Florida Travel Guide
Florida vacations are very popular with families who have children of all ages. From family-friendly lodging and hotels to luxury penthouses, Florida has high-class accommodations that are suitable for everyone. When it comes to eating out, visitors will be spoiled for choice with restaurants to suit all budgets and pallets, from seafood diners to romantic al fresco dining and much more. Shoppers will not be disappointed because Florida is a shopper’s paradise with fabulous shopping centers, designer boutiques, and unique local small shops. For cultural vultures there are a number of attractions including cutting-edge museums, art galleries, ballet, and world-class opera. Entertainment ranges from trendy nightclubs to live music.
Sports fans are also taken care of, with golf and fishing very well catered for
With more than a thousand golf courses, golf enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice. The warm climate here is ideal for playing golf all year round even though the peak golf season runs from January to April. Sharp fishermen can choose from freshwater inland lakes, fishing from the beach or fishing where they might be lucky enough to catch barracudas, marlin, tuna, tarpon, and grouper. Florida’s sunny climate and warm waters are perfect for water sports which include scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite surfing, water skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, kayaking and more.
Disney and Universal theme parks
Orlando offers an unforgettable fantasy world with Disney and Universal theme parks, but many people forget that there are many other things in the ‘Sunshine Land’.
Atlantic Space Coast, the western Gulf Coast, and Atlantic coast
Florida also has some amazing green areas with lakes and rivers, Atlantic Space Coast and beautiful sandy beaches on the western Gulf Coast and Atlantic coast. Florida has 1,200 miles of coastline with large white sandy beaches which are very popular with children and swimmers because they gently shelter in beautiful calm waters, making it very safe for families with young children. Natural parks are abundant in the state, including the famous Everglades National Park, Rookery Bay Nature Reserve and Big Cypress Swamp. Children will love the crocodiles seen on the Everglades, an unforgettable swimming experience with dolphins in the Keys and of course, explore the Kennedy Space Center.
Then there are the resorts of Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Clearwater, and St Petes Beach which are the perfect base for visiting places like the Orlando amusement park and Tampa African Busch Gardens Park.
Space Coast Florida has 70 miles of wide sandy beaches, family resorts such as Cocoa Beach, NASA’s world-famous complex at Cape Canaveral and incredible wildlife parks.
The deco South Coast
The vibrant city of Miami is famous for its style on the deco South Coast, lively nightlife and a large selection of trendy restaurants, cafes, and bars.
A relaxing break boat ride
When you need a relaxing break boat ride along the beach to watch dolphins or sail in the river through mangrove forests and manatees or a peaceful catamaran cruise enjoying the beautiful Florida sunsets is just the ticket.
Florida has two different weather seasons:
The dry season during autumn and winter, and the rainy season during spring and summer. The winter months are considered the best time to visit because the average temperature is around 23C and most days are dry. The hot summer months, wet and humid with temperatures often reaching 32C. Sea breezes from the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean keep the Florida coast much cooler than inland.