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Florida Family Vacations

Florida is blessed with many beautiful beach areas-- where families can find wonderful resorts or rent vacation homes-- yet it's tourist mecca Orlando that's the most famous destination in the Sunshine State.
  1. Orlando Family Vacations: Theme Parks, Resorts, and More (51)

Why September is the Best Month to Visit Orlando
Visit Orlando in September for smaller crowds and a bonanza of exceptional deals on hotels, dining and attractions.

Family Vacation Deals in Florida and the Southeast
Looking for a family vacation deal in the Eastern US and Canada? Here are deals and special offers offered by top kid-friendly resorts in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast regions.

Best Lazy Rivers at Orlando Hotels and Resorts
PHOTO TOUR: Which Orlando hotels have the best lazy rivers? Grab an inner tube and check out these amazing and fun waterways where you can drift your cares away.

Ask Suzanne: Can You Recommend an Affordable Beach Town Near Orlando?
Looking for an affordable beach town near Orlando? The family vacations expert at About.com gives two thumbs up to Daytona Beach.

8 New Reasons to Bring the Kids to Orlando This Summer
As if you needed more reasons to love Orlando, here are eight new kid-friendly attractions coming to Central Florida's family mecca this summer.

Least Expensive Times to Visit Disney World
Want to visit Disney World on the cheap? Here's the lowdown on when prices are at their highest and lowest in 2014.

Daytona Beach with Kids: Top Family Attractions

 boardwalks and lighthouses to zip lining and paddleboarding, Daytona delivers for families.

Coming Soon to Walt Disney World

 Don't miss anything at Disney World. Here's what's coming to the wonderful world that Walt built.

Hurricane Season 2014: Mixed Bag of Expert Predictions
Summer vacation in the Caribbean? Beach getaway in Florida? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.

Hurricane Season 2014: Mixed Bag of Expert Predictions
Summer vacation in the Caribbean? Beach getaway in Florida? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.

Daytona Beach Family Vacation Planning Guide

Daytona Beach has so much to offer, from affordable beachfront hotels to myriad kid-friendly attractions and places to eat. See why the "world's most famous beach" is such a magnet for families.

The Shores Resort & Spa: Daytona Beach, Florida
Looking for a kid-friendly place to stay in Daytona Beach? The Shores Resort & Spa delivers much for families to love.

Florida Family Vacations Overview
Some families beeline to Orlando in central Florida to have fun at its many theme parks; others head to one of Florida's many many beautiful beach areas. Check out a number of getaway ideas, moving roughly clockwise around the state.

Florida Resorts
An overview of resorts for family getaways in many different regions in Florida, at beaches and inland.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands with Kids

The famous shell-strewn beaches on these two islands are among the most beautiful in all of Florida. There are no amusement parks, no traffic lights, no billboard-lined highways, no glaring neon, and no tracts of high-rise condos. Instead, you'll find a laid-back vibe, terrific restaurants, chic shops, and 15 miles of drop-dead-gorgeous beaches.

Florida Hurricane Season - Overview for Travelers
Every year, families visit Florida during the official hurricane season that stretches from June to November. The vast majority of visitors enjoy fine weather and in fact summer is a peak tourist season in Florida. Still, every year brings dozens of named hurricanes in the Atlantic region, so it's good to know some background before visiting.

Spring Break... at a Florida Beach?
Most school-age kids get a nice break in March or April, and Florida's beaches make lovely getaways. But spring break at Florida beaches is known for partying by college spring-breakers. What's a family to do?

St. George Island with Kids: Top Family Attractions
Planning a family getaway to St. George Island, Florida? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.

Destin with Kids: Top Family Attractions
Planning a family getaway in Destin, Florida? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.

Ask Suzanne: Toddler-Friendly Beach Resorts in Florida

Suzanne offers recommendations for a tot-friendly babymoon beach vacation in Florida.

Watch Baseball Spring Training in Arizona and Florida
Find out how to make the most of a family getaway to watch baseball spring training in Florida or Arizona.

Florida Grapefruit League Spring Training Hotel Deals
Bringing the kids to watch Grapefruit League spring training? Find a great hotel deals during spring training season in Florida.

Space Coast
Just 45 minutes east of Orlando is Florida's Space Coast, the launching point for the space shuttles and the spacecrafts that went to moon. The big attractions in the area are the Kennedy Space Center and the beautiful beaches. Less well-known are the possibilities for eco-tours that explore the 72 miles of shore on the Space Coast and its...

Clearwater Beach / St. Petersburg
This excellent Florida vacation destination is often combined with a trip to Orlando's theme parks, which are just two hours away. Clearwater Beach offers miles of beaches, fun boat outings, dolphin-spotting, a pirate cruise, a nightly sunset festival, affordable prices, and some excellent museums to visit in nearby St. Petersburg.

Swim with Manatees in Florida
Here's a unique activity that can be enjoyed in Florida: swim in a natural habitat with these gentle giants.

Everglades National Park
The legendary Florida Everglades are a wonderful place to visit. Families can easily enjoy an "education vacation" as kids learn about this unique ecosystem while having fun.

Paradise Coast, Florida
This area of southeast Florida includes miles of quiet coastline, mangrove estuaries and preserved natural areas, Marco Island with beautiful beaches, and part of Everglades National Park.

Orlando Florida: Overview
Orlando Florida overview: read about attractions, resorts, top things to do, and more tips for visiting this top destination.

Daytona Beach with Kids: Where to Stay
Looking for a kid-friendly place to stay in Daytona Beach? These hotels really deliver for families.

Daytona Beach with Kids: Where to Eat
Planning a family getaway to Daytona Beach, Florida? Put these kid-friendly places to eat on your itinerary.

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