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5 Underrated Attractions in Florida

Thinking about heading down to Florida for a family vacation? There are always the obvious: Disney World and popular Florida Beaches. but how about some of the lesser-known attractions? Here are five of our favorite underrated Florida attractions to add to your next sunny vacation 1. Tallahassee Museum Tree-To-Tree Adventure – Tallahassee, FL If you
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The Magic of Orlando

Photo Credit: disneyworld.disney.go.com When someone says “dream vacation”, it’s hard not to picture Disney World or Universal Studios. Considered two of the most popular destinations in the U.S., they are a must-visit for families. One of our Family Travel producers recently had the pleasure of visiting Orlando, Florida, with her family, and is ready to
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Keeping Cool in the Florida Keys

When it comes to planning a family getaway in the Sunshine State there’s no need to wait until winter’s chill sets in. The Florida Keys offer so much for families, you can justify a trip at just about any time of year. Even during the hot summer months, aquatic activities and amazing resort pools promise
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Glamping is Calling My Name!

Enjoy the great outdoors without sacrificing comfort and convenience You might not guess it by looking at me, but I was a Campfire Girl when I was little. I cherish my great memories of camping, singing songs around the fire and roasting hotdogs with my scout leader. Back then, I didn’t think twice about snoozing
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Sandpearl Resort Clearwater: Where to Stay in Clearwater, Florida

If you want to combine Florida’s white sand and crystal clear, blue waters with personalized service and luxurious amenities, the Sandpearl Resort Clearwater is a great place to stay. The resort offers a variety of excursions and adventures, including dolphin encounters, organic food and wine tastings and even tours of the hotel’s impressive art collection.
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Clearwater Beach Restaurants: Cooters

Named for a turtle generally found in the south, Cooters is the perfect place for families visiting Clearwater! The casual atmosphere and kid-friendly food make is a great spot to get an authentic Florida experience (without sacrificing anything for the parents – there are still plenty of other delicious options too!). Their large menu also
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Clearwater Marine Aquarium - you definitely can't miss this family-fun spot in Clearwater, Florida!

Things to Do in Clearwater, Florida

The Clearwater Marine Aquarium opened in 1972 in a former water treatment plant and focuses on rescuing sick and injured marine species. (The large pools are well-suited for rehabilitation efforts!). Their rehabilitation facilities help them care for the animals and eventually release them back into the wild when possible. The Aquarium also prides itself on
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October Selections: Fall Travel Ideas in the United States

As we approach October, our senses seem to reach back to remembrances of lazy, summer days; of lemonade so icy cold the glass would sweat in rivulets; of the sound of children playing in the streets; of being off from work and having had the opportunity to act like a kid again ourselves. And the
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Eating on the Emerald Coast

Eat like the locals by visiting Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill in Destin, Florida! Some of the chef’s favorite dishes include the tuna, salmon, fish ‘n chips, and mahi mahi. The mahi is indigenous to the gulf which means it’s extra fresh and tasty. What makes the fish even better is that it is
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Emerald Coast Activities

One of the best parts of the Emerald Coast experience is the dolphins! Come face-to-face with the sea creatures through Southern Star Dolphin Cruises in Destin, Florida. You can say hello to the dolphins while enjoying a fun ride through the emerald green water from the Gulf of Mexico. Another way to experience dolphins is
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Learn about the Emerald Coast of Florida

The Emerald Coast has a rich Native American history that you can learn all about at the Indian Mound Museum. The museum hold over 1,000 Native American artifacts dating all the way back to 1400 A.D.! You can see how people used to live by trying out replicas of Native American tools. There’s even a
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Where to Stay on the Emerald Coast

On your next trip to the Emerald Coast, consider staying at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa on the Gulf of Mexico. The beach front resort includes three pools, four champion golf courses, and seven dining outlets. Additionally, the resort is in easy access to two major highways, which means that you and
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