When people think about a kids-focused, family Florida vacation, Disney is the destination that typically comes to mind first––and for good reason. But the fact is, the Kid Friendly Florida Keys provides unique, exciting and educational experiences that make the islands a dream getaway for kids of all ages.
Here are two can’t-miss activities in the Florida Keys to treat your kids––and yourself––to next time you’re looking for a family getaway.
If Islamorada is the sport fishing capital of the world, as it’s frequently called, then Captain Jim Willcox is the reigning president. The legendary guide was named one of the top five fishing attractions on the planet by North American Fisherman, and for good reason.
Personally, I’ve never fished with a better guide than Willcox. Our adventure––spotting alligators, sharks and manatees, cruising through the Florida Everglades and catching dozens of redfish, snook and other species––turned me into a kid, I was so excited. I also spoke with someone who has first-hand knowledge of Willcox’s ability to give kids a memorable experience….
For more information visit UltimateKeysFishing.com. To contact Capt. Jim Willcox dial 305.393.1128 or email .
2.) Lorelei Cabana Bar & Restaurant
Yes, I am recommending a bar as a guaranteed, must-see “kids” attraction. Bring your family to Lorelei once, and you’ll see why.
For starters, the food is cheap and delicious. Secondly, Lorelei sits right on the water, facing West with nightly sunsets providing the perfect background for that family Christmas card photo that will make your relatives and friends jealous. Add to that frequent manatees swimming around, live music every night and a friendly staff that brings to life a casual, down-to-earth atmosphere and you can’t go wrong the restaurant recently named one of the top five “after-fish restaurants” in the world.
As far as eating out with kids goes, there might not be a better deal in all of Florida than Lorelei’s “Own Catch Dinner.” If you bring in fish you caught that day, Lorelei will expertly prepare them for you––fried, grilled or blackened––served with French fries and coleslaw for only $6.95.
For more information visit LoreleiCabanaBar.com. To contact Lorelei Cababa, dial 305-664-2692 or email .
Source: Keys for Kids – StarTribune.com