Plan a Perfect Family Trip to Florida
Family vacations to Florida can be filled with fun and newly made memories, but without proper planning and preparation in advance of your trip, it can be easy to overspend on your budget and overstretch yourself with all the interesting things there are for you to do.
There’s a lot of information out there for you to wade through, so to help you get to grips with the activities and places there are to visit in Florida, as well as how to prepare for your vacation, we’ve put together this article to help you plan the perfect family trip to Florida.
First off, let’s start by listing some of the incredible things there are to see and do in Florida.
Must-See and -Do Locations and Activities
Who doesn’t love Disney World? It’s the perfect place for family fun that comes with a whole host of experiences that will keep your kids happy and entertained.
There are multiple options for accommodation, including any of the Disney Resorts or off-site stays like the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort, as well as a number of restaurants to suit all budgets for your pick of breakfast, lunch, and evening dining.
One of the most well-known beaches in the world, Miami Beach is a must-see for many families who flock to Florida in the summer months. If you’re worried about it being family-friendly, don’t be, as the city provides plenty to do for both children and adults.
Close by, Frost Science can be found on the Miami waterfront and is ideal for any budding science enthusiasts in your family, from interactive experiences to educational exhibits, including aquariums, aviation displays, and other scientific displays.
If you live in a city where there’s limited access to open water and the sea life found there, snorkeling can be a great activity to pencil in for the family while you’re away. As well as being buckets of fun, this can also be an educational opportunity for your kids and for you.
Daytona International Speedway
When there are people in your family for whom driving is more their speed than underwater diving, why not plan the perfect day out by scheduling a trip to see the Daytona International Speedway, with a stop along the way to see the former racecourse, Daytona Beach itself.
Usually beginning in the morning or afternoon, depending on the slot you choose, you and the family can enjoy a tram ride before touring the motorsports arena where you’ll learn more about the history of the sport with the chance to see photographs and news clippings.
For more inspiration on what to do when you’re in Florida, because we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of what this place has to offer for your family during your next vacation trip, it’s also worth checking out this list of things to do in John’s Pass.
How To Plan For Your Trip
- Create a packing checklist: In order to make sure you don’t leave anything behind (and that you bring it all home with you!) create a list that you can check off as you pack for the trip so that all the essentials end up in your luggage.
- Book activities in advance: This is an especially useful tip if you’re visiting Florida during peak seasons, as the most popular trips and activities tend to sell out fast, so it’s worth booking your slots before you head off on your trip to secure your place.
- Plan your route: If you’re only going to be in Florida for a few days, try to maximize your time there by planning which areas you’ll explore on what days. Try to organize things that are in the same location for the same day to reduce travel time.
- Make sure there’s something for everyone: There’s no denying that trying to keep every member of your family happy can be a challenge, but it’s important to at least attempt to make your trip to Florida family-friendly by including activities that they will all enjoy, such as hitting the resorts during the day and restaurants in the evening.
- Don’t forget the lights, camera, action: What could be more nostalgic than looking back at pictures from your old family vacations in ten years’ time? When planning for your family trip to Florida, we would definitely recommend taking a camera with you to capture all of the memories you’ll make on your trip.