Along International Drive in Orlando, or within easy walking distance of it, reside four attractions that the little ones, and you, can enjoy together as a family.
9067 International Dr., Orlando, 32819
From the popular Imagination Lab, where kids can create their own digital masterpieces, to the Wonder Coaster, a simulated rollercoaster that allows your child to build his or her own rollercoaster ride, WonderWorks Orlando provides fun for children of all ages.
Road trips have been a part of my family vacations since I was a little girl. Not big into flying, my parents loved piling everyone in the car and hitting the road to explore the sights of the Sunshine State. Now that I have a family of my own, I’ve carried on my love of road trips to them.
Interstate 10 covers the state from Jacksonville to Pensacola with plenty of great spots to explore along the way. Here are some of our favorite places to visit along the trek from Northeast to Northwest Florida
Jacksonville – The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, just outside Downtown Jacksonville, has close to 5,000 works of art and a fantastic art education center for children. It's the largest fine arts museum in North Florida. The Art Connections center is designed for kids, and my girls love the ‘Gallery under Five’ area, with replicas of artwork found in the main galleries -- but on a much smaller scale -- that they can touch adn appreciate.
Here’s a look at six things for families to do on St. George Island:
Disney fans – have you ever dreamed of living in Radiator Springs with Lightning McQueen?
Or maybe staying in the jungle surrounded by the Lion King characters?
Or maybe thought about going under the sea with The Little Mermaid and the fishy friends from ‘Finding Nemo’?
Summertime is about having fun and making memories with your family. Squeezing in some time for learning alongside the fun is always a good thing, too.
St. Augustine welcomes families to visit this summer and explore the living history exhibits and events taking place over the next few months.
Explore and learn this summer -- Amy Wimmer for VISIT FLORIDA
The city of St. Augustine commemorating its 450th anniversary in 2015 also is celebrating its African American heritage throughout the year with tours historic reenactments and ceremonies.
Here’s a look at how you can learn about this city’s rich history:
Through July don’t miss Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience at the St. Augustine Visitor Information Center featuring artifacts art video and more chronicaling the city’s history from its earliest days to the present. Families receive a passport at the exhibit leading them to important African-American exhibitions programs and sites around St. Augustine’s historic district many within walking distance of the information center.
Halloween is so much more than just one night of trick-or-treating, especially in Florida. Celebrations begin in September and don’t end until in November. We’re talking serious family fun.
So whether you’re looking to have a not-so-scary time with Mickey Mouse or an autumn celebration with Shamu the whale, you’ll find it here.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select nights in September through October