‘Sunshine State’ Florida is the versatile and sunny pearl in the South of America. A holiday in Florida offers a variety of stunning nature reserves, snow-white beaches, bustling and trendy cities and theme parks full of action, excitement and lots of fun. That makes Florida one of the most popular holiday destinations in America, because whatever you are looking for for your holiday, Florida has it all!
Vacation on the Florida Keys
According to fun-wiki, Florida’s major asset is its climate. The vast majority has a warm maritime climate; the southeast has a subtropical climate and the Everglades in the southwest have a monsoon climate. Add to that the more than 300 sunny days a year and you understand why Florida is called the ‘Sunshine State’. Because of the warm weather, Florida is also a wonderful destination for a sun holiday.
Florida is also the state of the Overseas Highway and the Florida Keys . This archipelago of about 1,700 islands stretches southwest for over 100 miles from Miami to the last inhabited island of Key West. This island is only 150 kilometers from Cuba.
Sightseeing Vacation Florida
Whether you like nature, trendy cities, amusement parks or endless white beaches; you will find it all on an area of 170,000 km²! Florida is perhaps the most versatile vacation destination in North America. Florida is not only popular among many Americans, but also a perfect holiday destination for us.
A holiday in Florida is very popular for families with children, partly due to the presence of the amusement parks in Orlando. Orlando has two major theme parks: Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
Walt Disney World Resort
This park was opened in 1971 and attracts approximately 50 million visitors annually. The resort consists of four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. There are also two water parks, various entertainment venues, a shopping center, 27 Disney hotels, nine partner hotels, a campsite and various sports grounds. All parts are connected by water taxis, monorails and belt systems. It is a gigantic complex and very popular with families with children. You can spend a while here during your Florida vacation with children.
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is a newer park and opened its doors in 1990. This resort consists of two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Island of Adventures. There is also a water park, Universal Volcano Bay. Also located there are the Universal City Walk and three Loews hotels. This is the second largest park in Florida after Walt Disney World Resort. Harry Potter fans take note! At Universal Orlando Resort you can take a look at the world of Harry Potter. Two places have been recreated, both of which you can visit via the Hogwarts Express.
In addition to these two large parks, there are also three smaller parks: Seaworld Orlando Resort, Busch Gardens (in Tampa) and Legoland Florida.
On the wide white sandy beaches of Miami Beach, it is mainly about seeing and being seen. Enjoy tropical temperatures on your sunbed and feast your eyes. The chance of spotting a celebrity during your Florida vacation is very high, because Miami Beach is hip and happening! At night you can also bump into the stars in the many clubs where you can party until the early hours.
And this city is also a true paradise for the shop-a-holic. You can certainly spend a few days in Miami during a city trip . Visit Ocean Drive where you can see the Ferraris and Lamborghinis and visit Miami’s Art Deco district.
Would you rather have a little more rest? Then cross over to Clearwater Beach or St. Pete’s Beach and experience a relaxing Florida vacation on the Gulf of Mexico. Paradise white beaches with beautiful views and flora and fauna. Swim with dolphins and spot manatees, discover the subtropical and colorful underwater world while snorkeling or rent a boat and go out to sea. And enjoy the overwhelming sunset at the end of the day.
From Disneyland Florida to the Kennedy Space Center
Are you looking for a little more action and entertainment? Even then Florida is the place to be. From American space history at Kennedy Space Center to the theme parks of Disneyworld Florida, Universal Studios Florida and Seaworld in Orlando; you don’t have to be bored for a moment on vacation in Florida!
Also unforgettable is a visit to an NBA basketball game of the Miami Heat or a duel in the MBA of the Tampa Bay Rays. Experience the sports-crazy Americans for yourself and soak up the great atmosphere in the stadiums and arenas. A trip on a super fast airboat through the grasslands and mangroves of Everglades National Park should not be missed!
For the nature lovers
Florida is a true paradise for nature lovers. In the water, on land and in the air you will find the most exotic animals and plants. Crocodiles, flamingos, dolphins, manatees: you can see them all.
Rent a car or camper and make a nice tour through the many nature parks such as the Everglades National Park and Big Cypress National Preserve in the south or the vast swamps in the middle of Florida.
Best time to travel to Florida
The best time to go on holiday to Florida is from the end of November to mid-May. In this period there is a very low rainfall and temperatures fluctuate between 20-25 degrees Celsius. Most hurricanes in Florida occur between August and October.
A vacation in Florida is a relaxing vacation no matter which way you travel. From a week of relaxing on a beach to camping in nature, you can organize your holiday according to your own taste and wishes. For example, choose a fly drive Miami where you discover all the ins and outs of Miami during the first few days. Then you pick up the car and you can visit the rest of Florida.
Whether you just want to relax in the sun, love action and entertainment or want to discover Florida’s nature: we always have the holiday that suits you! View our Florida tours here .