Few places offer more variety in vacation
opportunities: Fantasy theme parks and attractions - Leisurely
days on the best beaches in the world - Golfing in
the "golf capital of the world" - Boating,
sailing, fishing, diving, snorkeling and swimming along 1,350 miles
of coastline - Sport and deep-sea fishing - Exciting
nightlife - Exploring unique natural wilderness - NASCAR
and Daytona racing events - Cruises from several seaports.
A natural choice for many who vacation in Florida. There are more attractions than any other state. Orlando is central to many of the theme parks, but also consider other areas throughout the state. See Florida Attractions for more information.
A great way to get out into the sun and play or socialize with friends and relatives. Even in the fall and spring when northern and Pacific coast beaches are too chilly to comfortably enjoy, our beaches are quite active and enjoyable. While the winters are too cool for swimming, they are still a great choice for those who enjoy strolling among beautiful scenes or just relaxing on a beach chair catching a little of the warm sunshine. See the Florida Beaches pages for more ideas.
With over 1,300 miles
of coast line as well as hundreds of natural lakes, the state is a
boater's paradise. Consider power-boating, sailing, kayaking,
skiing, wake boarding, wind surfing, fishing, snorkeling, exploring
the islands and coastal areas, eco-tours, canoeing . . . Many of the more popular destinations offer
boat rentals ranging from kayaks to catamarans to powerboats.
style - bass fishing on a serene lake, inshore saltwater and flats
fishing, offshore saltwater fishing for the "big ones",
or sport fishing for the "trophies"! Bring your
own boat or charter. These is a well-established
network of charter operations. Consider the increasingly popular
kayak fishing - get close to the water for a more thrilling fishing
Not much to say, except we have over 1,000 public, private and semiprivate courses! That coupled with our nice weather makes a golfing vacation a natural, particularly in the fall, winter and spring.
Throughout the state and the Orlando areas are particularly rich in both the numbers and varieties of resorts. Choose your style from luxurious, pampered comfort to upscale convenience. Most choose a resort second to their preferred activities and interests.
A road trip
offers tremendous potential in variety and interests. Any
of the ideas listed in this section become possible as one tours. Additionally, many historical areas can be
explored such as St. Augustine or Pensacola.
Many travel to
here to visit with family and friends. This
often pre-determines the location with activities planned around
the visit. Use this website to explore options and potential
opportunities that complement your visit.
Those who love sports will find lots of
opportunities. There are many professional sports teams including football, baseball, basketball, hockey
and soccer - see Florida
Sports page for more information. Additionally, a number
of professional baseball teams offer spring training sessions. For
race fans, look to NASCAR racing at Daytona and Miami, and a variety
of racing at the Daytona International Speedway throughout the year,
as well as the occasional special events Grand Prix racing.
For those who have a
passion for shopping - you know who you are - a vacation
has lots of new venues and shops to explore! Make it a "shopping
vacation" if you wish, or disguise as a visit to family and
shopping opportunities exist, ranging from world-class
shopping districts to whole towns that cater to the antique business. Explore
some of Florida Cities for
more ideas (hint: check out Naples!).
Plan activities involving any of the ideas above. A beach vacation
could involve parasailing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, kite
boarding or windsurfing. Spring-breakers have laid claim to
a number of locations for very active vacations including
Fort Lauderdale, Panama City Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Clearwater
and the Keys.
Most of our larger
cities include a variety of museums of art and history as well as
performing arts centers. See Florida
Cities page to explore each city for venues that include the arts.