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

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