Orlando bowling is a great way to escape boredom and Florida's excessive heat. Kids can comfortably gather in air conditioning and get off electronic devices during an afternoon of bowling—an activity guaranteed to be a great time for kids and adults alike. Read on for the best bowling in Orlando!
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Not only is Cocoa Beach, Florida one of the top surfing cities along the east coast, it's also a prime spot to take a weekend trip for Orlando families. Located about an hour away from Orlando, Cocoa Beach welcomes kids of all ages and has remained an iconic surf destination since the 1950s! Orlando families will have a great time in Cocoa Beach, cooling off from the summer heat and making awesome memories.
Here are 25 things to do in Cocoa Beach, Florida with kids, including tasty Cocoa Beach restaurants and wonderful Cocoa Beach, Florida hotels and resorts. If you'd like more ideas about Florida vacations, take a look at our Florida Family Travel Guide!
Budget weekend getaways for Orlando families are great ways to enjoy the beauty of Florida while saving money. There are fantastic Florida cities perfect for weekend trips from Orlando that feature great weather and lots of family activities. We've focused on budget-friendly, weekend destinations located near Orlando for families to have an awesome time without breaking the bank!
Orlando parks make the perfect spot for fun birthday parties! Think about it —one of the greatest benefits of living in Central Florida is our amazing weather. This allows for outdoor activities, mostly year-round, including birthday parties al fresco! Families have their pick from lovely Orlando parks to host birthday parties. These birthday party parks provide easy access to restrooms, parking, fresh air (obviously), budget-friendly spaces, and of course, kids can be as loud as they want! Keep reading to learn about awesome Orlando parks ready to host the best birthday parties.
Looking for ways to share your holidays with others? Families can volunteer in Orlando this holiday season, as parents and children help their neighbors in the community. The holiday season can be especially tough for those in need and offers a wonderful chance to give back, especially during winter break and school vacations. Read below for just some of the many deserving local organizations and programs to volunteer in Orlando!
Whatever your family's cause, there are ways for you and your children to help! Kids may even find that the joy of sharing and generosity is so wonderful, they'll want to do it all year long. Happy holidays to all our Mommy Poppins families!
There's so much to do in Orlando for every age, including those who haven't even celebrated their first birthday. The first year of baby's life is so special—full of wonder and firsts. It goes by so quickly! Make the most of baby's first year with our "Baby Bucket List" for Orlando babies. Get ready to make some great memories!
Orlando schools are back in session and that means the inevitable back-to-school shopping spree! Going beyond standard school supplies like pencils and crayons, many kids want to add to their closets and drawers. Just one growth spurt and your child may require an entirely new collection of pants and shorts! And with all those changing sizes in clothes and shoes, a new wardrobe can get quite pricey. Consignment shops to the rescue! Save money by visiting Orlando thrift and consignment stores for kids. Children can enjoy "new" back-to-school outfits, while parents can enjoy more money in the bank.
There's lots of reasons to shop resale shops! At a time when everything seems to get more expensive by the week, shopping from a thrift or consignment store is a great economic choice. Thrifting supports environmental sustainability, by repurposing clothing that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill. And the profits of some thrift stores go to important causes that help the community, like job-skills training and animal shelters.
Read on and learn about some great consignment stores near Orlando!
If you are looking for an exciting family adventure while exploring native wildlife and vegetation, Everglades airboat tours are a MUST! While the Florida Everglades are a few hours from Orlando by car, the gateway to the Everglades is in Central Florida's backyard, and only accessible by airboat rides. Orlando is fortunate to have a variety of airboat tour companies, each specializing in specific airboat experiences to give your family the adventure of a lifetime.
For those who don't know, airboats, also known as fan boats, swamp boats, or plane boats, are powered by motors or engines that move massive propeller. The above-water propeller engine allow these flat-bottom boats to skim shallow waters, ideal for the Florida Everglades and other swamps. The airboat tours are loud, fast, and exciting, plus riders may get to see alligators, turtles, wild hogs, birds, and other native animals.