Orlando, the Bradenton Area & Fort Myers 14 nights from £1499 pp inc flightsBased on: 2 adults, 2 children travelling Summer Holidays 2021 Want to travel Summer Holidays 2022 instead? Book today for just £2169pp
Orlando, the Bradenton Area & Fort MyersBased on: 2 adults, 2 children travelling Summer Holidays 2021 Want to travel Summer Holidays 2022 instead? Book today for just £2169pp
14 nights from £1499 pp inc flights
This route is for those that don’t like to stay in one place too long, but still maximise their time in every destination. It is all about making the very best out of each stay over, ticking off all the highlights at every location as well as making time for some off-the-radar hidden gems that our experts highly recommend. Get wow’d in Orlando, adventurous in the Bradenton area and let your hair down in Fort Myers. This trip guarantees you and your little explorers will see all the sights, collect the best souvenirs and leave with memories that will stay with you forever.
Welcome to Orlando, Florida - Theme Park Capital of the World! Whether you and your kids are thrill-seekers or animal lovers, Orlando is the place for everyone to enjoy open-air adventures and thrills. Hop off the plane and head to your first hotel - an explorer’s paradise - Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at Seaworld. You’ll be over the moon to relax in this space and unpack before heading out for unforgettable days out to local attractions. This first section of your trip is sure to get your mind wandering as you take in all there is to explore and discover in Orlando.
Meet amazing marine animals and jump into their world on sensational rides, shows and attractions. Board a raft journeying towards the world’s tallest river rapid drop on Infinity Falls. Let an ocean of fun and adventure wash over you at SeaWorld Orlando. Explore beautiful aquariums, feed sea lions or dance with dolphins, all make for an unforgettable day.
Drive just an hour from the heart of Orlando to get an up-close and hands-on feel for the story of humans in space at Kenedy Space Centre. Experience it all from the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions. There are thousands of experiences for you to plan your dream visit and satisfy your thirst for knowledge. You can even go for a launch and experience the sights, sounds and sensations of blasting into space aboard the space shuttle!
Visit WonderWorks on Interntional Drive for an extraordinary experience. The house cannot be missed- it's upside down! This attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imaginatio, and the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Head here one evening for “The Outta Control Magic Comedy dinner show”. You will have so much fun, you will want to see it again and again!
Holiday beyond your imagination at Universal Orlando Resort. With Three thrilling theme parks and the dining and entertainment of Universal’s CityWalk - it’s days and nights of endless fun for every member of the family. Take on villains alongside your favourite superheroes at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, experience blockbuster movies at Universal Studios and go splash crazy at Volcano bay!
Just two-hour drive from the theme parks of Orlando, your next stop: the Bradenton Area Jam-packed with award-winning beaches and fun water activities for the whole family to enjoy - you really can't get much better. Bathe in the blue-green waters off the Gulf of Mexico and lounge on white sand beaches across the islands, with lush greenery surrounding the beautiful sunspots.
For this part of your trip, stay in your very own ShoreWalk Vacation condo-style villa, with a range of excellent amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. On-site you can enjoy a great pool area, a whirlpool spa, tennis courts and more. There’s also a club house with ping-pong and pool tables, a shuffleboard, and a kid’s playground ensuring plenty of fun in the sun.
For an active treetop adventure, head to TreeUmph!, the elevated adventure course. Rated the #1 treetop adventure course in Florida – this really is an activity that surely can’t be missed. Tackle wobbly bridges, hanging nets, bungee swings and bring out your inner Tarzan as you take on the Tarzan ropes.
History fans of all ages will enjoy exploring the Manatee Village Historical Park, a preserved village where you’ll take a step back in time to the 1920s. Kids can have their photo taken inside locomotives, in the schoolhouse and even see inside a general store, stocking products that have long gone out of production. The best news is, it’s free to visit with a donation, so there may be a little more room in the budget to visit the gift shop.
Experience life in the slow lane on laid-back Anna Maria Island. With seven miles of stunning beaches and natural beauty at every turn, this is heaven on Earth. Discover plenty of family-friendly beaches with safe swimming, volleyball and alfresco dining or explore the island and experience the old Florida charm of its local shops, world-class seafood restaurants and casual entertainment.
Bradenton’s Riverwalk is a great place to take the kids as there is lots for them to see and discover, plus there’s plenty to keep the grown-ups amused too. Cool off at the Family Fun Zone & Splash Pad, a colourful splash fountain with water jets and a children’s playground. Inquisitive wildlife lovers will adore the Tidal Discovery Zone where you can get up close to the water’s edge, whilst the adults will enjoy relaxing in the sunshine by the Mosaic Ampitheater.
It's time to drive 1.5 hours South to your last stop: Fort Myers! Located in southwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, this family-friendly destination is great for the explorers among you, as it’s abounded with wildlife and nature both on land and in water. Renowned for its laidback appeal, this stay conjures up barefoot getaways to relax and chill. Pair all this with a stay at GullWing Beach Resort, where you will be just steps from pristine, white sand beaches and have complete home amenities at your fingertips, thanks to the condo suite accommodation.
Get set to go to Bunche Beach in Fort Myers, where you can rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard and you don’t need experience to rent the equipment. Guided tours are offered across all levels, so they’re great for novice and experienced paddlers alike. The kayak eco tours are popular tours with common dolphin, sea turtle and manatee sightings.
Take in the sea air as you travel to Captiva Island for a day your explorers won’t want to miss. Head to Captain Randy’s for sea excursions like no other. Immerse yourself in a wonderful water world as you snorkel to collect shells, sightsee whilst fishing and see how many dolphins you can spot. Enjoy the slower pace of life here with a stop for lunch to refuel and start back out to sea.
Most people are familiar with the pristine beaches, championship golf courses and the elegant, upscale shopping and dining. But now Florida’s west coast has another treasure to be proud of – the charming waterfront area of historic downtown Fort Myers. Next to the Fort Myers pier you’ll find Times Square, an area saturated with restaurants, shops and things to do, often with street performers providing fun shows and activities. What will you discover here?
Explore some of over 100 barrier islands by boat to truly experience Fort Myers to the fullest. Many of the surrounding islands are uninhabited mangrove clusters, whilst others boast beautiful beaches, historic homes and wonderful restaurants. Enjoy fishing, sightseeing and lose yourself in the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the USA, as you watch flocks of birds migrate across land and see.
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