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Why Plan a Florida Vacation?

Florida's by far America's premier vacation destination, Travelers from all around the world come to Florida to enjoy the many attractions and entertainment venues. Florida's vacation spots are among the most envied in the world. With so many options to choose from such as a  Orlando Vacation, Miami Vacation, or Tampa Vacation , you will definitely find something for your family! There is so much to do for the entire family, from entertainment parks to beautiful beaches, Florida has it all. Bask in the sun at one of Central Florida's famous beaches such as Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach, New Smyrna Beach, Miami Beach, just to name a few. In addition, enjoy a day at one of the entertainment attractions at Orlando, or Tampa . Here in the "Sunshine" state there are activities all year long unlike other places in the country.

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Although Las Vegas attracts millions to its casinos and New York is known as a great destination for a weekend trip to a Broadway show, Florida by far has more diversified types of entertainment for all ages. Boasting as a place for fun and pleasure, Florida has something for every taste and interest, as well as for those that are young and those young at heart. While New York is quite a bit colder during the winter months, Florida maintains a milder climate all year long making it the perfect vacation home for retirement. Where California has a smaller version of Disney called Disney Land, Florida is the home for many theme parks such as Universal Studios, Holy Land Experience, Wet 'n Wild, Resorts, Boating, Fishing, Water Sports, Busch Gardens, Kennedy Space Station , Daytona Beach, Daytona Speedway just to mention a few.

As previously mentioned, Orlando is America's family fun capital or the world. Home to Walt Disney World, Sea World including Discovery Cove and Universal Studios and other famous mega-theme parks. However, there's more going on in the city than just Mickey, Goofy and the gang. Once you've had your fill of the theme parks, adults will also be able to choose from several outstanding golf courses in the area, a family-friendly science center, plenty of entertainment options and a fine art museum.

One could probably plan vacations in Florida for the next ten years and never vacation in the same place twice. Florida is essentially equal in lush foliage, beautiful white sand, childlike magic, exotic animals, and a plethora of cultures and cuisines. For every taste and interest, Florida offers something for the whole family. Sports lovers can enjoy endless golf, an exhilarating race at Daytona Super Speedway, Horse Races, and a endless sports season for the young at heart. Nature lovers can enjoy the Intracoastal Waterway, the breathtaking Everglades on an airboat, the Space Coast, and enjoy camping and hiking in more than one hundred parks. There is great diving, sailing and swimming with dolphins, and of course, Florida premiers the finest theme parks in the world.

Florida offers beautiful sandy beaches for beach lovers, including the historic playgrounds of Miami Beach, and spring break capitals Ft. Lauderdale and Daytona. Leisure travelers will love the stunning U.S. Highway 1 that connects the Florida Keys all the way to Key West. Everywhere and anywhere in between, you'll find great food, fishing, sailing, shopping, sandcastles and real castles, and great people.

Florida Vacation - Orlando Vacation

Florida is without a doubt the premier vacation spot on this continent   from hotels to resorts, from sandy beaches, to fishing. Orlando Florida  boasts some of the finest four and five star hotels in all of Florida. In addition to hotels, Florida has many luxury homes for rent on and off the resorts. Having the highest concentration of ponds and lakes, both large and small, boating has become a very popular form of entertainment. With some of the finest golf courses in the world, golfing has become one of Florida's favorite sports.  Whether seeking a small bite or a more sophisticated fare, Orlando has some 5000 restaurants near the theme parks of the world. Cuisines range from American to finest of Italian, Spanish, Continental, French and Japanese and much more.

Orlando Vacation - Orlando Hotels

Most of these hotels in Orlando FL feature some variation of Kayaks, windsurfing, mountain bikes, snorkeling or recreation area around the pool like a summer camp, with a basketball court, playground equipment, picnic tables, and gas grills.  And all the amenities including a pizzeria, in-room safes, kitchens, cable TV with movies, in-room data ports, pool, wading pool, exercise equipment, gym, outdoor hot tub, basketball, bar, playground, laundry facilities, laundry service. Make sure to get a firm grip on directions if you are driving. During your stay in Orlando, you might try one of these: Disney Hotels, Universal Hotels, Paul Julian's Caribbean Vacation Villa, Marriott Residence Inn SeaWorld International Center, Travelodge Orlando Convention Center, Hawthorn Suites Resort Lake Buena Vista, and La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando Convention Center.

Orlando Vacation - Orlando Restaurants

Orlando, Florida offers upscale fine-dining restaurants aimed to offer and elegant experience at the highest level. Some of these include Rainforest Cafe at Disney with (man-made volcano eruptions), TooJay's Gourmet Deli, Fine Dining at Cafe D' Antonio's, New China Gourmet, Little Saigon, Normans, Bennigan's, Corner Cafe' Brooklyn Pizza, fast food from Chick-Fil-A to Subway, Latin, Mexican, and Spanish like Cuban Sandwiches to Go, and Numero Uno Restaurant and many more...

Antonio's a pleasant Trattoria offers, Seafood, steak, bar, Fine dining, and Casual Dress Whether a quick bite or a more sophisticated fare, there are more than 4500 restaurants in Orlando. These cuisines range from American, French, Continental, Italian, Spanish, Japanese,  Chinese, Cuban, German, Mexican and more. Some offer traditional Jewish cookies and a kosher deli, family lunch and dinner menus with outdoor terrace, great service and tasty creations such as veal scaloppini and daily specials.

Orlando Vacation - Shopping in Orlando

In Orlando there are shops galore where you can meander all day looking to satiate your particular whim. Check out venues such as the Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Orlando Premium Outlet, Downtown Disney West Side, and Mall at Millennia. Offering name brands like Reebok, Nine West, Big Dog, Sony, Liz Claiborne, Wrangler, Disney's Character signatures Orlando.

The Premium Outlet has a collection of 127 upscale shops in an open air layout. Downtown Disney West Side is premiering the Guitar Gallery which sells videos, music, books, accessories, and guitars. Mall at Millennia is the latest arrival in Orlando's retail wars.

Orlando Vacation - Things to do in Orlando

There is entertainment for the active lifestyle in Orlando, Florida as well as the young at heart. Something for everyone and every taste like the Vienna Entertainment theatre and music with numerous venues from Vienna Staatsoper to the Volksoper, Tapestry of Dreams at Walt Disney, the most spectacular parades in the world, Thornton Park adjacent to Lake Eola, with newly trendy nightspots, and a smooth and easy libation, evening walk, or the Adventure's Club with cabaret happy 1930s, walls paved with memorabilia of exotic places, and character actors share tall tales of adventures of imaginary expeditions.

Florida Vacation - Miami Vacation

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Unrivaled by ocean access, Miami, Florida is favored by a year-round mild climate, white sand and plenty of beaches. This southernmost resort city is a much sought after vacation recreational destination. Though once a more older crowd, South Beach and Lincoln Road Mall now shakes, rattles and rolls with a more youthful presence. These restaurants, galleries, and discos are now packed with a more sophisticated group from around the world!

Miami is bustling with life in some of the finest hotels in all of Florida. These cater to your every whim with fine dining, breakfast in bed, swimming pools, beach fronts, and more. Being the commercial cultural capital of America, it reflects a diversity of new restaurants seasoned by Latin influence. Ranked as the number one healthiest city, Miami features world's top golf, tennis and sporting facilities sought by action oriented visitors. Miami is the number one choice for boating enthusiast, fisherman, divers, night clubs, theatre, fine restaurants and cuisines, cruises, and water sports by enthusiasts of all ages.

Miami boasts some of the most renown shopping from Gucci to Body Bath Works. Miami pulsates with a variety of entertainment, attractions and activities for both the young and the young at heart. Everything that you can imagine to satiate your hunger can be found here from Galleries to Museums, from zoo's to aquariums, from airboats to beautiful beaches and much much more!

Miami Vacation - Miami Hotels

Miami, Florida has some of the most luxurious hotels in all the world. Plan to be a guest at one of these hotels like the Dorchester Hotel, Suites of Dorchester, Holiday Inn Miami International Airport, Holiday Inn South Beach Resort, InterContinental Miami, Marseilles Hotel, Miami Beach Resort and Spa, The National Hotel, The Palms South Beach just to name a few.

These hotels are known for their beach fronts, tropical flora, designer bedroom suites, conveniently located near Miami Airport, with breathtaking ocean views, surrounded by palm trees first class service and value to all guests.

Miami Vacation - Miami Restaurants

Miami's dining scene as the commercial cultural capital of America, reflects a burgeoning diversity of exotic new restaurants seasoned by Latin influence and hot winds of the Caribbean. Many restaurants create a loose fusion of Asian, Latin, and Caribbean flavors using the areas fresh ingredients. Innovative restaurateurs and chefs similarly reel in patrons with Floribbean-flavored seafood fare, while keeping true to down-home Florida favorites, sometimes called cracker cooking.

Among the most renown are Bal Harbour Beach House, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market, Cafe Avanti Ristorante Italiano, The Capital Grill, Casa Juancho, Fuddruckers, GroveIsland Resaurant, Hard Rock Cafe, Mambo Cafe. These restaurant boast atmospheres of relaxing elegance and style, specializing in a variety of appetizers, seafood, Shrimp, lobster, Fish, Steaks, great wine, deserts and beverages.

Miami Vacation - Shopping in Miami

Being the port to the Caribbean, Miami overflows with malls, shopping districts, and outdoor Kiosks. It is host to a burgeoning variety of shops brandishing costly shopping Christian Dior and Gucci, high end department stores, waterfront shopping complexes magnets for Latin American shoppers with bath and body works, Brookstone, Gap, Disney Stores and Nike, home of largest Macy's, specialty stores, Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries. Miami Dade's mall have Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, JCPenney and The Limited Express store.

The Dolphin Mall in west Dade and Marshalls megastore, has some 200 outlet venues, with dining and entertainment. Luxurious in size, Bal Harbour shops have their own concierge plus boutiques, shops, and department stores.THe South Side boasts upscale specialty stores as well as a incredible theater complex. Worthy shopping places include, Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami, CocoWalk, Cutler Ridge Mall, Dadeland Mall, Downtown Coral Gables and Miracle Mile, Downtown Miami Shopping District, The falls Shopping Center, Mall of the Americas, and Sunset Place.

Miami Vacation - Things to do in Miami

Whether a Floridian, on business or pleasure, Miami is a pulsating vibrant metropolitan area on the southeast coast ready to accommodate your every need. It has a multicultural appetite for gallery spots, hot nightlife, Art Deco happenings, sports thrillers from the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat basketball, and the Florida Marlins. Whether culinary, artistic affair, world-class sports spectacular, or a musical or dance extravaganza, Miami is the home base for what's is happening.

Entertainment includes: Art Walk, Ballet, Galleries: Barbara Gillman Gallery, Bettcher Gallery, Museums: Bass Museum, Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Music and Theatre: Coconut Grove Playhouse, Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Gusman Center for the Performing Arts Premiering world class dancing, Contemporary American and Latin American paintings, sculpture, drawings, photography, and prints. Jazz photographs and books, fine arts from 15th to 20th century of Dutch and Flemish artists, theatrical entertainment attracting stars and wowed audiences, theatres whose small lights embedded in the ceiling creating the illusion of a night sky.

Attractions include the Coral Castle site, built be a heart broken genius who laboriously carved memorials in the coral rock, Metro Zoo view 900 wild animals and birds in cage less settings while walking along paths and sample various food booths, take a pony ride, miniature winter village complete with a train ride Monkey Jungle home of nearly 400 primates, running free on a 30 acre reserve. Where the humans are caged and the monkeys run wild Jungle Parrot home of 1,100 tropical birds, 2000 varieties of plants and flowers, with the best trained bird show in the world, where birds fly free. Stop in at the Miami Seaquarium where Flipper and Lolita the Killer Whale perform daily. Another must see popular show is the Flipper Dolphin show or the Venetian Pool Everglade safari where you'll experience an exhilarating airboat ride through 1.2 million acres of nature's wildlife on a Safari airboat with a professional tour guide. See alligators, crocodiles & other exotic wildlife in their natural habitat!

Activities for the young at heart include: Miami, Florida is a vacation playground: Airboats, airplanes, alligators, animals, beaches, boats, bets, bingo, catamarans, crocodiles, Corkscrew Swamp and zoological parks. In addition explore a Jungle Walking Trail with exotic birds, reptiles, and flora. South Florida is a vacation playground, and you will find an endless assortment of activities that are fun for everyone.

Florida Vacation - Tampa Vacation

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TAMPA, the business hub of the west coast, has been one of the major beneficiaries of the flood of people and money into Florida and boasts an impressive cultural diet envied by many larger rivals. A small, stimulating city with an infectious, upbeat mood, its well worth a stop. In addition to it's fine museums, Tampa brandishes Busch Gardens, one of the most popular theme parks in the state followed by the west coast's hippest and most exciting city, in the most culturally eclectic quarter, Ybor City .

Tampa began as a small settlement beside a US Army base built to keep an eye on the Seminoles in the 1820s. In the 1880s the railroad arrived, and the Hillsborough River on which the city stands was dredged to allow seagoing vessels to dock. Tampa, Florida became a booming port, simultaneously acquiring a major tobacco industry as thousands of Cubans moved north from Key West to the new cigar factories of neighboring Ybor City. The Depression ended the economic surge, but the port remained one of the busiest in the country and tempered Tampa's postwar decline. While the social problems that blight any decent-sized US city are evident, little seems to stand in the way of Tampa's continued emergence as a forward-thinking and financially secure community.

Tampa Vacation - Tampa Hotels

Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg Florida has a climate like none other, brown tans identified by Floridians are imparted by the golden sunshine. Other places pale by comparison in the persistent but gentle breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. Haunting cries of seagulls and the radiant but gentle heat distracts the attention from other places making time virtually come to a halt.

In this paradise, there is a incredible range of of activities and places to see, from enjoying the yearly sponge diving ceremonies and Greek Orthodox communities cuisines in Tarpon Springs, to viewing the  process of hand-rolled cigars in Ybor Cities downtown Cuban community including the continual nightlife along the cities beautiful Gulf beaches.

Tampa boasts a complete range of hotel accommodations, including modern top shelf hotels in the urban areas of Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, waterfront resorts curve around Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, breakfast in bed inns where you can thoroughly experience the ambience of the wonderful southwest Florida.

Many hotels are central to all entertainment areas such as historic Ybor City, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Clearwater and St. Pete beaches, Dali Museum, many boast of meeting facilities, heated pools, continental breakfast, and rooms spacious and comfortable filled with amenities, where the tropical gardens and sparkling waters of Florida's gulf coast create a classic retreat for any occasion. La Quinta Inn & Suites, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa North, Doubletree Guest Suites, Marriott Waterside Tampa, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/ Ybor City, Holiday Inn Express Hotel y Suites.

Tampa Vacation - Tampa Restaurants

Tampa's dining scene as the commercial cultural capital of America, reflects a burgeoning diversity of exotic new restaurants seasoned by Latin influence and hot winds of the Gulf. Many restaurants create a loose fusion of Cuban and Latin American, flavors using the areas fresh ingredients. Innovative restaurateurs and chefs similarly reel in patrons with Floribbean-flavored seafood fare, while keeping true to down-home Florida favorites, sometimes called cracker cookin'.

Some of the great places to eat are Jackson's Bistro and Captain Al's waterfront, Rusty Pelican, Bern's Steak House, Ballyhoo Grill, Oystercatchers, Armani's, The Columbia Restaurant, First Choice Southern BBQ, Valencia Gardens Restaurant, The Colonnade Jackson's Bistro entices you to come and enjoy waterfront dining at its best, bistro, sushi; Lunch and Dinner, Prime Oak grilled steaks, large wine list. Captain Al's Waterfront Restaurant and Tiki Bar is located on the first level, along with the Dockside Eatery, specialty stores, galleries and boutiques. Columbia Restaurant - Earned a Golden Spoon award as One of the Top 25 Restaurants in Florida in 2005 from Florida Trend magazine. Named One of Florida's Top Restaurants since 1967, notorious for its Paella, red snapper Alicante, and Pompano en papillot. While you're waiting enjoy a hot black bean soup and fried ripe plantains and finish your meal off with the flan.

Tampa Vacation - Things to do in Tampa

Entertainment: Tampa boasts entertainment and theme parks like Explore Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, D.G. Yuengling Brewery, Channelside District Gasparilla Pirate Festival & Parade, The Florida Aquarium, Ybor City, Tampa's Latin Quarter, Bay Area Renaissance Festival, Lowry Park Zoo, Old Memorial Golf Club.

Attractions: Busch gardens features the sites and sounds of Africa, see dolphins in Timbuktu, meander through a German restaurant, check out the gorillas and chimpanzees in the Myombe Reserve, take a safari in the Serengeti Plain in the 15 acre animal theme at the edge of Africa and so much more.. Adventure Island is filled with adventure for the whole family, the little ones can frolic through the fun port area with waterfalls and jungle gym, there's something for people of all ages like the wave pool and main pool, the athletic guests can participate in volley ball in the spike zone, in addition to speed slides and a nearby vertical drop slide.

The Gasparilla extravaganza is mystical legend that comes to life for the whole family, based on the legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar a marauding buccaneer returns to Tampa to re-enact the historic pirate invasion, in 1904, the Gasparilla Flotilla will be accompanied by thousands of crafts, will navigate its way up the Seddon Channel towards downtown Tampa. Today, Tampa Ybor City is a National Historic Landmark District settled by a intriguing group of cigar makers. Once a city is lined with old buildings and historic sites, now a bustling and lively district with popular shopping, dining and entertainment featuring everything from museums to flamenco dancing and plenty of cigars! For the young and young of heart Lowry Park Zoo provides entertainment for everyone. Water play areas, shows, restaurants, lust habitats with more than 1,600 animals and much more.

Activities: Tampa boasts beautiful white sand beaches, a pulsating night life downtown, market places and shops for every appetite, cruises of the bay islands, Busch Gardens attractions, Ybor Cities national district, Aquariums, friendly Lowry Park Zoo for all ages, Tampa Bay Buccaneers football, Tampa's downtown district, strolling through Bayshore, and beautiful Florida sunsets.

In addition, enjoy a day's catch with charters from Contagious Charters, Hubbard's Marina, K.O. Kid Charters, Queen Fleet, and T-Kat Fishing Charters. Enjoy hands on fully equipped fishing boats for a great day deep sea fishing for Kingfish, Mackerel, Barracuda, Grouper, Snapper, make your days journey a memorable experience!

If you need help planning your next Florida vacation, please contact us at (407) 334-4652 and one of our friendly representatives will gladly assist you!

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