The Sunshine State is aptly named; a sunny destination all year round, offering visitors incredible culture, great food and recreation. There is always something to see and do in Florida, and whatever your taste you'll find something in which to indulge. Temperatures are comfortable, the atmosphere laid-back, and the air abuzz with activity. Home to some of the most marvellous beaches and resorts in the US, those in search of a memorable summer holiday know that Florida is the place to be.
For many, a holiday in Florida is not complete without a trip to the world-famous Walt Disney World for a chance to have some childish fun and fulfil childhood fantasy in this magical wonderland. Known to be the ultimate amusement park, adults and children alike enjoy exploring the four individual parks which are home to incredible rides and facilities. Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort, where you’ll discover three amazing theme parks, eight spectacular on-site hotels, and more. Plus, when you stay at a Universal Orlando hotel you receive exclusive theme park benefits such as Early Park Admission* to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay (select attractions, valid theme park ticket required).
Of course, Florida's world-renowned beaches are a must, graced with beautiful white sands and crisp blue waters, perfect for relaxing and catching that all-important tan, but also a great playground for families with children. Restaurants line the coast as do hotels that cater to a range of budgets, making for an ideal holiday spot.
Florida will also have those in search of a little history more than satisfied. The Florida State Parks give visitors insight into the historical significance of the state and also offer many recreational activities. Miami's Biscayne National Park, as well as the Everglades National Park, are popular stops for those looking for something outdoorsy.
There is certainly something for everyone in this bustling state of activity, flare, art and culture. Florida will satisfy any keen holidaymaker; you need only take a trip and see for yourself!
Best time to visit Florida
The weather in Florida is famously agreeable. Summers in the Sunshine State are long and warm, often humid, with frequent thunderstorms. Winters are mild and cool, but by no means cold. Taking a trip in April or May is considered ideal; not too hot and humid, but comfortable. Coastal areas across the state do not get too cold in winter and experience a welcomed breeze in summer, making for pleasant temperatures all year round.
What to see in Florida
-Admire the varied works in the Tampa Museum of Art.
-Marvel at the sea life at Sea World Orlando.
-Explore the unusual Coral Castle.
-See wild animals in the Busch Gardens of Tampa.
What to do in Florida
-Catch a ride at the Walt Disney World amusement park.
-Relax and catch a tan on the beautiful Miami Beach.
-Explore the Biscayne National Park and its natural beauty.
-Enjoy the unique and picturesque Florida Keys.
-Take your holiday to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™.
-Enjoy the dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk.
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However you prefer to stay while you’re travelling, from great value convenience to five-star luxury, we’ll find the perfect place for you to rest your head. Here’s a selection of our favourites in Florida.