With its sun-drenched beaches, magical theme parks and incredible shopping, Florida is rightfully one of the world’s favourite holiday destinations. From the palm-lined boulevards of Miami to the tropical island of Key West, Florida is unrivalled in its ability to amaze, entertain and inspire.
If you’re on holiday with the kids, you’ll love the incredible attractions in the theme park capital of the world. From childhood favourites at Walt Disney World Resort to film-themed rides at Universal Studios Orlando, there’s everything from loop-the-loop roller coasters to hi-tech simulators that will leave you feeling exhilarated.
Disney’s two amazing water parks, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, are a great place to soak up the sunshine while cruising down the lazy river and braving the heights of the super-speed slides. Elsewhere, a day spent on the iconic Miami Beach is an absolute must.
For a spot of retail therapy, Florida is packed full of shopping centres with everything from designer stores to factory outlets. The colourful city of Kissimmee is home to the Osceola Square Mall, while the old town lets you discover 19th century small town America. Other great places to shop include the Mediterranean-style village at Orlando Premium Outlets, and discounted designer clothes at Sawgrass Mills near Miami.
A trip to Florida would not be complete without visiting the Kennedy Space Center, where NASA’s rockets are built and launched. Explore the museum, listen to the stories of brave astronauts and find out what it’s like to take off in a spaceship with the Shuttle Launch Experience.
If you’re a foodie, you won’t be disappointed by Florida’s incredible seafood restaurants, where you can feast on freshly-caught lobster, clams and scallops, all finished off with a delicious helping of home-cooked Key Lime Pie.