Florida’s beaches need no introduction, with hundreds of miles of soft white sand that sweep down along the Atlantic and curve back up on the Gulf side. Many family vacations start in the Orlando area, with its popular theme parks, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Sandy barrier islands hug much of the Gulf shore, providing protected bays for birding and boating. Atlantic coast attractions include historic St. Augustine, Daytona Beach and the Kennedy Space Center. Pitch a tent on Sugarloaf Key, a beautiful Florida campground near great snorkeling and fishing. Pro baseball fans enjoy spring training games throughout the state.