Florida Holidays

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Being famously home to attractions such as Disney World and Universal Studios, Florida is all about fun in the sun. White sands, museums and a native population of alligators all make for a fun day out with the family, while there are also enough bars and nightclubs to keep you dancing all night long.

Beaches
With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other, Florida has hundreds of miles of beaches. If you’re on a family holiday, a trip to Smathers Beach is recommended due to the shallow waters. Head to South Beach in Miami for a livelier experience where you’ll see people on roller skates, watersports and many shops, bars and restaurants along the beachfront.

Culture
Florida is known for being a hub of fun with family favourites Disney World and Universal Studios continuing to attract tourists. The culture of Miami is slightly different with a strong Latino and Cuban population. In areas surrounding the small village of Little Havana, you’re just as likely to hear the locals speaking Spanish as English.

Food and Drink
The cuisine in Florida is highly influenced by Caribbean, Hispanic and Asian foods. Firm favourites include gator bites, (deep-fried alligator covered in breadcrumbs), conch fritters (a combination of conch meat and fresh vegetables) and swamp cabbage (a cabbage-flavoured soup). Key Lime Pie is also a popular choice of dessert.

Nightlife
Panama City Beach has many beach clubs including Club La Vela, the biggest nightclub in the US, while downtown Pensacola’s Seville Quarter is packed with bars, restaurants and clubs featuring live entertainment. For a quieter night, why not head to Disney World to watch the sunset or enjoy the fireworks.

Important Information
Flight Time: 9 hours
Time Difference: -5
Currency: US Dollar
Official Language: English

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Top Florida Hotels

Westgate Town Center

Kissimmee, Florida, Usa

Rosen Inn International

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Orange Lake Resort & Country Club

Kissimmee, Florida, Usa

Blue Tree Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Usa

Tuscana Orlando Resort

Four Corners, Florida, Usa

Extended Stay Deluxe International Drive

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Lighthouse Key Resort

Kissimmee Area, Florida, Usa

Disneys Coronado Springs

Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, Usa

Disneys Yacht Club Resort

Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, Usa

Trianon Old Naples Hotel

Naples, Florida, Usa

Hilton Marco Island

Marcos Island, Florida, Usa

Springhill Suites International Drive

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Sonesta ES Suites Orlando

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Holiday Inn & Suites Universal Orlando

Universal Boulevard, Florida, Usa

Monumental Hotel Orlando

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Courtyard By Marriott Convention Center

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Buena Vista Palace Resort

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Usa

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, Usa

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Walt Disney World Resort, Florida, Usa

Hilton Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach, Florida, Usa

South Beach Condo

Treasure Island, Florida, Usa

Surf Beach Resort

Treasure Island, Florida, Usa

Radisson Orlando Celebration

Celebration, Florida, Usa

Quality Inn And Suites Universal

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Doubletree Resort Orlando

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Staybridge Suites Lake Buena Vista

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Usa

Courtyard by Marriott LBV at Vista Centre

Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Usa

Coral Reef Beach Resort

St Pete's Beach, Florida, Usa

Celebration Suites

Kissimmee, Florida, Usa

Hampton Inn South of Universal

International Drive, Florida, Usa

Florida Weather

Florida isn’t known as the ‘Sunshine State’ for no reason. Summers in Florida are long, hot and sometimes humid with an average temperature of 27°C and highs of 33°C. Winter is slightly cooler with average temperatures of 16°C and December is also the driest month of the year with an average of 51mm of rainfall.

Jan 21ºC
Feb 22ºC
Mar 24ºC
Apr 26ºC
May 30ºC
Jun 31ºC
Jul 31ºC
Aug 31ºC
Sep 30ºC
Oct 29ºC
Nov 25ºC
Dec 23ºC

Things To Do on Florida Holidays

Disney World
A visit to Florida would not be complete without a trip to Disney World. Enjoy a choice of six theme parks (including two water parks), two entertainment districts and much more.

Kennedy Space Centre
Enjoy a trip like no other at the Kennedy Space Centre where you can train like an astronaut, attend a themed event or simply take a tour of the huge facility. The centre opens at 9am every morning, 7 days a week. Closing times vary by season.

Dolphin Spotting
Key West may be well known for its watersports, nightlife and beaches, but it’s also a great place to spot dolphins. The warm waters attract a variety of wild life but the dolphins here are the real star of the show and there are two opportunities to swim with them, either with a boat tour or the interaction programme, both of which are available all year round.

Florida Resorts

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

Known as the 'Venice of Florida', Fort Lauderdale is one of the most incredible Florida holidays for couples and families alike. Fort Lauderdale is a…

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Fort Myers

Fort Myers

Known as the City of Palms, Fort Myers is one of the most beautiful Florida Holidays. Easily accessible from Southwest Florida International Airport,…

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International Drive

International Drive

What better way to enjoy a holiday to Florida than with a stay in International Drive, the Sunshine State's main tourist strip? Often referred to as I…

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Key Largo

Key Largo

The largest of the Florida Keys and connected to the main land at two points, Key Largo is one of the most exciting Florida holidays for all the famil…

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Key West

Key West

Of all Florida holidays, Key West is one of the most attractive and memorable. Key West is a city and an island of the same name near the southernmost…

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Kissimmee

Kissimmee

If you're looking for Florida holidays but feel like staying outside of the most well known resorts like Miami, then a holiday to Kissimee will be a g…

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Miami

Miami

If you're looking for a destination that'll provide you with the break of a lifetime, then think about Florida holidays. Located inside America's suns…

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Orlando

Orlando

Florida holidays would be incomplete without a stay in fabulous Orlando. Located north of the city in Sanford, and served by several airports, Orlando…

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Sanibel

Sanibel

Sanibel is a sub-tropical island paradise. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and easily accessible by a causeway linking it to mainland Florida, Sanibel…

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Winter Garden

Winter Garden

Winter Garden is one of the most relaxing, yet fun-filled Florida holidays. Winter Garden is a city located 14 miles west of downtown Orlando in weste…

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