Get in your Buick or GMC and spend some quality time with your grandkids at one of the best attractions Florida has to offer. Although Disney World is one of the best known kid-friendly attractions in Florida, it is a long drive from Milton. A GMC or Buick could make the 6-hour road trip go by quickly, but there are also fun and more affordable options closer to home.
West Florida Railroad Museum
The West Florida Railroad Museum is right in Milton so you don’t have to take your grandchildren far. This museum is at the former L&N Milton freight and passenger depot. The building has been partially restored and has housed the museum since 1989. You can enjoy the various car displays filled with memorabilia and treat your grandchildren to a souvenir from the gift shop.
Gulf Breeze Zoo
Take your GMC or Buick to Gulf Breeze, just 40 to 45 minutes away, and spend the day with your loved ones at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. The facility covers 50 acres and has animals that originate from around the world. You can follow the walking path, visit the petting zoo, walk along the Boardwalk that is raised over the free range preserve, or check out the animals while sitting on the Safari Line Limited Train, which takes 15 minutes and is narrated.
Sam’s Fun City
Consider taking your grandchildren to Pensacola to have a good time at Sam’s Fun City. This is a water park and amusement park that has more than 20 rides plus attractions, including activities for children of all ages. Bring your swimsuits to cool off on the water slide or challenge your grandkids to a game of miniature golf. You can also enjoy bumper boats, laser tag, and more.
Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida
Turn the day of fun into an educational experience that helps your grandchildren connect with nature. The Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida is a nonprofit that focuses on treating and rehabilitating injured or orphaned wildlife. With some planning, you can attend one of the educational programs or you can make a donation and get a private tour. Or you can just stop by during the visiting hours to check out the range of wild animals. This is also an affordable activity since the sanctuary only asks for a small donation.
Get ready to take your grandchildren to these and other Florida fun spots in a vehicle from McKenzie Motors right here in Milton.