School terms are officially coming to an end and so is the sunshine in Florida. It is finally time for you to plan your summer vacation. Orlando might sound like a typical suggestion, so instead head over to the state’s array of perfect theme parks, unspoiled and outdoor activities.
Florida is an appealing choice for summer vacation to children and parents alike. The amusement parks are an obvious attraction with plenty of options to choose from in this sunny state. Florida boasts of gorgeous beaches like the spectacular Navarre beach, plenty of recreational opportunities and bonding time with nature.
If you are planning a summer trip for your kids, Florida is the perfect destination for you! Keep reading to find out all about the trending tourist spots for families and children this summer.
A slice of heaven for all seashell collectors and island lovers, Sanibel and Captiva Islands will make families fall in love with the place’s tranquility. These barrier islands are home to the best shelling beaches in the nation.
People vacationing on the island will find reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals at the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Adventure sports loving families can also enjoy biking around the island or spend time kayaking or canoeing the waterways.
Known as the ‘Venice of the United States’, Fort Lauderdale is famous for its picturesque location and aesthetic beauty – gorgeous canals lined with mansions and huge yachts. Avail the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi (a swashbuckle Bluefoot Pirate Adventures boat) or the forever entertaining Jungle Queen Riverboat Cruise for exploring the waterways.
While spending time on land, visit the Museum of Discovery and Science for a learning experience for your family and kids. Hit the city’s most popular street Las Olas Boulevard for a trip to the many galleries and boutiques lining the street. Shoppers can find the perfect Florida souvenirs here.
Located on the gulf coast of Florida, the Tampa Bay area is perfect for families seeking a little diversity in their summer vacation. Three major cities Tampa, St.Petersburg and Clearwater are major attractions for families while smaller towns and villages further add to the appeal of the area.
Madeira is extremely kid-friendly with its soft, sand beaches while Tampa’s Busch Gardens attracts tourists with a playful combination of amusement park rides, broadway-like shows and colorful sundae ice creams. John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk near St.Petersburg also draws a lot of tourists every summer.
Outdoorsy families will love visiting the Florida Everglades National Park. Spread across 1.5 million acres of southern Florida, Florida Everglades National Park also happens to be the largest subtropical wilderness area in the United States.
Many might believe that the Florida Everglades is a swamp area but that is not true. It is a slow-moving river instead. Once you are there, you must sign up for an airboat tour and enjoy watching Florida’s alligators in the wild. Florida Everglades is a must for families that are outdoor lovers.
Orlando is one of the most popular vacation spots for tourists in Florida, which is why it is not fair to conclude the list without this city of theme parks. Orlando has four uniquely themed amusement parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park.
However that is not all Orlando has to offer. Thanks to Walt Disney, families can enjoy visiting two water parks, an array of unique hotels, a center for miniature golf, two entertainment areas and even outdoor activities like boating and archery.
Disney is not the only thing in Orlando. Superhero fans and moviegoers will love visiting the Universal Orlando Resort, especially Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Families could also visit SeaWorld Orlando or Gatorland Themepark for connecting with ocean creatures and alligators.
There’s also something for the lego lovers in Orlando. Legoland Florida is every lego lover’s dream come true where visitors can enjoy an interactive lego brick-themed playing experience. Families can quite conveniently spend an entire vacation in Orlando and not run out of things to do.
Florida is one of the most visited tourist spots in the United States, especially in summer. It’s an enticing vacation spot for children and adults alike. Sarasota, Naples, Miami Beach, St. Augustine are a few other places you can think about in Florida while planning your summer vacation this year.
Bond with nature or let your children enjoy to the fullest at the amusement parks. Gorgeous barrier islands, theme parks of your dreams, spectacular beaches, Florida has it all and you should definitely give this sunshine state a thought while planning the much-awaited family summer vacation this year!
Author Bio: Emily Bryant is a professional content writer. She completed her graduation in Psychology from the University of Montreal, Canada. She is very passionate about writing in many journals and magazines. She is the owner and co-founder of Emblem Wealth. She is also associated with many authority blog sites such as RSLonline, Finance Team, SB Newsroom, Dream Land Estate and Smart Business Daily.
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