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Florida Summer Vacation Fun

Summer Fun from A to Z: 26 Florida Vacation Suggestions for Summer

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Florida summer fun is as easy as A-B-C! From popular attractions to zany getaways, here are 26 suggestions for summer fun.

Astronaut Encounters! Are you a space fan? Now you can come face-to-face with a real astronaut at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex – you can even dine with an astronaut!

Beach lovers love sand! There are miles of great sand along Florida's coast, but we have the scoop on simply sand-sational beaches.

Canoe Getaways! Florida has so many great places to paddle. No other state can match its variety of water. These paddle perfect canoe getaways are the perfect way to relax and enjoy Florida's matchless beauty.

Dinosaur World isn't just another theme park... it's an adventure! You'll take a step back in time as you explore this outside museum that offers hands-on children's activities including a fossil dig. Dinosaur World is educational and fun! >Take a photo tour of Dinosaur World.

Edison-Ford Winter Estates are open year round for tours of the tropical gardens and stylish homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. See Edison's laboratory where he spent so many hours and an artifact museum.

Fort Myers & Sanibel Island is a favorite vacation destination for About's former Information Technology Guide (and my brother), DC Stultz. Tag along as he combines sun, sand, and shopping for some picture perfect R&R in Fort Myers and neighboring Sanibel Island.

Great places to pull over! Pull over and stop at these little-known attractions... now that you know where they are.

Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park is far from the glitzy world of theme parks... it is a different world where you can explore the "real Florida." I like to call it Nature's Theme Park – you'll call it a great discovery!

Islamorada is known today as the "Sportfishing Capital of the World." Home to three state parks, Islamorada offers a variety of eco-tours, historic trails, and beach-front camping. Diving, snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and even feeding tarpon off of the docks are just some of the adventures awaiting visitors.

John's Pass Village in Madeira Beach offers shopping, dining, entertainment and a wide array of water activities, all in a turn-of-the-century looking fishing village. Spend just a few hours or the entire day at John's Pass Village strolling through shops and enjoying a variety of dining experiences.

King-size fun is just a splash away at any of these Florida water parks!

Look no further than Lake Placid for an interesting day. The Town of Murals (with more than 40) is also the Caladium Capital of the World with a celebration in of the colorful plant held each year in August.

Mickey Mouse where are you? It's great fun to play super-sleuth while you're at Disney World Resort. What started as an inside joke has evolved into a cult-like obsession to many guests as they try to find the many Hidden Mickey's.

Nature's Theme Parks provide a glimpse into the "real" Florida. Discover another world away from the whirl of theme parks... discover "nature's theme parks."

Optional... clothing that is! Florida can no longer cover up the naked truth... nude and clothing-optional resorts are taking off.

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