It’s no secret that Florida is one of the top visited states in the USA by tourists. Among other factors that make the ‘Sunshine State’ so popular is its ability to cater to all kinds of tourists, including the family travellers.
If you are visiting Florida soon and are on a lookout for top things that can appeal and interest family travellers, here are some of our best ideas:
Orlando, ‘the theme park capital of the world’ welcomes more than 60 million tourists every year, a majority of which are family travellers looking to make the most of their time in Florida. Crawling with some of the most innovative, entertaining and engaging theme parks in the world, Orlando is for treating your children with some of the best memories from their childhood vacations. Walt Disney World is at the heart of a typical Orlando excursion as is the Universal Studios, Orlando. Any thorough list on best things to do in Orlando must feature Aquatica Orlando, Epcot, Islands of Adventure, Legoland Florida, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Discovery Cove, Disney’s Animal Kingdom as well as SeaWorld Orlando. Between meeting fictional characters, taking thrilling rides, rare animal encounters and stunning visual delights, your children will produce enough dopamine to take back happy memories from the vacation.
Discovering the Flora and Fauna
There are only a few experiences that work better for family bonding than spending time surrounded by nature and away from the perils of technology, which is why, Florida makes so much sense as an ideal place for family vacation. Boasting an incomparable natural beauty and an unmatched diversity of plant and animal life, the state parks in Florida are the best places to initiate the exploration of the state’s natural wonders. From mangrove swamps to prairies and natural springs, there’s plenty that’ll get your family excited. Feeding lemurs at the Safari Wilderness Ranch, visiting the Florida Everglades for seeing alligators and crocodiles and exploring Boca Grande as well as Key Largo for fishing, kayaking, camping and snorkelling are some of the experiences that you must undertake in pursuit of discovering stunning natural beauty of Florida.
Learning more about USA – its past and its present
There’s no better way of teaching children about the history of a place than by taking them to the places of historical importance, and in Florida there are many of those. Florida is home to St. Augustine, believed to be the oldest continuously occupied settlement in the USA. It is here that you can explore the ancient forts, museums, streets and restored houses on a hop on, hop off tour. The Kennedy Space Center, the launch site for every manned US space mission since 1968, is a great place to give some practical science lessons to kids in a manner that is engaging and fun. You can also plan a visit to the Naval Aviation Museum to familiarise your family with naval aviation history of USA.
Engaging in Some Beach Fun
It doesn’t get better than Florida when looking for the best beaches in the USA. Boasting miles of unspoiled, white sand beaches ideal for building sand castles or for lazing around as well as cerulean waters that are perfect for swimming, surfing, snorkelling and diving, Florida is perfect for unwinding after an action-packed family holiday in the USA. Miami is for action lovers whereas beaches in Caladesi, Daytona and Clearwater are for pure chill-seekers who are trying to dodge the crowds. Destin, Naples, Sanibel Island, Fort Lauderdale and Fort Myers are some of the other popular beach towns in Florida thronged by tourists throughout the year.