Top 10 Florida Family Vacations

Florida is a prime vacation spot and, if you are looking for a Florida family vacation, then check out your options. There are so many fun and exciting spots in Florida, so whether you want to stay on the beach, explore nature, or hit the theme parks, you will find a variety of Florida family vacations that will meet all your vacation desires. Take a look at the top 10 Florida family vacations.

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Orlando is probably the first place you think of when you hear the words "Florida family vacations," and for good reason. Disney World and Universal Studios are both located by Orlando vacation homes. Kids will love to visit their favorite Disney characters, and they will love exploring the other parks at Disney World, like the Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.

Fort Walton Beach Area

The Fort Walton Beach area is a great place to take your family. Located on what has been dubbed “The Emerald Coast,” the beaches at Fort Walton are absolutely stunning. Children will enjoy visiting the Gulfarium, where they can watch live animal shows, the Focus Science center, or the Indian Temple Mount Museum.

Everglades City

If you want to see the deep wilderness in Florida, then come explore the Everglades City area. Explore the everglades by riverboat, and you may catch a glimpse of bears, manatees, and the Florida panther. Visit the Museum of the Everglades, the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve, or the Old Indian Trading Post.

Amelia Island

Amelia Island is located in the northeastern part of the state. The only town on the island is Fernandina Beach, an old nineteenth century town, still complete with restored buildings. The historical district is full of bookstores, toy stores, cafés and antique shops. Kids will enjoy visiting the lighthouse, riding horses along the beach, or visiting the Marine Science Education Center and Museum.

Tampa, Florida

Tampa is close to several great beaches and offers sophisticated city attractions, as well as entertainment that the younger members of the family will enjoy. The Tampa Aquarium, Adventure Island, and Busch Gardens will delight the whole family.

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Fort Myers, Florida

Fort Myers was once home to those like Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone. Stroll down the Avenue of Palms, one of the most famous streets in Florida. The beaches are beautiful and children will enjoy the Imaginarium Hands-on Museum and Aquarium, Calusa Nature Centre and Planetarium, or Fossil Expeditions.

St. Augustine

For your next Florida family vacation, consider St. Augustine. It is rich in history and culture and is the nation’s oldest continuously occupied European settlement. Visitors can tour the oldest house in the U.S., visit the old seaside fort, or climb to the top of St. Augustine’s lighthouse. Kids might enjoy Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum and the Ghostly Walking Tour.


Clearwater Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Florida. Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, sugar white beaches, and the exciting nightlife on Pier 60 in this friendly beach town. This would make a wonderful Florida family vacation.


Often seen as the business city of Florida, Miami is a cultural hotspot and a playground for many foreigners. The family will enjoy the Latin flavor of Miami and the many family-friendly attractions located in the city, including the Parrot Jungle and the Miami Zoo.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys can provide beautiful private beaches and countless water activities including fishing, boating, jet skiing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Everyone will enjoy the Island flavor of the Keys.

Stay in a Vacation Home

The great thing about these family vacation spots is the availability of vacation homes. Instead of trying to fit your whole family in a stuffy and crowded hotel, rent out an entire house for a reasonable price. Make your vacation as perfect as possible by checking out vacation homes in the area.

Find more Florida family vacations by browing rentals in the area.

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