Families can find some great choices for resort getaways in the Sunshine State, in many different styles and regions. (See also Florida Family Vacations for more ideas for Florida getaways.)
Amelia Island-- in northern Florida near Jacksonville-- offers lovely beaches, quaint town, and an historic fort. The Amelia Island Plantation Resort has 1350 acres, Kids' Camps, nature walks...
All 22 Disney World resorts come with perks: for example, free airport shuttle, free buses to the theme parks, and Extra Magic Hours at the parks. Extras at Disney World's Deluxe resorts have kids' club, spa, and fine dining. At Moderate resorts, recreation might include playgrounds, kayaking, surrey bikes, or horseriding. Meanwhile, Value...
Choices include excellent resorts at Universal Orlando (where guests get front-of-the-line access to theme park rides); Ritz Carlton Orlando and J.W. Marriott, both at Grande Lakes, and sharing a lake for recreation, a lazy river at the J.W. Marriott, and the Ritz Kids Club; and the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, whose 1500 acres includes nature...
Picture a Caribbean-style all inclusive resort, just two hours from Orlando or Miami: Club Med Sandpiper Bay is on the St. Lucie River and has amazing kids programs for different ages (as is expected at Club Med) and a focus on tennis, golf, and other outdoor recreation. GOlf Academy has training for all levels, kids and grownups can try trapeze...
Have a look at more top suggestions: Fairmont Tunberry Island, Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island... With photo and introduction to features for families.
This family-friendly resort is located in the Florida Keys in one of the few areas in Florida that offers good snorkeling.
This in southwest Florida has a beautiful white-sand beach, multiple pools, kids club, teen and family activities, baby amenities, spa, golf, and more.
This upscale resort in southwest Florida has a beachfront location, the cachet of the Ritz-Carlton brand, pampering and services, plus kids center and programs.
This resort is located on the gulf coast near Ft. Myer, and overlooking Sanibel Island. Features include a kids club, shelling on the nearby island, and the chance to watch dolphins in the harbor.
This family-friendly resort is located in the fun and trendy Coconut Grove area, near a park and a marina and walking path.
Would a place that displays medieval tapestries in the lobby welcome kids? The answer is "yes" at this landmark hotel, which has a large Family Entertainment Center. The resort also offers four oceanside pools, 30 holes of golf, 140 acres of property and and half a mile of private beach. Prices are reasonable.
On St. Pete Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast, this resort has kids club, five pools, white-sand beach, and a giant inflatable slide on the beach.