From the days of the Spanish conquistadors, Florida has attracted people in search of a heaven here on earth. And although Ponce de Leon may not have found his fountain of youth, Florida continues to hold an incomparable allure for all those who visit its welcoming shores. Blessed with a near-perfect climate ranging from temperate to tropical, Florida offers day after day of golden sun. The seemingly endless miles of silky-smooth beaches are the perfect take-off point for diving, boating and water fun. And whether you choose the bracing waves of the shimmering Atlantic or the serene surf of the Gulf of Mexico, you may find that you'll never want to leave.
Florida's diversity makes it a perfect destination for everyone - families, honeymooners, and those looking for a stress-free getaway. Top-rated golf courses dot the landscape. Disney attractions beckon for kids of all ages.World-class museums, cultural events and exquisite dining await you. And centuries of rich and varied history have left fascinating historic districts, imposing fortresses and remarkable architecture. From the enchanting allure of Amelia Island in the north to the tranquil tropical splendor of Key West, no holiday destination offers so much charm, so much sun and so much exhilaration in one place.
With so many wonderful promenades beneath an endless sun, Ft. Lauderdale is a city meant for casual strolls and people watching. Its extensive canals and waterways are home to the world’s most exclusive yachts, not to mention seaside bistros, cafes and the popular pedestrian Riverwalk. Away from the water, wander down celebrated Las Olas Boulevard to enjoy boutiques and galleries. Witness racing at its finest at Gulfstream Park. End the day at one of the night clubs and discos that attract visitors from across the globe.View Hotels in Fort Lauderdale
Jacksonville and Amelia Island
Amelia Island offers more than just endless days of leisure and warmth. As the only American territory to have existed under eight different flags, there's a history of rich cultural traditions. Cruise down Centre Street for a flavor of Civil War era history. Stroll past pastel-hued Victorian homes, restored colonial buildings and the Amelia Island lighthouse – the island’s oldest standing structure. At the northern tip of the island lies the picturesque town of Fernandina Beach, a charming historic port where the most stressful activity you’ll encounter is watching the crimson sunset from an outdoor cafe. Fun Fact: In terms of land area, Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States.View Hotels in Jacksonville and Amelia Island
The Florida Keys stand out from the sparkling aquamarine waters at the meeting point of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. From the lush splendor of Key Largo to the serene beauty of Key West, you’ll waste no time in melting into the relaxed, beautiful ambiance that surrounds you while exploring this chain of islands. Fun Fact: The center of life in the city of Key West is Duval Street. There you’ll find plenty of quaint shops, restaurants and nightlife infused with a tropical ambiance.View Hotels in Key West
Miami is the essence of all that’s fashionable – the incomparable shopping, the glittering nightlife and the endless golden beaches. It’s family friendly too, with the Seaquarium and Parrot Island Jungle thrilling kids of all ages. Lodging choices abound – from the luxurious to the intimate – on Miami Beach, South Beach and more. And with the shimmering lights of the nightlife as your guide, you’ll find an endless variety of mouth-watering restaurants, vibrant discos, and trendy nightclubs.View Hotels in Miami
Fort Myers Area Captiva, Naples, Marco Island, Sanibel
On the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida lies a series of amazing destinations that appeals to the vacationer in everyone. Blessed with near endless sunshine, shimmering turquoise waters and gleaming sand beaches, each of these unique vacation spots holds its own allure for the visitor.
Ft. Myers, the local hub of activity in the region, is a wonderland for avid golfers and beach enthusiasts alike. With its delightful riverfront walk and captivating historic district, you’ll never be at a loss for ways to spend your days.
Sanibel Island is an unhurried and serene resort town, with crystal clear waters and swaying coconut palms. Enjoy the engaging sight of herons and pelicans lazily diving for food. Snorkel, swim or collect pastel-hued shells on the long stretches of sand.View Hotels in Myers Area
Orlando, Walt Disney World Resorts
Come to Orlando for one thing, non-stop excitement, where your family can choose from more than 95 theme parks and attractions. Start with the magic of the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Continue with a visit to Universal Orlando Resort® and it's rides and attractions, where visitors go behind the scenes of movies and TV. At Universal Islands of Adventure, you'll visit five amazing themed areas, with a full complement of rides and roller coasters. Thrill at the marine spectacle of SeaWorld®, its sensational Shamu show and an endless stream of rides, animal attractions and interactive programs. Dive into space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Museum, or spend an evening enjoying jousting at Medieval Times. The charms of Orlando are not just bound to the city limits. Nearby lie many appealing excursions like the bustling towns of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. But if there's one place where families will experience the joy of discovery together, its here in Orlando.View Hotels in Orlando, Walt Disney World Resorts
Palm Beach Area Boca Raton, Hutchinson Island, Jupiter, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach County is an extraordinary destination offering leisure travelers the very best of everything. With over 47 miles of white sandy beaches and over 200hotels and resorts. Palm Beach, Florida, enjoys mild tropical temperatures all year-round. Celebrate great weather with weekly outdoor green markets, jazz concerts, nature walks and family events. Indoors or outdoors, family fun, cultural adventure, water sports, educational or purely entertainment, West Palm Beach is rich in opportunities to explore and engage in. There are plenty of outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy from boating to driving, to spectator sports such as spring training baseball and equestrian sports. More than 40cultural venues, an amazing variety of restaurants, and wealth of nightlife make this a top entertainment destination. Shopping is at a world-class level, from historical shopping districts to two-tiered glass malls. Fun Fact: With more than 160 golf courses, Palm Beach County has more courses than any other county in the U.S.View Hotels in Palm Beach
With a year-round delightful climate, brilliant white beaches and sparkling blue waters, many travelers consider Sarasota and adjoining Longboat Key the ideal destination. These discerning guests come for an air of relaxed sophistication in a stunningly beautiful playground. Looking out into the vibrant waters of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll forget that life exists elsewhere. And although much of the daytime amusement occurs at the water’s edge, there is a variety of exciting things to do and see around town.Explore the abundant artistic community in the city’s renowned museums, theaters and galleries. Play 18 holes of golf on courses rated among America’s best. Or celebrate the gourmet lifestyle with a delectable meal at one of the city’stop-rated restaurants.Fun Fact: Downtown Sarasorta has a decidedly artistic side. Along Main Street and Palm Avenue, you can find plenty of art galleries and trendy restaurants, whereas Herald Square and the South side districts play host to antique shops and cafes.View Hotels in Sarasota
St. Petersburg/Clearwater - The leading destination on Florida's Gulf Coast. It is known for spectacular beaches, record-breaking sunshine, and world-class museums, sporting activities and nature experiences.View Hotels in Tampa Area