How does a vacation in a destination with year through warm weather, great beaches, and world famous theme parks sound? Let's check out Florida – the Sunshine State.
Florida Travel Tips
Florida is located in the south-eastern part of the United States, and is bordered by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida and Cuba. There is something for everyone here, with the Walt Disney World Resort being a major attraction for families, and the Everglades being a draw for anyone into outdoor activities.
If you are thinking to book a vacation in Florida, here are a few essential travel tips that may help you out.
When to Go to Florida
As an all-year holiday destination, Florida is a popular place for people looking for some winter sun. It is also popular with families who visit for the theme parks during the summer school breaks.
If you want to avoid big crowds and save some money in the process, the best months to visit Florida are during the spring and autumn. Accommodation costs can be reduced by up to 50% of their peak prices. Take a look here for prices and to book hotels in Florida.
Where to stay in Florida
Well, Florida is a big place! You are going to want to choose your location well, and most likely than not, it will be by the beach. If that is the case, you might prefer to choose one of the lesser known beaches. Apalachicola is a great example of a lesser known beach which costs significantly less than ‘big name' beaches such as Panama City Beach.
Accommodation in Florida
If you are looking to get the best value for money when staying in Florida, it pays to shop around. It also pays to think outside the box a little. Whilst hotels have all the facilities you need, you might find that renting a holiday home in Florida or staying at an AirBnB is a better option. With that said, you can also find some great package deals to Florida from the UK.
What to do in Florida
There are so many Florida attractions to be enjoyed, it is difficult to know where to begin! For families, the theme parks are a big draw-card, and it is quite possible to spend your entire vacation based around spending time at the main ones. Having spoken to a few travel agents though, they strongly suggest not visiting during holiday periods, as the queues for rides and attractions are massive. Who wants to spend their holiday time standing in a queue?
Fans of outdoor activities should probably head to the Everglades. You can go hiking, biking, and kayaking there, and the eco-system is a fascinating one.
And let’s not forget about the beaches and those inviting warm waters of course! Beach lovers will be able to enjoy relaxing on the beach to their heart's content, mixing it up with a little water sports activities, and then enjoying a meal and a drink with great views. That’s what a great holiday is about, after all!