There aren’t many finer places in the world for a family vacation than the Sunshine State. A perfect mix of vibrant cities, jaw-dropping theme parks, beautiful beaches and a melting pot of cultures, whatever you’re looking for in your break, it’s to be found somewhere there. In fact, Florida has so much to offer the trouble lies in narrowing it down and deciding what to do and where to go. Where do you even begin with such a vast state with so many different options? However, with a little research and forward planning you can tailor make your ideal vacation.
Choose Your Best Time
There’s really no off season in Florida, as the climate is mild all year round, so choosing the ideal time to go is more about what you want to do there. If you want to explore the big theme parks like Disney World or Universal Studios it can actually be better to go when it’s a little cooler, as you’ll be spending days walking around and queuing for rides. If crowds aren’t your thing, then the off-season can also be the best choice as the crowds are not as intense but the temperature is still nice. You can also find deals on Florida hotels a lot easier when there’s less competition.
Narrow Down Your Destination
From experiencing the thrilling culture in Miami, to checking out racing, the nations space programme and top rated beaches in Daytona, exploring some of the State Parks or kicking back in Tampa Bay. Where you go entirely depends on the type of vacation you crave. There is a lot more to Florida than Orlando and it’s behemoth theme parks, as you’ll soon discover. You could look for boat rental in Miami and plan to explore the Florida Keys, or follow the arts trail around Wynwood and the Perez Arts Museum in Biscayne Bay. You could give yourself a crash course in American history at Tallahassee or just collect some of the stunning sea shells at Fort Myers and relax with a good book.
Explore The Foodie Scene
Florida has a burgeoning food scene that is drawing more and more crowds to its shores. From acclaimed fine dining to cutting edge street food, there’s as much to explore on the culinary front as you like. You can even arrange to have lunch with an astronaut in Florida! Meanwhile historic St Augustine offers a huge array of cuisine and Wynwood is earning a name for cool concept dining and craft beer.
Choose Your Highlights
If you want to see a lot of your destination, consider booking in to a Florida Segway tour, where you can take in the key sights without aching feet. If you want a day’s shopping head to St Armand’s Circle in Sarasota and shop til you drop, or get stuck into the Disney experience with a multi-day pass and one of the famous character breakfasts. Whatever your idea of a good time, Florida can show it to you.