Expert Travel Advice to Florida

Top Answers To Florida Travel Questions

  • Anonymous user answered:
    There are a number of airboat tours in the Everglades.
  • 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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    Where can you go see manatees ?
    Anonymous user answered:
    Florida's manatees tend to head inland in the cooler months, when they seek out the warmer waters of inland waterways and springs like those at Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, springs along the Suwannee River, and up and down the St. Johns River. They also like lingering near power plants, which discharge warm water year-round; some FL power plants have manatee observation programs. You can also spot manatees year-round at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, which has a handful of recuperating mammals. Note that there is some controversy about the effects of swimming with manatees, so best to observe them from a distance so you don't disturb these gentle creatures. Alistair (Away.com)
  • 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.

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