts site. This is a company dedicated to providing the best accommodation deals for the whole family, offering hotels that are specially situated to cater towards visiting specific Florida attractions. For example, if theme parks are your family’s thing, Bluegreen Resorts will have a package that offers suitable accommodation near all of the parks you want to visit and at a great price.
For many families, Florida represents a once-in-a-lifetime vacation because there is so much to see and do that you will never be bored. In fact, the only problem your family might have is that you will need another vacation when you get back to recover from the one you just had.