7 Amazing Vacation Ideas in Florida

Updated On October 4, 2023
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For most people, Florida is associated with endless white beaches and azure water.

However, such a picture is not always true.

So that you are not overtaken by disappointment, and a beach holiday brings pleasure, we have compiled a list of the best beaches in Florida.

Embark on a journey and visit any of them.

You won’t miss it and don’t waste time in vain.

Enjoy your stay!

Lighthouse Beach Park, Sanibel Island

Have you never seen the real lighthouse?

It’s time to go on a journey to see it with your own eyes.

Lighthouse Beach Park is located at the end of Periwinkle Way – East end of Island.

The beach is beautiful and it’s neat to walk around the southern tip of Sanibel to see Ft. Myers, the Sanibel bridge and the Gulf.

There are nice pathways to the beaches, decent bathrooms and shower for the sand.

Love to look for shells?

Go to the point and you’ll find a lot of tiny, perfect shells.

Spend a fun few hours scouring the shore for wonderful treasures.

A wildlife lover?

There are all types of wildlife in the water: dolphins, egrets, herons, storks, osprey and more.

No commercialization, which makes it even quainter.

Dolphin smiling at you
Dolphin smiling at you

Siesta Beach, Siesta Key

Siesta Key Village provides a variety of breakfast places, restaurants, cocktail bars with live music in traditional Florida Island Style.

Love history?

Visit Historic Sarasota, Ringling Art & Circus Museum.

Prefer to spend time outside?

There are few spots you fall in love with: Shelby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota Jungle Garden.

There are many options for those, who like outside activities: deep sea fishing, boat rental, jet ski, paddleboard & kayak rental, parasailing, and even golf courses.

Prefer a respite from the sand?

There are opportunities to rent a bike and explore the laid-back Siesta neighborhoods or a “cuppa coffee” at a local café in the village.

Balcony blue ocean view
Balcony blue ocean view

Caladesi Island State Park

Prefer natural delights? It’s the right park for you.

Here you can get only by boat, but it’s open 365 days in a year.

Love kayaking?

It’s a perfect place for a kayak trip through the bayside mangrove forest.

Interesting in a history?

Take a nature trail walk to the historic Scharrer Homestead.

The ocean breeze whisper, white sand, and old-growth slash pines will inspire and give strength.

You can have a picnic on a beach, ride bicycles the Pinellas Trail, hiking Brooker Creek Preserve, or canoeing through Weedon Island Preserve.

It’s up to you to decide.

People under an umbrella
People under an umbrella

South Beach, Miami

Do you like to relax chic?

Do you like fashion clubs?

Then South Beach is your ideal option.

South Beach is the hottest place in Miami.

And it’s not only about the weather.

Take a walk along the main street Ocean Drive and enjoy the amazing hotel buildings.

In the 50s, each owner wanted to have his own, unique building.

Therefore, choosing a hotel for an overnight stay will not be so simple.

The variety is amazing.

Love Havana?

You do not need to fly to Cuba for this.

Miami residents love Hawaiian sandwiches, cigars, and music.

Practice your Spanish: both the coworkers and the visitors speak exclusively in it in such places.

Stay here for a couple of days to see how the city from daytime becomes evening.

Do you like night clubs?

There is where to break away: Story night club, Treehouse, Basement, LIV, Nikki Beach, Rockwell, and many others. 

Paved trail leading to palmy beach
Paved trail leading to palmy beach

Fort Lauderdale Beach, Fort Lauderdale

Like Venice?

We suggest you visit the American Venice but only 23 miles from Miami.

This is a fort with beautiful nature, a diverse underwater world, and comfortable natural bays.

All this makes Fort Lauderdale Beach a popular place for yachting.

Do you plan to visit here in the summer?

Amazing views and service are waiting for you.

Got a winter vacation?

Not a problem either.

This place is so beloved by everyone so every year there is a Christmas parade of yachts – Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

It’s an extremely friendly place: family-friendly, kid-friendly, pet-friendly.

Here everyone will find something to their taste.

Like fishing?

There are special tours.

Prefer sports?

No problem.

Love to play in a casino?

Here it is possible.

The list of things you can do here is impressive.

Decided to stay for a couple of days?

Perfect solution.

Enjoy clean, safe, user-friendly Florida beaches.

Many hotels will open their doors to you.

And you can enjoy the best beaches, Hollywood, Dania Beach, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, a few days more.

They are certified as Blue Wave Beaches by the Clean Beaches Council of Washington DC since 1999.

Many hotels are ready to open their arms to you.

Choose between Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Holliday Inn Express Hotel, or Hilton Fort. Your stay here will be unforgettable.

Luxury blue yacht
Luxury blue yacht

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Key West

Like to combine nature trips with excursions?

Visiting Fort Taylor not only provides a natural setting to birdwatch or swim but also to immerse yourself in U.S. history.

Events are constantly held on the territory of the fort.

You won’t get bored here.

There you can bicycle, birding, fishing, hiking, paddling, snorkeling, swimming.

A picnic lover?

With a great view, cozy places, white sand, and loved one this picnic you won’t forget for a long time.

Do you like canoe?

For canoe lovers, there is also something to do.

You will be offered a boat trip and lunch right on the beach.

Canoe kayak launch.

You can spend a couple of days here or arrange a celebration.

Weddings are very popular here.

Windy palm beach
Windy palm beach

Dry Tortugas, Florida Keys

Love islands?

Crazy about forts?

There’s a place you’ll adore.

It’s Dry Tortugas National Park.

It’s a collection of seven islands with Fort Jefferson, U.S. Navy fort.

Located in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the Florida Keys.

You can get here by ferry, catamaran, or seaplane from Key West.

The crazy views will make you come back here again and again.

The water around the island is so clear that you can independently see coral reefs.

On this island, you can do anything.

Prefer snorkeling?

Then explore the islands right in the water.

Get to know the turtles and sharks that live underwater.

Like to watch birds?

There are many possibilities here.

It’s a vital layover for migrating birds.

They are making a staple in the Great Florida Birding Trail.

So you can watch them as much as you want.

Love camping?

Get this unique experience of a lifetime!

Sleep under the stars, on an island 70 miles from civilization, with the warm tropical breezes blowing through palm trees.

Nobody will refuse such a thing.

Have fun!

Dry Tortugas fortress
Dry Tortugas fortress

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