Planning a family holiday can at times be testing as not only do you have to look for a destination that will satisfy everyone’s expectations, but you also have to worry about your budget. Booking last minute holidays, however, can at times be a great way to save money, and there are fewer destinations that will satisfy the whole family more than Florida. Florida is replete with kid friendly sites and some of North America’s greatest beaches. So if you’re considering booking a last minute get-away then here are some of Florida’s best spots.
Orlando is known as a theme park destination for kids, and there is no doubt that there are enough fun activities in this central Florida city to keep kids busy for months. Families can visit the many Disney World Parks, including the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach, Typhoon Lagoon and more. But there is also the famed Universal Orlando, which is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where kids can walk through their favourite wizarding world, from Diagon Alley, to Hogsmeade and Hogwarts Castle. Parents will also find plenty of great options for relaxing and fun activities in Orlando, as the city is home to world-class golf courses, spas, and shopping districts.
If you’re looking to spend more time amongst the elements, then consider a trip to Miami, where you’ll not only discover some of Florida’s most famous beaches – where you can relax in the sun and enjoy the famous taste of local Cuban-American food – but can also visit some of the country’s best National Parks. Biscayne National Park provides a wonderful opportunity to explore pristine waters and reefs, as well as observe local Florida manatees and bottlenose dolphins. For those willing to explore a little more like the historical landmarks in Miami, a family trip to Everglades National Park will give visitors the chance catch a glimpse of a variety of rare and endangered species by hiking cycling, canoeing/kayaking, or boating through this lush and tropical park.
The city of Tampa Bay is replete with a mix of family fun activities, from major league sporting events such as the Tampa Bay Rays Major League Baseball team, and the Tampa Buccaneers National Football League team, to Adventure Island Water Park, and Big Cat Rescue, the largest big cat sanctuary in the world. Tampa is also home to a number of stunning beaches that sit on the calm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as some PGA Tour quality golf courses, such as the Innisbrook Resort.
Whatever Florida destination you decide to head to, you’re whole family is bound to have a good time.