Florida, the Sunshine State

25 November 2019

Florida is a state where you can watch gorgeous pink sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, spend days riding the most thrilling rollercoasters on earth, soak up the cool beach vibe in an Exotic city such as Miami, or take a road trip over crystal clear ocean waters as you head south through the Florida Keys.

Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are a chain of tropical Islands off the south coast of Florida. The islands lay connected to the mainland via a stretch of highway which delivers stunning panoramic vistas to anyone who drives across it.

The keys are a popular spot for boating, fishing, snorkelling and scuba diving, attracting visitors from around the world with the rich abundance of marine life that inhabit the azure waters surrounding them.

Key West is the most southern of the Keys and is the southernmost point of mainland USA. The family friendly city is great fun for all ages thanks to the selection of activities available. Whether you’d enjoy a round of golf on the island’s championship-rated course, a rejuvenating spa break, a sumptuous seafood culinary experience, or more active pursuits out on the water as you explore in a clear bottomed Kayak or take to the sky parasailing for an eagle-eye view of the beautiful islands below, Key West has plenty for you.


The most visited tourist destination in the United States, Orlando is filled with exciting options at every turn. However, Orlando isn’t all about the rides, visitors can spend hours on end perusing the shopping options available across the city, from boutique stores stocking designer brands, to factory outlets offering incredible bargains. At night, get ready for the fun to roll on as you visit one of the city’s hilarious comedy clubs, enjoy a concert from an international star at the Amway Center, dance the night away in a club or sip on a tasty cocktail on International Drive.

There is a huge dining scene in Orlando and with several districts in the city to choose from you could be eating experimental surf and turf fusion at The Cowfish on Universal CityWalk one night, dining on American classics at The Edison at Disney Springs the next, and spending the next night enjoying delicious tapas on International Drive.


Miami serves up miles of talcum-powder-like sand, a warm tropical climate, and an energy unlike anywhere else in the states. Famed for its party spirit, the streets of Miami buzz with excitement day and night as the crowd changes from daytime beach goers to night-time revellers. The eclectic nightlife scene in Miami serves up everything from state of the art super clubs to laid-back beach bars where you can sip on your drink and watch the world go by.

If you’re fortunate enough to be visiting Miami during American Football season, go watching a Miami Dolphins game at their home ground of Hard Rock Stadium and feel the rush as the players take to the field and the stadium erupts.

Thanks to Miami’s close proximity to Cuba, the city is home to a large Hispanic community who have brought their culture over to share with everyone in the city. The Best place to get a taste of this is in Little Havana, in particular Calle Ocho, where you will find Cuban cafes, open air fruit stalls, fresh-rolled Cuban cigars, lively salsa bars and a welcoming community feel.

Theme Parks

It would be impossible to talk about Florida without mentioning its theme parks. With the best theme parks in the world found across the state, it’s a thrill seeker’s dream destination.

Fortunately, most of these parks are congregated around the centre of the state in Orlando and Kissimmee. Across these two cities, guests of any age will be able to lose themselves in a world of fun and enjoyment as they enter some of the most exciting parks on earth.

Will you choose to brave the drops at Universal Orland Resort, step into the immersive world of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, take a trip back in time for some classic American fun at Old Town in Kissimmee, or to meet all your favourite characters at Walt Disney World Resort feel the magic for yourself?


To book your trip across the gorgeous Sunshine State and see everything it has to offer, speak to your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of a personal service and exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.

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