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Things to Do in Florida With Kids

Roller coasters. Vibrant green spaces. Water parks. Beaches. Need we say more? It’s no secret that Florida is the ultimate family-friendly destination. In Hollywood Beach alone, there are more things to do with kids than there are days in the week--let alone days in your vacation. 

When it comes to things to do in Florida, you’ll have more options than you need. But anyone with kids knows that options are always a good thing. No matter your kiddos’ interests or attention levels, you’ll find something for them to love in South Florida. Start with 15 of the most kid-friendly attractions in and around Hollywood Beach, from historic houses to local area tours. 

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Ultimate Florida Tours

See the coastline by Segway. Hop on an airboat tour of Florida’s famous Everglades. Board a helicopter tour to discover the only truly uninterrupted views from inland all the way to the ocean. 

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Marenas Beach Kids

Kids can make the beach their own at Marenas. They can build a skyscraper or simply play in the sand in our shady kids zone, situated within sight of the Pool & Beach Bar. 

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Monster Mini Golf

Step into a world of black lights at Monster Mini Golf. Take a break from the heat to play 18 holes of glow-in-the-dark mini golf, featuring plenty of comical characters and artwork.

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Go Out for Ice Cream

Warm summer weather calls for ice cream cones aplenty. Fortunately, Hollywood Beach is home to some of the best ice cream parlors, like Da-Vinchy Nitrogen Ice Cream or Puffles.

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West Lake Park

If the ocean isn't for you, this is the next best place to get out on the water. Rent a boat. Go fishing. Or take a walk on the adventure side with a kayak/canoe/stand-up paddleboard adventure. 

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Carpenter House

At the Carpenter House, you'll discover the Marine Environmental Education Center. Learn about all things coastal as you get up close and personal with hte resident green sea turtle, Captain. 

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Rent Bikes 

Nothing says summer in Florida like riding a bike down the scenic Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Rent bikes for both parents and kids, or rent a surrey for the whole family.

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IGi Playground 

Take a break from the beach at Miami's IGi Playground. Kids ages 1 to 12 years old will love the indoor playgrounds many play areas and candy store. 

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Pony Ride

The 22-acre Enchanted Forest Elaine Gorden Park offers adventures for all kinds. It's the perfect backdrop for a picnic, or kids can even go on a pony ride. 

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Paradise Cove Water Park

Leave the sand behind for a day at Paradise Cove Water Park. Kids will love attractions like the Paradise Pipeline while parents relax beneath a Funbrella.

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Virtual Reality Park

20 virtual reality attractions and 50 3D films and games make this one of the most unique indoor destinations you'll find. Plunge into a new world in each adventure. 

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Environmental Boat Tour

Explore the 1,501-acre Anne Kolb Nature Center on an Environmental Boat Tour through the a coastal mangrove wetland rich in plant and animal life.