It is no mystery to many Florida’s Gulf Coast is a beautiful place to visit with wonderful weather. We were lucky enough to spend 5 weeks in this area after our first child. This afforded us with the opportunity to hit up every town in that area: Clearwater, Tampa Bay, St. Pete’s, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Hudson and Indian Rock to name just a few.
We found ourselves quite surprised by the diverse options of places to explore. Quite often, none of these activities required a theme park admission and many of them included exploring Florida’s beautiful natural outdoors. If you’re looking for kid-friendly activities in Florida’s Gulf Coast, consider our suggestions below.
Most family vacations to Orlando often involve a trip to Disney or Universal Studios. While these destinations are truly incredible, Orlando has plenty of other fun family activities. During a seven week stay in the Orlando and Kissimmee area, only one day was spent at Disney. That left us plenty of time to explore the other fun and exciting things Orlando has to offer. Make sure you check out our savvy tips at the bottom to see how to save money when visiting Orlando with kids!