The Kids Will Love It!
Beaches Year 'Round - Florida's Gulf Coast beaches are world renowned and have activities abound. Swimming, snorkeling, strolling in search of the perfect shell, building a sand castle or merely basking in the sun are activities found year 'round here in Florida. There are many notable beaches in the area so you will have plenty of oceanfront to explore.
Baseball Vacation (spring training) - Florida is home to the Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays throughout the year, but in the springtime Florida plays host to several Major League training camps. Honing their skills before the season begins, these teams dual it out at fields across the state and the Red Sox/Twins call Fort Myers their home for the spring. Thirteen locations span Florida from Fort Myers to the home of the Bluejays in Dunedin. The Atlanta Braves winter at Lake Buena Vista, and farthest to the south on the east coast of the state, the Cardinals and Marlins call Jupiter their winter home. You can take the kids to a ball game several times a week during Spring Training in Florida.
Theme Park Capital - Florida is famous for Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Universal Studios and SeaWorld all within a few hours drive from the Gulf Coast. Closer to Fort Myers, for a day of fun there is Busch Gardens and Adventure Island Water Park in Tampa, and Lego Land in St. Petersburg. All are great theme parks for the kids, and give you many entertainment options for your Florida trip.
Cape Canaveral – The space coast of Florida features Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, home of the country’s space program. Here you can see the rockets that began the space race, took men to the moon, and prototypes of satellites that have given us a better view of the universe. Your kids can take a guided tour of the space center with an astronaut, participate in education programs, and see the past and future of space travel.
A Husband's Dream Vacation
Golf - You can hit the links at over 12 locations in Fort Myers and if you tire of those courses, travel a little further north or south and pick up a new course. Golf is a big deal in Florida and just as the beaches allow year 'round pleasures, the golf courses do the same for those who enjoy a round or two of golf.
Take a Cruise - The Key West Express and her sister ships offer trips from Fort Myers or Marco Island to Key West. Spend the night in the country's southernmost city, enjoy sunrises on the Atlantic and sunsets on the Gulf. If you would like to stay local; dinner cruises, shelling, and fishing cruises are offered along the coast. For those who would like to travel further afield, Carnival and Royal Caribbean offer a passage from Tampa to exotic Caribbean ports.
Gator Wrestling Lessons - For the brave of heart, you can learn to wrestle an alligator at Gatorland, in Orlando. You will learn the art of gator wrestling from a professional and then defy gravity as you test the zip line that crosses 350 feet above the Alligator Breeding Marsh.
Fly a Jet, Rent a Lamborghini - Take your Florida vacation to the edge and look at Florida from a different perspective from the cockpit of an L-39 fighter jet in Tampa. Used as a trainer for Russian pilots and cosmonauts, the L-39 is perfect for your flight over the Gulf of Mexico. Or, you can spend the day as one of the rich and famous, behind the wheel of a Lamborghini Aventador for a few hours as you cruise the beaches.
Don't forget About The Wife
Luxury Shopping -Luxury Malls, boutiques, and specialty shops are found in most Florida cities, but a trip to St. Armand's Circle, will give your wife an exotic experience as she winds her way through the specialty shops that line the streets of this Florida Key.
Art Basil - Beginning in Miami Beach on December 1 and running to the fourth, Art Basil will display 250 galleries from 31 countries at the Miami Beach Convention Center.