December launched upon us like a cast net over unsuspecting wild shiners, and now we face Christmas in only a few short weeks. The Florida highways have filled with snowbirds escaping the blustery north (flurries in Michigan already), making it a challenging time to navigate the Florida traffic. For a quick escape during those hectic Christmas shopping trips- a short hop from the Oaks Mall in Gainesville is the Florida Museum of Natural History. From Wicked Plants to a Butterfly Rainforest and even a limestone cave, there’s loads of family fun hidden in this North Central Florida gem.
Family Fun in Florida
The past few years have seen Florida as the only state not touched by snow, so while the rest of the country hunkered down to stay warm, we went fishing. Florida is different. And we like it that way. Here are the top 10 things you should do if you decide to visit our state- and they are not what you think!
Taking a break with the kids, we headed to Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Not your average state park, we were able to get up close and personal with Florida native animals and entered the bowels of a first magnitude Florida spring…
Spring Break is upon us- which can mean one long week of Netflix binging- just how many episodes of Malcolm in the Middle can a child watch? Or a marathon of Minecrafting, or bickering and arguing. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. We’ve made lists and checked them twice (sorry for stealing that line, Santa), and have thrown together some cool ways for you to celebrate (yes, celebrate!) Spring Break with your children.
Hordes of college students have descended upon Florida’s white sandy beaches, but with kids in tow, we avoid them like the plague. And for all those other parents looking for something to do for a day or more, we’ve compiled a list (yes, another one!)of places to take the family for a spring break family adventure.
So while others headed out to bag their winter venison, out we went, armed with cameras, hunting for manatees, the cows of the sea..
Our summer Gulf Coast adventure took us to many different beaches, some state parks, others road-side pull offs, but it wasn’t until we hit Pananma City Beach that we were able to find the best snorkeling location. The man-made rock jetties at St. Andrews State Park made for the perfect child-friendly snorkeling environment, and by the…