Making The Most of Your Florida Holiday
For many people, Florida holidays are all about high-adrenaline thrills and spills, beginning and ending with Orlando’s Walt Disney and Universal theme parks. However, there’s much more to Florida than white-knuckle rides, with the Miami beaches, Florida Everglades and Key Largo being just three features of this beautiful state away from the rollercoasters.
For those who want fun in the sun, Orlando will offer you all the excitement you need. As the theme park capital of the world, you need to be organised to get the best from your stay and minimise your time queuing for the most popular attractions. Take advantage of “early bird” and “queue jumper” tickets, and avoid the popular rides at peak times. Remember, there’s a lot to do besides ride rollercoasters at these theme parks. Meet the whales and dolphins at Discovery Cove and Seaworld; cool off at Typhoon Lagoon and Wet n’ Wild, or join the space race at the Kennedy Center, on the coast.
The theme parks in Orlando are the obvious attraction to many, however Florida has so much more to offer you if this is not your thing. Florida holidays also offer an amazing range of golf courses, including those in Kissimmee and Buena Vista. Those who love to shop will find International Drive a complete paradise, with a number of malls offering clothes and other items and amazingly low prices. For shopping lovers, a trip to Florida cannot be complete without a spree at Bloomingdales or Macy’s.
Florida isn’t called the Sunshine State for nothing, and the beaches of the Gulf Coast, west of Orlando, are perfect for those who want to spend their holidays by the sea. Chic and vibrant Miami is the city most associated with Florida Holidays. However, Clearwater, St Petersburg and Naples Bay have equally beautiful beaches.
Tampa Bay is around 75 minutes’ drive from Orlando, but why worry when you have Busch Gardens on your doorstep? A mix of African game reserve and theme park, it makes Tampa the perfect choice for those wanting their Florida holidays to be packed with variety and interest.
For those who really want to explore, you can even find great cruise deals on sailings around Florida and the Caribbean. This gives you the opportunity to see everything in one specially designed trip.