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
Wet 'n Wild, Resorts, Boating, Fishing, Water Sports,
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
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 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
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
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.
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
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.
Vacation ] [
] [ Tampa
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
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
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
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
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
Vacation ] [
] [ Tampa
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 .
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.
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
If you need help planning your next
Florida vacation, please contact us at (800) 544-7646 and one of our
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