If you’re looking for a destination with something for everyone, Florida is the perfect pick. You’ll love the variety of resorts, beaches and entertainment while the kids will go wild for all the attractions in the area. When you think of activities for you and your children in Florida, your first thought is of course Disneyworld in Orlando. However, the sunshine state has actually much more to offer. You will be able to find a lot of things to do in Miami as well as in the Keys’ Islands or along the gulf coast. There are excursions for the whole family and for any budget. You can choose to go explore the swamp and search for alligators, rent a boat and go fishing or even swim with dolphins…whatever your mood is, you will be happy you chose the south east coast to spend your holiday. So prepare your summer trip to the Sunshine State, and check out some of these great attractions for kids:
Universal Studios (Orlando)
The original Universal theme park (that’s also a working movie studio) is filled with rides based on blockbuster movies. Adults will love the film-themed attractions, while the kids can chill out at Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone. They’ve got a kid-sized roller coaster, water slide and water play area for supervised fun. Grab up Harry Potter theme park tickets for the older kids who will love the attraction based on the hit books/movies.
Miami Science Museum (Miami)
The Science Museum in Miami is a fantastic way for kids to learn about science in a hands-on way. There are 140 interactive exhibits covering many areas of science. They also have live demonstrations and shows that get the audience involved. The impressive collection of rare natural history specimens will impress kids and adults alike.
Jungle Island (Miami)
Here on Jungle Island, tropical birds fly free! Hundreds of parrots, peacocks, cockatoos, macaws and other colorful birds swoop among the trees overhead. The adults might find bicycle-riding cockatoos and stunt-performing parrots to be cheesy, but the kids will love them. They’ve also got tortoises, iguanas and a white alligator living here.
Ever imagine an entire world made of Legos? Well Legoland comes pretty close. Everything from a water park to Land of Adventure, Safari Trek and go-cart area is made of, you guess it, Legos. Kids can dream up and build their own creations at the Imagination Zone, ride bumper boats and even take a ride on a thrilling roller coaster. Just make sure to arrive early to beat the crowds.
Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral)
Space is a fascinating subject for many kids, so fulfill their desire to learn at the Kennedy Space Center. It’s an exciting and interactive for both kids and adults! They recently experienced a multi-million dollar expansion so this is definitely a must-see attraction in Florida. Full scale shuttle models, flight simulators and engaging films in the I-Max theater are just a few of the ways you can explore this great museum.