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Florida holidays 2019 – we reveal the best travel deals for families

From the theme parks of Orlando to Miami Beach and the Florida Keys, find out where to head on a family holiday to the Sunshine State
 

WITH a warm climate,  endless sandy beaches and world-famous theme parks, Florida has long been a popular family holiday spot for Brits.

Temperatures range between 25C and 31C between November and May and there are a range of activities to amuse everyone - read on to find out where to go for a trip that won't break the bank.

 Visit Universal Studios while staying in Orlando on your Florida family holiday
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Visit Universal Studios while staying in Orlando on your Florida family holiday

Orlando

Home to more than a dozen theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Orlando is popular first choice for a Florida family trip.

From Universal Studios and Epcot to water parks and incredible food; Orlando has something for everyone.

Check out holiday deals for a one-week stay - including hotel and flights - from £422pp for February 2019 on British Airways and from £423pp with On the Beach.

 Kissimmee is a great value alternative to Orlando with scenic surroundings, easy access to the theme parks and al-fresco cafes and restaurants
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Kissimmee is a great value alternative to Orlando with scenic surroundings, easy access to the theme parks and al-fresco cafes and restaurants

Kissimmee

Located just south of Orlando on the northern shore of Lake Toho, Kissimmee is a great base from which to explore the many theme parks but also boasts its own attractions including amazing scenery, top shopping and al-fresco eating options.

Plus, it's a bit of a hidden gem, with great value deals such as a one-week holiday - including hotel and flights - for February 2019 with On the Beach starting from £380pp. Book here.

And Love Holidays are featuring a one-week flights plus hotel holiday deal from £387pp for January 2019. Book here.

 Clearwater Beach in the Tampa Bay area has soft, powdery sand and warm, turquoise waters the whole family will enjoy
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Clearwater Beach in the Tampa Bay area has soft, powdery sand and warm, turquoise waters the whole family will enjoy

St Petersburg & Clearwater

Head to Florida's Tampa Bay area for pristine beaches, top-notch seafood restaurants,and art galleries, plus boat tours, a marine aquarium and mini golf for the little ones.

Visitors can explore the cultural attractions and historic district of St Petersburg or catch some rays on the powdery sands and turquoise waters of St Pete's and Clearwater Beaches.

Book a seven-night break - including hotel and flights - from £578pp with British Airways or from £549pp with Love Holidays for travel in February 2019.

 Miami has incredible beaches, restaurants and a buzzing cultural scene - with plenty of family-friendly attractions
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Miami has incredible beaches, restaurants and a buzzing cultural scene - with plenty of family-friendly attractions

Miami

Packed with popular beaches, bars and eateries, Miami also boasts child-friendly attractions such as the Science Museum, Children's Museum and Miami Zoo.

The whole family will enjoy getting back to nature at the Everglades National Park, where you can kayak, canoe, meet flamingos and maybe the odd crocodile.

The palm-tree-lined avenues come with a hefty price tag, but there are deals to be found with prices starting from £545pp on Virgin Holidays and from £533pp on Travel Supermarket for a seven-night stay before Christmas 2018. Book now.

 In the Florida Keys. you can take a boat trip, snorkel and scuba dive
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In the Florida Keys. you can take a boat trip, snorkel and scuba dive

The Florida Keys

For a piece of paradise you'll love as much as the kids, the Florida Keys are an idyllic string of tropical islands located in Southern Florida.

You can become a proper beach bum here and have a chance to swim with dolphins and snorkel or scuba dive - as the keys are home to America's only living coral reef.

Plus, you can browse the family-friendly attractions of Key West - including the Shipwreck Museum and Butterfly and Nature Conservatory.

This is one of the more expensive places to stay in Florida, but it makes a good add-on to a Miami trip - with hotel deals from £76pp per night on Booking.com and from £99pp per night on Expedia.com.

And if you're planning a trip to Disney World, read all about Disney's Early Morning Magic package to save on your trip.

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