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Jeff Fay/special to SW FL Parent & Child

Florida has many legends and spooky places to visit — especially around Halloween. According to HauntedPlaces.org, there are 570 documented haunted spots in Florida. With the help of site owner Bill Spann, we put together a hauntingly good road trip. Read more

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School's been out for a few weeks, so the kids should start complaining about having nothing to do in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Here's an idea: Pile everyone into the car and visit a unique Florida museum to get rid of the kids' summer brain drain. Read more

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Maggie Fuller/ special to SW FL Parent & Child

Tranquil island life: St. George Island’s unspoiled setting allows families to step back and reconnect Read more

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Courtesy of Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo

The Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo near Lake Okeechobee rustles up many genuine experience activities. Read more

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Stacey Sather

When traveling to Northeast Florida, combine the historical wonder of St. Augustine with the urban attractions of Jacksonville. Read more

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Photos courtesy of Pelican Grand

Old Florida grandeur meets coastal chic at the re-imagined Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Read more

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PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE KENNEDY SPACE COMPLEX

The Kennedy Space Center ignites a love of space with numerous awe-inspiring exhibits and experiences Read more

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Photos special to SWFL Parent & Child

Florida is home to numerous wet and wild amusement parks. If you’re looking for a cool weekend getaway this summer, try coordinating it with one of these great attractions. Read more

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For the first time ever at Universal Orlando Resort, guests will

Photos special to SWFL Parent & Child

Summer 2018's new adventures include the opening of Toy Story Land and the Fast & Furious ride Read more

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Rainbow Springs State Park

Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Not only is Florida nearly surrounded by water as a peninsula, but the state is fortunate to have crisp, natural rivers flowing through its interior ecosystems that are great for tubing. Read more

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    Rainbow Springs

  • Rainbow Springs State Park

    Photo courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

    Rainbow Springs State Park

    Rainbow Springs

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    Photo by Vera Jordan/courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    Ichetucknee Springs State Park

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    Photos courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection

    Ichetucknee Springs State Park