On a Florida holiday you are not only guaranteed abundant sunshine but also a wealth of entertainment. Florida offers something for everyone – a relaxing holiday on sunny beaches, sightseeing trips, action, or a good mix of all.
Discover the amazing theme parks of Orlando, wild alligators in Everglades National Park, the colourful urban scene in Miami and the Caribbean atmosphere down south in Key West. And since you are here, why not pay a visit to Cuba or the Bahamas located only a few hours from the south tip of Florida.
Time for an exquisite beach holiday
If you are looking for a beach holiday in the U.S. Florida is the place to go. The Sunshine State has a long coast line full of wonderful sandy beaches and turquoise water, just like the Caribbean. In Key West, the Southern most point in Florida and the U.S., both the atmosphere and climate is tropical with palm trees and salsa music emanating from groovy bars and restaurants. If you fancy snorkeling or diving you can explore the beautiful coral reef at Key Largo or jump in the water and swim alongside dolphins and sealions. In the evening hours don’t miss the amazing sunsets at Key West.
Key West – a Caribbean paradise in the US
Experience the authentic, Caribbean atmosphere and culture in Key West, which is both Florida and the U.S.’s southernmost point. With the tropical climate, perfect and sunny weather is guaranteed all year round. Snowfall, ice, frost and the like are unheard of in Key West. This charming little island city is host to several cruise ships all year round, and with a well-constructed harbor, it is possible to try many different activities on the water. There are several places where you can rent pedal boats, speedboats, get access to fishing trips, and the like. Another option is to swim with dolphins! A popular tourist attraction is a sculpture that marks the southernmost point in the U.S., where there is only 145 kilometers to the coast of Cuba, and the Bahamas lies not much further away to the east.
Miami – a global, cultural melting pot
Similar to Key West, Miami is situated in the tropical climate zone, but unlike the island city, Miami is a pulsating, big city. As the biggest city in Florida, it has skyscrapers, streets filled with bars and night clubs, and a lot of interesting, cultural buildings. And of course white sandy beaches! Miami has achieved a cult status for its unique diversity. The city’s culture is shaped by its close relations to the Caribbean, and a good example of this is the neighborhood Little Havana. As a result, the city has a unique combination of demographics, since many Hispanic immigrants settle in Miami. Consequently, around 75% of the population speak a different language than English as their mother tongue. This makes for a special experience when you are walking around the city, and therefore, the place is not a typical American big city. Miami is also known for famous TV series like CSI: Miami and Dexter, as well as the movies Charlie’s Angles, Bad Boys 1 & 2, the James Bond movies, Goldfinger and Casino Royal.vvvvvvvv
Sports i Florida
Florida offers a huge selection of sports, with several teams represented in the major leagues. You will find a unique atmosphere in the colossal stadiums for the classic Americans sports, such as football, basketball and baseball. Attending an American sport game is an experience that you will find nowhere else outside the country’s borders. The ice hockey games are also much larger and more intense than you’ll find in Europe. Miami is home to the state’s most famous sports teams, and we especially recommend watching the Miami Dolphins play football or the Miami Heat play basketball. If you like motor-sports, Florida has five international speedways, where the most famous one is Daytona International Speedway. If you wish to do sports yourself, it is ideal to experience some of the world’s best golf courses in the area around Naples.
Orlando – the world’s biggest amusement mecca
In central Florida, you will find Orlando, which is a traditional American big city. Undoubtedly, the city is mostly known for its numerous enormous amusement parks, where Walt Disney World Resort is the crown jewel, followed by Universal Studios Florida and SeaWorld. In addition, there are also other amusement parks with crazy roller coasters and water parks. Not too far from the city is the Kennedy Space Center – located just 45 minutes from Orlando, and it is the U.S.’s launch complex for rocket launches into space. Get a tour and visit the museum of space achievements, where you can touch a real moon rock. Right after Las Vegas, Orlando has one of the largest quantities of hotels and hotel rooms in the U.S., which means that the competition is fierce, making it possible to find inexpensive hotel rooms in even the most luxurious hotels.