Top 10 Florida Tourism ideas for Family Vacations

Top 10 Florida Tourism Spots for Families

#10- Clearwater/Tampa/St. Pete

The tri-cities are a favorite among those who adore the calm surf and white sand of the Gulf Coast.

On the west coast, you find Clearwater, our first pick of top 10 Florida Tourism spots for families.

An affordable family destination with top rated beaches only a two-hour drive from Orlando. Fun outings include Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise and dolphin watching. florida tourism

Busch Gardens- Tampa Bay

The 335-acre theme park has water rides, roller coasters, kid play areas, elephants, giraffes, rhinos, and everyone's favorite Clydesdale horses. Home to the Florida Aquarium and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

St. Petersburg

A spectacular beach and a downtown waterfront featuring The Pier are a must see. 75 miles north of St. Petersburg swim with Manatees at the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge.

Your children will never forget the experience of swimming with these gentle giant creatures in a crystal clear springs. Get ready for the best Florida family beach vacation ever!

#9- Fort Myers and Sanibel Island

Great vacation area for young, older children, and parents as well.

Fort Myers and Sanibel Island is known for its fine beaches. There is unique dining, shopping, and the unforgettable J.N. "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge.

#8- Amelia Island

Amelia Island welcomes families to its 26 square miles of lovely beaches.

Your family can stay in seaside villas, oceanfront cottages, or ocean-view hotels. The historic fort is complete with period characters, a town with recreated historic sections, and delicious local seafood.

The Amelia Island Plantation has Kids' Camps for several age groups, and daily family-play time poolside activities. florida tourism

#7- Panama City Beach

Top beach destination for families. Rated the #1 beach in 1995 by world-renowned Dr. Beach.

Panama City Beach has over 27 miles of beach, sugar white sand, and emerald green water along the Gulf of Mexico. Called the World's Most Beautiful Beaches, it is easy to see how it made it on the list of top 10 Florida tourism spots for families.

#6- Daytona Beach

Twenty-three miles of sparkling white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise waters make Daytona Beach an irresistible sandbox for kids of all ages.

This popular family vacation spot makes having fun child's play. The area is full of fun-filled activities and attractions for the entire family.

#5- Miami

Miami conjures up visions of a tropical paradise, coconut palm trees, and ocean surf. It is the world's most famous fun-in-the-sun playground.

Visitors cannot resist the breath-taking beaches and ideal weather year round. Great family Florida tourism spot!

#4- Florida's Keys

Florida's Keys draws over a million tourists a year.

The string of islands is a sport fishing and diving Mecca. From Key Largo to Key West's Old Town oozes with Key West charm, that has put the Keys, Jimmy Buffett, and Margarittaville on the map. Families enjoy snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, camping, and non-stop entertainment.

#3- St. Augustine

This is a perfect Florida family vacation spot with Old-World charm, historical monuments, unique attractions, shopping, and only minutes away from the beaches.

#2- Florida's Space Coast

Forty-five minutes east of Orlando lies 72 miles of shore known as Florida's Space Coast.

The big draw is the Kennedy Space Center, beautiful beaches, eco-tours, saltwater estuaries, marshes, and 250 square miles of wildlife refuges. You should not miss this great Florida tourism spot!

#1- Disneyland Florida

A Top 10 Florida Tourism Spots for Families would not be complete without the number one spot- Mickey Mouse's House!

florida tourism Disney World is Florida's most popular magical and happy place.

For a few wonderful days, make all your family's dreams come true in the land of castles, princesses, and princes taken out of the pages of storybooks and Disney movies.

Disney provides accommodations and tickets to fit every budget.

Seuss Landing for the tots, Hulk thrill ride for the teens, and Universal Studios for children of all ages, especially those young at heart. Awesome family vacation ideas!

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