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

Since 1998, DisneyQuest has been a Downtown Disney staple. Come 2016, there will be a new themed venture in town: NBA Experience. The new attraction will come equipped with a restaurant and a store. The removal of DisneyQuest has been quiet—the...
Miami’s already a vacation destination, but this month, it ups the ante when it launches Spa Month, starting July 1. The annual citywide affair, coordinated by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, offers discounts at local spas—many ser...
Disney is the latest company to ban selfie-sticks due to safety concerns, the company said in an announcement Friday. The popular travel item will be banned from Disney theme parks in Orlando starting Tuesday, and also in Disney water parks, th...
Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, has announced that Miami will be the home port for his first cruise ship, set to sail in 2020. The mogul also confirmed a deal with Italian shipbuilding company Fincantieri, who will build the line...
We all knew the Virgin Cruise Line was coming—mostly thanks to British businessman Richard Branson's announcement last December. Today, he shared that Miami will serve as the main port for the new cruises. The plan is to have three new ships saili...
In South Florida, museums in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach launch two can’t-miss exhibits this week, both of which will run through the summer. The NSU Art Museum (part of Nova Southeastern University) in Fort Lauderdale’s “From Within an...
At 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, a new era of star chef has arrived on Miami Beach—Tom Colicchio, of Craft restaurants fame. The Best New Restaurant host and former Top Chef judge just opened several spots inside the hotel: the elegant restaurant B...
At 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach, a new era of star chef has arrived on Miami Beach—Tom Colicchio, of Craft restaurants fame. The Best New Restaurant host and former Top Chef judge just opened several spots inside the hotel: the elegant restaurant B...
Miami is a world of water, ideally suited for the annual Miami Underwater Festival, running this weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. This year’s theme, “Coasts, Reefs, and Open Oceans,” will make for a great celebration of...
Miami’s become a launch pad for international hotel companies introducing new brands, and the first hotel in Starwood’s new Tribute Portfolio brand—which debuted April 2015—is the Royal Palm South Beach Miami, a Tribute Portfolio Resort. To mar...