Activities like snorkeling, dolphin encounters, and kayaking make the Florida Keys an excellent pick for a family vacation. The sunny weather year-round means the kids will be free to roam around outside and play in the sand and surf. Since some hotels in the area are more suited for children than others, we evaluated how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants, all with kids in mind.
By Aaron and Chelle Koster Walton Surfing lessons, flying over the Dry Tortugas, shopping, exploring the strange and unusual -- family vacations with teens can be fun! It begins well before the official teenage milestone, The "do I have to go along?
The only living coral barrier reef in the continental U. The curious manatees that, despite their girth, swim with grace. Refuges for rare and endangered species of birds, bugs, and sea turtles that need special care to survive.
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Looking to vacation in the Florida Keys this summer with family of three teens and I'm not sure where in the Keys to go we've never been there before. Which place would have more things for our teens to do? We're also looking for accomodations.
Me--I'd just like a lovely beach, which I realize is already somewhat out of the equation in the Keys. The end of July last Wednesday starts the mini lobster season. Hotels charge more because they can get more.
Key West is not Disney World. Fortunately, there are plenty of family-friendly activities far removed from the margarita-fueled revelry. You just have to know where to look.
This is the time of year when I like to think back on all our warm weather vacations and dream about palm trees, blue skies and sunshine. One of our favorite spring break trips was when we headed south for some family fun in the Florida Keys. When you think of the Keys, most people think about Key West, with its lure of Hemingway, Parrotheads, and the laid-back Conch Republic lifestyle.
The Florida Keys provide a relaxing and picturesque setting for a family vacation. Photo: Sunrise image by lynnmohd2 from Fotolia. The Florida Keys, a series of small islands once accessible only by boat, are connected by more than 40 bridges, providing a destination for families seeking a tropical island getaway without leaving the United States.