5 Undeniable Reasons to Visit Florida

Key Largo (Photos by Julie Fletcher)

Florida is one of the States’ most diverse and beautiful states. Stunning beaches, world-class theme parks and unbeatable nightlife are just a few of the things you will find. Any trip to Florida offers great experiences for any holiday-goer. Here are some of Florida’s hot spots. They are the places you cannot miss next time you travel to the Sunshine State.

Miami

In southern Florida, you will find Miami. With gorgeous beaches and fantastic bars and clubs, Miami is Florida’s party hotspot. Home to Spring Break, Miami’s South Beach is one of the world’s most famous locations. Miami makes a fantastic location for enjoying sun, sea and shopping all year round. You can stay in vacation rentals in Miami for a fraction of the price of what a hotel would cost. You will enjoy all of the same comforts, but with a lot more freedom.

Blue Moon Over Miami
Blue Moon Over Miami by Matthew Paulson

Orlando

Whether you have a family or simply love theme parks, Orlando is the place to head. Home to Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld, this is an adrenaline junkie’s playground. You can easily spend weeks losing yourself in all of the theme parks. Meet Mickey and Minnie Mouse in Disney and head to waterparks and get some relief from the warm weather.

walt disney world
Photo by Dawn Ashley

Aside from all the theme parks, Orlando has a very good nightlife scene as well. When the sun goes down, the party gets started. International Drive is one of the most famous nightlife spots in Orlando. Lined with clubs and bars for adults and families alike, there is something for any holiday-maker.

Everglades National Park

At the very tip of Florida is the Everglades National Park. This is the place to go for nature lovers. Walk the trails through the park and look out for turtles, alligators and herons. You can even explore the bay by boat. Keep an eye out for crocodile and dolphins here too. From hiking, biking and canoeing there are many activities available to visitors. The Everglades makes a massive change from nearby Miami. If you wanted city living with a bit of nature, you could combine these two places for an all-encompassing holiday.

Tropical hardwood hammock on Everglades National Park Mahogany Hammock Trail
Everglades National Park Mahogany Hammock Trail by Miguel Vieira

The Keys

The Keys is a chain of islands that stretches an impressive 120 miles around the tip of Florida. They are connected to the mainland by impressive bridges including the Seven Mile Bridge. On these islands you will find beautiful beaches and the clearest waters. They are great for snorkelling and scuba diving. If you want to mix sports and adventure with sunbathing and relaxing, The Keys is the place for you. Many of the islands boast amazing museums and family attractions too.

Key West
Just off the coast of Key West; Sunset Key (left) and Wisteria Island (right). by James Willamor

Tampa Bay

If you are a big sports fan, you should consider visiting Tampa Bay. Home to Florida’s NFL team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, catch them in a match against a rival team. On top of this, you can visit Busch Gardens where you will find world-class roller coasters as well as a zoo that is home to beautiful animals.

Tampa Bay Times Forum Party Deck Sunset
Tampa Bay. By Matthew Paulson

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12 thoughts on “5 Undeniable Reasons to Visit Florida

  1. We are fortunate to have good friends that are snowbirds in Naples, FL. We spent 9 days with them last February and spent time hiking in the Everglades. For northerners used to hiking in the mountains, it was a different and unique experience. We can’t wait to go back this year and explore new territory!

  2. I am definitely one of those people that traveled to Orlando lots and lots of times as a child. What can I say: my mom LOVES Disney! I’ve found myself recently wanting to branch out in Florida, though. I always forget about Everglades…that’s a hard thing to do! I’d love to go exploring there next. Who knows when I will happen upon a cheap flight. 🙂

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