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12 Ways To Recover From Orlando Themeparks

Within a short drive of Minnie, Shamu and E.T. are dozens of less-taxing activities than actually taking a family themepark vacation. Some favorites with those who have burned out on Fastpasses and fireworks, all scattered around Central Florida include the following 12 daylong activities. 1. Orlando Science Center (888/OSC-4FUN) is one...

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Florida Au Natural

Take a walk on the wild side in sunny Florida - gator walks, coastal cruises, canoe escapes, and more.Vacationing in Florida is not limited to thrills that flip you upside down, spin you around and repeat everything backwards in just 30 seconds. Florida has a natural side that lets visitors spot a baby alligator or stroll through a cypress swamp. After a few days of upside down, plummeting...

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Boca Raton Resort And Club

This mother and daughter enjoyed a relaxing beach, plus great programs for children and adults, at the Boca Raton Resort in Florida. While Florida certainly has plenty of resorts to choose from for a weekend getaway, not all are family friendly and boast distinctive Old World architecture and upscale ambience to boot. The Boca Raton Resort & Club (888/543-1277)...

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This Florida Key resort with its many family activities is surprisingly civilized in an archipelago known for its casual vibe and funky charms.The signs may have read U.S. Route 1, and most of the license plates may have had Florida on them, but the feeling we had entering Key Largo, the gateway to the Florida Keys, was that this was far removed from anything else in the country. We weren’t...

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Custom Itinerary – Off the Beaten Path in Florida

Q - Latricia G. of Surprise, Arizona inquires: Our family group of 3 adults and 6 kids are planning to visit Tampa and Orlando. While we do want to visit the theme parks, we'd like some information on some of the less-traveled adventures. What else is there to do?A - We love this question because there are many...

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Custom Itinerary – Orlando Accommodations

Q - Donald M. of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania wrote: Our family of 4, including a 1- and a 3-year old, are going to Orlando. We're looking for accommodations that include activities for our toddlers, and childcare arrangements for us to enjoy some adult night life.A-As you may be aware, most hotel-run childcare programs...

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More Than Meets The Eye in Downtown St. Petersburg Florida

While St. Petersburg, Florida is only a bridge away from the more populated city of Tampa, this quaint region offers a plethora of diverse attractions and privately owned eateries and museums. While St. Petersburg, Florida is only a bridge away from the more populated city of Tampa, this quaint region offers a plethora of diverse attractions and privately owned eateries and museums. Downtown...

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Top Cheap Cruise Getaway: Carnival Freedom

Carnival Cruise Lines' Freedom is a winner of FTF's Top 10 (Cheap) Getaways For Family Travelers 2008 award. Hitting the open seas may sound a little too luxurious for the budget-minded family.  Clear blue waters, an elegant wait staff serving you a five-course meal, nightly entertainment; all of these are just too extravagant for a family looking to vacation without breaking the bank.  Well...

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Family Resort on Sanibel

I found a great family resort at Casa Ybel on Sanibel Island, Florida, where we stayed for seven wonderful days. At $2520 for four of us, we thought it was real value, and your family may be able to find a good deal, too. The good family atmosphere impressed me and there was a kids club to provide entertainment for the young ones. My 5-year-old had fun at the club, swimming...

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Best Kid-Friendly Hotels In Miami

Miami has excellent family hotels -- even amid the South Beach party scene -- but we scoured the city looking for the select few hotels that not only offer great features for kids but also have a safe, convenient location, rooms large enough to sleep a family (and with cribs available), affordable kids' dining alternatives, and a safe, comfortable atmosphere for young children.

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