Florida is one of the top travel destinations in the United States. Families from around the United States and overseas plan their dream holiday to the Sunshine State each year. Whether you have young kids or teens, Florida makes the perfect destination for a family holiday. So, if you’re planning to make the long trans-Atlantic flight this year, check out these must-visit attractions.
Florida has quite a few beaches along the coast. One of the best is Pensacola, which has long white-sand beaches and warm waters. If your family likes relaxing on the beach, plan to spend at least one afternoon relaxing on the sand. Head to Destin for a more secluded and quieter beach.
Join a Dolphin Cruise
One of the highlights for many who take a family holiday in Florida is the abundance of wildlife. And nothing can be more special than joining a dolphin watching tour. Most have a high success rate at spotting the intelligent sea critters. Kids of all ages will love the chance to see the dolphins skipping along the waves right in front of their eyes.
Hit the Theme Parks
The Sunshine State is famous around the world for its theme parks. Kids and adults of all ages often enjoy the roller-coasters and the magical experience. The must-visit theme parks in Orlando include Walk Disney World, LEGOLAND and Discovery Cove. Expect the trips to be expensive, and you should plan your time carefully to avoid the crowds.
Spend the Day at the Water Park
When the weather is warm and sunny, it can be easy to justify spending the day at one of Florida’s waterparks. Both you and the kids can have the time of your lives as you speed down the slides and get soaking wet. If you’re in Orlando, check out Wet N Wild and Adventure Island in Tampa. Talk to your kids and find out what days they want to go to the theme park and when to go to the water parks.
Visit the Zoo
Another highlight for families with young children. The zoos in Florida often get rated as excellent and house a range of animals from giraffes and hippos to monkeys and alligators. Why not visit with the camera and see the exotic critters for yourselves? Lion Country Safari is a must-visit attraction to see the vast array of animals too. This is the only drive-through Safari in Florida and is home to more than 900 animals.
Take a Day Trip to the Everglades National Park
Not only will you get the chance to experience Florida’s nature first hand, but you might also spot a few alligators. Daily tours take tourists through the mangroves and swamps on an airboat which is both a fun and educational experience. Kids of all ages love this activity in Florida.
Plan Your Dream Trip
Now that you know where to go on your dream trip to the Sunshine State, it’s time to book everything up and start planning the once in a lifetime family holiday. Just remember to involve the kids and ask them where they want to go.