6 Florida Weekend Getaways for Families that Won't Wipe Your Wallet

Apr 12, 2018

Florida Weekend Getaways for Families | Weekend Getaways in Florida | Westgate Resorts
By John W. Mills

Florida is a tourist destination like no other, and it’s a great place to live for people who want weekend getaways that won’t break the bank. It’s not just theme parks and licensed characters, either, though of course those are popular options!

6 Weekend Getaways in Florida

  1. Go horseback riding in Florida at an authentic dude ranch. Surrounded by pristine Florida wilderness, Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo features a variety of cowboy-themed accommodations to rest after exploring all the trails.

  2. Get away to one of the world-class resorts in Orlando, Florida. Experience luxury living at an affordable price, with a plethora of family-friendly activities within walking distance of your door. Whether it's theme parks at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, or operatic performances at the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando, the city beautiful has it all!

  3. The Sunshine State offers year-round, family-friendly opportunities to enjoy waterpark resorts in Florida too! Make some waves with the family on a wet weekend escape that won’t require a deep dip into savings!

  4. Sun and fun at the world-famous Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic Ocean! Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort (formerly Wakulla Suites a Westgate Resort) is a great spot to turn the weekend into an opportunity to catch a sunset from historic Cocoa Beach Pier, shop, catch a wave, or simply relax to the sound of the surf. In terms of a beach town getaway, there simply is no substitute for Cocoa Beach!

  5. It’s not just about Central Florida, either! Soak in the sun while relaxing on the white sands of Miami’s legendary South Beach, immortalized in song and enjoyed by countless visitors. If you're looking to trade in ice cream and kiddie pools for night life and neon, then this flavor of sun and fun is synonymous with this fabulous locale!

  6. Visit I-Drive! There are countless amusements easily accessible via the renowned I-Drive in Orlando. Everything from FunSpot America to Hogan’s Beach Shop, the Whirly Dome, Wonderworks, and helicopter tours giving you a bird’s-eye-view of it all, you’ll never want for affordable things to do.

Whether weekend getaway trips in Florida put mouse ears on your head or white sand between your toes, you’ll never want for something fun to do. Make the most of your time off and explore what this great state has to offer!