Florida isn’t a destination that appeals to everyone, many assume that it is a place just for kids (and grown-up kids), but there is more to the Sunshine State than meets the eye – holidays to Florida are truly like no other and it is now easier and more affordable than ever to get there and have a good time.
Naturally, Disney World holidays are among the most popular for families and groups of friends. The magical allure of Walt Disney World® Resort’s four distinctive theme parks and two water parks, combined with the thrills of Universal Orlando Resort®, entices people from the world over.
Orlando holidays offer not only world-class theme parks and attractions, but fantastic shopping opportunities in its numerous outlet malls and mixture of excellent restaurants, particularly on the famous International Drive where guests can sample a wide range of fare including steakhouse grills, tasty seafood venues and fast-food eateries.
The Sunshine State’s gems
However, 2012 Florida Holidays are not just limited to Orlando, hiring a car is advisable, not least so you can drive to the more out-of-the-way attractions, but so you can take a leisurely and scenic route to experience some of the State’s true gems: the stylish buzz of Miami, the beachside ambience of Clearwater and St Pete’s or even the lush, swampy Florida Everglades on the stunning Gulf Coast.
If you think it’s an expensive destination, think again. Cheap Florida holidays are easy to find, thanks to a multitude of excellent independent travel agents out there constantly sourcing and promoting the best deals on the market. You can opt to fly direct with the likes of British favourites Virgin Atlantic or British Airways, or pick a classic US carrier such as American Airlines, Delta or United Airlines, which are also a great choice for multi centre holidays. Accommodation types and prices are varied, but for a family or large group why not pick a superb-value villa or condo? The more people in them, the better value they become, plus they offer freedom and flexibility that you miss out with big resort hotels.