Orlando is the perfect choice for families who love theme parks. The most popular and famous is Walt Disney World which is made up of 4 theme parks, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood studio. There are dozens of other theme parks in Orlando, including Universal Studios and Universals Island of Adventures, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Legoland. The perfect place to stay, just 1 mile from the fun of Walt Disney World Resort is the Worldgate Resort Hotel if you’re looking to stay local.
Although not the typical place to imagine a vast amount of museums, the Florida Association of Museums helps to provide cultural, historic and scientific resources to visitors. Other museums not to miss include the Museum of Florida History, the Apalachicola Maritime Museum and the Art and Culture Centre of Hollywood.
To experience some of Florida’s beauty and history, visit to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami. This 20th century historical landmark is an elegant villa built in Mediterranean revival and Italian renaissance style.
Tier Nightclub on East Central Boulevard, Orlando, is an enormous club set over 2 levels. This club is home to 5 bars and 25 VIP areas as well as state of the art sound, light and laser systems to give clubbers an unrivalled experience.
To contrast with this, Howl at the Moon on International Drive showcases live bands, giving audiences the chance to request their favourite classic hits to dance along to! If you’re planning to stay in International Drive, the Enclave suite is a perfect all round option for groups, couples and families.
Holidays to Florida offer the ultimate in golfing holidays, with over 170 courses in Orlando and 1,100 golf courses in the whole state country, there are more courses to explore than any other state in the U.S. Whatever your level, ability or budget, the range of golf courses means everyone can have a go.
Sample one of the golf courses designed by Florida resident and Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Raymond Floyd, including Rapture Bay Golf Club, Mote Carlo Country Club, Old Palm Golf Club and the Turnberry Isle Resort and Club.
Naples along the South Gulf Coast, Clearwater beach on the North Gulf Coast and Fort Lauderdale along the South Gold Coast all detail the natural beauty on offer. Known as the Venice of America, Fort Lauderdale boasts many great places to eat drink and relax along the waterfront.
A stay at the Ocean Sky Hotel and Resort is an incredibly peaceful resort just minutes from the downtown area of Fort Lauderdale.
Some of the many legal nude beaches in Florida include Haulover Beach on Collins Avenue and North Miami Beach, as well as many other private clubs where it is considered safe to sunbathe in the ‘European’ style.
Smathers Beach in Key West, although not a nudist beach, is full of beautiful bodies on show, and the other wave less beaches along the coast make this area ideal for sunbathers. Catamaran sailing boats are available to hire if you fancy a break from the sandy coastline.
An ideal base for any beach holiday in Florida would be the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel on the South Gold Coast. This iconic resort offers some luxurious sea facing bedrooms along with an impressive spa, to guarantee a restful and enjoyable stay.
Beach front activities including scuba diving and yoga are available if you can drag yourself away from the spa for long enough!
Tropical islands, the Florida Keys and the Gulf of Mexico make this a great destination for water sports. Kite boarding, snorkelling, sailing and thousands of other water sports are available. For great deals on Jet Skis and Para sailing rentals, visit WaveBlast water sports in Pompano.
If you love diving, there is 75 square miles of coral reefs just waiting to be explored. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo is a great place to enjoy the underwater beauty of the coral reef.
Walt Disney World Resort
The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is home to magnificent theme parks, providing a destination for families to meet their favourite characters, climb the 180 foot Space Mountain and ride the flumes of Splash Mountain. When it comes to parades, Disney offers the best in extravagant costumes, colourful floats and of course, music. Visitors can watch magical processions along Main Street with the fairy-tale fortress creating the perfect backdrop.
Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios is made up of 2 theme parks - the Universal Studios Florida and the Universal’s Island of Adventures. Enjoy the Incredible Hulk Coaster, Shrek and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. With everything from state of the art rollercoasters to themed dining and shopping, there is something for everyone. When visiting, be sure to plan in advance to take advantage of any special offers that might be up for grabs.
Sea World Orlando combines an educational experience with all the fun of theme parks. Be sure to check out the thrilling and chilling Antarctica: Empire of the Penguins where you can meet the Penguins wondering around the South Pole. Or if you fancy something a little toothier, visit the largest underwater viewing tunnel at Shark Encounter!
Enjoy the lagoon swimming pools and tropical hotel gardens at the Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld on your visit.
Swim with Dolphins
The Marineland Dolphin Adventure, the world’s first oceanarium, offers a wide range of dolphin habitats. Choose from a variety of different dolphin encounter programmes and get your chance to meet a dolphin face to face.
Discovery Cove in Orlando offers a wild experience with the chance to get close to sharks as well as exotic birds, a barrier reef and dolphins, and all food and drink is included in you Discovery Cove ticket.
Your trip wouldn’t be complete without spending a few days amongst the magic and fantasy of the theme parks, with entertainment to suit families of all ages.
If the theme parks don’t satisfy your adrenaline needs, you can soar over Gatorland on a zip line above dozens of hungry gators or take a trip to the Orlando Grand Prix to experience some high-speed go-karting around the racing track.
The shopaholics of the family can enjoy the award winning shopping mall, vintage boutiques, discount shops, high street brands, designer outlets… the list goes on!
Where to Stay:
Some of the many great places to stay in and around Orlando include International Drive, Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista. Click here to check out our selection of Hotels in Orlando.
The art deco district, lively nightlife and fantastic shopping make Miami a favourite with couples looking to explore a stylish, vibrant and hot city.
The dining in Miami offers some exquisite flavours that range from typical American, to Caribbean and Latin dishes, you name it, they’ve got it! The Toro Toro restaurant serves up a Latin/American mix, perfect if you’re looking for a romantic meal.
Love the beach? You’re in luck. Miami South Beach is the perfect hangout spot for strolling along the sand, enjoying various beach sports or simply kicking back and relaxing!
Where to Stay:
With many hotels to offer, Downtown, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove are just some of the locations, great for a Miami holiday. Check out Hotels in Miami with lowcostholidays.com.
North Gold Coast
Retail therapy is one of the best forms of stress release, and with 12 different shopping districts on offer, the North Gold Coast is a perfect place to splash the cash.
If lying on a white sandy beach and dipping your toes into the ocean is proving too stressful, how about taking a scenic walk along the Loggerhead Park? Explore the nature and beauty of the area along coastal trails. In the evenings, beautiful views along the waterfront restaurants create a perfect dining experience where you can enjoy the Florida sunset.
Offering incredible snorkelling, sandy beaches and clear waters, the Florida Keys have always been a firm favourite for an idyllic beach break. With so many islands to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice.
The Upper and Lower Keys are perfect for families looking to enjoy the water sports and activities available. Or for the perfect relaxing escape, Key West is located just 90 miles from Cuba boasting Caribbean climates and a stunning beach.