What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Florida? Most people would say beaches or theme parks. Walt Disney described Florida as a place that captures imagination, and boy, was he right! Ponce de Leon imagined fountains of youth when he saw the clear springs, while Spanish explorers imagined mermaids when they looked at manatees. This imagination is not only limited to the past. The developers in this region see swamps and sell them as paradise. So why not visit this state and see what your imagination runs wild with?
There are many tourists that come to Florida to experience the wilderness. Florida has everything from swamps and coral-reef forests, to dolphins, tarpon, osprey, alligators, herons, as well as eagles. There are vast portions of this state that are still untamed despite humanity’s best efforts. If you love beaches, this will be your haven with crystal clear warm waters, swishing mangroves, and really fine sand. This a place where you can let go of your worries and your inhibitions. A place where you can leave reality behind!
If you are thinking of visiting this Sunshine State, there are a few spots that will completely blow your mind away. Here is a list of destinations that should definitely be included on your Florida Holidays itinerary.
You cannot come to Florida and not visit the Disney World; it is the most popular destination in this state. More often than not your kids will drag you here. This is the only place where you can exchange a few days of your monotonous life for magical days filled with princesses, castles, and your favorite Disney characters. Yes, there will be long queues and yes, you will probably spend more money than your budget if you don’t plan right, but it is worth it! No matter how old you are, there is something here that will get to you. After all, not many people can resist a fairy tale.
This is the oldest European settlement in the US that was founded by the Spanish in the year 1565. If you are seeking a romantic spot or a family destination, St. Augustine is the place for you. With its historical monuments, old-world charm, unique attractions and beaches just a couple of minutes away, this is a perfect vacation spot. The best way to enjoy all that St. Augustine has to offer is by wandering along the cobbled path, learning about the history of this city at the museums, and loitering in lovely cafes. If you are looking for something more, go through the Historic District on a horse-drawn carriage and get a taste of travelling back in time.
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