Family Vacation 2015
Collected by Heather Crawford
I took my family to Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. I figured if there was a single place on earth that could not be damaged or impacted by my trio of inquisitive youngsters it had to be a WWII battleship. The Gray Lady filled the...
1255 Lighthouse Rd, St Marks, FL 32355, USA
Nothing captures the attention of travelers quite like lighthouses or butterflies. Imagine getting to see both in one natural setting on Florida's Panhandle. I've always enjoyed hiking around the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, which is home...
3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Despite the fact that my brother has been attending UF for 2 years he had yet to go to the Natural History Museum before my visit to see him in Gainesville this May. Our first stop was the Natural History Museum. Best thing - it's free! The museum...
Tampa Riverwalk, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Stretching 2.4 miles along the Garrison Channel and Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa, the Riverwalk is a paved path perfect for walking, jogging, or biking along the beautiful waterfront of Tampa. Landscaped parks and sculpture gardens provide...
701 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
A 10-year-old boy giggled while he took a video of a playful otter turning somersaults, over and over again. The only thing that separated them was a glass panel and a few inches of air space. It was just another day of magic at the Florida...
6990 Dickman Rd, Apollo Beach, FL 33572, USA
Visitors to the MVC environmental education building can dive into the world of the manatee by viewing safe and natural manatee habitats, intriguing displays, and interactive exhibitions like assembling actual manatee bones. See how The Big Bend...
875 N Shore Dr, Anna Maria, FL 34216, USA
The restaurant at the end of Rod and Reel Pier is a basic, funky, Florida fish and burger place. Decent food at a decent price. But it isn't just the food people come for. People come for the view over the crystal, clear turquoise waters of the...
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