Walking at sunset on Coquina Beach on Anna Maria Island
Lifeguard post on the white sands of Siesta Key Beach in Sarasota
Old-fashioned trolleys in the historic Ybor City district of Tampa
Luxurious accommodations at a Key West hotel
The Lightner Museum inside the historic Hotel Alcazar building in St. Augustine
Soaring with Warbird Adventures in Kissimmee
Expansive bay and views from bustling downtown Miami
Exciting sightseeing tour on an airboat through the Everglades
Florida, a where-to-go-in-America absolute must
*Some Southwest Florida beaches are currently experiencing the effects of red tide. Details here.You’ll find an infinite number of perfect days to enjoy in the Sunshine State. Start with the obvious: 1,327 kilometers of sunrises and sunsets, water colors and sand castles, curling waves and gentle surf. Next, increase the thrill level at some of the world’s greatest theme parks: Ride upside-down through a loop, get shot from a cannon and make friends with characters dreamed up in an imaginary universe.
Then, move on to all the magic happening outside of the major parks: Step aboard a pirate ship, watch a rocket launch, or zip across swamps on airboats. Hike, paddle or cruise along thousands of kilometers of trails and waterways, and spot alligators, manatees and 500 species of birds in the lakes, springs and woods. Visit the one-and-only Everglades or the paradisiacal Florida Keys. Sophisticated cities beckon to you as well. Discover world-class museums and performing arts venues, as well as vibrant streets pulsing with global flavors, festive hangouts and friendly people.
Florida is a place where you can tailor your holiday to whatever your soul seeks. Start your day snorkeling among colorful fish and end it by savoring a five-star meal. Come for theme parks and beaches, and leave with memories of salsa dancing and space exploration. There are endless opportunities to make your trip unforgettable, so choose a starting point and build your Florida dream holiday.
Early explorers of Florida claimed to have seen mermaids; what they actually saw were the docile manatees who thrive in Florida’s waters.