The ‘Sunshine State’ of Florida is best known for its superb weather, endless miles of fantastic coastline and some of the world’s best theme parks and attractions. However, if you venture beyond the hills of these popular destinations, you will find a variety of unique experiences lying in store for every kind of traveller.
Unbeknown to many, Florida is a land of great contrast – featuring historic forts and space age technology, a vibrant entertainment scene and stunning natural landscapes that support a diverse range of wildlife. Florida fly drive holidays are the best option for travellers keen to explore every inch of this vast state, from the northern reaches of Jacksonville right down to the southern tip of the Florida Keys.
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The Florida Keys should be a priority destination during your Florida driving tour. It is made up of a string of tropical islands that stretch over a hundred miles, featuring beautiful reefs and coastlines and plenty of opportunity for diving, fishing and snorkelling. In fact, the Florida Keys is home to some of the most spectacular scuba diving experiences in the continental US. The Florida Reefs are an underwater paradise located just a few miles off the coast.
Another popular spot for many embarking on a Florida Keys fly drive holiday is Key West – a tropical paradise offering a unique blend of history, natural beauty and cultural diversity. Here Caribbean-style streets, quirky bars and historic attractions can be found at every turn, while many simply enjoy a relaxing stroll along the harbour to watch the stunning sunset.
Of course no Florida beach holiday would be complete without a trip to Miami. Miami is one of the world’s most popular vacation spots – thanks to its stunning beaches and great variety of cultural offerings, trendy nightlife and outdoor recreation. Miami fly drive holidays will also give you the opportunity to venture out to the coastal resort city of Miami Beach. Here you will find the captivating Art Deco District – where you can discover the world’s largest collection of Art Deco architecture – and the sun-seekers paradise of South Beach. Other must-see tourist attractions in, and close to, Miami include the Renaissance-style Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and the Everglades National Park.
Orlando is the entertainment capital of the state, visited by people from all over the globe who are keen to experience some of the world’s best theme parks and attractions. However, there is so much more to discover! Our fly drive Orlando holidays will take you beyond the popular theme parks to see beautiful natural attractions, diverse wildlife and a fascinating arts scene. For example, if you fancy a breather from downtown Orlando, head out to the 43-acre Lake Eola Park, or consider a road trip to the beautiful Kelly Park, Rock Springs. Here you can enjoy the great outdoors by hiking, camping, watching the wildlife and taking a dip in the relaxing natural springs.
If your Florida fly drive tour takes you to the northern reaches of the state, be sure to visit Jacksonville. The ‘River City by the sea’ has many cultural offerings, as well as more than 20 miles of vast sandy beaches and the longest stretch of the breathtaking St. John’s River. There are also 10 state national parks to be found in this part of Florida – making Jacksonville the place to go to see the largest urban park system in the state.
Top Locations and Attractions in Florida
Walt Disney World – Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Wet ‘n’ Wild
An airboat ride on the Everglades
Sanibel Island’s beaches
Kennedy Space Center
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