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Q | Do you have any recommendations for things to do in Florida other than theme parks?

I am traveling with my family to Florida and I would love to do something other than theme parks! Where do you suggest? This is a multi-generation trip including busy, inquisitive kids. We are wanting something other than the Orlando area, and more than just a beach as well. Thank you! - Rebecca, Wisconsin

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Family fun in Florida beyond beaches and theme parks

Tweet One of the most interesting things about Florida is its unique wildlife and ecosystems.  Family members of all ages will get a thrill out of seeing a manatee out in the wild. Blue Spring State Park, just 45 minutes north of Orlando,  is a popular spot for manatee spotting. Visitors also enjoy swimming , […]

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For family fun in Florida, check out Fort Myers

Tweet I haven’t yet made the pilgrimage to Orlando and don’t have any immediate plans to do so, but I can tell you that the Fort Myers area on the Gulf Coast is a great place to go with kids. On our recent trip we stayed at the Pink Shell Resort in Fort Myers Beach, […]

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It’s all about the gators

Tweet Theme parks are all very well, but yes, there are other things to do in the Orlando area besides scream and laugh.  Especially if you and your family like animals. I’ve got two recommendations for you: The first is an alligator air boat tour in which you zoom around an undeveloped area of the […]

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