When you think of “amusement park”, you probably think of a day trip, right? Me, too. Until our recent trip to Carowinds Amusement Park. Carowinds can be a full family vacation complete with days of riding roller coaster rides, water park fun, time meeting Snoopy and the gang, food (lots of food), drinks, camping in a tent, RV or a staying in a cabin, and a ton of memories without ever leaving Carowinds!
4 Tips for Planning the Best Possible Family Vacation
The best vacations are often the ones that happen with the least planning. Instead of heading out on a family vacation that deteriorates into something worthy of a comedy film, there is still hope. Family vacations don’t have to be stressful so long as you follow these important tips.
Baby it’s cold outside! If you’re like me, you are ready to see the sunshine again! We all know that Florida is home to Disney World, Sea World and Busch Gardens. However, there is so much more to see in the state. Florida is a great winter vacation destination!
Here are a few of my bucket list places to visit:
Billie Swamp Safari – Billie Swamp Safari is located on the Indian Reservation of Big Cypress Seminole. The safari is set on 2,200 acres of Florida Everglades. The highlight of the safari is the Swamp Buggy Eco Tour, an hour adventure through the swamp in a swamp buggy, where you get the chance to experience close-up views of wildlife such as alligators, deer and bison.
Butterfly World – Butterfly World is located in Coconut Creek, Florida and was established in 1988. It is the world’s largest butterfly park, which houses approximately 5,000 live butterflies. There are several exhibits at Butterfly World including The Insectarium which houses insects such as moths, beetles, butterflies and scorpions and the Tropical Rain Forest Aviary which houses butterflies, tropical plants, free flying birds and a waterfall.
Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Family Fun Center – The Daytona Lagoon Waterpark and Family Fun Center is a waterpark and family entertainment center located in Daytona Beach. The park opened in 2005 and features 12 rides and 2 mini-golf courses. Water rides in Adventure Mountain, Castaway Bay and Blackbeard’s Revenge and dry rides include the Rock Wall and Grand Prix Go-Kart Raceway.
The Kennedy Space Center – The John F. Kennedy Space Center is located on Florida’s east coast. It is the home to NASA’s space launches since 1968 including Apollo 11 and the Space Shuttle Endeavour.