How to Have a Memorable Family Vacation in Northeast Florida

By Janet K. Keeler Northeast Florida is a draw for families searching for vacation fun. The best of the area is easily reached by major highway and airport, which makes it convenient for travel from just about everywhere. Beaches and attractions are the hallmark here, and are a big building block…

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How to Do Florida: Family Fishing on Anna Maria Island

HOW TO DO FLORIDA How to Do Florida host Chad Crawford's son Chase and wife, Kristy, go sheepshead fishing at sunrise off Anna Maria Island. It's the kind of shared experience that bonds families and gives kids memories they'll keep for the rest of their lives…

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6 Florida Lighthouses Your Family Will Love

Florida’s lighthouses are full of intrigue – and climbing provides amazing views, good exercise and a glimpse into the past. These six beacons are sure to pique the whole family’s curiosity: St. Augustine Lighthouse Guarding Florida’s oldest port, the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum’s black…

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The Story of the Tiles at the Columbia Restaurant in Tampa

Along busy 21st Street in Tampa's Ybor City, an artist meticulously restores the Columbia's heritage. By Tom Scherberger Tampa's historic Columbia Restaurant would not be what it is without its tiles: thousands of them, hand-painted terra cotta, adorning the walls inside and out. "They speak…

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LEGOLAND Florida Water Park

By Carrie McLaren Grab your swimsuits and the sunscreen… LEGOLAND Water Park at LEGOLAND Florida in Winter Haven is geared toward families with children ages two to 12,and features more than four million LEGO bricks in an interactive setting. The Joker Soaker water playground features brightly…

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Top 10 Awesome Family Adventures in Florida

By Chelle Koster Walton Ten totally awesome family adventures with options for kids of different age ranges. This year, when the teacher asks your kids what they did on vacation, they won't have to hang their heads, mumble and turn red. Instead, they can brag about their totally awesome…

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At HorsePower, Kids Connect with Animals

By Sarah Whitman Surrounded by her biggest supporters at HorsePower for Kids Inc., a nonprofit farm in Oldsmar, Fla., 4-year-old Maddie Dary visited ponies – and giggled. For Maddie, who battles leukemia, it was a special morning at the farm, which houses more than 25 horses and 50-plus other…

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Best Family Beaches in Florida

By Chelle Koster Walton Check out the best family beaches in Florida and local resorts that welcome you and the kids. Bright and busy, they've got color, they've got action, they've got toys and excitement. These family-friendly beaches in Florida's Gulf Coast — Clearwater Beach, Fort Myers…

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Waterscape Condos Bring Family Fun to Fort Walton Beach

Waterscape in Fort Walton Beach adds water park fun and island-style elegance to the Northwest Florida coastline when it opens this spring. It features a 10-foot-tall waterfall, free-form pool, play area for kids and even a LAY-Z-RIVER, all on the stunning Emerald Coast beachfront. Azure, a…

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