Amusement Parks & Other Family Fun

Woman and child tubing down slide

Family fun is never far away in Southwest Florida. While fun can always be had on the beach, amusement parks and other kid-friendly destinations are always a big hit while on vacation.                        


Imaginarium Science Center

When the weather isn’t so nice, the Imaginarium Science Center is the perfect option for a rainy day. Fun as well as educational, this museum has plenty of kid-friendly exhibits that aim to inspire the next generation of scientists. Learn about everything from dinosaurs to physics to biology.


Lakes Park Railroad Museum

For the train-obsessed youngster, head to the Railroad Museum of South Florida. Here, you’ll find historic train cars and hundreds of artifacts from trains through the ages. Plus, a 1/8th-scale railroad can take you through woods, lakes, a small village and other scenic locations.


Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise

If you’re looking for swashbuckling adventure, head aboard the good ship Pieces of Eight with Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise. A 90-minute adventure on a replica Spanish galleon, you’ll take part in pirate activities like games, a mutiny and firing the cannons.


Sun Splash Family Waterpark

This waterpark is a great way to beat the heat and get some quality time together at the same time. Dozens of water slides, a children’s play pool, ecological boardwalk, lazy river and sand volleyball court all make for a splashing time. Please note their season is open March-October. Be sure to check their website for hours of operation.


Add these kid-friendly destinations to your vacation planning to surprise the whole family. Whether indoors or outdoors, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel has everything you need and more. Explore more of our family friendly vacation ideas today.


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