Families can find great Florida resorts on beautiful beaches on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the Sunshine State. Yet because of the popularity of Orlando, some of the best-known Florida resorts for families are inland.
This overview moves roughly clockwise around the state.
Amelia Island: Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, and Amelia Island Plantation
-- in northeastern Florida just a twenty-minute drive from Jacksonville -- offers lovely beaches, boat outings, a historic fort to visit, a quaint town, and delicious sea-food.
Two notable family-friendly properties sit side-by-side on a long stretch of beach. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation covers 1350 acres and has nature walks, shelling and hunting for sharks' teeth fossils on the beach, and boardwalks in marsh ecology zones. Meanwhile at the nearby Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, families will find a Ritz Kids program, a kiddie pool, an indoor pool, fine dining, and big celebrations on July 4th and other major holidays.
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