Top 5 Places to Visit in Florida

 green01   October 4, 2012
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Fabulous Florida holidays never go out of style with cutting edge theme parks, romantic sunsets and a million things to do at the beach. Travelers to The Sunshine State are in for a treat with some of the best outdoor recreation in the country. Whether you prefer the hip and happening urban experience or opt for the casual and carefree Florida beach scene, Florida holidays are jammed-packed with everything you want to do and everywhere you want to be.

Stay and play in sunny Florida for a long or short-term holiday with the world at your fingertips. Nature, museums, trendy restaurants and off-shore activities stretch along the pristine Florida shores for a first-class holiday done your own way. If you need a little nudge on where you are going to visit next, try out some of these Florida favorite cities for your next plunge into paradise.

1. Miami Beach

Miami Beach

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Miami is world famous for its vibrant beaches teeming with a variety of aquatic sports for most ages and fitness levels. Windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving lead the way for water recreation or stay high and dry on the hiking and biking trails along the coast. Animals lovers get ready to meet new friends at the famed Parrot Island resort and zoo. Wildlife shows include mammals, marine life and clever bird acts to engage and entertain all ages. After dark, Miami Beach gets its second wind with a vibrant night life, gourmet dining and some of the best pubs in the state.

2. Jacksonville


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Jacksonville has one of the best boardwalks in Florida with a lively carnival atmosphere, rides, arcade games and neat to eat treats. Round out a day at the beach with best bargain shopping at the nearby Premium Outlet Malls and sample the fresh catch of the day in the Jacksonville family-friendly restaurants. The Jacksonville nightlife can give Miami a run for its money with chic nightclubs and trendy pubs. Some of the top picks for live music and entertainment include Club O, Mavericks Rock N’ Honky Tonk, Mark’s Downtown and the elegant Tera Nova.

3. Orlando

Orlando Disney

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Universal Orlando

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Marvel Island Orlando

Marvel Island Orlando – Source

Life is sweet with a single destination in the city of Orlando. Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios are centrally located along the legendary International Drive for easy access to the best of the Florida theme parks. Be sure to reserve some extra time to swim with the dolphins at Dolphin’s Cove, grab some laughs at the Comedy Improve, and sample the local cuisine with more than 150 restaurants along I-Drive. The Orlando Hard Rock Cafe lights up the night with headliner shows and a casual ambiance and is a short stroll to shopping at the Universal City Walk attraction.

4. Cape Canaveral

Cocoa Beach – Cape Canaveral

Cocoa Beach – Cape Canaveral – Source

This action-packed beach city is graced with the Kennedy Space Center and some of the best aquatics around. Kayaking, power boats, Jet Skis and more make a Cape Canaveral stop an event in itself. Discover the science of the stars at the Kennedy Space Center museum and interactive exhibits to find out what life is really like for the astronauts.

5. Pensacola


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The endless water views off the Gulf and warm and balmy weather make Pensacola an ideal spot to hunker down and enjoy the sun. This pristine north Florida city has one of the longest stretches of beach in the nation and it’s filled to the brim with things to do. Water sports, economical seaside dining and cozy accommodation make Pensacola the target destination for fabulous family beach holidays. Top off an Orlando holiday with a few days at the beach for Pensacola fun and carefree Florida living at its best.

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