Year-round sunshine, 825 miles of beaches and world-class family attractions make Florida holidays top of the list for families and couples alike. In fact, it’s one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet! At the heart of the Sunshine State, you’ll find Orlando; the theme park capital of the world, and the home of some of the region’s best shopping centres. Journey south to experience the famous palm tree-lined boulevards and swanky celebrity hotspots of Miami. Just off Florida’s south coast lies the tropical island of Key West, where you can spot dolphins in their natural habitat. To experience the great outdoors, head for The Everglades national park; it’s perfect for hiking, kayaking and wildlife watching.
What should I pack?
For anyone taking a holiday to Florida, sunscreen is one of the warm weather essentials. However, when it comes to clothing, there are a couple of things to bear in mind. Outdoors, it can be very warm and quite humid, so it’s worth packing shorts, t-shirts, and light and airy clothing. However, practically every indoor space, from hotels and shopping malls to restaurants and theatres, is air-conditioned to the max. With this in mind, it’s worth bringing something warmish, just to keep the chill off. Adaptor plugs are a good idea for those who can’t bear to leave their gadgets behind. Sunglasses and swimwear are always useful, and flip-flops can save you getting your feet burnt or filling your new shoes with sand.