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Old 02-05-2019, 11:32 AM
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2 girls, aged 11 and 9, me and wife, where would you ideally stay in Fl for a family vacation? Thinking of taking in the Kennedy space center (assuming it's still there and worth seeing) any other ideas? This would be Easter week.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:36 AM
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We are doing Marco Island that week
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2 girls, aged 11 and 9, me and wife, where would you ideally stay in Fl for a family vacation? Thinking of taking in the Kennedy space center (assuming it's still there and worth seeing) any other ideas? This would be Easter week.
Take them somewhere where they can go snorkeling. It’s always a huge hit with the young ones in my fam. Lots of places in South Florida where you can find shallow water spots and pack a picnic lunch. Disclaimer....this will likely result in you having to bring them back repeatedly.
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Just did kennedy space center this year with some cousins an uncle and my mom(ages 55-87)

I intitially wenbt with reservations but really enjoyed the Center-I think I dis this way back when with my family but didn't remember much if anything

Get there EARLY we only had 1/2 day and could have spent more time for sure
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:47 AM
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Destin or anywhere in the keys.
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keys if its in the budget,
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:54 AM
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solid choice, Kennedy is definitely worth the admission and the cocoa beach area has a lot to offer. Might not be beach weather just yet but plenty of full day head boats out of port Canaveral if you want to fish with the family...I've been out there a few times in late March and caught ARS, a King mack and plenty of grunts
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:00 PM
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Mix it up, Kenndy, then Blue Spring or Wekiwa spring state park and then River Ranch for a weekend so you can go to the Rodeo.
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Sanibel/Captiva if you want more of an old Florida flair. Park your car, rent a golf cart, and never get in your car again for however long you're there for the most part. Beaches, golf/tennis, boat rentals, etc. At South Seas, there's a mini-water park, candy/ice cream shop, pools, beautiful 9-hole golf course, etc. Restaurants are mostly accessible by golf cart, both on an off the property. Rent a boat and go to Cabbage Key for a burger, and hit Cayo Costa state park (only accessible by water), or charter a fishing expedition, all minutes from the resort.

Just another option.
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Old 02-05-2019, 12:03 PM
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Looking for something similar in August with my 3 year old. Not opposed to staying a couple different places. Would like to see Everglades and do an airboat tour.
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Closed for renovations, but our girls liked the weekiwachee mermaids for something different, maybe on the way down stop there for that then keep going?

https://weekiwachee.com/mermaids/
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Closed for renovations, but our girls liked the weekiwachee mermaids for something different, maybe on the way down stop there for that then keep going?

https://weekiwachee.com/mermaids/
Thanks, we're there last aug, the girls loved it.
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Looking for something similar in August with my 3 year old. Not opposed to staying a couple different places. Would like to see Everglades and do an airboat tour.

Keep in mind August in Florida tends to get a bit warm and buggy. As a Floridian I like it but if your not used to that it can ruin a trip for ya.
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Keep in mind August in Florida tends to get a bit warm and buggy. As a Floridian I like it but if your not used to that it can ruin a trip for ya.
We live in NC. It's kinda similar here in August.
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  1. The Nations oldest city is worth a stop on the way, lots of history. Definitely a day full of fun. Kennedy Space Center is also a good choice along with the Keys.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:25 PM
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Silver Springs, Wild Waters, St. Augustine, Suwannee River
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I can think of a place...
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Lots of day trips from the Orlando Rea

Take them snorkeling with manatees at Crystal River.

Space Center

New,Smyrna Beach

Florida Aquarium in Tampa

St Augustine
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
Lots of day trips from the Orlando Rea

Take them snorkeling with manatees at Crystal River.

Space Center

New,Smyrna Beach

Florida Aquarium in Tampa

St Augustine
Kinda what I'm looking for. Thanks

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