Few places like Florida 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 of Florida - NASCAR
and Daytona racing events - Cruises from several Florida
A natural choice for many who vacation in Florida. Florida has more theme parks and attractions than any other state. Orlando is central to many of the Florida theme parks, but also consider other areas throughout Florida. See Florida Attractions for more information.
A great way to get out into the sun and play or socialize with friends and relatives. Florida abounds with beaches and even in the fall and spring when northern and west coast beaches are too chilly to comfortably enjoy, Florida beaches are quite active and enjoyable. While the winters are too cool for swimming, they are still a great beach vacation choice for those who enjoy strolling among beautiful beaches or just relaxing on a beach chair catching a little of the warm Florida sunshine. See our Florida Beaches pages for more vacation ideas.
With over 1,300 miles
of coast line as well as hundreds of natural lakes, Florida 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 - Florida offers
it all. Many of the more popular vacation destinations offer
boat rentals ranging from kayaks to catamarans to powerboats.
Choose your vacation
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. Florida has 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 Florida has 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.
Southern Florida and the Orlando areas are particularly rich in both the numbers and varieties of resorts. Choose your vacation style from luxurious, pampered comfort to upscale convenience. Most choose a vacation resort second to their preferred vacation activities and interests.
A road trip around Florida
offers tremendous potential in vacation variety and interests. Any
of the ideas listed in this section become possible as one tours
around Florida. Additionally, many historical areas can be
explored such as St. Augustine or Pensacola.
Many travel to
Florida to visit or vacation with family and friends. This
often pre-determines the location with activities planned around
the visit. Use Awesome Florida to explore options and potential
vacation opportunities that complement your visit.
Those who love sports will find a Florida vacation with lots of
opportunities. There are many professional sports teams that
call Florida home including football, baseball, basketball, hockey
and soccer - see our 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 Florida 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 throughout Florida, ranging from world-class
shopping districts to whole towns that cater to the antique business. Explore
some of Florida Cities for
more vacation ideas (hint: check out Naples!).
Plan an active
vacation 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 Florida locations for very active vacations including
Fort Lauderdale, Panama City Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Clearwater
and the Florida Keys.
Most of Florida's larger
cities include a variety of museums of art and history as well as
performing arts centers. See our Florida
Cities page to explore each city for vacation opportunities
that include the arts.