It is no wonder why one of the most common vacation destinations is the state of Florida. Miami, Destin, Orlando, Jacksonville, and Naples – these are all cities that make Florida such a hot destination spot. When you visit each of these five cities this winter, be sure to check out these beaches, historical landmarks, restaurants and bars, theme parks, and other popular tourist attractions. Also be sure to book a room in one of Florida’s top-rated hotels.
Destin isn’t one of Florida’s most visited cities, but it is a great destination for families, couples, and those traveling on their own. Some of the most popular beaches here are Henderson Beach, Crystal Sands Beach, and Destin Harbor. Walk around Baytowne Wharf to seek out a tasty meal, refreshing mango colada, trendy boutiques, or enjoy a happy hour cocktail at one of the many bars. If you’re an ocean lover, you’re in luck. Here you’ll find tons of opportunities to parasail, scuba dive, snorkel, paddleboard, swim, kayak, and just lounge around in the sand.
One of the greatest family destinations in Florida, Orlando is fun for kids and adults of all ages. The amusement parks alone could keep you entertained for months and months. Young children will love Disney World. Chat with the Disney princes and princesses or walk hand-in-hand with Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Universal Studios theme park is geared more towards adults, but children will have the time of their lives in the Dr. Seuss themed area, as well as the newer Harry Potter World. If you’re traveling with a significant other, settle down for a romantic meal on Universal CityWalk.
Young travelers will absolutely love the vibrant city of Miami. Whether you like wildlife, drinking at bars, shopping, or just enjoying the sand and surf, you’ll find something to keep you entertained. For outdoors and animal lovers, head to Zoological Wildlife Foundation, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Zoo Miami, and Safari Adventure. If you’re in the mood to enjoy the waters, sign up for a boat tour or just hang out on Lummus Park Beach. For an authentic tour of the city, sign up for a ride on the Miami Trolley and see everything the city has to offer.
Jacksonville, Florida has plenty of things to do for every kind of traveler. If you’re looking for an educational experience with the family, head to The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, Museum of Science and History, or Fort Caroline National Museum. If you’re more of a beach-goer, spend the day at Little Talbot Island State Park or Atlantic Beach. Wildlife lovers will appreciate Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary. For a night out on the town, see a show at Florida Theatre followed by a meal at one of Jacksonville’s trendy restaurants.
For a relaxing getaway, you can’t go wrong when you book a trip to Naples, Florida. Some of the most popular spots include Naples Botanical Garden, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples Pier, Lowdermilk Beach, and Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens. Check out these tourist hotspots as well as many others to make your trip one for the record books.