Top Family Destinations in Florida - Family Traveller (USA)


There are good reasons why Florida is the top destination for families — from natural eco-systems to cultural hubs to exhilarating theme parks, there's something to ensure everyone in your crew has a memorable vacation. If your family dreams of coming face to face with a croc, or quiet days spent in the surf and sand, or hearing the roar of race cars, try one of these top family destinations in Florida.

1/10 St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, glimmering between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, draws a young, hip crowd with unique boutiques, ice cream parlors (don't miss Larry's Ice Cream & Gelato), kid-friendly breweries and museums. The world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum offers story times, tours and workshops for kids. For an artisanal culinary experience, check out Locale Market. The food hall is a shopping and dining immersion experience with a mix of prepared foods, restaurants, bakeries, a coffee bar and beyond. Of course, there's also the white-sand beaches for fun in the sun and water. For a family-friendly option, head to Fort De Soto Park’s North Beach. With a wide tidal pool begging to be splashed in, kids will enjoy running between the lagoon and the Gulf. You'll spot sea shells of every color and size.