Expert Travel Advice to Florida

Top Answers To Florida Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    Amelia Island, in northeast Florida has historic town and fort, nature tours, and resorts that celebrate Thanksgiving big-time. At the Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton, Thanksgiving Package typically includes Annual Christmas Tree Lighting & Dinner, with surprise visit from Santa; Thanksgiving Day Feast; official arrival of Santa by horse-drawn carriage, Children's Story Book Tea, Santa tuck-ins, giant Gingerbread House. See the Ritz-Carlton site, or call such as comedy shows under the circus tent, a special Mini Club Med show, and Grand 904-277-1100.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    Head over to Lee County's Manatee Park, about 40 miles east of your location, where you'll find manatees in a non-captive refuge. Optimum viewing times are between November and March due to the cooler gulf temperatures. There are a number of dolphin-watching cruises and kayak tours offered out of Sarasota, notably in and around Brandenton.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    How about Delray, Florida, a low-key place between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale? Away.com's family-travel expert Steve Jermanok blogged about Delray recently at: http://blogs.away.com/family_guide/2008/06/vintage-florida.html. Amelia Island, northeast of Jacksonville, is also a very kid-friendly.
  • Anonymous user answered:
    If your children are very young, I would forego the Disney/Orlando thing and head to the beach. My family fave is Amelia Island Plantation Resort near Jacksonville. Sanibel and Captiva islands are both great spots with huge white-sand beaches with gentle surf ideal for non-swimmers. Other resort areas along the west side of Florida will be nice, too, places like Naples and St. Pete/Clearwater. I'd skip the Keys with young kids as there's more driving involved. Not sure where you're flying from, but loads of cheap flights to Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Tampa, and yes, Orlando.

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