Florida is known as the Sunshine State, probably due to its year-round sunshine as well as the sunny demeanour of its residents. This holiday destination attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy the theme parks, impressive scenery, warm coast, and famously large portions of home-cooked food.
While many guests visit mainly for Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Orlando, and the other parks, there is much more to do and see if these attractions aren’t to your taste. There’s the exhilarating wildlife of the everglades, culture in the form of the Dali Museum and others, plus countless shopping malls, beaches, nightclubs, and delicious places to eat.
Families – Kids will adore an Orlando holiday, due to it being known as the theme park capital of the world
Nature lovers – With the swampy Everglades and the impressive snorkelling opportunities, Florida has great natural bragging rights
Foodies – Delicious dishes in gigantic portions!
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Walt Disney World is so popular that it is often the main reason for Europeans travelling to Florida. While it’s seen as a park for children, it doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, or even if you’re a Disney fan at all – the thrill and magic of the rides, the attractions, and the setting are incomparable. Over 50 million people visit Walt Disney World every year, so isn’t it time you joined them, or went back to make more memories?
Orlando hosts some of the greatest theme parks in the world and was named the number one most visited city in the USA by Travel Pulse. Outside of the fantastic Disney World and Universal Orlando theme parks, you’ll discover untouched nature parks, romance for couples at Ivanhoe Village, culture at countless museums or the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and a nightlife to suit all tastes
If you prefer the idea of combining peace and quiet with a theme park holiday, the small town of Kissimmee offers both. Venture into the historic downtown and you’ll find a welcoming time warp back to a period when classic American diners reigned supreme. While you can find more up-to-date attractions outside of central Kissimmee, you can also find Old Town USA, which is a replica village that aims to bring the town’s history to life.
If you’re hungry to relish the famous Florida coastline, Clearwater is a delightful holiday destination that provides beautiful beaches and a scenic seafront, as well it being just a drive away from Walt Disney World. The nightlife in Clearwater is great, whether you’re downtown or still enjoying the buzzing beaches, which wake up as the sun sets. Add great places to eat, like the Tarpon Springs restaurants just a short way away, and you have yourself a spectacular holiday destination.
The glamorous Miami of the movies is much like the glamorous Miami of the real world: drenched in the sun, filled with art lovers and roller-bladers, and blessed with one of the most perfect city skylines on the planet. It’s a colourful city packed with charming districts and a wide variety of different cultures, and when night falls, you’ll find both giant mega-clubs and more sophisticated outdoor bars and cafes.
Key West is at the southernmost tip of the USA and is a popular stop-off point for cruises. It was also home to one of America’s most enduring writers, Earnest Hemingway, which gives the area a bohemian appeal. Key West also offers a trail of historic landmarks and the opportunity for some of the best watersports in the country. Enjoy a lively nightlife in one of Florida’s more unique destinations, relishing the music, beaches, and divine seafood.
Fort Lauderdale has over 100 nightclubs and more than 4,000 restaurants, which gives it an incredible appeal to party-lovers and food fans. Pass between canals and waterways as you tour the city, which define Fort Lauderdale’s love for the water, including its sandy beach, its pristine seafront, and the many watersports and diving opportunities close by.
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