The phrase conjures up a world full of destinations, from the frenetic pace of world-class theme parks to the slow, laid back catching the rays on a powdery, white sand beach with almost-bathtub temperature against the backdrop of the turquoise-blue Atlantic ocean or the Gulf.
All these locales can provide a relaxing … or active … vacation atmosphere – whatever you desire.
In addition to wonderful beaches and warm Gulf waters, there are numerous attractions in west coast Florida. One of the finest is Busch Gardens, a theme park and zoo rolled into one! You’ll need a minimum of two days to experience this Park with all its roller coasters, live entertainment, and natural beauty.
Adventure Island, Dinosaur World, the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and University of South Florida Botanical Gardens are other attractions worth a look. Or spend a day (or more) relaxing on sandy beaches — some of them rated among the top 10 beaches in the U.S. — of Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Naples plus the Florida Keys to the south. Visit the Everglades while in southwestern towns located close to Fort Myers and Naples.
Central Florida has so much to do, it’s impossible to adequately enjoy its offerings even in a two-week stay. Walt Disney World alone takes more than a week with all its different theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom and incredible water parks), while Universal Studios – with its highlight Harry Potter attractions – needs at least 2 to 3 days to satisfactorily enjoy its theme parks.
In both cases, staying on site offers a more thorough and relaxing experience as well as special perks.
SeaWorld and its partner – but separate – site, Discovery Cove, offers an in-depth study of our aquatic world, and Legoland is designed for the younger members of one’s family.
Enjoy the beaches on the east coast! Most notable are Canaveral, Daytona, Miami Beach, Cocoa Beach, and Fort Lauderdale Beach. And further north on the coast, enjoy the awe-inspiring, special enticement Miami has to offer. Take a “duck” tour or an open-bus ride, or watch one of many ocean-going cruise ships like Disney, Carnival and Royal Caribbean depart from this international port.
The Florida Keys are a string of tropical islands stretching about 120 miles off the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida, between the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. They’re a wonderful destination for a couple days and well known for fishing, boating, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The southernmost City of Key West is famous for Duval Street’s many bars, Mallory Square’s nightly Sunset Celebration, and the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum.
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