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Places to stop off in the Florida Keys road trip.
A couple of hours of the coast of Key West is one of the most intriguing experiences kids could have camping in a setting among frts and coral reefs. completely removed from the chaos the 19th century fort offers camping for about $3 a night.
Despite the millions of red brinks in place the building of the fort which surrounds the island was not completed, however the lighthouse to protect sailors from the reef was.
Dry Tortugas National Park
The Yankie Freedom III is the vessel you need to catch from Key West, and they will also provide a bit of a tour of the island and then set up your campsite. There are only 10 campsites where you will need to bring and take everything (including water) . But if you can handle the effort tit takes to get there and set up you will have a unique experience and will have room to explore the the four sandy white beaches. The campground is first in and first served.
Bahia Honda State Park Beach in the Florida Keys and it's shallow calm, clear waters makes for excellent snorkeling and dive opportunities for older kids while also providing sheltered swimming space for younger kids and toddlers.
Video - A Day at Bahia Honda State Park in the Florida Keys.
Florida Keys is home to a number of family friendly Florida vacation spots. Beginning a little more than an hour south of Miami with magnificent Key Largo with its great diving opportunities, the Florida Keys are part of America's own coral barrier reef. Go scuba diving or snorkeling or explore the reef from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat.
Further along at Islamorada, family adventures are happening at the Theater of the Sea where you can swim with sea lions, dolphins and stingrays. or feed the tarpons, large powerful green and silver fish at Robbie's. Check out the video below for more on this exciting Florida Keys family adventure.
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If your kids have any desire to become an astronaut they better start the journey now because its a long one. A visit to the Kennedy Space Center is a great place to start the training. Or simply marvel in the achievements of others is fine too.
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Natural and man-made attractions make up a diverse range of activities available for families in Miami area in a multicultural backdrop which includes a strong Cuban influence. Miami is packed with kid friendly eateries and museum. The white beaches should also act as a magnet to attract family holiday makers.
Miami is also home to some outstanding modern family vacation options. See here for the latest Miami family vacation packages and accommodation.
Miami is probably a top choice for families because of its family beaches, scuba diving off Jupiter Beach, visiting alligators in the Everglades, Miami Sequarium.
This video takes you through some of the more popular attractions including swimming with dolphins, visiting parrots at Parrot Jungle Island and a medieval Spanish monastery.
Thrilling roller coasters, amusement parks, dinosaurs, the aquatic life of Sea World, the Disney and Universal theme parks, and there is still lots more to do for families to do for families in Orlando.
This official Orlando tourism video gives a sampler overview of the variety available.
See Orlando's five top offbeat attractions - Lonely Planet travel video gives their top pics of the endless variety.
This video takes you through the 7 top theme parks in Orlando and gives insights into each of them.
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Sanibel is in the Gulf of Mexico and loved by many families for its natural attractions and quirky holiday flair. Rent a bicycle and explore the island and its wildlife refuges. Also, 400 different types of sea shells are found along its miles of pristine shores and it is a great idea to go shelling with your family. You can find the best Sanibel family vacation resorts and other options.
See how shelling works in this video below:
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Regularly featuring at number 1 on the best beaches in America lists, the calm waters of this area are tailor made for family vacations.
High action Clearwater beach with magnificent sunsets and resorts, gorgeous white-sand and dolphin-watching boat rides, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Busch Gardens amusement park is nearby.
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Saint Petersburg not only has some of the best family beaches, a children's museum, aquarium but also a few interesting family cultural adventures.
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