Best Places in Florida to Travel to Before Kids Start School Again
Best Places in Florida to Travel to Before Kids Start School Again

Best Places in Florida to Travel to Before Kids Start School Again

The new school year is about to start! There’s one last chance to get in some quality family vacation time, so here are the best places in Florida to travel to before your kids go back to school.


Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola has amazing white sand beaches. All you want to do is grab a cocktail from the local beach bar and layout in the sun and play in the surf all day long. We highly recommend taking at least a day to do that and when you are well rested, head out to visit some of the amazing locations in the Pensacola area.

National Sea Shore

The National Sea Shore runs along the coast in Pensacola and is home to some of the most beautiful sand we have seen and the waters are a beautiful aquamarine. You enter the park and drive through miles of sand on each side of you and then come upon beautiful beaches to swim, relax, or play on.

Fort Pickens

Fort Pickens was completed in 1834 after the US decided to fortify all of its major ports. You are now able to go and walk among the ruins of the fort and get a feel for what the soldier’s life was like back then while looking out over the beaches and ocean.

Destin, Florida

In Destin, the beaches are filled with soft white sand and the water is crystal clear with a hint of emerald green. The sunsets are phenomenal and there is nothing like sitting on the beach, listening to the waves, as the sun beams down on you.

What’s nice about Destin is if you want a quiet beach scene you get that when you are on the beach. If you want activity and action you head to the main road which is about a half mile from the beach and you have every shop, restaurant, and activity you could want.

Destin is definitely one of the best things to do in Florida with kids.

Southern Star Dolphin Cruise

If you want to see dolphins in the wild, this is the cruise for you. Travelers can see dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean and some of them even came up to swim next to boats! Local captains say all day their crews are talking to each other so that they know where the dolphins have been so they can almost guarantee you will see dolphins on your trip.

One of the coolest things to do with kids in Florida.

St. Augustine, Florida

One of the best places to visit in Florida for history is St. Augustine. As you walk down George Street you feel like you are walking back in time and drinking from the Fountain of Youth feels surreal. The city itself is beautiful then add in the ocean and the surrounding attractions and you have a great family travel destination.

The Fountain Of Youth

The grounds are really cool and tell a great story about the history of the area. You are able to bring your dogs when visiting the Fountain of Youth and they can drink from the fountain too! Who doesn’t wish their dog could live forever. St. Augustine is a very dog-friendly location and a lot of attractions and restaurants in the area let you bring pets with you.

You can explore the grounds where they have a large Timucuan family house, and a Nihi Paha, a special meeting house recreated to show how the Native Americans used to live in the area. There was also staff on hand to give demonstrations and presentations about how the Timucuan lived.

Old Trolley Tour

If you are looking for an overview of St Augustine and to learn about the history jump on an Old Trolley Tour. The tour will take you around the city with 23 stops – where you can jump on and off the trolley all day long. It highlights over 100 points of interest. It is a great way to get around the city and to learn some great trivia about St. Augustine.

P.S. we recommend jumping off at the winery for a free wine sampling as well as the distillery! It will be the best ride you’ll never remember!

Siesta Key Beach

Siesta Key Beach is known for its huge stretch of soft white sand.
Seriously, once you park which can be a challenge at this uber-popular beach, you will walk for what feels like a mile to get from your car across the beach to a spot by the bright blue ocean. It is worth it. Just keep in mind the trek to the beach and don’t bring every beach chair and sand toy that you have. There is a concession stand and bathrooms located by the parking lot so you don’t have to bring your own food if you don’t want.

The surrounding town is a cool beach town if you are looking to stay for a night or head out for dinner.

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