Plan your trip to Florida, North America
Regional Population: 17,671,452
Elevation: 26 meters
Time Zone: America/Kentucky/Monticello
You can’t get any sunnier than Florida. With its abundance of beaches and diverse nightlife, this state is bound to make a champion out of the most winter-blues wrought traveler. Despite its tropical storm season, retirees and families alike continue to flock to this destination.
Catch an auto show at Daytona International Speedway, brush up on your Espanol in diverse Miami. Treat the family to entertainment, rides, food and memories at Disney World or Sea World, both in Orlando, or Busch Gardens in Tampa. Sample key lime pie from its original region or, for the more adventurous, take a taste of some alligator meat.
Be sure to use a toothpick afterward.
Close encounters with these sociable mammals are educational and fun.
From dolphin excursions to a tour of Hemingway’s house, check out the myriad of family vacation activities in the quirky and charming Florida Keys.
Show Dad how cool he is by sending him on an outdoor adventure or a guys’ golfing getaway with his buddies.
Be a treasure hunter for a day on your Florida vacation as you explore the sunken 18th century Spanish fleets of Florida.
A family vacation at the Mouse’s House doesn’t come cheap. Read how our writer saved her family some Disney dollars.
Learn when to visit, how to beat the lines, catch the best rides and keep all family members happy during your Disney World family vacation.
Add flavor to your Orlando family dinner by visiting one of these restaurants with personality.
Tips on how to enjoy a visit to the world’s theme park capital and explore local favorites outside the parks.
Orlando’s myriad sports facilities make it easy for young athletes to keep up their training while on vacation.
Orlando’s many rollers coasters are teen favorites. Which are best? Let our local teen guide give you the inside scoop.
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This Florida beach community offers both affordable and luxury accommodations, beautiful beaches, family attractions and quality cultural venues.
How and where to plan an accessible family beach vacation.
Neighboring cities Tampa and St. Petersburg provide excellent beaches and family attractions as well as art and culture for those traveling without little ones.
Check out these packages aimed at giving Mom and Dad some time to relax before their first, or next, baby arrives.
Celebrate Mother’s Day by whisking the mom in your life to a balmy island and a relaxing spa treatment. Here are a few deals to make her smile.
Plan a pre-season baseball vacation in Florida or Arizona, where you can attend a major league game for a fraction of the regular season price.
A mom who’s visited Disney 54 times explains how the ever-daunting Disney World vacation can actually be a walk-in-the-park.
Both Frommer’s and DK Eyewitness Travel guides give you the lowdown on navigating Walt Disney World with kids, as well as touting the charms of nearby Orlando.
Every parent knows they must plan a family vacation to this theme park mecca at some point. Our latest issue tells you how.