Holidays to Florida offer something completely unique. On one side of the coin you’ve got the state’s world-famous theme parks, on the other you’ve got some of the best beaches north of the Caribbean.
When Walt Disney’s grand plans for Magic Kingdom were brought to life in Orlando back in the Seventies, it set the precedent for things to come. Today, the Sunshine State is the world leader when it comes to theme parks. There are no less than 15, including six Parks at Walt Disney World Resort, and other household names like Universal Orlando Resort™, and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment®.
White-knuckle rides and worlds of make-believe are only part of the picture, though. With city-sized malls, world-class golf courses and more restaurants per head than any other US state, Florida pulls out all the stops to impress the tens of millions of visitors it receives every year.
Pierce the tourist bubble, meanwhile, and you’ll discover national parks, dense forests and swamplands teeming with the region’s resident alligators. The Everglades are your best bet for outdoor adventure – hiking, kayaking and hot-air ballooning are just a few of the ways you can explore.
Then there are the beaches to consider. Shelving gently into the warm waters of the Gulf Coast, the swathes at St Pete’s, Fort Myers and Clearwater are among the best in the country.