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Enjoy an exciting vacation with a holiday home in Florida
Florida is the southernmost state in the United States and bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. Year-round sunshine, world-class family attractions and 825 miles of idyllic beaches make Florida one of the most popular holiday destinations on earth! Nestled at the heart of the State, Orlando is famed as the theme park capital of the world, while Miami offers some of the best beaches and hip nightlife. Book a self-catering holiday home in Florida and stay close to all the attractions the Sunshine State has to offer.
Choosing the ideal holiday home in Florida
From the adrenaline rush of Orlando to the easy-going vibe of the Gulf Coast, a holiday home in Florida caters to all tastes. Known for its theme parks, Orlando is ideal for fun family adventures with small and big kids alike. If you are looking to get some thrills on the greens you will be spoilt for choice here. Tee off on one of several golf courses in Orlando and perhaps you will get a hole in one. If thrills aren’t for you, get tranquillity and peace on Florida’s Gulf Coast. A holiday rental here will feel like a paradise for beach lovers. White sand, a relaxing atmosphere and clear waters, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Holiday apartment in Florida: the best way to relax and have fun
The options for a cosy holiday home in Florida are endless. For a fun-filled holiday with a plethora of action-packed adventures at your fingertips, rent your perfect holiday apartment in Florida. Holiday rentals offer privacy, space and the amenities of a home away from home, all for a fraction of the price of a traditional hotel. If you are travelling with a large group, renting an entire holiday house for everyone saves a lot of money over many hotel rooms. In addition to saving money on your accommodation, you will also be able to save on meals as most holiday rentals come with fully equipped kitchens. Many Florida holiday houses also feature amenities like cable TV, Wi-Fi, private pool and a sauna for a fantastic relaxing holiday.
Sights to explore from your holiday home in Florida
The Sunshine State of offers something for everyone including families, cruise travellers, party animals, nature lovers and sun worshippers. One of the iconic landmarks to visit during your holidays to Florida is the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which exhibits attractions on the history and future of various space missions. Located in Orlando's historic Winter Park, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art contains the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the world. Other must-see museums include the Salvador Dali Museum, WonderWorks, the Bass Museum of Art and the Orlando Science Center. For a relaxing day out, be sure to visit the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, an 83-acre botanical garden located in Coral Gables which is home to rare tropical plants including cycads, flowering trees, palms and vines.
Things to do from your holiday apartment in Florida
Enjoy the magical world of Disney by exploring Walt Disney World Resort. The Magic Kingdom is the main draw. Here kids can meet their favourite Disney characters, fly with Dumbo and ride the famous Space Mountain. Take your Florida excursion to the next level by spending time at Universal Orlando Resort, which offers three incredible theme parks that include Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Volcano Bay and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Nature lovers will enjoy the thrilling airboat ride at Everglades National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage site contains diverse landscape such as swampland, pine forests and the abundance of wildlife. With pristine sandy beaches all around Florida, you will find plenty of options to surf and swim in some of the most happening beaches in the USA including Clearwater, Daytona and West Palm Beach.
Explore neighbouring locations
Nestled at the south-eastern tip of Florida, Miami is famed for its sun-soaked glamour, art deco buildings, luxury hotels and buzzing nightclubs. Miami is also home to some of Florida's most stunning beaches. Pack your swimming bag and head down to South Beach for exciting water sports and lovely views. Florida Keys with over 1,700 islands offers pristine beaches, gorgeous coral reefs and a variety of water sports. The Seven Mile Bridge is arguably the most recognisable landmark in the Florida Keys, which offers 360-degree ocean views. Cape Coral in south-west Florida has over 400 miles of canals and is home to the SunSplash Water Park, several recreational parks, and golf courses. Cape Coral also offers a variety of scenic Gulf beaches, such as Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island.
Travelling to your holiday house in Florida
A direct flight from London to Florida takes around nine and a half hours. Florida has several airports that include Orlando International Airport, Miami International Airport, Tampa International Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. You can fly to the major cities that include Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa. Florida is well serviced by train which runs from Jacksonville to Miami in the south, travelling through the major cities en route. A bus is also a convenient way to get around the state. If you are planning to explore Florida, hiring a car will help you get the most out of your holiday.
Best time to visit
Florida remains sunny the year round. Florida has hot summers and mild winters, making it a perfect holiday destination for all seasons. July and August are the hottest months, with maximum temperatures reaching up to 33°C. Due to subtropical climate, sudden rain and thunderstorms are frequent during summer (June to September). The best time to visit Florida is from November to May. If you book your holiday home in Florida from November to May, you will experience comfortable temperatures for enjoying outdoor activities.
Things to know before visiting Florida
You may require a visa or passport to visit Florida, depending on the country you will be coming from. The USA has a visa waiver programme (VWP), which allows EU Nationals to travel and stay in the country for 90 days without a visa. You need authorisation from ESTA (the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) before entering the country. The US also has specific passport regulations, so it’s recommended to ensure that your passport will be accepted. The currency of Florida is US dollar. You do not need any vaccinations to visit Florida unless you are travelling from an infected region.
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