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Old 09-27-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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I don't think Key West has much to interest young children. Here is a resort in FL we first went to when our oldest was 3:

Captiva Island Resorts - South Seas Island Resort & Yacht Harbor - Captiva Resort Vacations

ETA: there were lots of activities for children.
Too cold in January IMHO.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:08 PM
 
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I thought Sandals didn't allow children. I can't actually tell from their website if they do or not.
Sandals is adult only. Their sister company Beaches are family resorts.

FYI, you'd all need passports (including the child) to go to a Caribbean all-inclusive unless you go to the US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:16 PM
 
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No, that was just for accommodations - lodging, nothing else. I was actually thinking about that Disney cruise.
I've taken two Disney cruises and would sail on them again. If I were looking for a vacation with a toddler/pre-schooler, I would look no further. As long as s/he's toilet trained they can spend some time in the kids club so you and your husband can get a little time to relax in the adult areas.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: SW France
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I know I've mentioned this destination before, but given where you live how about the Texas Hill Country? It's gorgeous.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:31 PM
 
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Too cold in January IMHO.
Can be cool, definitely not cold. It can also be 80 degrees.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:38 PM
 
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Can be cool, definitely not cold. It can also be 80 degrees.
It's rare that you'll find beach weather in Florida in January, unless you live in a really cold climate where anything above 60 is a reason to put on shorts and flip flops.

And you're kidding yourself if you think it can't get cold. It's more likely to be 65 than 80 that time of year.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I don't think Key West has much to interest young children. Here is a resort in FL we first went to when our oldest was 3:

Captiva Island Resorts - South Seas Island Resort & Yacht Harbor - Captiva Resort Vacations

ETA: there were lots of activities for children.
Captiva is a great idea, spent more than several winter vacations there and found the highs above 70 constantly, great winter get-away.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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It's rare that you'll find beach weather in Florida in January, unless you live in a really cold climate where anything above 60 is a reason to put on shorts and flip flops.

And you're kidding yourself if you think it can't get cold. It's more likely to be 65 than 80 that time of year.
Well I lived in the area for several years, so...... we must have a different interpretation of cold. There are indeed many warm winter days. Unfortunately, you can't predict them. But, the OP said she wasn't looking for tropical. There are lots of things to do on Captiva and Sanibel islands.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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Actually Key West is pretty expensive if you want even a three star place in January. You'd eat up 75% of your budget on hotels, and it's not an inexpensive place to eat, either. A four star hotel would be over $300 a night, most three star places start in the $250 range.

And a 25 hour drive with a three year old? Kill me now.
This. Love Key West but it is expensive. It can also be cold. I was there for Christmas one year and wore sweaters and jackets.
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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I don't think Key West has much to interest young children. Here is a resort in FL we first went to when our oldest was 3:

Captiva Island Resorts - South Seas Island Resort & Yacht Harbor - Captiva Resort Vacations

ETA: there were lots of activities for children.
Went there with my parents, I think I was about 13 or so. Loved it, but it can be cold in January too.
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