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Your Guide to Florida Getaways

Your Guide to Florida Getaways

Florida may very well be the most popular state in terms of a relaxing holiday getaway. With cities such as Tallahassee, Miami and Fort Lauderdale to choose from, you will certainly have many options. Combining these urban delights with splendid beaches, numerous natural attractions and some of the best family-oriented fun on the planet, if becomes apparent why Florida is a state enjoyed by millions of visitors each and every year. Let's take a look at some top travel tips as well as a handful of must-see destinations.

Flying Into Florida

As you may well imagine, there are a number of airports within this state. The largest include Miami International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Orlando International Airport. Each of these hubs will come in handy; this will primarily depend upon where you arrive. Some of the airliners which are served throughout Florida include (but may not be limited to):

  • British Airways
  • American Airlines
  • Air France
  • Iberia
  • KLM
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

There are direct flights from major airports in the United Kingdom while there are also connections for other cities such as New York City and Chicago.

Things to do in Florida

We should first name the beaches here, as they are some of the most comfortable in the country. Major locations such as Miami Beach, Naples and Clearwater all appear to be a magnet for tourists. We should note that most of the busiest locations are found along the Atlantic side of the state. Other beaches found straddling the Gulf of Mexico tend to be less busy during the height of the tourist season.

In terms of a family holiday, you will not be disappointed with what is to be found here. Naturally, be sure to check out Walt Disney World and Nearby Epcot Center. Universal Studios Orlando, the Islands of Adventure and the Magic Kingdom (with its iconic castle) are ideal destinations for both children and adults.

Florida is also known for its vast expanses of nature; some locations unlike anything else found in the world. The Everglades are likely to be the most well-known attraction although other locations such as the Dry Tortugas National Park (literally “dry turtles” in English are also worthwhile to discover during your stay.

A few other notable spots include the Miami Zoo, the board-walk along Ocean Drive, Daytona International Speedway and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

When to Visit

Much like islands within the Caribbean Sea, Florida can be exposed to hurricanes between early June and through until the middle portion of October. It is also extremely hot during this time of the year and thunderstorms occur on an almost daily basis. To avoid these conditions, it is wise to book your reservations for the late autumn or the winter. There will also be fewer tourists while the price of a ticket may be significantly cheaper. As always, make any such reservation at least six weeks from your intended date of departure.