As families grow and children demand more and more stimulation, it can be tempting to turn family vacations into museum laden history lessons or even hands on science experiments. While thirst for knowledge is healthy and something you can feel good about introducing the kids to, do you really want to take a chance on unleashing the dreaded "I'm bored" syndrome?
Instead, aim for a safety: waterfront fun in Florida! A trip to family friendly beach resorts or oceanside retreats is a sure way to please the likes of everyone! Greater Fort Lauderdale offers clean and safe beaches for miles of smiles!
The coastal community of Deerfield Beach is an award winning one complete with a pier for ideal fishing just moments away from Quiet Waters Water Park with a freshwater beach! Try out the water skiing with Ski Rixen or simply sun yourselves wave side in the perfect warm weather, aaahhh…..
Slather on the sunscreen and sail south to Hillsboro Beach where views of Loggerhead Sea Turtles nesting is a family favorite from March through October! Just be sure to watch your step! The beautifully restored lighthouse offers a slice of history and a light beam boasting a 28 mile navigational visibility! You'll probably be able to see it even from the next beach down the coast!
Pompano Beach is famous for its seafood festival and abundant offshore fishing! Parents may enjoy a competitive game of golf while the kids take up wake boarding with their professional instructor!
Down at Lauderdale-By-The-Sea your family is encouraged to take up snorkeling! Those that meet the challenge are rewarded with a firsthand view of Florida's natural coral reef system! Suppress those aquatically earned appetites at one of many beachside frozen yogurt or ice cream shops!
Eat fresh on the water at The Pier Restaurant, sweat out a game of fast-paced Jai-Alai, shop for antiques in the art district, climb aboard a nostalgic wooden roller coaster or partake in a private scuba lesson all in a day at Dania Beach!
Jet ski rentals are a big hit at Hollywood Beach along with the beach theater where live music provides a great backdrop for the other events available in and out of water! Similar to Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood allows for naturalist guided turtle hatchling night releases!
Down at the bottom side of Greater Fort Lauderdale your family will discover Hallandale Beach! Dad will enjoy this one as it is home to horse racing, salt water fishing, boating and even a casino!
Fort Lauderdale Beach is the perfect place to browse for waterfront real estate because one trip to the palm trees isn't going to be enough! The kids will be ready to move here for endless hours in the sun and sea so be prepared to never leave!