Fun and Sun: Your Florida Holiday

by Christina Uticone on April 20, 2011

Dania Beach in Florida

With beautiful beaches, famous theme parks and incredible weather, travelers will find everything they are looking in sunny Florida. Do you want to dance all night in the nightclubs of Miami? Spend your days with Mickey and the gang at Disney Orlando? Or maybe you want to dive the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. Your options for ocean Florida holidays are limitless.

Miami

Miami is the third most popular tourist city in the world behind New York and Los Angeles. Famous for its Cuban food and music, Miami is 24 hours of fun: lounge on white, sandy beaches in the morning, shop in the afternoon, and end the evening with dinner and dancing in one of Miami’s many nightclubs. Museum lovers will also love Miami: art lovers should check out the Miami Art Museum, the Frost Art Museum, or the Lowe Art Museum; science and technology enthusiasts will enjoy the Miami Science Museum, where permanent and temporary galleries house fabulous exhibits, and the planetarium and wildlife centers entertain and educate. Don’t miss the 83-acres of exotic tropical plants and flowers at the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden in Coral Gables.

Orlando

Walt Disney World in Orlando isn’t just for kids; adults will enjoy revisiting their favorite Disney characters from childhood, as well as other Disney attractions such as Epcot, Universal Studios, and Animal Kingdom. The Walt Disney World theme park offers world-class accommodations on-site, where guests can enjoy luxury and convenience. Orlando also boasts SeaWorld and the world-famous killer whale Shamu. Drive one hour south to Tampa to ride the roller coasters at Busch Gardens!

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys dot the water near the southern tip of Florida, and they are famous destination for fishing, snorkeling and diving. If you want your holiday to be the definition of “getting away from it all” the Florida Keys are for you: sip on a tropical cocktail and read from the comfort of your lounge chair, or cast a line in the water to catch the big one. If you are looking for accessibility to mainland Florida, Key Largo is just minutes away. Want something more remote? Choose Key West—this small island has it all: mild tropical weather, many bars and restaurants to choose from, museums, festivals, and of course sand and sun.

Gold Coast Holidays

Florida’s Gold Coast is a 60-mile stretch of coast on the state’s southeast side. Palm Beach to the north, Miami Beach to the south, and cities such as Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale in between, the Gold Coast has miles of sandy beaches, upscale shopping malls, and—most importantly—plenty of warm, sunny weather. Space and science buffs won’t want to miss the Kennedy Space Center: take a launch pad tour, visit the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, or take in an IMAX® movie with real space footage.

Photo credit:  SXC

This post was sponsored by Ocean Florida. All opinions expressed herein are those of the author.

| Christina loves travel writing, and she has a particular interest in writing about adventure travel, food and drink. In addition to writing Christina works as a social media manager and consultant, helping people tell their stories online. In her spare time Christina enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time outdoors. Christina lives in Houston with her husband Josh and their dog, Sandy. You can follow her on Twitter @snowcones. Her top three travel spots are Alaska, Paris, and Western Canada.

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