After a strange couple of years, the thing your family needs most right now is some time together. Taking time out to vacation, have fun, and make memories is what it is all about. One of the places you can do this is in Florida. In Florida, you have everything to awaken your senses. From theme parks for the children to Everglades rides that leave you covered in goosebumps. You are sure to have a fun time when you visit Florida. However, to make sure you make the most of your vacation, what do you need to consider?

  1. Look Past the Parks

You may be visiting Florida to go and see the parks in all their glory, but it is essential to look past the parks sometimes. There are loads of activities you and your family can do in Florida, and these don’t always have to be park centered or related. For example, you may wish to soak up the sun on the beach, or you may wish to attend an open air show. Seeing past the parks will allow your family to exploit everything that Florida has to offer. You may even find that you are so busy exploring Florida that parks come second on your to-do list!

Family Vacation to Florida
Source: Kayak homepage/search page, June 2022
  1. Think About Transport

“Use a search site to compare deals easily and quickly.”

Florida is a large place, and to get around with ease, you need to think about transport. Are you looking to use only public transport, or are you looking at hiring a car or other vehicle? Unless you want to be stuck in your room or resort for the duration of your vacation, you have to think about transport. There are free-to-use services on offer such as the I-ride which moves you about on International drive. However, there may also be free transportation on offer by your resort or hotel. Yes, it may be restricted, and it may not always run when you need it to, but it may be there for use in your backup plans. If you are looking at hiring a car or other vehicle, you want to be sure that you are paying a fair and competitive price. To ensure this happens you will find it useful to use a car comparison site. Typing in your dates and requirements will then allow you to filter results, and see the options that work for you and your vacation.

Family Vacation to Florida
Source: Instagram, Posted May 20th, 2022, Westgate Resorts Offical Profile
  1. Choose Your Resort Wisely

“So much to see and experience at Cocoa Beach Pier in Florida.”

The base of any good, family-filled holiday is the resort that you stay in. Where you stay is sometimes one of the most important elements of your vacation. If you stay in comfort, and if you have a great night’s sleep, you are set up and ready to go the next day. When it comes to choosing your resort wisely, you need to remember it is about more than comfort too. You want a resort that offers more and provides more too. For example, some of the Orlando resorts that they have over at have activities on-site for all ages, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools and even water parks too – meaning you will never have to leave your resort if you don’t want to.

  1. Think About Your Family’s Needs and Requirements

The secret to a fun-filled and action-packed vacation is fulfilling everyone’s needs and requirements. Of course, you will be unlikely to please everyone in your family all of the time, but when you know what people want and need – you can give it a pretty good go. Before booking or organizing anything on your vacation in Florida, it is important to get everyone’s opinions and thoughts. Establish what everyone in your family wants to do. Yes, you will need to make compromises at some point, but if you know what everyone wants, you can try and fill each day to the maximum. You may find it useful to jot down your ideas, or even cast family votes to keep as many people happy as possible.

Family Vacation to Florida
Source: Posted on April 12th, 2020, Aniya Gabrielle
  1. Organize Food and Beverage

“A themed restaurant you may want to visit if you get to Universal Studios.”

When everyone in your family is happy, well-fed, and not thirsty, they are content. This is one of the biggest battles you will face on your vacation, but it doesn’t have to be a battle – especially if you plan and organize in advance. For example, if you organize food at your hotel, you will not have to find new restaurants and eateries to eat in all of the time (as this can feel quite laborious), especially when you are on vacation with smaller children. Or, if you know that you want to leave your resort for the day, then organize to take food with you. There is nothing worse than spending ages trying to find somewhere to eat, so eliminate this stress and hassle where you can. You don’t want to waste your precious vacation time finding places to eat, so also take advantage of reviews and recommendations where you can.

  1. Don’t Try and Fit Too Much Each Day On Vacation

The secret to an action-packed family vacation is moderation. Yes, moderation. Trying to do too much on any given day is a recipe for stress and tantrums (especially if you have little children in tow). Focusing on doing one awesome thing each day is much better than trying to achieve two or three things. For example, if you fancy heading to a theme park, then do it, but don’t try and do anything else as well, as this will leave you rushing around, and this will leave for an unenjoyable experience for all your family. You want to enjoy as much of your vacation time as possible, and to make this happen, you need to relax. You cannot relax if you are constantly rushing around cramming lots into any given day.

  1. Plan Your Travel Carefully

How are you going to get to Florida for your awesome vacation? Are you going to travel by plane, are you going to drive? Traveling and getting to your final destination can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can be just as much fun as the vacation itself – especially if you make it fun with games and entertainment. To successfully plan your travel, you also want to think about when you will travel. If, for example, you are traveling in the height of summer, you have to expect your stress levels will peak, simply because everywhere will be a lot busier. To embrace every aspect of your travel and your vacation, you may want to look at traveling off-peak. Or, if you are traveling by air, you may wish to look at traveling overnight, or even making stop-offs or changeovers, to make the most of the journey and extend your vacation time.

  1. Don’t Be Too Meticulous

There is a worry when you are planning your vacation, and that worry is that you over plan every aspect and element of your vacation. When this happens, you are, of course, at risk of sucking all of the fun and enjoyment out of your vacation. Yes, you want to see a lot, and you want to do a lot, but this does not mean you have to meticulously plan every minute of the day or even every activity that you want to do. Letting go of control and living in the moment can help you enjoy your vacation that little bit more. It can also help you try new things too. If you feel that you are being consumed by vacation planning, then take a step back and remember why you are going on vacation to Florida. Don’t ruin your vacation before it has begun. Learn to relax and live in the moment.

  1. Read Real Reviews

If this is your first time in Florida, or you have been previously, you can still learn a lot. Reading real and honest reviews can help you see what you and your family can do when you are on vacation. Even if you have been to Florida before, things may have changed since your last visit. There may even be new attractions you wish to visit. When you are looking at reviews, try and look at those that are relatable and relevant to you. For example, look at those reviews that were posted by those travelers traveling with a family. This way, the information you get will be both relevant and useful.

Action-Packed Family Vacation To Florida

Making the most out of your vacation is important. Action-packed is whatever you want it to be and what you make it. So think carefully about what your vacation time means to you and your family, and then make it happen!

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