Combining golden coastlines, big time theme parks and mild to warm temperatures all year round, Florida’s winning formula makes it one of the USA’s most popular places to holiday. It’s popularity comes down to its universal appeal; a place where you can bring the family to the biggest playground in the world in the form of Orlando complete with Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, SeaWorld Orlando and more. Beyond the squeaky clean Mickey Mouse Ears of Orlando though, the south eastern state has its own unique personality. Revel in the glamour of Miami’s South Beach before driving one of the USA’s best road trips; the overseas highway to the Keys. Enjoy ocean views as you tee off in Fort Lauderdale or fly across the waterways of the Everglades National Park on an airboat.
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Think magical theme parks, Art Deco chic in Miami and endless stretches of pristine beach in the Keys: think Florida. America’s Sunshine State certainly lives up to
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At Sheraton Vistana Villages, there’s a whole team working to make your little ones’ break as magical as possible – with games around the three swimming pools,
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When Fontainebleau Miami Beach first opened its doors in 1954, it hosted the likes of Elvis and Frank Sinatra – and it’s still one of Miami’s best-loved
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Eden Roc is one ritzy retreat – with an art collection curated by Saatchi, dining by Nobu, and Miami Beach just a stone’s throw away. It’s a spectacular
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Nobuyuki Matsuhisa – the master chef behind the world-famous Nobu restaurants – didn’t simply lend his name to this hotel. Far from it. His exquisite style and
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Where to Go in Florida
Florida has two main entry points: Orlando and Miami. Orlando is beloved as a family and theme park destination. It’s from there that you can head north to the famous Daytona Beach and then onto Jacksonville for a swim or a spot of golf. Alternatively, head south of Orlando and the city of Tampa is just a 1.5 hour’s drive away. Or you can continue on to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, the state’s famous beach-side and multicultural city. At the very southern point of Florida is the lush Everglades National Park and the Florida Keys, which covers Key Largo and Key West.
Florida Holiday Types
Beach holidays may be incredibly beloved, but they’re not the only holiday type you can enjoy in Florida. From beach-side resorts to luxurious stays and family-friendly itineraries, we have a great range of holidays to Florida. Be inspired by our holiday types below or talk to one of our Experts today for tailored advice.
Florida Holiday Planning Guide
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Top 3 Things to Do in Florida
- Soak up some sun on South Beach in Miami
- Spot alligators in Everglades National Park
- Visit Orlando’s theme parks
When to Go to Florida
With its subtropical climate, Florida has only two seasons: the rainy season, lasting from May to October, when over 70% of the state’s rain falls, and the dry season between November and April. While the dry season is the best time to holiday in Florida weather-wise, there are good deals to be had in the rainy season, which features plenty of dry days too. For more advice, see our when to go to Florida guide.
More About Florida
Capital City: Tallahassee
Population: 8.5 million
Currency: US Dollar
Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.
Airport: Orlando International Airport and Miami International Airport
Visas: British Citizens require an ESTA, which you can apply for online.
Why Book Your Florida Holiday with Flight Centre
We know New York: Many of our Experts have visited Florida while our USA specialists work closely with the state’s hotels and tour operators to ensure our holidays feature the latest and greatest that city has to offer, and at the best value prices.
Local knowledge: Flight Centre has stores and offices in Florida, giving us access to fantastic local knowledge. With a team on the ground, we’ll not only ensure you have a fantastic experience, but also offer you insider information and tips that only locals will know.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to the USA from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.