Florida has a wonderfully diverse range of family accommodation from immersive theme park hotels to camping in the national parks, there’s something for every type of family.
Being family-friendly usually goes without saying in Florida whether it’s a family of four, single parent family or multi-generational getaways. Most hotel rooms and suites come with well-equipped mini kitchens, even in quirky little retro hangouts like the Lemon Tree Inn in downtown Naples.
Many larger resorts have kids clubs and activities that take children outside of the resort and into nature and local culture. The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island immerses guests aged five to 12 in natural wonders of the island from coral reefs to bugs and the importance of recycling through a variety of hands on adventures incorporating storytelling, art and food.
Self-catering or serviced villas are another big attraction in Florida for families looking for a more laidback, independent kind of stay. Many offer private pools, a major draw for UK families.
The camping and glamping revolution has reached Florida with many campsites up and running for families to stay inside the state’s beautiful national parks - the Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park and Dry Tortugas National Park. If glamping is your style, Westgate River Ranch offers luxe tepees with a personal concierge.
For families with a love of sports, IMG Academy in Bradenton on Florida’s Gulf Coast should be high on their agenda for its world-renowned sports camps from tennis to golf. The opening of The Legacy Hotel in October 2018, just steps away from the IMG Academy Campus means that families will have a wonderful boutique lifestyle hotel as their base. Highlights include a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness centre and spa, Grab and Go café and 150 stylish guest rooms.
How much: from £216 per night.