5 Family-Friendly Holiday Ideas in Florida

Given how large Florida is, it shouldn’t surprise that it can satisfy a broad range of tastes – including those of families. Indeed, it might not surprise you at all given how well-known Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort is. That is indeed a fantastic attraction, and I will soon return to that subject. Before then, however, I’m going to focus on several other great ideas for Florida holidays that adults and children can both enjoy. There’s water aplenty with these ideas…

5 Family-Friendly Holiday Ideas in Florida

See Mermaids Perform at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

In Weeki Wachi, you can enjoy perhaps the most aquatic theatrical show you will ever see. For that, you will enter a 400-seat auditorium that has been submerged underwater. Don’t fret, you won’t get wet; it’s all simply to let you watch the State Park’s mermaids performing in a production of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid. The mermaids perform each day of the year – just don’t let slip to your kids that they aren’t real mermaids, but instead women wearing fish tails…

Dip Into Crystal Clear Water at Kelly Rock Springs

If, as a family, you would prefer to get into water rather than just watch others being in it, then you could head to Orlando and the city’s Kelly Rock Springs. Here, you could feel like you are in your own version of that previously mentioned mermaid story as you drift down the river’s crystal clear water surrounded by greenery. This attraction is recommended by y Travel Blog, which enthuses that “it really is amazing how clear the water is and lush the greenery is.”

Get That Cuban Feeling in… Miami

Miami car

You shouldn’t have to spend too long in Miami to get a good taste of its cosmopolitan flavour. Cuban culture is particularly strong in this city; one part of it, called Little Havana, lets you and the kids dance outside as Cuban music is performed live. There’s also a court where people can play dominos.

Play With Dolphins in Key Largo

Dolphins are very easy to like, with their cute faces and affectionate personalities – and you can get close to some dolphins yourself at Dolphins Plus. This attraction is in Key Largo, where the whole family can – well, assuming that no member is under 8 – swim with these delightful creatures.

boy kissing dolphin

While standing on a platform, you will be brought into the water. After this water has reached your waist, an instructor will stay at hand as the dolphins come close to you. Whether you want to kiss, play with or pet these dolphins, you could be easily amazed by the experience.

Enjoy The Magic at Walt Disney World Resort

It’s an obvious one, but I just couldn’t go without mentioning it. Walt Disney World Resort, near Orlando, is a truly enchanting place – and, if you intend to spend a lot of time there, you could use the Ocean Florida website to rent one of the nearby villas in Florida called Disney Area Villas.

walt disney world florida

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22 Comments

  1. Margaret gallagher
    August 11, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    One day I’ll be going to see all THESE beautiful places
    Swimming with dolphins would be a dream

  2. August 12, 2017 / 1:19 am

    These look like great ideas! I’d love to take my kids to Florida when they are a little older and it would be great to have some other activities planned in addition to Disney. My hubby would love the vintage cars in Miami!

  3. Bev
    August 12, 2017 / 7:26 am

    I don’t think I would be able to do anything but Disney!

  4. August 12, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    I have been to Florida but didn’t get the chance to really experience all of the great things to do there. I stayed with friends of a friend because I had gone down to audition for a spot in Disney World. I didn’t get the job of course but I would have liked to have seen more than I did. I did get to swim in the water though. That was amazing!!

  5. August 12, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    I would love to go to Florida, but my daughter is still quite young, I would want her to truly experience it.

  6. Ashleigh Allan
    August 12, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Great post. I love Florida. There is so much to do. It’s amazing

  7. August 12, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I’ve never been to Florida but would love to visit one day – especially WDW. So many of my friends have been recently and I am SO jealous!

  8. Kayleigh Watkins
    August 13, 2017 / 12:00 am

    I have always wanted to swim with dolphins, I might get over my fear of flying if I could do it xXx

  9. August 13, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Florida is somewhere I’ve wanted to go since I was a little girl. I had no idea there was so much to do other than Disney / Universal there.

  10. August 13, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Dolphins and Disneyland would be high on my list of things to do if I ever got the opportunity to go!
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  11. August 13, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    These are great ideas, I definitely want to visit Miami next time I go to Florida.

  12. August 14, 2017 / 7:51 am

    These are great ideas. I definitely want to visit Miami the next time I go to Florida.

  13. August 14, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    I definitely want to go there !!!

  14. August 15, 2017 / 8:44 am

    Florida is high on my list, can’t wait to try all these amazing ideas.

  15. August 19, 2017 / 3:38 am

    Disney is the happiest place on Earth and no trip to Florida would be complete without a stopover there! We always travel with the kids and Disney has always been a top favorite. This past summer we took our first Disney cruise!

  16. Carol Thomas
    August 19, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I would love to swim with the dolphins one day

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