Holidays to Florida 2016/2017
There is more to Florida than just theme parks - it is now America’s most popular holiday destination. Florida 2016/2017 package holidays offer you everything from the sunshine and golden beaches of Miami, the nature reserves and wildlife of the Everglades and Florida Keys and, of course, the adrenaline-filled attractions of Orlando. At Co-operative Travel we offer cheap Florida holidays that are packaged or tailor-made to meet all your travel needs.
The tropical climate, the location and, of course, the theme parks are the primary reasons why bargain holidays to Florida are so popular. A broad jutting peninsula just west of the Bahamas, the jagged coastline is studded with bays, river estuaries, inlets and lagoons. With a seemingly limitless supply of resorts, hotels and holiday villages to choose from, last minute holidays to Florida are never in short supply.
Florida holidays are very popular in Orlando, the Gulf Coast between Tampa and Naples, and East Coast resorts like Miami. You will also find lots of 2016 & 2017 Florida holiday offers at the famous Florida Keys - a string of coral islands located on the southern tip of the Florida peninsula, and connected and accessed by a continuous highway. This is where you’ll find Key West, the USA’s most southernmost point, and Key Largo. With the sophistication and glamour of Miami Beach to the north, late deals in Florida Keys gives you a chance to get back to nature. The Everglades are close by with the highly recommended Anhinga Trail, which we’d recommend using a guided tour to explore fully (and safely!). Or, you can explore the Anhinga’s, Alligators, Turtles, Herons, Limpkins and many other beautiful creatures at your own pace along the part paved and part boardwalk paths. Check out the video at the bottom of this page for a great guide to the many exciting attractions that you can experience whilst on holiday in Orlando.
While Orlando is eternally popular with thrill seekers, Florida package holidays in the Tampa Bay Area, on the Gulf Coast are becoming increasingly popular with families and couples alike. For the ultimate family adventure in Florida, the beautiful 335-acre 19th century African themed Busch Gardens is home to some of the world’s most endangered species and world class roller-coasters. For more culture, you can visit the historic Ybor City - once a cigar-making district and now a designated National Historic Landmark District with a vibrant nightlife. Alternatively, you can book bargain holidays to Florida’s East coast where the Everglades and Cape Canaveral are just a short drive from Miami.
Booking Ahead – Cheap Florida Holidays in 2017
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for Florida holidays 2017.
Booking ahead for your 2017 holiday to Florida has real advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. It also allows parents to book holiday time off in advance for the always in-demand school half term and summer holidays.
Book a Florida package holiday for next year and save money now.
Florida – Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Florida is a state, located in the south east of the USA. Florida is also known as the ‘Sunshine Beach’ and is rightly so as it has hundreds of miles of golden beaches. Florida has some of the most popular attractions, theme parks and beaches which make this a very popular holiday destination. Orlando attracts over 90 million visitors each year due to the captivating Disney World, fascinating wildlife expeditions, exciting water sports and more (see the video at the bottom of this page for more details of what Orlando has to offer). Holidays to Florida provide the perfect mix of activities for kids and adults as there is something for everyone.
Ideal Time to Go: Florida is a very popular holiday destination which means that there will be a lot of visitors throughout the year. If you are looking to book cheap holidays to Florida, then we recommend booking in January to March as the weather is fairly mild and cooler. This also means that there will be fewer visitors during these months. For those who want to get the most out of the beautiful weather, we recommend booking Florida holidays in July to September. Late September is a lot quieter and less humid which some may prefer.
Weather: The weather in Florida rarely disappoints as the average temperature is around 20°C. The cooler months are mid-January to mid-February with temperatures dropping below 15°C. Whereas the hotter months are July to August with average temperatures soaring up to 30°C, although this does mean that there will be the occasional rainfall.
Flight Time: The flight time from UK to Florida can take roughly 9 hours.
Time Difference: Florida is 5 hours behind UK time.
Currency: US Dollar ($)
Fun Fact: Did you know? Whereever you are in Florida, you are never more than 60 miles from the ocean.
Top Tip: Don’t pack your suitcase full of towels as most accommodations, such as hotels and villas include pool towels.
Places to Go on your Florida Holiday
Florida provides an exciting experience as there is so much you can do during your holiday. With so much variety, it can be difficult to pick out activities. We have organised a quick list of our recommended places to visit:
Walt Disney World – Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando is known as the flagship destination for Disney theme parks. Being the most visited resort in the world with over 52 million visitors each year, this theme park is an opportunity you cannot miss.
Universal Orlando – Universal Orlando Resort is the second-largest resort in Orlando. This resort offers three spectacular theme parks and a wide variety of accommodations. This is the ideal holiday destination for kids and adults.
Florida Keys – The Florida Keys is a stretch of tropical islands between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. This is a famous destination which is known for its water sports, fishing and boating. If you prefer something a little more relaxed, then this is the ideal destination for you.
How to Get There
Flights to Florida are available all year round because it is such a popular holiday destination. We recommend looking for a direct flight to your Florida holiday as this often works out cheaper than travelling using connecting flights, also is a much faster journey and an easier way to travel to your holiday.
Video: What to see & do in Orlando in 2016/2017
Map of Florida