Tag: Florida

Amazing Exchanges: The Hottest Destinations

Amazing Exchanges: The Hottest Destinations

Cozumel is an island off the coast of Mexico about a three hour drive south of Cancun, but it’s a fantastic destination all by itself. Known for its diving and snorkeling, the Mesoamerican Reef is the second largest coral reef in the world.

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Snorkeling Excursions

Snorkeling Excursions

Explore the magic beneath the ocean’s surface in these tropical snorkeling spots.

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Spanish Speaking

Spanish Speaking

Brush up on the language spoken by more than 14 million in the U.S. at these tropical paradises.

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RTX Resort Spotlight: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort-Sunny Isle Beach, Florida

RTX Resort Spotlight: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort-Sunny Isle Beach, Florida

This posh resort on the beach is a home away from home for travelers seeking to be pampered in a luxury environment.

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Kissimmee, FL | I-Drive Orlando

Kissimmee, FL | I-Drive Orlando

Orlando’s International Drive is known to some as the family-friendly answer to the Las Vegas Strip. Commonly known as I-Drive, this 11-mile stretch is the core of the tourism area in Orlando. I-Drive is home to the Orange County Convention Center complex, SeaWorld Orlando, the Wet ‘n Wild Orlando water park and the Universal Orlando theme park, along with many other entertainment complexes, museums, restaurants, bars, outlet malls and attractions.

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Kissimmee, FL | LEGOLAND Florida

Kissimmee, FL | LEGOLAND Florida

If there’s a theme park that’s every bit as enjoyable for parents as it is for kids, it’s LEGOLAND, where creativity, nostalgia and awesomeness rule. Since 1949, children around the world have been assembling these colorful bricks into structures only limited by their imaginations, and the brand’s empire has grown to encompass characters well-known by children and adults. The release of The Lego Movie in 2014 further solidified the clever toy maker as a staple of childhood that never quite fades away.

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Kissimmee, FL |I-Drive 360

Kissimmee, FL |I-Drive 360

One of the most popular vacation destinations in the world for families, Orlando is packed with enough family attractions to keep everyone entertained for months, but most people only have about a week to experience all of central Florida’s fun, and many flock to the big theme parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Epcot Center. However, there are tons of attractions beyond the theme parks that provide fun for everyone. Many of these are located along Orlando’s International Drive, or I-Drive. One of the newest attraction complexes on this stretch provides the perfect way to spend a half day with the whole family. Visit Madame Tussaud’s and the SeaLife Aquarium to get up close to life-like celebrity likenesses and explore the wonders of ocean creatures.

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Cocoa Beach, FL | A Space Coast Gem

Cocoa Beach, FL | A Space Coast Gem

Florida has much to offer vacationers, and Cocoa Beach is ideal for families looking for a beach experience and so much more. Located nearly in the exact center of the area known as the Space Coast, the 50 miles of coastline between Titusville and Palm Beach on the Atlantic Ocean, at Cocoa Beach you can watch rocket launches, take a day trip to Orlando’s theme parks or become one with nature in an unspoiled wildlife refuge.

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Cocoa Beach, FL | Dining Out

Cocoa Beach, FL | Dining Out

Like many beach-centric vacation destinations, there are plenty of restaurants in Cocoa beach where you’ll feel comfortable bringing the kids and choosing healthy and delicious options for them, while enjoying your own meal and a refreshing beverage with the sound of waves crashing in the background. Check out some of our favorite options for eating breakfast, lunch and dinner in Cocoa Beach.

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Cocoa Beach, FL | Wildside Tours

Cocoa Beach, FL | Wildside Tours

While lounging on the beach, splashing in the waves and making sandcastles is a wonderful way to spend the days at Cocoa Beach, there’s another side to this coastal gem that families love. Inland from the Atlantic, the waters of the intracoastal waterway and the area’s rivers, inlets and lagoons are home to a wide variety of marine life such as fish, turtles, dolphins, manatees and many fascinating waterfowl.

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