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Family friendly activities for a short vacation in Florida

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Soaked in sun all round the year Florida is not called the Sunshine State for nothing.The sublime climate and an endless list of fun-filled activities has made Florida the perfect spot for a short family vacation which has something for everyone.

Visitors mostly earmark a week or two for a Florida holiday,but there are a plethora of weekend getaways that can be incorporated for a short family escape if you are flying in for a few days.

So whether you like to lounge on secluded beaches or go kayaking through the dense mangroves teeming with wildlife,Florida offers the perfect opportunity for families to experience the best of what the Sunshine State has to offer.

Family fun with Orlando experiences

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After you have enjoyed your fun and rides in the theme park capital of America and touring the fascinating Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center,sail out of Port Canaveral with the kids to explore the other wonders of Orlando on a short cruise.

Port Canaveral has some of the best deals on cruises out of Florida to locally loved spots,as well as to memory filled getaways on the Caribbean shores onboard incredible cruise ships that will take the family much further than the usual staycation.

Some of the other options you and your kids could choose from are:

●      Sea Life Orlando Aquarium

●      Universal’s Island of Adventure

●      Gatorland

●      The World of Chocolate Museum

●      Indoor skydiving

Enjoy big city excitement in Miami

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Miami may not be on the top of the list of short family getaways when it comes to holidaying with kids in Florida,but there are scores of activities that cater to all age groups,especially water-based ones.

Kids will love the grottos and cascading waterfalls at the Venetian Pool and if you want to see some iconic wildlife,the Everglades National Park is just a short drive away.

For a more tranquil experience,the Biscayne National Park offers diving, coral reef snorkeling along with opportunities for fishing and boating.

Plus Miami is lovely all through the year and has plenty to offer in summers and winters both.

Spend quality time in St Petersburg

Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida,St Petersburg is a part of the Tampa Bay area, widely acclaimed for its beautiful weather and an array of indoor and outdoor activities on offer for both adults and children alike.

The city is home to some iconic attractions like the Dali Museum,the Florida Botanical Gardens and Pier 60 in Clearwater where one can spend a fruitful afternoon on a Clearwater Marine Aquarium and beach trip.

After observing the diverse underwater marine life,take the kids out to the white sand beaches to keep them happy.

Relax at the peaceful New Smyrna Beach

New Smyrna Beach is situated on the east coast of Florida and is a popular family spot because of its easy going vibe and a surf hub which makes it a great choice for a short break.

This charming beach town has plenty of family-friendly accommodation options,sidewalk cafes and is also home to the Atlantic Center for Arts,a top destination for putting a creative streak in children and their parents.

Apart from surfing and taking it perfectly easy,New Smyrna Beach is also a hotspot for sailing, fishing and even kitesurfing.

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Ashley Pugh Written by
Ashley Pugh

Ashley Pugh is one of the Co-Founders of and has been committed to writing family related content since 2008. There isn't much about family attractions that Ashley doesn't know, after visiting hundreds of them worldwide over the last 20 years.

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