Florida, United States

Florida, United States

Things to do - general

There’s a good reason more than 90 million people visit Florida every year: the ‘sunshine state’ is a true playground for all ages and interests.

With a semi-tropical climate and 1200 miles of coastline lapped by warm, tropical waters, it’s the ultimate beach destination.

Whether you want to swim and snorkel, surf or sail you’ll find a beach to suit your style. But beaches are only the beginning. Florida is the theme park capital of the world, where fantasy comes to life and imaginations can run wild. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, the Epcot Centre, roller coaster rides and film studios are all here, along with excellent zoos, aquariums and safari parks.

Nature lovers will delight in the tranquillity of the Everglades, where one can zip across the still waters on airboats, or paddle kayaks through the mangroves, whilst the jewel-like string of islands that make up the Florida Keys is a tropical paradise.

Visit the Kennedy Space Centre to see rockets being launched, Palm Beach for glitz and glamour, Miami for colour and culture, or Jacksonville for rivers, canals and coast. Florida really does have something for everyone to love.

Country United States
Languages spokenEnglish and Spanish
Currency usedDollar
Area (km2)170,304 km2
Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club

Florida, United States
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Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club is a family favourite set right on the beach in Fort Lauderdale.  

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Activities for kids

Museum of Discovery & Science

A “must-see” with children if you are in Fort Lauderdale! Kids can go on a journey of exploration and discovery with more than 200 dynamic hands-on exhibits. Amongst others, the museum features a simulated ride to Mars and a simulated airboat ride on the Everglades. There is also an outdoor area called the Science Park where kids can go wild.

https://mods.org/

Funderdome

If you wish to escape the sun for a while with the little ones, Funderdome is a great indoor playground. Suitable for kids of all ages, it features a rock wall, a sky trail, a soft play area for smaller kids, slides, a snack bar and much more.

www.funderdome.net

Bluefoot Pirate Adventures

This is a great opportunity for small pirates to sail on a real pirate ship with Captain Moe in search of the hidden treasure. The interactive pirate cruise sails along the Fort Lauderdale waterway.

www.bluefootpirates.com

Everglades National Park

The Everglades is one of South Florida’s key natural attractions. The tropical wetland is populated by alligators, snakes, water birds, and even panthers. Kids love to ride the airboats through the mangroves, where they can spot manatees and even get close to wild alligators.

Miami Children's Museum

Take a trip down to Miami and visit a great museum offering interactive exhibits, programmes, and learning materials related to art, culture, community and communication. The museum encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine, and create together. Hours of fun for the entire family!

Miami Seaquarium

Founded in 1955, the Miami Seaquarium is a big oceanarium located near downtown Miami and is one of the oldest of its kinds in the US, where you can see lots of species of fish, sharks, sea turtles, birds, reptiles and manatees, plus there are daily water shows for families to enjoy.