A break from school or a surprise getaway, gather the family young and old and head to Florida. The state’s year-round beautiful weather and loads of Florida Keys family activities will keep everyone busy for the entire time you’re here. From playing at the beach to playing indoors, from beachfront to quiet neighborhood accommodations, your perfect vacation is waiting.
Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
Florida is brimming with some of nature’s best. From the beautiful scenery of the Gulf coast to inland lakes, from wildlife that lives on land to the wildlife that lives in the waters, there’s a lot to learn about Florida’s unique ecosystem. Bring the family for some fun –and a little learning –to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, formerly known as the South Florida Museum. With permanent exhibits as well as a variety of rotating exhibits, no two visits will ever be the same! Visit the manatee habitat where you can learn about manatee rehabilitation and meet the manatees or visit the newly remodeled planetarium for a show.
Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Take some time to learn about where you’ve chosen to stay. The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum is loaded with history and treasures from the locale’s past. Visit the old city jail, now an Anna Maria tourist spot but previously the actual city jail that was in use until the 1940s. Learn about Hollywood movies shot in the area, like Palmetto and The Perfect Storm, and even early life on the island dating all the way back to evidence of Native American cultures in 700 AD.
An island vacation without a visit to its beaches, no matter the time of year, is virtually unheard of. Pack up the family and your beach gear and make the short trip to the sand. Take a dip in the vibrant waters of the Gulf of Mexico or watch the kids play in the waves while you work on your tan. Whether you choose one of our rentals on the mainland or surround yourself with water, the many area beaches are a top priority for any family getaway.
Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park
Enjoy your family fun indoors or outdoors at the same location. Gator Mike’s Family Fun Park in Cape Coral includes outdoor attractions like mini-golf, go-karts, a rope and zipline course, batting cages and more. Keep the fun indoors and visit the arcade, zombie-themed escape room, and a snack bar or bar & grill restaurant to satisfy the hunger brought on by all the activity.
The Fish Hole Mini Golf
If you couldn’t get enough mini-golf fun at Gator Mike’s, or your accommodations are on Anna Maria Island, check out The Fish Hole mini golf. The establishment features two 18-hole courses with décor like a shipwreck, old fashioned water wheel, and even a koi pond where you can feed the fish and turtles that call the waters home.
Like on many islands, there are several places that a motor vehicle go. Gather the family and explore the many walking and bike trails that let you see the sights of the Florida Keys that aren’t accessible by car. You will find a bike to fit the needs of each family member. You can rent single-seat bikes with or without gears (also known as cruisers), tricycles for added balance and basket space, a bicycle built for two, and even children’s bikes or adult bikes with baby seats. Many companies provide complimentary locks and baskets with your bike rental. Ask about safety gear like lights and helmets, and perks like delivery to your accommodations.
Fun Florida Keys Family Activities
When you and the family book a getaway with Rent The Keys, you won’t be short on fun, family-friendly activities to fill your time. From spending the day at the sand to spending the day lounging in your vacation rental, you’ll be able to build a family getaway that is uniquely yours. Relax and unwind in a private vacation rental after a fun-filled day. Enjoy a one-bedroom for your small family, all the way up to six bedrooms for a family reunion. We have single-family homes for extra privacy. For even more privacy and peace of mind, book a rental with a private garage. Make a family meal in your unit’s fully equipped kitchen, many with stainless steel appliances. Enjoy the meal in the large living/dining areas in many rentals, or in a private outdoor space. At the end of the day, relax in a private bedroom, or gather the family, pop some popcorn, and watch your favorite family movie. Choose a premium unit for perks like a fireplace, double ovens, flat-screen TVs, private pool –some are even screened in for added protection from the hot Florida sun. Include the whole family by inquiring about select rentals that allow your fur babies to stay.