Florida is a pocket of paradise for all of the family to enjoy. With year-round sunshine, world-class theme parks and impeccable beaches, its a world away from the everyday. Below is your ultimate guide to Florida, including places to Eat/Drink, Golf Resorts, Places of Interest and Shopping facilities.

Places to stay

Many families opt to stay in a villa with a private pool when holidaying in Florida, especially for families with children, it’s a great option. If staying in a villa isn’t for you, there are a wide array of hotel options for you to choose, from the fabulous hotels located onsite/near the major theme parks, to the buzzing area of the international drive.

Places to Eat/Drink

Bahama Breeze

At Bahama Breeze, you can enjoy the fabulous Caribbean cuisine and delicious handcrafted cocktails in a vibrant Caribbean Island atmosphere. Don’t miss the happy hour with speciality cocktails and half price appetisers.

Longhorn Steakhouse

If you are looking for a great steakhouse, this restaurant offers a delicious choice of beef, ribs, chops and more a feast for the eyes and the belly!

Miller Ale House

If you’re a sports fan and like good food, this is a great place to visit, you can eat, drink and watch sports without spending a fortune.

Olive Garden

The Olive Garden offers casual family dining specialising wonderful Italian-American Cuisine and is a real treat.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country store if you fancy some home-style cooking in a cosy, country atmosphere.


Orange Lake Golf

Orange Lake Golf offers a Championship Course designed by Arnold Palmer, boasting two distinct play experiences.

Disney Magnolia Golf Course

Named for its majestic Magnolia trees, this Championship Golf Course is the longest of the Walt Disney World Resort Golf Courses.

Kissimmee Bay Country Club

Kissimmee Bay was designed and opened by Lloyd Clifton in 1990, and was cut out of an oak forest. Graced by the presence of old oaks and lofty cypress trees this traditional style championship Golf Course is a pleasure to play on.

Harmony Golf Preserve

Built on a 260-acre wildlife preserve, Harmony Gold Preserve is a Johnny Miller Signature Design Course and maintains the highest degree of environmental quality


Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is the Mediterranean inspired outdoor shopping village, with more than 160 designer and brand outlets stores including Gap, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Burberry. Here, you can enjoy a fabulous shopping experience and exceptional savings.

Florida Mall

The Florida Mall is Central Florida’s largest shopping centre, with more than 250 retail, dining and entertainment options, including, Macy’s, JCPenney, MAC Cosmetics, Michael Kors, the Crayola Experience,  M&M’s World Store and Carlos`s Bakery (for those Cake Boss fans)


Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a fabulous place to visit, offering a mix of unique shops, dining and lively entertainment.


Universal Orlando’s Citywalk offers amazing dining, shopping and entertainment options, located in the centre of Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure


If you are a sports fan and travelling during the relevant sporting season, why not go and see a game at the Amway Centre? The fun and excitement is simply amazing, even those non-sports fans will enjoy the atmosphere here. An alternative option would be to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, whilst a game of American Football can last longer than some sports, the experience if fantastic and you are sure to be hooked before you leave.

Celebration Town Centre

If you want to visit somewhere a little different, the Celebration Town Centre offers traditional shops and boutiques/ Here, there are plenty of lovely restaurants serving a range of cuisines. The town of Celebration also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, from perusing fine art to dancing to family-friendly music, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

Old Town and Funspot America

Old Town is the recreation of a classic Florida town, with unique shops, restaurants, rides and entertainment this a great place to visit for classic American fun. Every Saturday, Old Town hosts the Saturday Night Cruise. Show quality cars including Hot Rods, Street Rods, and Antiques start arriving in the afternoon and park along Trophy Row where these classics are shown off. During the evening, these cars cruise down Old Towns brick-paved Main Street which is such fun.

Next to Old Town is Fun Spot America, offering fun for all the family, with rides for younger children and rides more suited for thrill seekers, as well as an Arcade, food and beverage outlets.


This amazing alligator park and wildlife preserve is a great alternative to the larger theme parks found in Florida.

Balloon Flight over Orlando

A hot air balloon ride will take you on a breath-taking flight across the sky. Enjoy spectacular views and tranquillity of the morning sunrise as you float over the fabulous Orlando landscape.

Airboat Rides

An Airboat ride is a great way to experience the iconic central Florida Everglades and see exotic birds and alligators in their natural environment.

Clearwater Beach

Located not too far from Orlando, Clearwater Beach is a fantastic place to work on your tan and enjoy the warm Gulf Coast waters. With plenty of local beachfront restaurants and a play park for the kids, this is a fun and relaxing alternative to the busy theme parks.

I-Drive 360              

Located in central Orlando, this is a great entertainment complex for families. Ride the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye with views from 400 feet in the air, explore the Orlando Aquarium or wander around Madame Tussauds Orlando. With plenty of dining and entertainment options, the IDrive 360 is a fun place to visit.

So there you have it, Florida really is fun for all the family. If you require more information on Florida and want to know more about this spectacular place just contact Destina:

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