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Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

5 Reasons to Stay: Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa||en_US

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Last summer, my family and I spent time at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in the South Walton area.

Located directly on the gulf, we loved exploring for shells on the shore, splashing in the pool and exploring the trails of the resort.

Soak in the sun – Carrie McLaren for VISIT FLORIDA

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VIDEO: SkyCoaster at Fun Spot America||en_US

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If you’re in need of a thrilling vacation, look no further than Fun Spot America, with locations in Orlando and Kissimmee.

From wooden roller coasters such as White Lightning to family rides like Bumper Kars and the Paratrooper, there's a ride for everyone, no matter your level of courage.

And, for little ones, a few of the most popular rides include the Kiddie Slide, Tea Cups and Frog Hopper.

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Discover Whisper Creek Farms at Grande Lakes Orlando||en_US

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During a recent visit to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, I was excited to learn that they share a working farm with the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes – and it is located right on their property.

Situated between the sixth tee box of the resort’s golf course and a quiet creek, the farm is home to chickens and a 7,000-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden.

Products grown on the farm are used at many of the restaurants at both The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes resorts.

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Discover Whisper Creek Farms at Grande Lakes Orlando

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During a recent visit to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, I was excited to learn that they share a working farm with the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes – and it is located right on their property.

Situated between the sixth tee box of the resort’s golf course and a quiet creek, the farm is home to chickens and a 7,000-square-foot fruit and vegetable garden.

Products grown on the farm are used at many of the restaurants at both The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes resorts.

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6 Things for Families to Do in Key West||en_US

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Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, is known as a party town, and rich in history and charm.

It's also a great place to have fun with your kids.

Here’s a look at some of the hotspots around the city for families:

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6 Things for Families to Do in Key West

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Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, is known as a party town, and rich in history and charm.

It's also a great place to have fun with your kids.

Here’s a look at some of the hotspots around the city for families:

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5 Places for Kids to Have Fun in Jacksonville ||en_US

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As a Jacksonville native, I always get a thrill out of showing my kids the places I visited as a child.

Now, I'll share with you. Here’s a look at some of my favorite spots for kids to have fun around Northeast Florida:

Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach – This adventure park is a for kids. With go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag, batting cages and a great arcade room, it's a great way to spend the whole day. And if the weather is warm, take advantage of the Shipwreck Island Waterpark, too. There’s nothing more relaxing than floating along the Little St. Johns River lazy river.

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5 Places for Kids to Have Fun in Jacksonville

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As a Jacksonville native, I always get a thrill out of showing my kids the places I visited as a child.

Now, I'll share with you. Here’s a look at some of my favorite spots for kids to have fun around Northeast Florida:

Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach – This adventure park is a for kids. With go-karts, mini-golf, laser tag, batting cages and a great arcade room, it's a great way to spend the whole day. And if the weather is warm, take advantage of the Shipwreck Island Waterpark, too. There’s nothing more relaxing than floating along the Little St. Johns River lazy river.

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Shop, Eat and Play at Universal CityWalk||en_US

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When the sun begins to set on the theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort, you can continue the family fun at Universal CityWalk.

With its year-long renovation now complete, Universal CityWalk is an entertainment hot spot.

I recently took the time to explore and here’s jsut a sampling of what I loved about the area.

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Shop, Eat and Play at Universal CityWalk

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When the sun begins to set on the theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort, you can continue the family fun at Universal CityWalk.

With its year-long renovation now complete, Universal CityWalk is an entertainment hot spot.

I recently took the time to explore and here’s jsut a sampling of what I loved about the area.

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