Known as the Sunshine State, timeshare favourite Florida is one of those few destinations where we can expect glorious, sun-soaked weather all year round – guaranteed.
But it really comes into its own as a “low season” destination – right when northern Europe starts to freeze around the edges, and southern Europe loses its warmth.
Florida also gained its “fun for all the family” tag for good reason. But with so much to do, how do you narrow down the top sights?
Here’s our pick of Florida attractions:
1) Fort Lauderdale Beach
Based on the Atlantic coast, Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches and boats and is also known as the “Venice of America” due to its intricate canal system. This holiday hotspot is a stylish city and now boats a new promenade which separates the beach from dozens of restaurants and beach shops.
2) Kennedy Space Center
Wannabe astronauts and space enthusiasts will love visiting Kennedy – the launch site for every US human space flight since 1968. Visit to enjoy a host of museums, movies, a rocket garden and bus tours of launch facilities.
3) Walt Disney World
A holiday family in Florida wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to Disney’s flagship theme park. Here, there’s something for all the family, and it’s hard not to get caught up in the magic and wonder of Disney films. Take your pick from four parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
This swamp-like area is home to all manner of creatures such as alligators, bottlenose dolphins, manatees and bald eagles. It’s also worth trekking through the mangroves, cypress and miles of grass, or enjoying one of the many opportunities to hike, cycle, kayak, boat, camp or fish.
5) Florida Keys
This beautiful 120-mile long chain of tropical islands curves around the Florida peninsula and is connected to the mainland by a series of bridges. The Seven Mile Bridge in the Lower Keys is often used in Hollywood movies, including Fast and Furious. Meanwhile, US Highway 1 – the “Overseas Highway” – runs from Key Largo, Islamadora, Marathon, Lower Keys and finally to Key West, the most distant and most famous of the Florida Keys.