Florida – Family Adventure Awaits in this Warm Vacation Paradise!

Today we welcome Catherine, a travel writer who helped us find some great tips on a fantastic family getaway!

As the temperatures get cooler, it’s only natural to start dreaming about a warm weather vacation.  With water on three sides, and more natural variety than almost any other state, Florida is a great place to head for your next family adventure (yes, even beyond Disney)!  If you’re looking to get some sun, sand, and one of a kind adventure be sure to check out Florida for some pleasant surprises.  

Here are some great adventures that your family is sure to love.

Explore the Everglades-

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Whether by foot, bike, or air boat, the Everglades is sure to captivate your families attention.  Not only are alligators incredibly common in this swampy area, but this is also a fantastic spot to view birds (heron, ibis, etc).  Where else can you find all of that?

 

Swim with the Manatees

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Between October and March, take advantage of the rare opportunity to rub shoulders with a giant herd of manatees (up to 400).  Located near Homosassa Springs State Park, you can go and learn all about these creatures from their guided programs, or hire a local outfitter to get you up close and personal with these gentle giants.

 

Kayak the “glowing” water

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The glowing bioluminescent waters near Cocoa beach will be something that you will never forget.  Created by dinoflagellates (single-celled organisms) which flash when they’re disturbed, the water you are in will glow underneath you with each stroke of your paddle.  Talk about an unforgettable paddle trip!

 

Snorkel, SCUBA, or just relax on the beach

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What would a trip to Florida be without some serious beach time!  Make sure to take a few days to relax and enjoy the warm clear waters, and sneak a peak at all of the beautiful fish there!

 

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