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Kids Guide to Orlando Helps Parents Explore Too

Whether you're a visitor or a local, a grownup or a kid like the ones who contributed to this fun travel guide, you are guaranteed to learn something fun from The Kid's Guide to Orlando (Kid's Guides Series)

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St. Augustine, Florida

Come explore St. Augustine, a great family destination in northern Florida that blends historic and modern attractions into a nice, mellow vacation mix that's ideal for multigenerational getaways.Many tourist destinations tout only their newest attractions, but most people come to St. Augustine to see what's been around for a long time. And, despite its most famous attraction,...

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Meet the Star of Dolphin Tale and Save Money on Florida Beach Vacations

Whether or not your family saw the heart-warming movie "Dolphin Tale," we know they are eagerly awaiting the release of "Dolpin Tale 2" this fall. Along with many of the same cast as the first, it stars Winter the Dolphin and tells the true story of her accident, rescue and rehabilitation by the Clearwater Marine...

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Orlando Magic! Autumn Vacations Are Unexpected Bargain

It’s not magic; September is the cheapest month of the year to visit Orlando, with room rates among the lowest all year. Yes, you can find a room for $50 per night and there are plenty of discounts everywhere in town.So if you thought a fall trip to Orlando was beyond your budget, think again. Even better for families with young kids, the summer crowds are gone.

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Fine Food, Fast Cars, A Romantic Weekend Getaway

We were a little upset when we landed at Daytona Beach’s airport in central Florida: it was raining… hard. Not the most ideal scenario for a romantic weekend getaway for my boyfriend, Maurice, and me. A charming coastal community best known for its former Spring Break crowds and the International Daytona Speedway, we weren’t sure what this famous beach town...

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Top 10 Orlando Vacation Hotels and Resorts

Where to stay in Orlando?  We offer some suggestions on the Universal Orlando campus, as well as some other fun options (Sponge Bob, anyone?), golf resorts, condo rentals and more for your consideration. 1. Gaylord Palms Resort - In the family...

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Disney World Moderately Priced Resorts

Disney World Resort has a wide range of hotel, room and villa options priced around $80 on up to $500 or more. But this list reflects a level ranging from moderate to less expensive luxury options. At these resorts, standard rooms have two double beds to accommodate a family of four; they allow a fifth guest if it's a child under 3-years. To accommodate your clan, there is a double sink...

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Fort Lauderdale is a Family Affair

With the fall season leading soon to winter – and hopefully another polar vortex to spur sales from the Northeast -- Nicki Grossman, president of the Greater Fort Lauderdale C&VB, invited an audience of media and their kids to say, “Goodbye Chilly, Hello Sunny” in Fort Lauderdale.She was in New York City August 21, 2014 at one of our favorite family window-shopping venues, Dylan’s...

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Tampa, Florida Attractions

Here's FTF's guide to the best family and kid activities in Tampa Bay, a central Florida city that's not as well known as Orlando (about 45 minutes away), but packs in a lot of family attractions.Tampa is one of the largest metropolitan areas in all of Florida. It offers visitors zoos, aquariums, and some truly one-of-a-kind amusement parks. Short stay visitors or families playing...

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The Un-Disney Walt Disney World Resort

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel, actually two wings of a large convention center in the heart of Orlando's Disney World, is the perfect destination for the family who wants to do Disney with the perks of an on-site hotel but prefers time off from the constant theming. As Starwood properties, they have enviable service and great business facilities combined with a wide array...

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