There are so many reasons why you should consider Florida for your next holiday destination, you would be hard pushed to find reasons not to!
Florida – the sunshine state, is one of the most visited destinations in the world. If you and your family love sunshine, fun and excitement, Florida ticks all the boxes. There is so much more than theme parks to visit in Florida and this article aims to highlights the “must do” attractions.
Visiting Florida’s theme parks is probably the number one reason why most people book a trip to Florida, especially families. Orlando is the world capital for theme parks, there are four to choose from – Walt disney World, Universal Studios, Islands Of Adventure and Seaworld. Another popular theme park that is enjoyed but not often mentioned is Tampa’s Busch Gardens Africa, which has excellent rollercoasters, but also the opportunity to see wildlife in natural habitats.
Florida is blessed with 825 miles of stunning beaches, all bathed in glorious sunshine. It is possible to find a beach to suit all tastes. Relax on the soft, white sands and swim in warm waters. You can participate in a large array of watersports or enjoy the varied and lively nightlife along the coast. Some of the main beach resorts include Miami beach, Siesta Key, Ponte Vedra and Daytona Beach.
Book into one of the many hotels situated in Florida such as the Jacksonville Marriott and take your time experiencing what Florida has to offer.
Holidays are not complete without having the opportunity to indulge in a little retail therapy. Florida offers many shopping options ranging from “high-end” boutiques to more mainstream popular shops. There is an abundance of shopping malls, the main shopping districts being in South Beach, Miami and St Armand’s Circle in Sarasota.
The nightlife in florida caters for all and is vibrant and diverse. Miami is home to the liveliest and most popular night spots. Orlando is also home to a diverse array of options such as dinner shows, wine tasting and cigar bars to the largest permanent ice bar in the world! There are plenty of family evening options too such as cinemas and go-kart tracks. Whatever you choose, you will certainly be entertained and never get bored!
Florida is not only home to theme parks, there are some amazing national parks to visit too. The Everglades are an area of natural wetlands which is home to a healthy population of alligators. There are plenty of activities to do in the area including many trails and museums.
Florida is also home to the Florida Reef, situated in the Keys. The coral reef is similar to those found in the Bahamas and Caribbean.
If you like to incorporate a little culture into your holiday, Florida will not disappoint. Florida’s heritage consists of a diverse mix of Cuban, British, French and Jewish influences and there are many museums reflecting this. There are also military, science and history museums. If you enjoy the arts there are many theatres, shows and music venues to experience.
Florida really does tick all the boxes as an excellent holiday destination that covers all bases.