If you’re a retiree looking for a laidback lifestyle, a family looking for an active vacation or a college student looking for a fun-filled spring break, you’ll find both pleasant and exciting destinations in the warm-weather state of Florida. Spend a week or a lifetime exploring Florida’s offerings.
Start with beaches. The state has 825 miles (1,328 kilometers) of sand and surf on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Exciting Miami Beach, family-friendly Fort Lauderdale and quiet Sanibel Island are among the many great spots for swimming and sunbathing. In Daytona Beach, drive your car on the beach sands or watch the annual Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway.
Celebrate a family event at one or more of Florida’s exciting theme parks: Disney’s Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios and many more. Make a trip to the Space Coast to learn about the exciting world of space exploration.
Florida is so perfectly suited for golf that Tiger Woods built a home on Jupiter Island with a four-hole practice facility. You probably can’t play there, but you can find nearly 1,400 courses across the state. Try inexpensive public courses or top-of-the-line Streamsong. Splurge for the famous TPC at Sawgrass with its challenging island green.
Visit Florida’s three national parks. Biscayne has mangroves, the Florida Keys and coral reefs with manatee, crocodiles, sea turtles and peregrine falcons. Take a boat to Dry Tortugas to see a Civil War fort and shipwrecks. The Everglades is a vast wilderness with more than 30 protected species in its mangrove ecosystem.
Florida has cultural attractions too. The Miami Museum of Contemporary Art is an exciting and growing attraction with studio art and performance art. Also in Miami, you’ll find several zoos and wildlife areas, over 20 museums, professional teams in five sports and numerous Spanish-language events and attractions.
The state of Florida welcomes more than 90 million visitors annually. You could be one of them.
Situated in the airport, in Miami, this hotel is close to Curtiss Mansion, Grapeland Water Park, and Miami Springs Golf Course. Also nearby are Miami Jai Alai and Magic City Casino.
This all-suite hotel with its own convention center is within 6 miles of Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, and the Orlando Convention Center.
Located in Sand Lake, this resort is within a 10-minute walk of Titanic the Experience and Pirate's Dinner Adventure. Universal’s Volcano Bay™ and Universal CityWalk™ are also within 2 mi (3 km).
This famous Miami Beach hotel rises above 1,000 feet of Atlantic Ocean beach, just 2 miles from shopping on Lincoln Road and 3 miles from Miami's South Beach.
5-minute drive from Walt Disney World® Resort
Within walking distance of Universal Orlando™ theme parks and Universal CityWalk™, this hotel offers Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park 1 hour before the theme parks open with valid theme park admission. Complimentary theme park shuttles are available.
This nautical-themed beachfront resort has direct beach access and is less than 4 miles from Bal Harbour Shops, 6 miles from Aventura Mall, the Art Deco District, and South Beach.
This family-friendly Kissimmee hotel is located on the Strip, within 2 mi (3 km) of Museum of Military History, Fun Spot America, and Old Town. Congo River Golf and Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores are also within 3 mi (5 km).