Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, is a very Popular Destinations for Canadians. It is only a 3½hr Flight from Toronto and offers a quick beach getaway without having to Travel too far. The temperature in the winter months average between lows of 15C and highs around 26C. The summer is a lot hotter averaging around 21C in the north and 27C in the keys. The highest recorded temperature in Florida was 47C in 1931.
Florida’s beaches are its main attraction. The world famous Miami Beach is 14km of golden blond sand and is a place to see and be seen. Daytona Beach is very wide and more laid back. You can drive your Car right up on the beach, park somewhere, and enjoy some fun in the sun. Fort Lauderdale is the major cruise port (Port Everglades) that brings in millions of cruisers per year. It also offers a cheaper alternative to the more expensive Hotels in the other resort towns. West Palm Beach captured the hearts of many millionaires with its beautiful beach, high-end restaurants and boutique hotels. Key West is as far south as you can go in the US. Gorgeous keys lined up, one after the other, connected by one highway. The drive is something to remember. The beaches are white powder and crystal blue water with an old charm of a small island beach town.
Along with the some of the world’s best beaches, Florida also has some of the world’s best theme parks. Disney World, who has something for everyone but is mainly designed for kids, leads with over 27,258 Acres of carefully designed Resorts, theme parks, water parks, zoos, and golf courses. However, Universal Studios which caters to an older crowd, with its highly visual and movie themed rides, is where your teens would rather go. Check out a white tiger and ride the world's fastest rollercoaster at Bush Gardens which is both zoo and theme park. SeaWorld offers a different approach to entertainment with more shows than rides. However, these extremely intelligent marine mammals will amaze you with their physical and mental abilities. You can also learn how SeaWorld is focused on wildlife conservation and how you can help make a difference.
Florida’s Hotels are new and old. Old has charm while new is modern. Some have rich histories and others are now making history. From 5 Star to no Star, high-rise to beach villa, Florida has many options to choose from and finding a hotel that fits your lifestyle will be easy. You can easily spend $5,000 a night or $50. Miami or South Beach will tend to be more expensive while Daytona and Fort Lauderdale more affordable. You can also select a hotel across the street from the beach if you’d like to save some cash. You will find hotel chains along with many smaller boutique Hotel that offer high-end amenities. Whichever hotel you decide to choose, make sure the Hotel and location matches your lifestyle. This will ensure a comfortable visit.
The restaurants in Florida are some of the best in the world. You can find everything from upscale steakhouses to fresh and tasty taco stands along the beach. There are many supper clubs that turn into ultra swanky nightclubs if you want to dance the night away. If you want some quiet time to chat, look for one of the many small beach-side bars to just kick back and relax. Dining and nightlife in Florida is highly ranked and you will not be disappointed.
Finding the right Hotel at the right location is essential to your vacation’s success. Each city or town offers something different that appeal to a certain demographic.
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