Experience Sir Richard Branson’s vision for train travel onboard Brightline, also known as Virgin Trains USA rail. Whether the kids are exploring Florida’s hot spots on their own and need an efficient way to traverse the new locale or you have the whole family in tow and need a ride, there are a few reasons train travel should be on your radar for your next Florida vacation.
Special Tour Deals
This train line boasts various tours and unique, limited-time offers your family might enjoy taking advantage of. The kids can meet their favorite good guys on Superhero Saturdays and parents will love that the little ones ride free all summer and the various other holiday specials throughout the year.
While the train line began as a fun, affordable way for young professionals and tourists to get to and from hot spots in Florida, it’s also a great way to navigate different cruise ports. Get the kids from the airport to the cruise ship and back along a scenic rail ride.
See More for Less
Enjoy travel through Florida without all the driving a typical family vacation would entail. Explore Miami, with direct stops at the stadium for Miami Marlins games, or lounge on the sandy beaches of West Palm Beach. Take advantage of the train’s easy access through the state’s must-see locales, and save further with Lyft discount combos. Explore the city, day or night, like a local.
Travelers can hop on and ride to and from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami for the trifecta of Florida nightlife and airport access. Don’t forget, kids ride free, but everyone else pays $10–30 a ticket, depending on class of seat. Rides range 35–90 minutes.
Fly and Ride
Families can easily land at Fort Lauderdale’s airport, spend some time enjoying the city, or hop on the train and head to the iconic shores of West Palm Beach and stroll the artsy streets of Miami, or all of the above.
Enjoy fun shopping, dining, beach life and night moves in a different city, every day. Traveling by railway is a throwback way to see a new destination, while savoring the ride. Hop around the Sunshine State with the kids like a road trip, but you don’t have to navigate, drive or stop for gas. It’s an all-around win.
If you are a lover of thrill rides and rollercoasters, you better start thinking about a future trip to test out some new ones in Orlando, Florida’s, theme parks. Throughout the next year, some theme parks are expecting a number of thrilling additions and experiences for willing guests. From two long-anticipated coasters slated to open next year in Walt Disney World to a yet-to-be-announced Jurassic Park roller coaster set to open in Universal Orlando, thrill-seekers and coaster fanatics will be in awe.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
The first refreshing aspect of Morgan’s Wonderland is its inspiration; a real person instead of a cast of cartoon characters. The second, all the more innovative and meaningful, her parents channeled her resilience and zest for life into a destination of pure family fun, designed to be more inclusive than some of the most-visited theme parks on the planet.