If you want to book the perfect family trip, an all inclusive holiday to Florida could be just what you’re after. There is certainly no shortage of attractions in the Sunshine State for youngsters to enjoy. Here, in no particular order, are ten of the very best.
1) Universal Studios
One top attraction for kids is Universal Studios. This Orlando-based theme park is home to a host of rides and film-related indoor attractions. Highlights include the Revenge of the Mummy and the Simpsons Ride.
2) The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Along with Universal Studios, the Islands of Adventure is now home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If your little ones can’t get enough of this spectacled hero, this could be the perfect place to spend a day. Be sure not to miss the signature ride: Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
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3) Walt Disney World
Sticking with theme parks, Walt Disney World can make the ideal setting for a family trip. The mother of all amusement resorts, it spans an area the size of San Francisco and it is set over four parks. Just make sure you set aside plenty of time to explore the place!
SeaWorld Orlando is also a hit among young vacationers. It offers everything from aquatic wildlife shows and animal enclosures to high-speed rollercoasters.
5) Kennedy Space Center
For something a little more educational, make your way to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. While there, your brood can experience the wonder of a rocket launch simulation.
6) Biscayne National Underwater Park
Not far from downtown Miami lies the Biscayne National Underwater Park. This beautiful outdoor area spans over 180,000 acres, nearly all of which are underwater. It offers boat tours, snorkelling, scuba diving and much more.
7) Lowry Park Zoo
The Lowry Park Zoo is well worth checking out too. Home to over 1,000 animals and set over 56 acres of verdant land, it is the ideal location to spend a relaxing morning or afternoon.
8) Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium is another highlight for nature lovers. Complete with a recreated swamp, it lets you wander among ibis and herons, and you can also take a catamaran eco-tour.
9) Everglades National Park
The Everglades National Park is a must-see too. America’s largest subtropical wilderness, it is home to a number of rare and endangered species, including the Florida panther and American crocodile.
10) Relax on the beach.
Of course, you don’t have to spend all of your holiday in Florida visiting specific attractions. It’s worth setting aside some time to simply chill out on the beach. The state benefits from nearly 700 miles of sandy shoreline.
This is just a snapshot of Florida’s attractions. There are certainly many more for you and your kids to explore. What are a few of your favourites?