Things to do on Florida’s Gulf Coast with Kids

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.

Things to do on Florida's Gulf Coast with Kids
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Best Lisbon Attractions with a Toddler

Lisbon is the beautiful, hilly capital of Portugal that is extremely family friendly.  We spent six weeks in Lisbon when our children were 2.5 years old and 10 months old.  Spending this much time in Lisbon allowed us to really learn about the city and discover all it has to offer.   We are happy to share the best Lisbon attractions that were popular with our toddler.

Best Lisbon Attractions with a Toddler

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Resort Review: Memories Flamenco Beach Resort – Cayo Coco

For two years in a row, our family stayed at the Memories Flamenco Beach Resort. After having stayed at many different resorts, the Memories Flamenco is the only resort we have returned to because of their friendly staff and great service.  These are some of our impressions of this wonderful Cuban all-inclusive resort.

Memories Flamenco Cayo Coco Resort Review

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Resort Review: Pullman Cayo Coco

Recently, our family enjoyed a terrific vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Cuba.  We stayed at the Pullman Cayo Coco, located in Cayo Coco, Cuba.  It is wonderful resort in a little part of paradise.

Pullman Cayo Coco: Resort Review

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What to Pack for an All Inclusive Vacation with Kids

We have been on a TON of all inclusive vacations.  Our first all inclusive together was a with my family when we had been dating for all of six months (gulp!).  We now go on an annual trip in November to an all inclusive resort and having the kids has not changed that.  What has changed is how we pack for our trip.  We have learned a lot about what to pack for an all inclusive vacation.

The first couple years that we brought the kids along we also filled our luggage with the snorkeling equipment and lots of novels to read.  Yeah like we had time for either of those things!

Now we fill our luggage with toys and activities for the kids. So what is in our luggage you ask …

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