Florida Travel Guide

The sunshine state of Florida offers a whole host of holiday options:

  • The beaches and bright lights of Miami – art deco architecture, fashionable shops and amazing nightlife.
  • The thrill of Orlando – Wall to wall theme parks and entertainment for young and old.
  • Florida’s Beach Resorts – quieter seaside towns and resorts down through the Florida Keys and along the warm Gulf Coast.

Enjoy Florida on its own or as part of a multi centre America holiday.

Visit Orlando

Away from the beaches is magical Orlando, the undisputed theme park capital of the world. This manicured city in Central Florida is the home of Universal Studios Florida™, Sea World®, Discovery Cove® and of course, Walt Disney World®, plus lots more to keep you amused.

Outside of the theme parks, Orlando is aplenty with lush green parks, tranquil lakes, top class golf courses, excellent shopping malls and great restaurants. So, if you tire of the themed excitement, there is plenty more to keep the family entertained.

Things to do in Orlando

  • Escape to Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon®
  • Let your imagination run wild at Disney’s Epcot ®
  • Discover the enchantment of fairy tales at Magic Kingdom Park ®
  • Ride the fastest waterslides at Blizzard Beach Water Park®
  • Enter a different world; Pandora – The World of Avatar®
  • Immerse in the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™
  • Visit world renowned Universal Studios Florida ™
  • Explorer the themed islands at Universal’s Islands of Adventure ™
  • Splash around with the family at Universal’s Volcano Bay ™
  • Interact with the worlds marine creatures at Discovery Cove ®
  • Take a trip to the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral

Getting There

By Road – Miami 235 miles; Atlanta 438 miles

By Air – Direct flights from the UK and most major U.S. cities

Getting Around

Getting around Orlando couldn’t be easier. It’s well equipped to accommodate lots of visitors so even in the holiday season the roads and car parks are not that busy.

Taking to the highways of Orlando in a hire car offers added flexibility to your holiday but, if you don’t want to drive, don’t worry, you’ll have no problem getting around – Orlando has a good network of buses, shuttles and there’s plenty of taxis around.

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Visit Miami & Florida’s Beaches

Florida’s gateway city and number one resort is Miami. Palm fringed South Beach is still the place to be and be seen. Across the Biscayne Bay is Downtown Miami, the Mediterranean inspired Coral Gables, Little Havana, Little Haiti and the hip arts district of Wynwood.

To the south are the beautiful islands and beaches of the Florida Keys, offering top notch water sports, amazing seafood and a leisurely, laid back lifestyle.

On Florida’s west coast are the delightful seaside towns of Clearwater, Naples, Sarasota and Fort Myers, perfect for a seaside holiday or as a twin centre with the theme parks of Orlando.

Things to do on the Florida Coast

  • Sun bathe or celebrity watch on Miami’s South Beach
  • Enjoy Cuban culture in Little Havana
  • Search for Alligators in the Florida Everglades
  • Swim in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico
  • Discover the cobblestones of St Augustine
  • Witness the ‘Circus Ring of Fame’ in Sarasota
  • Stroll along Naples’ glitzy Fifth Avenue
  • Watch the sunset over Key West’s Mallory Square
  • Explore the underwater world at John Pennekamp State Park
  • Dine out on freshly caught lobster and seafood

Getting There

By Road – Los Angeles 270 miles; San Francisco 569 miles; San Diego 332 miles

By Air – Direct flights from the UK and U.S. cities to Miami and Orlando

Getting Around

To get out and about in Florida it pays to have a car. That way you can explore the coastline and visit attractions, including the famous Everglades National Park.

Freedom offers an inclusive self drive around Florida, or ask your consultant to plan a personal trip for you.

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