When the winter blues have you down, let the Sunshine State cheer you back up. Whether your family is a bunch of snowbirds already heading south for the winter or looking for a way to warm up, here are some of the best Florida beaches you should consider running away to this month.
Families with children of theme-park-age might want to put Jungle Island in Miami on their radar. The 80-year-old park is celebrating its multimillion-dollar rebirth as an eco-adventure destination with an eye-popping Festival of Lights, set to run through Jan. 8.
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.
Miami Beach tends to be synonymous with swanky nightlife, colorful beaches lined with luxury homes, high-end shops and endless international cocktail and dining establishments along the way. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the case for summer vacationers. Even on a budget, bring the family on a summer getaway and enjoy all the day-to-night fun the beach town has to offer.
Do you have millennials in your family — or are you one yourself? If so, Compare the Market, a U.K.-based price comparison website that has been tracking travel trends since 2006 has a list of its bucket list destinations just right for this adventurous demographic.