Family Fun Itinerary
Day one – Animal encounters and ZOOm Air Adventure Park
Your kids will love a trip to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, where you'll see everything from rhinos to kookaburras to endangered amur leopards. The Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground is a fun place to cool off with raining trees, a water tunnel and a bucket dump. Also don’t miss ZOOm Air Adventures, an aerial adventure course that allows you to explore the treetops from an animal’s perspective using rope bridges, zip lines, suspended disks and more.
Day two – Airboat and horseback riding
Take a ride with Captain Bill and explore the historic St. Johns River at Bill's Airboat Adventures east of Sanford. You're sure to see lots of fascinating creatures, including alligators, bald eagles, otters, manatees, wild hogs and more. The ride lets you enjoy the natural beauty of the river but also has plenty of exciting twists and turns.
After a leisurely lunch in Sanford head to the Rock Springs Riding Stables for a family horseback-riding trip in the breathtaking 14,000-acre Rock Springs Run State Reserve. Friendly local trail guides will take you on a safe and memorable excursion within the scenic Wekiva River Basin under oak hammocks. Your family will experience the sights and sounds of nature they won't soon forget.
Day three – Daytona Beach
Take the short drive over to Daytona Beach (approximately 45 minutes) and relax and play on "The World's Most Famous Beach." Enjoy the ocean park atmosphere and convenience of beach vendors offering everything from hot dogs and sodas to boogie boards and bicycles.
For even more excitement, treat your kids to rides at Boardwalk Amusements, including a 100-foot Ferris Wheel, Hang Glider, Horse and Buggy, Tug Boat, Tilt A Whirl, Simulator, go-karts and more.