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Amazing Florida

Mark's verdict:

Bring it on! We love Florida! Where else can you get face to face with Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter, Cinderella and a real-life astronaut all within the space of a few days? Or swim with manatees one morning, and plunge down a mega waterslide the next? Whether your idea of fun is to paddle a kayak in the Keys or take a simulated mission to Mars, Florida delivers, big time.

Recommended tour operator: Hayes and Jarvis

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Hayes & Jarvis says

Although it’s best known for its world-beating theme parks, Florida has a wealth of family-friendly attractions from vast sandy beaches to alligator swamps. In fact, there is so much to do in the Sunshine State that you could return year after year and never do the same thing twice.

  • Orlando theme parks
  • beach resorts
  • good value

Many families stick to Orlando itself – we have selected some great places to stay, to suit all budgets.

You can stay in a hotel within one of the park complexes such as Walt Disney Resort or Universal Orlando or opt for International Drive, with an amazing range of restaurants and entertainment or on your doorstep, or Kissimmee where you’ll find spacious homes with a private pool – a popular alternative for families.

Orlando’s theme parks are destinations in themselves, plus you have waterparks, outdoor adventure, discount shopping outlets, theatre shows, spas, golf courses and much more.

You can take a virtual journey through the Himalayas on Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, or plunge down twisting water slides and relax on white sand beaches at Aquatica™. Enjoy the high speed thrills of an airboat ride to see alligators and wildlife in the swamps at Boggy Creek.

We can twin your Orlando adventure with the white sandy beaches of Gulf Coast resorts such as St Pete and Clearwater, the natural paradise that is Sanibel, glamorous Naples or vibrant Key West, for example – idle your days away shell-seeking, fishing for tiddlers or whopping bill fish or kayaking with the manatees in Fort Myers.

We are constantly looking out for the best deals to help you get the best possible value for money – you’ll find our latest special offers online.

Find more about Hayes & Jarvis family holidays in Florida.

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