Florida is one of the most popular states in the US, and for many reasons – it offers a huge variety of attractions and things to do. It attracts all sorts of travelers, from families to single groups to couples.
You may spend a lot of money in Florida, especially if you stay in one of the hotels at the resort, but another alternative is to check out the nearby villas you can rent, they’re perfect for families and groups as you can all live together in one house and in the end it turns out much cheaper than renting 3 rooms in a hotel.
And while in Miami, if you want to be close to where the action is the best villas are located located by South Beach, but there is much more to Mimi than white, soft sand and awesome nightlife. Here are five great places to visit in Florida for every type of traveler.
Walt Disney World
There is probably no place in Florida that is better known than Walt Disney World in Orlando. Spreading across 20 000 acres of land it’s one of the largest Disney Theme Parks in the world.
Walt Disney World includes 4 different theme parks and 2 water parks, together they have a total of 132 different attractions!
Understandably you will need more than one day to explore the whole park, but if you only have one day make sure you check out these rides; Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Peter Pan’s Flight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star Tours, and Space Mountain.
There’s a lot to do in Orlando in addition to Disney, so be sure to plan for several days.
Key West is another very popular place to escape to, it has a great mixture of urban atmosphere and seaside charm.
Here are a few popular things to do in Key West:
- Visit any of the beautiful beaches (Smathers Beach is a good one.)
- Go deep sea fishing with friends or family
- Go snorkelling and scuba diving
- Swim with dolphins
- Visit the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum
- Explore the Old Town
Aside from these daytime attractions, the fun doesn’t end when the sun sets. Key West’s nightlife is buzzing. The best place to be is on Duval Street and Mallory Square where they have a nightly sunset celebration for two hours before sunset to celebrate the end of each day.
Miami is the one of the largest party cities in the country. It has an abundance of legendary nightclubs and other attractions to offer – the beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and popular places for evening concerts and festivals.
Check out the museums, stroll around the Art Deco buildings on South Beach, visit the unique Little Havana neighborhood or go shopping in the Design District.
The Everglades are often overlooked as a destination for vacationers, simply because many people view it as nothing but a swamp. However, the Everglades is a National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site full of flora, fauna and outdoor adventures.
You can bike, canoe, kayak, explore the park on foot or take a boat tour. This area provides many opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore and understand the area of the Everglades better – just beware of the crocodiles!
This island is a small shrimping community, but a great place to visit if you are a history buff as are many historic buildings on the island.
The beautiful coastline and beaches are also some of the few locations on the east coast that offers horseback riding on the beach and riding tours along the shoreline.
But one of the most memorable parts of this island is the peaceful atmosphere and stunning views from this island. If you’re looking for a place to just relax, Amelia Island is it.
Which is your favorite place in Florida?