When you’re taking the family to Florida, Florida family vacation resorts are sure to please the whole family. Regardless of where you go, you can be sure that the beaches will be superb. The main differences are - how warm do you want it and what time of year are you going?
Other than that, pick your resort, decide what you're going to do when you're not on the beach, and a fabulous holiday is assured. If you are not yet sure of where you may like to stay yet then check out the top Florida family vacation Ideas first.
You may also like to consider the best all inclusive resorts in Florida for your vacation.
For accommodation options at all the best beach resorts hot spots in Florida, and a few or the quieter places with fantastic family friendly beaches we recommend you check out the Florida Beach Resorts Bliss List.
Miami is an attractive destination to plant yourself to explore the best Florida has to offer. Loews Miami Beach Family Hotel is often mentioned in family travel guides for good reason.
There are a stack of family friendly activities and things to do. About the only complaint you will ever hear is that the whole complex is too big.
Others include the Miami Beach Resort and Spa which has everything you want and more. Besides the elegant rooms and exquisite view of the ocean, spend the day jet skiing or parasailing and relax later at the pool. The Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort is in between Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale on 10 acres of tropical gardens and sandy beaches. With beach access and a large pool and waterslide, kids’ activities and tennis and fitness, you won’t run out of things to do at this choice of Florida family vacation resorts..
Visit the Seaquarium with its dolphins, sea lions and killer whales, or Jungle Island with its entertaining bird shows and orangutans and monkeys.
There are not many family resorts that are all inclusive in Florida
You will find a smaller beach at Clearwater, so sometimes it can be a little more crowded. However, everything in Clearwater is in walking distance, which is nice. St. Petersburg is more spread out with larger beaches.
The Sandpearl Resort at Clearwater is a lovely resort with the pool at beach level and in easy walking distance to the Pier 60/marina area. The Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa has rooms with fully equipped kitchens, and provide excellent dining as well. Their pool has been described as “kid friendly”.
If you’d like to see some dolphins, take the “Encounters with Dolphins” tour. Of course, no one can guarantee that wild dolphins will show up on cue, but if you don’t see any, your next trip is free. The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit working animal hospital with shows, exhibits and activities for all. The Sunken Gardens is a beautiful 100 year old garden with cascading waterfalls, a beautiful place to visit.
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Encounter with Dolphins, Clearwater Beach
Orlando – the land of Epcot, Universal Studios and Disney World. You could spend all your time in these three places, I think.
Disney’s Beach Club Resort is within walking distance of Epcot and is a fun place to stay, even if you weren’t going to Disney World. Go to the best Disney Family Vacation Resorts Bliss List.
The Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld is also a favourite. Staying there will make your holiday a pleasure. Go to the Best Orlando Vacation Resorts
Other things to do with your kids include the water park at Blizzard Beach, Gator Park or play a game of crazy miniature golf at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf.
Daytona Beach is known for the hard packed sands which allowed over 50 years of racing on the beach. Now the races are at the International Speedway. If you love races and crowds, this is the place to be – at certain times of the year. If you like it quiet, you can still come, just check the racing calendar first!
The Tropic Shores Resort with its spacious rooms is right on the beach with a pool, boogie boards, shuttle board and various activities for everyone. The Beach Quarters Resort is an older property and well maintained, with lovely gardens, view of the ocean and a little more economically priced but has slipped away in quality in recent years.
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Ocean Views, Family Fun and Inspiring Golf at Hammock Beach Resort
"Lee's" experience of the water slide, almost like you're there!
Not everyone heads directly to the great Florida beach resorts. Jacksonville also really has something to offer in the way of family vacation resorts.
A different kind of holiday can be had at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. The Island Green Villas are perfect for your entire family; they’re spacious and have full kitchens. There is both championship golfing and spa facilities, or take the complimentary shuttle to their private Cabana Beach Club just minutes away.
Sawgrass Marriott Florida Family Vacation Golf Resort
You can take the kids to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens or the non-profit “Hands-On Children’s Museum” for interactive and fun playing/learning
Fun at the Jacksonville Zoo!
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This is only a small sample of things to do on your trip to Florida; there is much, much more. You will have a great time wherever you find your Florida family vacation resorts.
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