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Old 02-12-2024, 04:48 AM
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Hi, my grandsons, ages 17 and 14 are coming to visit next week. I am looking for fun things for them to do in the Villages and the surrounding areas. Any suggestions?
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Hi, my grandsons, ages 17 and 14 are coming to visit next week. I am looking for fun things for them to do in the Villages and the surrounding areas. Any suggestions?
Universal is tops.
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Airboat ride is fun. We did swamp fever.
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Go Karts - Bushnell Motorsports Park - Home - Bushnell Motorsports Park

Zip lines - Canyons Zip Line outside Ocala - Florida Zip Line Adventures | Orlando Zipline & Canopy Tours
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If you like the outdoors we heard this was a nice place to check out.
Crystal River Preserve State Park | Florida State Parks
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Leave them home, they will be bored to death here. Been there, done that.
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Leave them home, they will be bored to death here. Been there, done that.
Disregard…….
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Leave them home, they will be bored to death here. Been there, done that.
Zip lining and paint ball in Ocala. Swim with the Manatees. Hiking along the springs. Clay shooting. Epcot, Universal, Sea World. Day at the beach in Daytona or Clearwater. If you choose Daytona, you can also visit St Augustine.

My two grandsons love coming here. We always plan at least one good adventure. Florida is full of different experiences than their home in Kansas. If the weather is nice, sometimes they simply enjoy basking in the sun and swimming in our pool. They really enjoy Lake Sumter. And, of course, riding around in a golf cart.

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Hi, my grandsons, ages 17 and 14 are coming to visit next week. I am looking for fun things for them to do in the Villages and the surrounding areas. Any suggestions?
Give them your iPad, o wait they can’t do anything without I phone in their face. or take them to first responders Rec center, only Rec center built for grandkids
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IFLY in Orlando. Grandkids and their parents loved it.
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Kayak rentals at Silver Springs. Paddle around the springs for a couple hours or float down the river and they transport you back. You'll see gators, maybe a few manatees (at this time of the year), potentially wild monkeys and lots of other wildlife. For teens the glass bottom boat ride is probably blah so I'd skip that.

Also consider a 1 1/2 tour of the LunaSea Alpaca farm which is just north of Clarmont. Full time interaction with the animals and very informative too. It is a fun time for both young and old. The tour may sound corny, but it has been a "must visit" for all our visitors over the years.
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Busch gardens Tampa

The many roller coasters there are some of the best in the country. That age group is prime for roller coasters
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Leave them home, they will be bored to death here. Been there, done that.
LOL, that could be true but I'm hoping I can rip them away from their video games for a few days of real life experiences.
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Lots of good activities mentioned. Please don’t do what many grandparents do and toss the kids the keys to your golf cart and send them out to scare the bejesus out of fellow Villagers.
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Lots of good activities mentioned. Please don’t do what many grandparents do and toss the kids the keys to your golf cart and send them out to scare the bejesus out of fellow Villagers.
Did the bill HB949 get passed into law which requires a minimum age of 18 or possess a valid drivers licence to now drive a golf cart ?
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