Now that summer is in full swing and the kids are almost completely out of school, it’s time to start thinking about those summer vacations if you haven’t already. The usual trips to the likes of the Spanish islands might sound a bit overdone to you this year, maybe France doesn’t have the same ring as it has in years past or you’ve done the usual haunts such as Devon, Cornwall or the Dales to death. So what are your options? Where should you go if you want something exciting and new? Check out the below reasons why you should head to the Sunshine State of Florida this summer – especially if you have kids in tow!
A Space Lover’s Dream
Florida is home to the world famous Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre – both of which are a space lover’s dream come true. Children and adults of all ages will enjoy exploring America’s past space exploration and achievements including landing on the moon. Stroll through the garden which houses pieces of the very rockets that took men like Neil Armstrong to the moon, and check out Buzz Aldrin’s space suit inside – still caked in moon dust. If you’re lucky and you time your visit right, you can even head out to Cape Canaveral and watch a rocket or shuttle launch. Exciting times for everyone!
Parks, Parks and More Parks!
One of the key reasons to head to this part of the world is for the amusement parks. Orlando has some of the best amusement parks in the country including SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Epcot Centre, Discovery Cove and Disney World to name but a few. Featuring probably the best Disney park in the world, the Florida option is often a dream for children who want to come to have tea with their favourite princesses and breakfast with Mickey Mouse. You can avoid the queues with Disney World tickets that you can purchase online in advance of your trip, making it seamless and easy as well as cheaper.
Island Road Trip
If you’re looking to get out of the city and do something truly unique during your time in Florida, why not head to the very southern tip and take a road trip through the Keys. Connected by a stretch of highway, an island road trip is entirely possible from mainland Florida through to some of the furthest outlying areas of the Keys, making this not just a unique road trip, but also a stunningly beautiful one too. Book yourself a luxury getaway on one of the islands and kick back on the white sands and enjoy swimming in azure waters for a holiday to Florida you won’t soon forget.
So if you’ve been on the hunt for something unique to do this summer, why not consider heading to Florida. With so many things to see and do throughout the state – whether you want to just enjoy the theme parks in and around Orlando, watch a shuttle launch at Cape Canaveral or just kick back on secluded sandy beaches, Florida truly has something for everyone.