About to pull your hair out over a family vacation decision for 2015? Look no farther than the sunshine state, which consistently ranks at the top of the list for tourist destinations! Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation on the beach or a fun-filled vacation at Disney, Florida has something to offer for every member of the fam!
This destination speaks for itself: theme parks! Stay at an affordable vacation rental moments away from the infamous Walt Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios and so much more! Not only are there rides for the kiddies but golf for the adults and the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to keep the sports-fanatic in your fam occupied! Be sure to save some time for entertainment galore: parades, concerts & pageants! Tip: Multi-day passes are the way to go. This way, you do not have to limit yourself to just one theme park.
Calling all nature lovers! For those who plan to relax underneath the sun, what better way to do so than on the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico!? Your children can build the day away in one of the nation’s best sandboxes or splash around safely in the calm waters. Enjoy the peacefulness while picnicking, bird watching or fishing. If you are looking to spice up your trip just a little bit, do not miss out on an Everglades adventure! End your day with breath taking sunsets right from the bedroom of your vacation rental, situated directly on the water.
For the never ending learner: Did you know that Thomas Edison and Henry Ford built their winter estates here? This dates back to 1916 when Ford purchased land next door to Edison. Teach your kids hands on in the then estates which have thus transformed into museums. Let their imaginations run wild as you roam the streets of historic downtown Fort Myers. Here you will find buildings dating back to the early 20th century, vintage style lighting and brick thoroughfares. Don’t forget to check out the beaches, shopping & fishing!
Tranquility or thrills? Who says you can’t have both!? This Floridian destination is perfect for the family who can’t stay for too long in one place! Spend half of your vacation at the nearby theme parks, filled with themed dinner theaters, swamp tours and outdoor activities. Spend the other half downtown at the Lakefront Park complete with ice cream, the Monument of States and bass fishing.
Perfect for the fit fam who doesn’t mind the sweat! With over 400 miles of canals, spend the day in the water participating in sports such as boating and fishing. Enjoy Sun Splash Family Waterpark during the day and take in the sights of the Gulf of Mexico. Prefer to run around on land? Check out the abundance of golf courses, tennis courts and athletic clubs. Bike or hike on the Ding Darling preserve with live alligators and birds steps from the trails! Don’t disturb the gators: Better make sure your vacation rental isn’t right on top of these paths!
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