Florida

Florida Travel Guide

Millions of people from around the world visit Florida each year, and for good reason—it’s got it all. Theme parks, a variety of beaches, resorts and hotels, and its great climate make Florida travel an easy and ideal escape. The Orlando area is a tourism mecca with Disneyworld, Universal Studios and Sea World. The Everglades and the Florida Keys are also great areas to visit in Florida. With a mixture of Deep South traditions in places like Boca Raton and vibrant new culture in cities like Miami, Florida offers something new to discover for everyone. Whether you want a spa day by the beach or a wild ride on an airboat in the Everglades, Florida has something for everyone. Our Florida travel guide will help you find just the vacation you need.

Things Not to Miss in Florida

• Boating and viewing the wildlife in the Everglades
 • Seeing stars at Kennedy Space Center
 • Walt Disney World
 • Exploring St. Augustine’s historic downtown
 • The Alligator Farm at St. Augustine
 • The Breakers at Palm Beach

When to Go to Florida

Peak season is November to April, with the biggest influx during “snowbird season” in January and February. However, with theme park attractions, summer is also a high season to travel to Florida. Many southerners flock to the coastal areas of the Panhandle and the Keys during spring break and then in the summer to escape the humidity. Ideal times to vacation or travel in Florida are September and October and April and May. Weather is more comfortable, and tourist traffic is at a minimum.

Articles about Florida

Can an enigmatic Argentine, a pantheon of starchitects, a Hollywood director, and $1 billion cement Miami as the culturati’s ultimate playground? Alan Faena says yes. On a perfect December day during the high-toned hubbub of Art Basel Miami Bea...
The hippest hotels now have juice bars. Kimpton is serving fresh-pressed blends at its U.S. properties. Miami’s Metropolitan by Como specializes in an anti-bloating concoction (so you can rock your bikini with confidence). And at the Ace Hotel Dow...
Until a couple of decades ago, fly-fishing meant trying to hook trout. Then the definition of the sport began to expand, and today's fly fisherman is equally intent on landing bonefish in the Bahamas, tarpon in the Florida Keys, Atlantic salmon in...
It’s rare that anyone actually enjoys being in airports these days, but if you’re obliged to wait out, say, a seven-hour layover, you’ll likely find it far more pleasant to do so overseas than in some bleak U.S. terminal. Consider your options abr...
Nail salons across the country are putting a luxury shine on the typical no-frills manicure—and the women (and some men) of the style set can’t resist. Appointments are booked up two weeks in advance at New York’s Paintbox, where the sleek lacquer...
It's past 9 p.m. in Miami—the fashionably late latin dinner hour. A Lamborghini shimmers its way through Philippe Starck’s Easter Island–esque columns at the sleek condo complex Icon Brickell. Behind the Lambo trails a tomato red Porsche, then ...
On a journey through the Sunshine State, T+L discovers edgy art spaces, an innovative food scene, and plenty of cool cachet. When I was a kid growing up in Miami, Florida had been reduced to a series of only-good-for-a-weekend clichés. Orlando ...
What are the most expensive cities to visit on business?London?Paris?Zurich?Two consulting firms (one American, one Swiss) studied this question and came up with the same answer: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Moscow. The U.S. firm, Runzheimer Internatio...
South Beach, for Grown-ups Hotel: The Raleigh, 1775 Collins Ave., South Beach; 305/534-6300; doubles from $495 Overview: A 1940 Art Deco masterpiece with an André Balazs update and a renowned pool, where silver-screen legend Esther Wi...
Pursuing a life as close to nature as possible would have been madness to the seventeenth-century English philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who sensed “continual fear and danger” in such an existence. Hobbes felt certain it would be “poor, nasty, brutish...