Fun in Florida: Top Things to Do with your Family at Night

    By Jill Martin

    Family fun heats up when the sun goes down with these exciting nighttime family adventures and attractions throughout Florida.

    When the sun goes down, many families wrap up their fun in Florida for the day, but wait ’til you see what can heat up after dark!

    Adventure Landing, Jacksonville Beach

    Suit up for a family game of 3D Laser Tag. Test your driving skills when you take a fast ride around the go-kart track. Play in the MEGA arcade, take a swing at the batting cages or enjoy the kiddie rides. You may want to take a nap because this place is open until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

    Aerial Tours of Orlando

    Get a bird’s-eye view of Central Florida when you take off into the wild blue yonder on an unforgettable aerial tour. For nighttime fun in Florida, choose either a sunset or fireworks aerial tour and see your favorite theme parks in a new light – and from new heights. This is really a special evening that's perfect for a date night too!

    Bioluminescent Kayak Tours, Titusville

    Make your own light show when you paddle through Mosquito Lagoon at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge – at night. It’s a phenomenon called bioluminescence, where light is produced naturally from living organisms like jellyfish and bacteria. Movement against the water causes the water to glow, so when you paddle, glowing streaks appear!

    Boomers! Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton

    Play mini golf in the moonlight. Test your skills in the arcade. Race to victory on go-karts. This place has so much going on, you won’t slow down for a moment. With its thrilling rides, bowling, bumper boats, a rock climbing wall and more, you can definitely get your game on at Boomers.

    Family Sleepovers at Busch Gardens, Tampa

    Feed a giraffe for breakfast – after you’ve spent the night sleeping next to the tigers! Your kids will love exploring the park after dark, and the experience will provide years of bedtime stories. All sleepovers include a pizza snack, continental breakfast and hands-on educational activities.

    Family Sleepovers at SeaWorld, Orlando

    This gives all new meaning to camping in the wild! Bring your sleeping bag and you can doze off next to turtles, manatees, dolphins, beluga whales and other interesting creatures! You’ll get to do all kinds of fun and educational activities. Plus, you know the kids will love having pizza for dinner. Breakfast is included, too.

    Moonlight Zipline Safari at Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida, St. Cloud

    Your heart will definitely be beating fast as you step off that first platform to soar in the darkness! Over the pines, under the moonlight – it’s exhilarating! Kids 10 and older (and adults!) are welcome to zip in the dark at speeds up to 30 mph. Moonlight zips are held most Saturday nights.

    Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage, Kissimmee

    Watch the dazzling fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle from a pontoon boat in the Seven Seas Lagoon, but first, enjoy a swashbuckling reception at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort. This is fun for all ages and you’ll get a souvenir bandana, autographs with Captain Hook and Mr. Smee as well as other surprises!

    If You Go

    Adventure Landing, Jacksonville
    4825 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville
    904-771-2803
    www.adventurelanding.com

    Bioluminescent Kayak Tours, Titusville
    321-268-2655
    www.adayawaykayaktours.com

    Boomers! Greater Ft. Lauderdale

    1700 NW 1st Street, Dania Beach
    954-921-1411

    Boomers! Boca Raton
    3100 Airport Road, Boca Raton
    561-347-1888
    boomersparks.com

    Family Sleepovers at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
    10165 North McKinley Drive, Tampa
    888-800-5447
    www.seaworld.org/adventure-camps/bgt/sleepover/

    Family Sleepovers at SeaWorld Orlando
    7007 SeaWorld Drive, Orlando
    407-363-2200
    www.seaworld.org/adventure-camps/swf/sleepover/index.htm

    Mauiva Air Tours
    Orlando Executive Airport
    407-215-7200
    www.mauivaairtours.com

    Moonlight Zipline Safari at Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida
    4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud
    1-866-85-4EVER
    https://www.foreverflorida.com

    Pirates and Pals Fireworks Adventure
    Walt Disney World
    407-WDW-PLAY
    https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/contemporary-resort/pirates-and-pals-fireworks-voyage

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