America: Florida for kids

Beautiful beaches, national parks and great cities such as Miami and Orlando, not to mention Disney World! This is Florida, the Sunshine State of North America. The ideal destination for a family trip by rental car, at a leisurely pace, with overnight stays in resorts with many facilities or beautiful villas by the sea. The beach is never far away and there is plenty of time for fun trips and excursions along the way. Now that KLM is flying directly from Amsterdam to Miami, you can be there in no time!

Travel by car at a calm pace with overnight stays in lovely villas close to the beach. Enjoy enough time for small trips, shopping or simply to enjoy the sun and the sea. The journey begins in Miami’s South Beach with its striking pastel-colored Art Deco buildings and the hottest neighborhood in the city. Children can enjoy a visit to a crocodile farm, Seaquarium, Jungle Parrot Island or Monkey Jungle.

Then it’s off to the Florida Keys a chain of tropical islands south of Miami, by rental car. The islands  are connected to the mainland and to each other by 42 bridges. Key West is an experience in itself; a cozy place with a Caribbean atmosphere. On Duval Street you can admire the brightly painted houses. The absolute highlight of Hawk’s Cay resort is the “Dolphin Connection”. Here children can learn about dolphins in a three-hour program. Depending on the program, the children can also swim and play with the dolphins. Overnight in a sunset villa at Hawk’s Cay Resort.

The journey continues further to Marco Island and en route you can stop for a walk or bike ride in the Everglades National Park. This is the largest subtropical wilderness in North America, a safe breeding ground for many bird species, caimans, and sea turtles. It is also possible to take an airboat trip just outside the National Park over the swamp plains.

The islands of Sanibel and Captiva are connected to the mainland by means of a toll bridge and the main attractions are the wide white beaches with thousands of washed up shells and the beautiful nature parks. The South Seas Island Resort is located at the very tip of Captiva Island, directly on the Gulf of Mexico and surrounded by a 4 kilometer long sandy beach. At the resort has a marina where you can rent boats and take sailing lessons. Other activities: dolphin cruise, nature walks with biologist or a kayak trip. Overnight at South Seas Island Resort.

Travel along the coast in a southerly direction to Naples (280 km / 3 hours) from where the crossing from the west coast to the east coast of Florida is made. From Miami you can fly back to Amsterdam.

Indicative price from € 2450 per person based on 4 people
Including: flight by plane via Miami, return non-stop, car rental Dodge Caravan Minivan or equivalent, incl. Insurance, 12 overnight stays based on accommodation. The journey can be adjusted and extended as desired.


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