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Top Family Vacation Spots in Florida

by Mary Melnick

Jun 21, 2023

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Destinations / North America

With more than 400 cities in Florida, experts at FloridaRentals.com recently released the best cities in the state for family travel. After indexing all 400 towns and cities and ranking each destination against 20 different factors, the study found Orlando is the best destination for family fun.


The rankings are based on factors such as average price of a one-week stay, average hotel rating, number of restaurants, boat and water sports attractions, water and amusement parks, zoos and aquariums, attractions, and outdoor activities.


It’s no surprise the home of Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, is at the top of the ranking. Orlando features the highest number of spas and wellness facilities, allowing travelers to relax after a long day of fun-filled activities.


Tampa takes second place, offering 118 different tours to choose from, as well as 33 game and entertainment centers. The city also features many gift and specialty shops where travelers can find trip memorabilia or souvenirs for loved ones.


Next up, Sarasota comes in third, with its hotels receiving an impressive 8.17 out of 10. As the gateway to miles of beaches with soft sand and shallow waters, Sarasota is the perfect location for enjoying sea and sand adventures with the family.


“Florida is made for outdoor adventures, theme parks and of course it’s great weather all year long. With tons of destinations to check out, it is important to head to a place which is ideal for you and your family, especially if you have traveled from afar. It is interesting to see Sarasota topping Miami in the rankings. Despite Miami’s huge selection of 578 tours and 3,537 restaurants, the average cost and star ratings of its hotels rank it below Sarasota,” said a spokesperson for FloridaRentals.com.


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