What to Do In Florida This Winter

Strolling Panama City Beach is a great example of What to Do In Florida ... photo by CC user j.s. clark on Flickr

Wintertime can be brutal for some of us; frigid temperatures and constant snowfall is not always ideal. That is why planning a trip to the Sunshine State during the winter months is the best decision you can make! Check out these five cities in Florida that will have you packing away your winter gear and pulling out your swimsuits!

Panama City

There is no shortage of things to do in Panama City. With activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, boating, fishing, and parasailing, you’ll love soaking up the sun. Some fun places for you and the family to check out include Water Planet, Pier Park, and Coconut Creek Family Fun Park. For a more romantic atmosphere, head to Panama City Beach Winery. Be sure to book a room in one of Panama City’s hotels to start your fun-filled beach getaway.


Jacksonville, Florida caters to every kind of traveler. It is a great spot for a families, business men and women, and young people looking to have a good time. For families, the Jacksonville Zoo or the Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary are both great places to spend a day. For a more mature crowd, check out the Riverside Arts Market or Bold City Brewery. There are several hotels in Jacksonville that are not far from these attractions.

Lake Buena Vista

Out of these five Florida cities included on this list, Lake Buena Vista is the best location to bring your children if you are traveling as a family. This city is home to several Disney attractions, such as Epcot, Disney’s Boardwalk, and Toy Story Midway Mania.  LBV is a great option for those families who wish to go to DisneyWorld, but are on a budget. Hotel accommodations are more affordable here than they are in Orlando, so you won’t break the bank on your Disney dream vacation.

Sunny Isles Beach

Sunny Isles Beach is not as popular with tourists as cities like Orlando and Miami, but it should be. There are plenty of things to do here, no matter what your interests are. Whether you are into ocean and water sports, shopping, eating, drinking, or just seeing the sights, you’ll fit in perfectly here. The top places to visit during your stay are Town Center Park, Aquanox Spa, and the Trump Beach Resort. Book from Sunny Isles Beach hotels and start planning your trip now.

Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is a hotspot in Florida that attracts people from all over the world. It’s white sands and warm waters are the perfect ingredients for a relaxing beach getaway. One of the top tourist attractions in PCB is Shell Island, an island located in the Gulf of Mexico that is known to be one of the most beautiful beaches in America. People visit Shell Island because it is completely undeveloped and it is a nice break from the real world. Check out some of these Panama City Beach hotels to start preparing!