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Top 5 Family Adventures in Florida

Home to world-famous theme parks, year-round sunshine, dreamy beaches, incredible dining and lots of different shopping options, a holiday to Florida ticks all the boxes. It is the perfect family getaway for so many different reasons. Here are our top 5 Family Adventures to try on your next Florida holiday.

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1. Theme Parks Galore

A trip to Florida wouldn’t be complete without a few days in Orlando, the theme park capital of the world! The whole family is sure to fall in love with the world famous theme parks including Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World to name a few. But make sure you add a day in Kennedy Space Centre to your itinerary. Here in this unique park, you can get a sense of what life in space is like through fun interactive exhibits. It is a fantastic family attraction and it’s not only fun but educational too! If you pre-purchase your tickets, you can also have lunch with an astronaut! How cool would that be!
Another great park for all the family is LEGOLAND Florida! Designed for children aged 2-12, this cool theme park brings the world of LEGO to life. There is a choice of 50 rides and attractions, for the whole family to enjoy. Make sure to visit the on-site water park, it's so much fun!

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2. Foodie Paradise!

With the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the west, Florida is a haven for seafood lovers. Taste an array of freshly caught seafood that will definitely leave you hooked. If seafood isn’t your thing, there are loads of food trucks dotted around the state showcasing some incredible international food options. Make sure to try a Cuban sandwich, they are a Floridian delicacy, and of course some world famous key lime pie. If you're visiting Universal Orlando Resort you have to try the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, their milkshakes are world famous!

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3. Shop Shop Shop!

Florida is a shoppers dream! Did you know that Orlando is home to one of Florida’s biggest discount outlet mall, the Orlando International Premium Outlets! Located just off International Drive every member of the family will find something they love. There is also a huge selection of different local shops and malls to visit to choose from, the options are endless.
Another place to note is Palm Beach. It is home to a huge variety of shopping options, take a trip to Plaza del Mar and discover where the locals like to shop. CityPlace is the perfect place to spend an evening with the family. This bustling mall is filled with big-name stores and restaurants. And when the sun goes down the nightlife begins with live music in the square the atmosphere is incredible. The Florida Mall in Orlando is
Located minutes from Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World Resort is one of our favourites places to shop - The Florida Mall. You can shop till you drop with a choice of over 250 stores, as well as many dining and entertainment options. Exclusive to The Florida Mall are American Girl, Carlos Bakery, the Crayola Experience attraction, M&M World and The Disney Store which makes this mall a must-visit family shopping destination!

Sawgrass Mills in Fort Lauderdale is home to the largest selection of name-brand outlets and value stores and to make it even better, it is just 15 miles from Fort Lauderdale and 30 miles from Miami. Shop more than 350 stores, 60 of which are exclusive to South Florida. Fashion lovers have a huge choice of luxury-brand outlet shopping to choose from with over 70 outlets including, GUCCI, Jimmy Choo and Prada. There are loads of dining choices between the two food courts and ten restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang's and lots more. If you’re staying in Miami the shopping centre offers daily round trip shuttle buses to over 200 hotels. It couldn’t be any easier to get too!

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4. Hit the Beach

Throughout Florida, there are lots of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy from a huge selection of watersports, outdoor adventures as well as relaxing beach days. It has it all.
Located in Sarasota in central west Florida, award-winning Siesta Key has the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Home to adventurous activities like parasailing, jet skiing and kayaking, the beach town also offers a charming village feel that is full of restaurants and shops. The local trolley services make getting around so easy making it so easy for families of all ages.
St. Pete/Clearwater, has just been named the best beach in the US by TripAdvisor! As well as the best beach Clearwater is home to some of the world's best sunsets! Each night Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach has a celebration as the sunsets! This daily ritual is popular with holiday-makers and locals.

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5. Outdoor Adventures

Florida is one of the most fascinating places on earth. In the Florida Keys, you'll find the only state park that's underwater. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is home to a variety of tropical plants and marine life. It is the coral formations and marine life that are most popular, they are some of the most beautiful in the world. Each member of the family will be mesmerised by what’s hiding under the water of the Florida Keys.
A really fun way to explore Florida wilderness is with an airboat ride through the Florida Everglades. Every member of the family is sure to love taking in the sights onboard this exciting boat ride. You may even catch a glimpse of the wildlife as you skim across the glassy water during your adventure. Keep your eyes peeled, you never know what you will see as you cruise through the unbridled wild beauty of the Florida Everglades.

If you're looking for a more chilled out adventure why not rent a bike! Discover the Town of Celebration in Kissimmee. Discover picturesque neighbourhoods with world-class architecture, native wildlife and a vibrant downtown area while pedalling a bike along quiet streets and waterfront pathways.
How about seeing Orlando from above? Every member of the family will be in awe flying through the skies of Orlando at sunrise on a hot air balloon! Take in a spectacular morning view as the balloon glides effortlessly over the forests, orchards and waterways of Central Florida. From high in the sky, see Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando and Disney Springs, as well as orange groves, forests, swamps and much more. Its the perfect way to create family memories that will last a lifetime.

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Florida is a destination loved by everyone, it is the perfect place to create family memories that you can cherish forever! If you are planning a trip, we have amazing deals on Fly/Drive holidays in Florida from only €839pp. Contact our Travel Experts on 01-8173562 for more information and to book.

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