As you know we are still in Florida! Panama City area now! I still can not believe how warm it has been. Anyway, I received a book, The Complete Idiots Guide to The Best Family Destinations. Since I was born in Florida, and have lived here off and on my entire life, I can actually say that they cover alot of the neat family destinations. Yes, of course they cover the big things like Disney, EPCOT, but I was surprised how many of the smaller places they cover. Like they actually mention Green Meadows Petting Farm in Kissimee. We had a great time there a few years ago. And of course there is Homosassa Springs Wildlife Park in Homosassa. They do mention the Arabian Nights, but not Medieval Times, which we were able to visit this trip while in the Orlando area. Also missing was MOSI and the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo both in Tampa and both well worth visiting.
Then when you mention the beaches, we have been to may of them. From Panama City Beach all the way to Clearwater Beach. Then of course there is the other side of the state. We love to camp on the east coast and go looking for shells in the morning. We have found sand dollars, a seahorse of two and a sharks tooth, along with many beautiful shells.
Overall they do a great job. Yes there are some places missing, but they can't cover everything in every state. This gives you a great overall resource for information. The book covers all over the US, so if you are planning a trip anywhere in the states this would be a great source of information on family locations to visit.
We used this book in Texas a year ago, and found some unique places to visit then also. I have a tendency to prefer the quieter less sought after choices, rather than the well-known crowded sites. This book includes a sampling of both!
Be sure to get this book and keep it on your shelf, you never know when you might need it.
One neighbor will receive a copy of The Complete Idiots Guide to The Best Family Destinations.
Disclosure:I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive one copy of The Complete Idiots Guide to The Best Family Destinations. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
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P.S. I like the change in color of your background in your blog, it is much easier to read.(probably an old age thing:)
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