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St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida – The Ultimate Family Holiday

Endless fun awaits the whole family in the wonderful destinations of St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida! From thrilling theme parks and stunning beaches to all the in-between, St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida, truly are the ultimate destinations for your next family holiday.

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If you’re planning a trip to St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida, we really recommend you start your holiday in Kissimmee, which located in the heart of the Orlando theme park action! And, once you’re ready for an easier pace on your getaway, it’s time to head West to St. Pete/Clearwater, where you can truly relax in the sunshine as you enjoy the easier side to Florida life! In our blog post, we will fill you in on how to get to St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, we’ll tell you all about the accommodation options in both destinations. And, we will also recommend the best attractions that need to be on your family holiday bucket list, so keep on reading!

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Getting to St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida from Ireland

St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida are located 90 minutes apart in Florida and getting there from Ireland has never been easier. With a direct route to Orlando International Airport with Aer Lingus, as well as many other in-direct options through the UK and USA hubs, it’s an easy journey for you and your family to reach paradise.

First time visitors to Kissimmee, Florida – What to know

If you haven’t been to Kissimmee, Florida before you’re in for a treat! Just 20 minutes from Orlando International Airport and on the doorstep of the world-famous, Orlando theme parks including Walt Disney World Florida, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld, Kissimmee is the perfect starting point on your ultimate family holiday!

Where to stay in Kissimmee, Florida

Kissimmee is home to lots of fantastic accommodation options and it is home to everything from hotels, and condos, to private villa homes that feature a pool! Choosing the right accommodation for you will depend on your budget, the size of your family travelling and also how much space you wish to enjoy on your holiday. Of course, when choosing what is best for you, our Travel Experts would be on hand to advise you of your options.

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Things to do in Kissimmee

Kissimmee offers endless attractions for the whole family enjoy. Being nearby to the best theme parks in Florida, you can enjoy thrilling roller-coasters, water slides, character parades and so much more. And, outside of the theme parks, there is lots to do in the area from air-boat rides through the Florida swamps, to zip lining and soaring to great heights in a Ferris wheel!

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If your family enjoy the adventurous side of life, why not kayak through the headwaters of the Everglades, or enjoy a tree top trek or maybe take a Segway tour! And, if you really want to enjoy a magical experience together, we recommend you soar high into the sky, above stunning Florida on a hot air balloon ride!

Aside from family-friendly attractions, there is also fantastic outlet shopping in the area, so be sure to save some room in your suitcase!

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First time visitors to St. Pete/Clearwater - What to know

After a busy few days in Kissimmee Florida, it’s time to unwind at a more relaxed pace of life in St. Pete/Clearwater! St. Pete/Clearwater, is a short 90-minute drive from Kissimmee and is home to America’s award-winning beaches! In fact, for the second time in three years the famous white sands of Clearwater Beach have taken top honours in the U.S. and set a new personal high of No. 7 in the World as voted by TripAdvisor.

Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida, St. Pete/Clearwater has an abundance of accommodation options to suit all types of families. From budget friendly hotels, to more lavish resort properties and a great selection of suites and condos, you’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing where to stay.

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Things to do in St. Pete/Clearwater

The list of things to enjoy as a family in St. Pete/Clearwater is endless. Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach are two of Florida’s most popular beaches for families due to their fantastic powdery white sand and the selection of family friendly hotels which line the coast. Relaxing in the sun while the little ones enjoy the water is a must in these fabulous destinations.

And, while there we also recommend you visit Winter the Dolphin at The Clearwater Marine Aquarium, enjoy a cruise on board a pirate ship as you sail the coast, or why not visit nearby Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay to enjoy some thrilling roller-coasters!

If your family love the outdoors, there are many ways you can enjoy them in St. Pete/Clearwater. To start, cycling the Pinellas Trail is a must. This linear park trail is an abandoned rail road that offers fabulous routes for you and your family to enjoy on a leisurely cycle. Another exciting experience perfect for the whole family to enjoy is a speedboat tour of St. Pete/Clearwater! Enjoy the stunning coastline as you speed along parallel to it and while out on your speedboat, keep an eye out for bottle-nose dolphins which are often spotted in the area! For something a little more easy-going, Honeymoon Island is a beautiful State Park for an afternoon stroll.

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So there you have it, St. Pete/Clearwater and Kissimmee, Florida truly are the best destinations for your next family holiday. And, if you’re currently planning your next holiday, do get in touch with our Travel Experts today on 01-8173562 for more information on all there is to see and do in this amazing Florida destinations.


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Kathleen

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Kathleen is a travel fanatic and is a regular contributor to the Tour America blog. In her spare time you will find her blogging or photographing her way around the world.


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