Family-Friendly Resorts on the East Coast of Central Florida

by Nannie Kate

The East Coast of Central Florida includes all of the Space Coast as well as Daytona to the north and Vero Beach to the south. This area is rich with attractions and activities, including races in Daytona, Kennedy Space Center, and cruises out of Port Canaveral. Some of the resorts along this central portion of Florida's coast offer family-friendly accommodations along with lots of on-premises activities.

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Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort

Located in the hub of Daytona Beach activity, the Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort offers condo suites with one, two and three bedrooms. These home-away-from-home accommodations offer full kitchens and separate living room and dining areas. Children will love the Lazy River and spiral water slide as well as the "Get Out and Play" kids' program offered by the resort. In addition to an on-site game room, Ocean Walk sits next door to the Ocean Walk Shoppes, a retail and restaurant attraction, and Daytona boardwalk with its game outlets and eateries.

Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort

At Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort in Cocoa Beach, FL, children have opportunities galore for playing and being entertained. The resort offers both an indoor and outdoor playground, a game room arcade, lazy river, full-sized pool and a small "Just for Tots" pool. An in-house theater plays children's movies all day. Mini-golf provides plenty of laughs for the entire family. On the beach kids can spend the day building castles and playing in the surf. Planned activities include crafts, wildlife shows, games and magic shows. Ron Jon Villa accommodations include full kitchens or kitchenettes for cozy family meals.

Discovery Beach Resort

With organized pool games, scavenger hunts and other scheduled activities, your family will be continuously entertained at the Discovery Beach Resort. The resort's Activities Desk has discounted fares to certain area attractions such as Kennedy Space Center. They arrange tours for guests who want to go fishing, boating or just seeing the sights. The Activities Desk also offers discounted tickets for local restaurants and lounges. A movie theater on premises provides a schedule of films, always a good choice on a rainy day. Film ratings range from G to R. The Discovery Beach Café in the resort provides casual fare of soups, sandwiches, spaghetti and steaks.

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

Disney's Vero Beach Resort offers nature programs, an itinerary of children's activities and a pool with water slide. Families spend quality time together playing miniature golf and attending campfire sing-alongs on the beach. A game arcade keeps the children entertained for hours. Take them to the nearby Mel Fisher Treasure Museum to wow them with displays of booty from shipwrecked Spanish galleons, or let them take part in fishing and surfing lessons. Goofy's Beachfront Breakfast, with a visit from Goofy and other Disney characters, will give your kids special memories to take back home.

About the Author

In 2007 Nannie Kate discovered that the words she had been writing all her life had an actual cash value. She's been writing professionally through brokers ever since. With an English major background she creates articles and ebooks on a wide variety of subjects.