5 Reasons Florida Is Your Best Bet For An Escape, With Or Without The Kids

Whether you're packing bags for your little ones or leaving a list of instructions for a sitter, you'll be glad you booked a trip to the Sunshine State.

by Hannah Chambers
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There’s no denying it: Planning a vacation, whether it’s fun for the whole family or the adults only, is no easy feat. If everyone’s coming along for the ride, finding a location with something to excite each person can feel impossible. If it’s just you and a partner, it can be overwhelming to decide how to spend alone time.That’s where Florida comes in. It’s the perfect destination for every kind of vacation. Here’s why you should book a trip to the Sunshine State.

1. Getting There Is a Breeze

Florida is well-equipped for travelers coming and going. There are plenty of major airports to choose from: Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, and Daytona, just to name a few. So whether you’re trying to minimize the modes of transportation you’re taking with little ones or optimize the alone time you have on a no-kids vacation, the Sunshine State is ready for you. There are lots of beautiful locations just a short drive from any airport, with a beach in easy reach. (And of course, road-tripping to several locales is always an option!)

2. Florida Is Rich with Culture from All Over the World

The Sunshine State is incredibly diverse, with countless restaurants, festivals, and museums that will allow your family to celebrate a variety of cultures. From Miami’s Little Havana to the 1.3-mile Cultural Loop in Delray Beach, or the lively celebrations in Tampa’s Ybor City, it’s easy to enjoy the music, art, architecture, and food of cultures from around the world without a passport.

3. You Can Become One with Nature

Florida’s stunning natural parks – nearly 200 of them - are perfect places to clear your mind. On the other hand, if you’re planning on bringing the entire family, the outdoor activities in the Sunshine State’s national and state parks will keep even the most active groups entertained. (And when we say whole family, we really mean it. There are loads of pet-friendly options!)

4. The Camping Options Are Plentiful

If you’re the kind of person who extends a day at the beach as long as you possibly can, you should probably consider camping out on the beach. Many of Florida’s gorgeous beaches are ready for your next camping adventure, whether that includes kids or not. If it’s just the two of you, enjoy the privacy of the white sand beaches of Perdido Key in Pensacola. If you’re bringing the whole crew, head on over to Fort Pickens Campground, where you can stay in an RV or tent and take advantage of the water and electric hookups that will make it much easier to camp with kids.

5. There’s Something From Everyone’s Bucket List

Is there a ride your children have been talking about wanting to experience for what seems like forever? Perhaps there’s a movie character they’re dying to meet at one of the many Orlando theme parks? Maybe you and your partner have always dreamt of attending Art Basel together. Whatever it may be, it’s safe to assume that Florida is home to at least one activity from everyone’s bucket list. Plan your trip today to finally make those dreams a reality!

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