Why Florida is one of 2017’s hottest holiday destinations
Florida has more iconic attractions per square mile than almost anywhere else in the world. It’s blessed with beautiful beaches, plenty of sunshine and a transportation network so efficient that some of its transport options could literally get you to the moon and back!
This region on the east coast of the USA is a sun kissed paradise, not too far from the Caribbean islands, but with an infrastructure that is geared up to provide you with 24 hour entertainment of the like you simply won’t get anywhere else in the world.
Plenty of holiday-makers travel with their families to Florida every year to take in the mind-blowing adventures to be had in Disneyland, the Epcot Centre and Universal Studios, but bear in mind that there’s so much more to this exciting destination just family-friendly theme parks.
Besides Disneyland, what else is in Florida?
Wildlife enthusiasts will delight in the swampy Everglades, where youll see not only alligators, but also a large variety of wild birds, raccoons, skunks and bobcats. If you’re really lucky, there’s even a chance you could glimpse the ultra rare Florida panther.
Beach fans will be thrilled with the warm waters and sand available here. Florida has recently been recognised for having the best beaches in America, with Siesta Beach coming out top, and Caladesi Island State Park and Grayton Beach State Park also ranking highly. They were chosen and named as the USA’s best beaches by Dr Beach, a university professor and author of 50 Criteria for the Top 10 Beaches.
As for eating well, the Florida diet is a buzzword in gourmet circles, known as it is for its variety of flavours and alleged health benefits. Expect plenty of seafood and white meats with mildly spicy citrus infusions, fresh fruits and tropical tastes.
If you decide you’d like to find out what the Florida fuss is about in this part of the world, the only real decision you need to make is what sort of holiday youd like to take. The Aspen Travel team can take care of everything else, such as your booking, ensuring you reach your destination safely and that your needs are met around the clock during your stay, until you return. We’ve got a few fun Florida-bound all inclusive packages we’d like to recommend to you. Let’s take a look.
A Family Holiday in Florida
If you’re going on holiday to Florida with the kids, theyll probably want to spend plenty of time in the theme parks. However, that doesn’t mean you have compromise on experiencing the surrounding area at the same time. Travelsphere offer a great escorted tour of Florida, that allows you to do both, let us show you.
After arriving in Orlando you’ll spend 3 nights in this adventure town, checking out what the kids are desperate to see in the first instance; Disneyland and Epcot, as well as a day out at the nearby Daytona Speedway track and a day at the Kennedy Space Centre.
After you’ve had a few days of exhilarating rides and excitements, you’ll be ready to relax in a luxury Miami hotel as you explore nearby beaches and the vibrant city life here. Then, it’s time to slow it down further with a couple of nights in the sleepy writers’ retreat and tropical paradise that is Key West.
Before it’s time to return to the UK, you’ll have the chance to ride an airboat through the Everglades and revisit any of the theme parks you’ve missed, if you choose to book a few more nights near Orlando.
With a dedicated tour manager on hand to guide you through your itinerary, you don’t need to worry about missing your transfers, getting lost, or failing to make the most of your holiday experience in Florida. You will be taken to your accommodation, on excursions, to your transportation and to the restaurants where youll be eating your meals. This is exhilarating travel without any hassle.
A variation on this tour is provided by Titan Travel, which will fit in a few more cultural attractions, but take away a few hours in the Orlando theme parks; ideal if you’d like your holiday to include a taster of the Disney experience, or the space centre, but not overwhelm you with it. The additional destinations include the grand old city of St Augustine, Cape Coral, where Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were said to have lived and a cruise through Clearwater.
Honeymoon in Florida
For the ultimate in romantic luxury beach holidays and one which will provide you with a different island sunset every night, why not consider Titan Travel’s Florida and the Caribbean islands cruise. Your holiday will begin with 3 nights at the Hilton Key Largo Resort, where as well as sunning yourself on the white sands, you’ll enjoy a boat trip in the Everglades.
Your 11 nights aboard the MS Koningsdam will begin in Fort Lauderdale. You’ll spend a couple of days at sea enjoying the boats extensive facilities before arriving in St Maarten. It’s here your Caribbean adventure will begin in earnest. Over the next 8 days you’ll visit St Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, St Kitss, St Thomas and the Bahamas.
Enjoy intimate meals with your loved one, bright sunshine, island culture and spa-style pampering on board the boat. You’ll have plenty of time to explore each port at your leisure, or book yourself onto the organised trips with your cruise manager, who will be taking care of all your needs while you’re away. This will truly be a memorable trip to savour.
Sporting Holidays in Florida
If you love sports, you’ll have an incredible time at the Club Med Sandpiper Bay resort in Florida. Whether you’re travelling with your family, your partner, a group of friends, or other members of your sport’s club, you’re sure to enjoy this luxury resort, which prides itself on its sporting facilities and coaching.
Many of the instructors here have tutored world class athletes. The pools, tennis courts and golf course have all been designed with expert players and sports people in mind. Additionally plenty of water sports equipment is provided on the shoreline of the St Lucie River to help you improve your sailing, kayaking and water-skiing skills.
There are kids’ clubs in place to entertain all age groups here at Sandpiper Bay, with games, kids sports coaching and numerous other activities provided by registered childminders to keep your children happy during your stay. The main theme parks of Florida are just over 50 miles away, so you’ll be able to take some excursions as a family too.
If you’re travelling with friends, or your partner, you don’t have to worry about being disturbed by other people’ kids here. The Riverside Grill and BBQ is an on site restaurant that is adults-only and will lend itself to a sociable or intimate meal. There’s also an adult-only bar in the resort, so you can keep yourself completely separate from younger guests, should you wish.
Club Med is a leading travel brand with a loyal guest following, who choose Club Med packages over any other package, time and time again. If you’d like to find out more about the Sandpiper Bay resort in Florida, or any of the other Florida-based tours we’ve mentioned here, please get in touch with the Aspen Travel team.
We are a respected booking partner for Club Med, Titan Travel and Travelsphere which means we’re in a much better position to give you impartial advice on the best package deal to suit your preferences and budget, over booking agencies with fewer travel partners, or associates of an inferior quality. Please give us a call to discuss our current deals. We strive to provide real value for money on all our leading brand holidays.