Family Friendly Vacation Destinations

Everyday life can become very strenuous. With work, school, extracurricular activities, personal life, friends, and relatives – to the point that families can lose touch with one another.  And that is why family vacations and getaways offer and give everyone a much needed opportunity to get together, relax, and enjoy time with one another. However, the vacation planning process can become a challenge to many people. With so many amazing destinations to go to, it will seem that each family member chooses a different location. It is important to take into consideration destinations that offer multiple activities to do and attractions to see and the great news is that there are a variety of great family friendly vacations out there! Orlando, Florida is known for Disney World but many families are unaware of what else the city has to offer. Located in the center of the Sunshine State, Orlando has a great deal of things to do and see.

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Disney World boasts a lot of theme park fun. With 4 main theme parks, a special water park, and Downtown Disney, there is truly something for every member of the family. Each theme park offers exciting thrill rides for the adults and older children, plus hundreds of easier rides for families with young kids. Disney World has many fun, unique, and educational exhibits and shows, too. Families can meet the United States presidents at the infamous Hall of Presidents in the Magic Kingdom park. Epcot offers a lot, too. Families can visit the entire world by walking through the World Showcase. They can try different types of food from Italy, Norway, Japan, and even Canada. Walking through the streets of the World Showcase is the closest many families will get to visiting other countries. The authenticity is amazing.

The Downtown Disney area is a great place for entertainment, dining, shopping, and games! Restaurants that are known all over the world have a home in this downtown epicenter of fun! Wolfgang Puck® Grand Cafe should definitely be among a stop for lunch or dinner since he is a famous chef who never disappoints. The Rainforest Cafe offers a unique experience where diners can eat meals in the middle of a live rainforest. With robotic animals, a small aquarium, thunder and lightening, children are especially delighted to visit this eatery. If it’s entertainment that is desired, the House of Blues can offer guests a meal and a show. Downtown Disney offers many amazing shows including La Nouba™ by Cirque du Soleil or a basic movie at the AMC Movie Theater. The Downtown Disney area offers a lot of excitement for kids, teens and especially adults.

Of course, many families want to branch away from the Disney name while on vacation. It is definitely possible in Orlando. Orlando, Florida offers many of the most famous golf courses in the world. While enjoying a game of golf, other members can hit the beaches which are only a few minutes away. Orlando offers many resorts with spas where family members can be pampered, too. Massages, facials, and beauty treatments can all featured at the hundreds of resorts in Orlando, including within the Disney area.

Orlando, Florida offers an incredible array of things to do. Families are delighted to visit the area and not only because of Disney World. With various theme parks rides and shows, great music and events, golfing, water recreation, and more, families will find the perfect place to relax and have fun in Orlando.


Gabriel Obadia is a freelance blogger who writes about making a film dvd for Video Express and a Montreal plumber.