Florida Vacations

Go beyond the theme parks and discover unforgettable attractions.

The major theme parks in Orlando are the most famous attractions in the state of Florida (USA). But the region holds a number of other positive surprises for travelers – especially for those who go with kids! Why not rent a car and find out where the roads can take your family? Explore new places and let yourself be enchanted. One thing is certain: there is no lack of fun

Next, we list tours that please the whole family and can be done with children of different ages, from the youngest to the oldest.

1. Bok Tower Gardens

In the middle of a huge garden stands a 62-meter high tower in neo-Gothic style, built in 1929. There at the top 60 bells play beautiful melodies at 1 pm and 3 pm. The creator of all this is the Dutchman Edward Bok, who immigrated to the United States when he was only 6 years old. The inspiration to found the park came from the phrase his grandmother always said: “make the world a little better or more beautiful because you lived in it”. There, besides the green area (great for walks and picnics), there is also a newly opened playground, which conquers adults and children. It is all built with natural materials and is shaded by trees, fully integrated into the woods. There is also a wet area where children can play with water and cool off on hot days. Quiet, pleasant and beautiful ride! More than recommended.
Address: 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales.
Rates: Child under 4 years does not pay; from 5 to 12 years, US $ 5; 14 and older, $ 14.
Site: boktowergardens.org

2. Crayola Experience

Born in 1902, Crayola is the oldest brand of wax crayon in the United States. In an area of ​​6 thousand square meters, the company has built a huge atelier, which offers space for different artistic creations as a family. There are from panels on the wall that can be painted, to technologies that animate the children’s drawings, giving them movement. It’s a delight to spend hours there.
Address: The Florida Mall, 8001 S Orange Blossom Trail Suite 1300A, Orlando.
Rates: Child under 2 years does not pay; larger than 3 and adults, $ 19.99 (if purchased online).
Website: crayolaexperience.com/orlando


3. Madame Tussauds Orlando

The museum of wax dolls that mimic famous people exists in several tourist cities – and now also in Orlando! The differential of this unit is that there are a number of character dolls that children will love, like Kung Fu Panda, ET, Shreck, among others. Brazilian tourists are keen to take a picture next to Neymar’s doll. The kids have fun.
Address: 8387 International Dr, Orlando.
Rates: Child from 3 to 12 years pays $ 20. Over 13 and adults, $ 25 (if purchased online).
Site: madametussauds.com/orlando/en/

4. Clearwater Beach – Pier 60

The name, which in English means clear water, could not be more appropriate. With a stunning blue-green sea and wide strip of white sand, it is considered one of the most beloved beaches in the United States. The option is great for families with children because it is well located, safe, very clean and without crowds. It is 2 hours drive from Orlando. It is worth to take a turn or spend a few days getting to know the region.
Address: Pier 60, Clearwater.
Website: visitstpeteclearwater.com/communities/clearwater-beach

5. Salvador Dalí Museum

The impressive architecture of the museum is well worth the visit alone. But inside there is much more to be seen. The children immerse themselves in the world of Spanish Salvador Dalí, who painted surrealist works. The little ones will love the virtual reality attraction that allows you to walk as if you were inside the artist’s pictures.
Address: 1 Dali Blvd., St. Petersburg.
Rates: Child under 5 years does not pay; from 6 to 12 years, US $ 10; from 13 to 17, US $ 17; adults, US $ 24.
Website: thedali.org

6. Chihuly Collection
By far, they look more like bladders. Up close, the surprise: they are murano glass sculptures, works that fill the eyes of the whole family and lead to a journey through a world of colors and shapes. The pieces are signed by artist Dale Chihuly, world renowned for not letting the murano production technique die. 2 hours from Orlando.
Address: 720 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.
Rates: Child under 5 years does not pay; from 6 to 18 years, US $ 12.95; adults, $ 19.95.
Website: moreanartscenter.org


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