Dania Pointe Shopping, Dining and Play; Things to do
April 9, 2022

Looking for things to do at Dania Pointe on your vacation in South Florida? I’ve got you covered! Our list of things to do includes entertainment, restaurants, and shops. You won’t be bored for a second during your stay in this beautiful space. Dania Pointe is smack, dab, inside Broward County's first city and home of the world-famous Dania Jai Alai, Dania Beach. With so many great things to see and amazing places to explore, I know you’ll love my list. Make sure to check out all the different options and find the perfect activity for you and your family or friends in sunny South Florida. Dania Pointe Dania Pointe is one of the top things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale. It's just 7 miles from …

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7 Reasons to Stay at the AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport
February 18, 2022

Are you looking for a place to stay in Fort Lauderdale? There are so many reasons why AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport by Marriott Hotels is the perfect place to stay while you’re in town. AC Hotel Fort Lauderdale Airport by Marriott Hotels offers all of the amenities and services you need to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Also, it’s located close to all of the best attractions, beaches and things to do in Fort Lauderdale. It’s just 8 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport and 30 minutes to Port Everglades Cruise Terminals. Their philosophy states "Elegant, purposeful design. Flexible spaces and carefully crafted signature moments. We’ve orchestrated the entire hotel experience so you can be more productive, creative and fulfilled." The hotel features spacious guest rooms …

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Top Things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale
February 10, 2022

If you’re coming to Fort Lauderdale for some family fun, or passing through on your way to a cruise, like me, here are the top things to do in Greater Fort Lauderdale to create amazing memories. Are you planning a trip to South Florida? With so many awesome places to visit, deciding where to go might get overwhelming. I recently flew from Phoenix to Fort Lauderdale to take a cruise to the Bahamas. The cruise was for three days and I didn’t really think it was worth flying out for just those three days. There are so many places to visit in South Florida that it would be a shame to come and not experience at least some of them, such as the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Getting …

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10 Reasons to Stay at Wyndham Lake Buena Vista
November 2, 2021

If you're looking for uncompromising fun at an official Walt Disney World Hotel, steps away from Disney Springs, with a choice of two hotels, same amenities, the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ is the place for you and your family. You will find a plethora of recreational amenities and awesome dining options for the whole family, including a buffet breakfast with the original Mickey Mouse waffles. When we were looking for hotels in Orlando, we weren’t too fussy about where to stay but we do have certain requirements, especially since we were traveling with two kids under the age of five.  We look for things to do and family friendly places to stay. We don’t need luxury, per se, because the kids wouldn’t appreciate it, but …

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8 Things to do at Disney Springs {Girls Day Out!}
October 15, 2021

Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney, is a retail and entertainment complex in Orlando. It has everything from shopping and food to live music. Balloons Disney Springs has four distinct areas: Marketplace, The Landing, Town Center, and West Side. It's another place to experience Disney magic, besides the theme parks. There are so many things to do at Disney Springs, Orlando, especially for adults. Table of contentsDisney Springs with KidsDisney Springs without KidsHow to Get to Disney SpringsGirls Day out at Disney SpringsDiningChicken GuyJock Lindsey’s Hangar BarCoca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar Planet HollywoodShoppingBowes Signature CandlesRustic CuffLululemonBasin Disney Springs with Kids When I go with the kids, the first thing they want to do is go to the Lego Store, World of Disney Store, the Vintage Amphicar (also called Italian …

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15 + Things to do in Kissimmee Other than Theme Parks
October 10, 2021

Are you looking for the best things to do in Kissimmee other than theme parks? As much as I love them, sometimes I just want to try new things besides Disney and roller coasters over in Orlando. Check out these fun things to do like zip line, laser tag or jumping out of a plane! You can get your theme park fix at Fun Spot America too and head over to Disney Springs. Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, located immediately south of the Orlando area. It's known for its proximity to popular theme parks including Walt Disney World Resort. It is also known as the Gateway to the Everglades and one of the best places to visit in Florida. The city is located on …

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Things to do at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort
January 28, 2021

If you're heading to Deerfield Beach, you must stay at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort. There are so many things to do! We had about three days before we were heading out of Florida.  Florida, my home for the last 24 years was now in the distant past as we were getting ready for a new chapter in our lives in Phoenix, Arizona. I lived in Phoenix once upon a time.  But I "grew up" in Florida.  First Miami Beach, then Midtown, North Miami, Parkland, and finally Deerfield Beach. What makes Florida unique is that it is it is surrounded on three sides by water: the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. What better way to start our journey than a staycation!  With …

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5 Family Friendly Things to do in Winter Haven, Florida
February 20, 2020

Winter Haven, Florida ( the Sunshine State) is a sleepy bedroom community located in Central Florida. Awarded the “Number One Great Place in Florida” in 2019, Winter Haven, Florida first was known as the home of Cypress Gardens: Florida’s first commercial theme park.  Located an hour outside of Orlando, today Winter Haven’s top landmark is LEGOLAND Florida Resort and water park with a lot of outdoor adventure and very kid friendly. Experience family fun in Winter Haven such as THE LEGO® MOVIE™ Masters of Flight, The Great LEGO Race, LEGO NINJAGO® The Ride, The Dragon, and Unikitty's Disco Drop.  While in town, make sure to see more family friendly things to do in Winter Haven. See what it has to offer; like a …

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Where to Stay in Pompano Beach
February 15, 2019

Planning on going to Pompano Beach and wondering where to stay? First, things first, stay by the beach! How many times do people tell us moms to take a vacation solo? "You need to get away", they say, "have some time to yourself, without the kids." Well, it's easy for them to say but not so easy to do.  So, when I had the opportunity to take a vacation by myself, at first I said yes right away.  But then a little mom-guilt set in.  My boys were asking why they couldn't go.  I had just come back from a press trip to Costa Rica.  I had mom-guilt all the way! We do go on a lot of family trips, like the one where we stayed at …

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Things to do in Fort Lauderdale's FATVillage
April 24, 2018

Have you been to Fort Lauderdale's FATVillage? It's so much fun! I've lived in Florida for 24 years now, half my life!  When I moved to Miami Beach it was the late 90's and I didn't own a car.  I didn't need one. I just rollerbladed to work.  Ahhhhh, to be young and free again. I moved more north when the Miami Design District started to pop up.   I made it to Fort Lauderdale a handful of times.  But I recently went to go see FATVillage.  I had heard about it, that it was a cool art district where there were fantastic restaurants and coffee shops. I hopped in my ride for the week, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport and I headed to Henry's Sandwich Station. I really enjoyed the …

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A Day at Butterfly World
April 17, 2018

We went to Butterfly World years ago. My first son (Thing 1) and I spent a lot of time there.  It's such a peaceful, pretty place to explore. We went there about once a week for a while and would take our lunch and meet other mommies there too.  It's worth it to get an annual pass if you want to go more than once a year. There's also a park right next to it that's fun for the kids after they are done at  Butterfly World. We purchased the native pupae at Butterfly World in the gift shop.  We waited for the transformation at home. I wanted to take my second son (Thing 2) so he could see what we saw years ago.  He's learning about butterflies …

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A Day at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
April 10, 2018

I've never been to Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens but I have heard so many great things about it. Mostly, about the beauty of the gardens.  So, when I took my son, I wasn't surprised at the magnitude of beauty that was there. But I was surprised at my lack of knowledge about the history of Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens coming to be.  It's quite interesting! Driving up Yamato Road, I never thought too much about this street.  I never knew that there was once a Yamato Colony;  Japanese farmers living in present-day northern Boca Raton.  While the pioneering community of Japanese settlers is no longer here in Boca Raton because they were dispersed during World War II. Yamato’s name (an ancient name for Japan) lives …

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The Great LEGO® Race is Now Open at LEGOLAND®Florida Resort!
March 26, 2018

Get ready for The Great LEGO Race, a virtual reality rollercoaster experience, unlike any roller coaster you have ever been on! Just buckle up and put your virtual reality headsets on and get ready to race a long side Pirate Captain, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Trendsetter and Wizard through brick-built environments that include a desert, mountain, forest, volcano and rushing river. Experience the point of view of a LEGO minifigure race car driver in an original story exclusively created for LEGOLAND® Theme Parks. The kids were so excited, they RAN to the entrance of LEGOLAND® Florida Theme Park. It's always so much fun to get to see the everything first! In the grand opening ceremony we got to meet all the teams;  Team Pirate , Team Pharaoh, Team Surfer, Team Trendsetter …

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How to do LEGOLAND® Water Park in One Day
July 17, 2017

Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post may contain affiliate links. We may receive a small commission at no cost to you when you make a purchase using our links. Are you going to LEGOLAND® Water Park in One Day? There is so much to do, it's worth spending the whole day in the sun. Grab a locker to put your stuff in and go play in the water! We recently went back to Legoland, Florida, for my son's 6th Birthday.  We stayed at the Legoland Hotel which is always so much fun.  This time he brought his best friend, Aaron.  It was his first road trip with a friend.  Usually, we go as a family with his brother, so this was …

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Things to do at the Museum of Discovery and Science
April 10, 2017

If your looking for educational fun for the kids, you can find lots of things to do at the Museum of Discovery and Science. My two boys are very active.   If they weren't I might worry.  But they cannot sit still.  They feed off each other's energy.  They are inseparable.  However, boredom makes them fight.  So, we are always looking for new things to do, especially educational things. We were looking for things to do on Spring Break last week and we came across the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale. It is one of the largest and busiest museums of its kind in Florida. The museum features its own AutoNation IMAX theater, and shows 3-D IMAX films in which viewers wear special glasses …

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Tips for Legoland Florida: One Day of Fun
December 18, 2016

If you are going to Legoland for just one day, that's enough to pack a lot in. Check out Tips for Legoland Florida and get most out of one day. LEGOLAND Florida is a multi-day attraction for lego fans and children aged 2 to 12. It features the interactive LEGOLAND ®Florida Theme Park, which has more than 50 fun rides, shows, and attractions based on LEGO ® brands and characters, as well as the LEGOLAND Water Park. It was our first trip to LEGOLAND Florida with our little kids, and we only had one day as we were also heading to other theme parks and were packing everything into one long weekend!  I had heard a lot about what to expect, so when I got there …

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4 Reasons to Visit the BOATHOUSE® in Disney Springs.™
November 16, 2016

We are the typical Florida family who likes to frequent Walt Disney World at least once a year.  But we have requirements for ourselves too.  It's not all about the kids as this trip is an escape from our busy lives also. We always stay close to Disney Springs™ to have access to it whenever we want.  In the last year, they have made some major renovations which gives us even more reason to visit! One of the things we enjoy the most when visiting Disney Springs™ is discovering restaurants. We found one that blew us away and have made it our number one priority to visit every time we go to Disney Springs.™  There are so many reasons to visit the BOATHOUSE® restaurant in Disney Springs, but …

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30+ Things to do at Everglades Holiday Park
August 2, 2016

If you are looking for things to do at Everglades Holiday Park, Airboat Tours and Rides, you have come to the right place. You will get close to alligators when you see the show and go on an airboat tour. Check it out! Living in Florida for twenty years, you'd think I would have seen an alligator by now, but no, I haven't and neither has my family.  So we were excited to go to Everglades Holiday Park and check out the gators!  Plus, it is home to the to the Gator Boys Alligator Rescue, featured on Animal Planet's hit show. List of the Best Things to do at Everglades Holiday Park Table of contentsVisit Key LargoVisit Islamorada Big Cypress National PreserveFlorida Panther National Wildlife RefugeTamiami Trail Alligator AlleyVisit …

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