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Amelia Island, FL

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Amelia Island Family Vacation

Tucked away into the northeastern most corner of Florida, so close to Georgia you can see the horses running wild on Cumberland Island, awaits Amelia…

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Anna Maria Island, FL

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Anna Maria Island Family Vacation

One of Florida's best-kept beach secrets, Anna Maria Island (often abbreviated AMI) appeals to families with more than just sand and sun. The 7-mile-long island…

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Boca Raton, FL

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As the southernmost city of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton, or simply “Boca,” is a family-friendly city. Locals invest heavily in their schools and family…

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Bonita Springs, FL

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A suburb of Naples, Florida, Bonita Springs is a simple, quiet destination with one focus: water. You'll find beaches galore here, each one offering a…

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Boynton Beach, FL

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Boynton Beach, located in Palm Beach County and just over 7 miles from Delray Beach, is a SoFlo town that thrives on outdoor fun. From…

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Bradenton, FL

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Often lumped in the same breath with Sarasota, its neighboring town to the south with which it shares an airport, Bradenton in recent years has…

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, FL

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What opened in 1959 as a small bird garden and hospitality center for the brewery owned by Anheuser-Busch is now a prime reason for theme…

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Captiva Island, FL

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Tucked away on the southwest coast of Florida -- as far south as you can go on the west coast without hitting Key West by…

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Clearwater, FL

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Clearwater Family Vacation

Clearwater, Fla., located east of Tampa and north of St. Petersburg, is a coastal town featuring white-sand beaches, warm Gulf Coast waters, and 361-days of…

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Cocoa Beach, FL

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In the center of the Space Coast is Cocoa Beach, East Coast surfing capital of the United States and hometown of world-champion surfer Kelly Slater.…

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Daytona Beach, FL

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Around 80-miles north of Cocoa Beach and within an hour's drive of Orlando is Daytona Beach, "the birthplace of speed." Spanning 23 miles along central…

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Deerfield Beach, FL

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Growing up in South Florida, I had my pick of beaches in which to spend my days. My favorite was always Deerfield Beach. I loved…

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Delray Beach, FL

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Along South Florida’s Atlantic Ocean coastline is Delray Beach, an intimate beachfront community nestled between West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. The main attraction is…

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Disney Springs, FL (Formerly Downtown Disney)

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A virtual reality play land, a world-class circus, a hot air balloon ride, a dine-in theater and "boutique" bowling -- what do these attractions have…

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Disney World, FL

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Disney World Florida Vacations

Brothers Walt and Roy Disney put the "family" in family-friendly travel before it was trendy, opening California's Disneyland in 1955 and then slowly buying up…

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Disney's Animal Kingdom, FL

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Disney's Animal Kingdom showcases an amazing range of wildlife and entertains guests with exciting rides (hello, Kilimanjaro Safaris), Broadway-style stage shows and interactive experiences --…

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Disney's Hollywood Studios, FL

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Disney World Hollywood Studios Family Vacations

Bringing glitz, glamour and star power to the general public, Disney's Hollywood Studios presents the thrill of the stage and the screen, with hair-raising rides,…

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Epcot, FL

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Disney World Epcot Florida Family Vacations

Two parks in one, Epcot delivers the thrill of the future, along with a thrilling immersion into the cultures of the world in a one-of-a-kind…

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Everglades National Park, FL

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Kids harbor a natural fascination for animals and find it even more exciting to spot them in the wild where they live, rather than in…

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Florida Keys, FL

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Florida Keys Family Vacation

For many folks -- SCUBA divers, anglers, water sports lovers, boaters and party people, in particular -- just south of Miami is where Florida really…

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Florida Panhandle, FL

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Growing up along the beaches of Fort Lauderdale, I didn’t have reason to visit the Panhandle of Florida. A beach is a beach is a…

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Where the boys were is now where the families are in a city that worked hard to break away from its spring break party destination…

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Fort Myers, FL

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Fort Myers consists of Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers and Fort Myers, as well as neighboring islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The city became…

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Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Take a walk along the beaches of Fort Walton Beach on Florida's "Emerald Coast," and you'll quickly understand how this coastal region earned its nickname.…

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Hollywood Beach, FL

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Located between Miami and Fort Lauderdale along Florida's east coast, Hollywood Beach contains 4 miles of beaches that beckon visitors to come play in the…

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Islamorada, FL

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Islamorada is the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, with various types of fish who inhabit the area and thousands of tourists (and locals) who…

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Jacksonville, FL

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With its animal attractions, big-league sports scene, and happy beaches, metropolitan Jacksonville -- Florida’s biggest city in area and population -- is a natural draw…

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Jupiter, FL

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Just under 20 miles north of Palm Beach, Florida, is this Florida town bursting with family fun. Families are sure to have a great day…

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Key Biscayne, FL

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This 7-mile-long island just south of South Beach is an ideal base for a family vacation when you want to be close to all that…

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Key Largo, FL

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Sunny Key Largo is the first island families find when they drive to the Florida Keys. It's also the largest in size, at 33 miles…

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Key West, FL

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With Duval Street, a could-be distant cousin to New Orleans' Bourbon Street, Key West is typically seen as a party town -- and it is.…

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Kissimmee, FL

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Before moving to Florida when I was 14, my family lived in Illinois and once a year drove to Florida to visit the Magic Kingdom.…

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Lake Worth, FL

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A visit to Lake Worth, Florida, a small beach town just over 10 miles from Palm Beach, is sure to be filled with sunshine and…

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LEGOLAND, Florida

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We'll call it LEGOLAND 2.0. The first LEGOLAND in the U.S. began rocking the West Coast back in '99 with it's wildly popular park located…

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Magic Kingdom (Disney World), FL

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Disney World Magic Kingdom Family Vacations

The central Florida destination of choice for young families and the ultimate land of make-believe, Disney's Magic Kingdom Park delivers magic, memories and non-stop fun…

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Marathon, FL

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When the Florida Keys come to mind, most of us think of Key West, and with good reason -- the island is a hub for…

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Marco Island, FL

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The largest and northernmost of the Ten Thousand Islands, Marco Island radiates a relaxed rhythm that's friendly and welcoming to families. Located near Naples and…

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Melbourne, FL

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Travel south along the Space Coast’s Route A1A to Melbourne's beaches, and you'll find more gnarly surfing action. This harbor city rests on both the…

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Miami Beach, FL

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When most people think of Miami, they are thinking South Beach or Miami Beach; that exciting strip of land separated by the mainland and nearly…

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Miami, FL

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If you think Miami is just hot, hot, hot and supermodels and scantily dressed beachgoers, well, sure, that part of Miami does exist. But that's…

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Naples, FL

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Presenting a good dose of glitz and glamour, along with a laid-back beachy vibe, Naples, on Florida's Paradise Coast, offers a mix of sand and…

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Orlando, FL

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Orlando Florida Family Vacations

When it comes to action, adventure and entertainment, there's no match for the extraordinary package that Orlando offers for families. From dazzling parades and interactive…

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Panama City Beach, FL

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Panama City Beach became famous for its 27 miles of white-sand beach, and then infamous for its spring break parties for college students, and is…

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Pensacola, FL

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Pensacola is at the Panhandle’s furthest western tip, close to Alabma’s Gulf Shores. Between Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key are some of the Panhandle’s most…

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Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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This sleepy, beach resort town is ideal for those seeking white sands, blue ocean waters and green golf courses. Ponte Vedra Beach is located on…

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Port Saint Lucie, FL

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A visit to Port Saint Lucie, Florida, located just under an hour north of Palm Beach, is sure to be the perfect combination of relaxing…

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Sanibel Island, FL

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If you think Hawaii and the Caribbean are the only nearby areas with islands offering laid-back beaches, you haven't heard about Florida's best-kept secret --…

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Sarasota, FL

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Blessed with one of the sweetest stretches of white sand in the United States, Sarasota deserves its reputation as one of Florida's cherished getaways for…

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SeaWorld Orlando, FL

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From rocking roller coasters to calm kiddy rides and spectacular killer shark shows to comical displays of animal antics, SeaWorld Orlando delivers a diverse line-up…

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Siesta Key, FL

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Part of the greater Sarasota area, Siesta Key skips to the beat of its own drum. That's particularly true on Sunday nights when one of…

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Southwest Gulf Coast

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The Southwest Gulf Coast of Florida includes the visitor-friendly beaches and towns of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Captiva Island and…

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Space Coast & Daytona, FL

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What's a great way to wind down from an action-packed central Florida theme park vacation? Take one part sand and surf and add a kid-friendly…

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St. Augustine, FL

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Founded in 1565 by Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States. Given its Spanish origins, the city…

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St. Petersburg, FL

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St. Petersburg, lovingly referred to as St. Pete's, is made up of St. Pete, St. Pete's Beach, Tarpon Springs, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach and more…

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Tallahassee, FL

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Tallahassee is best known for Florida State University. It should be known for much more. In fact, we’re convinced it’s one of the best small…

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Tampa, FL

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Located on Florida's west coast not far from the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa took root as an Indian fishing village, but through the years has…

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The Palm Beaches, FL

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The Palm Beach County area is actually a number of different towns: Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Beach Island, West Palm Beach, North Palm Beach and…

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Universal Studios Orlando, FL

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A mecca for amusement park-loving families, Orlando is one of those destinations that families return to time and time again, year after year. If you're…

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Universal's Islands of Adventure, FL

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Part of Universal Orlando Resort, Islands of Adventure is -- not for lack of a better word -- a true adventure for families, particularly those…

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Venice, FL

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Shark teeth -- for youngsters, they are Venice, Florida’s greatest attraction. The fact that you find them on Venice Beach makes for win-win days that…

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Vero Beach, FL

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Vero Beach stubbornly resists pigeon-holing. Preconceptions that it’s an enclave for rich retirees get shattered by a funky, retro vibe that can best be described…

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