8 reasons why Florida is the ideal family break
When we imagine going on holiday to Florida, many might think only of Walt Disney World and making family memories with Mickey Mouse and The Gang. But Florida is not just for the kids! Staying at one of our villas in Florida gives you the perfect base from which to make the most of everything that this spectacular American state has to offer. Here are just a few highlights to put on your to-do list...
Florida's Emerald Coast, from Panama City across to Tallahassee, has emerged as a must-visit golf destination. Now it features more than 1,000 holes to enjoy on stunning golf courses that can be found all over the state. Florida actually has more golf courses than any other US state, with a grand total of 1,250!
Florida features a plethora of natural landscape, in which you can escape the hustle and bustle of tourism. For example, Ocala National Forest in Orlando features fantastic hiking and biking trails. Inside the forest, you might be lucky enough to spot some nine-banded armadillos, river otters, deer, or you may even catch a glimpse of Florida's infamous black bear!
3. Universal Studios
At Universal Studios, you can encounter thrilling theme park rides, go behind the scenes on a real working movie studio and enjoy the ultimate Hollywood experience. You're guaranteed a unique and fun day out for the entire family, that cannot be found anywhere else in the world!
4. Kennedy Space Center
Experience a shuttle take-off simulator, a real-life encounter with an astronaut, images from the Hubble Space Telescope in the IMAX theatre, the Kennedy Space Center Tour bus, a Rocket Garden and the Astronaut memorial, ALL at Cape Canaveral! If you plan your holiday carefully, you might even see a real-life rocket launch...
5. Basketball Game
The Gators represent the state in basketball and are a must-see when you're on holiday in Florida. Think foam fingers, popcorn, hot dogs and everything else you see in the movies! You might even see a marriage proposal on the big screen...
6. Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The many roller coasters here makes Busch Gardens Florida's leader in thrill rides. The world-class shows provide entertainment for the entire family and the 12,000 animals that they have on site also makes the park one of the largest zoos in North America!
7. Disney World is for Adults too!
If all of that that hasn't proved that Florida is for all ages, then let's take another look at Disney World. There's a big kid inside us all, right?! If this article has inspired you, then why not check out our villas in Florida for a memorable holiday with the entire family...
8. Naples beach
If you're missing the feeling of sand between your toes, and the sound of soft lapping waves while you feel the sun on your skin, don't worry Florida has you covered. Naples beach is perfect for some traditional family fun, building sand castles and burying Dad in the sand.