If your idea of a great vacation includes beautiful beaches complemented by an interesting culture, you can never go wrong with Florida. Each city blends a unique metropolitan atmosphere with its pristine shores. Here are some of the great cities you can choose to visit in Florida, depending on your taste and interests.
Miami has to be one of the most popular cities in Florida. As you have probably seen in TV and film, Miami has that sexy vibe in it. If you’re the type who wants to spend the whole night drinking and dancing, then party away in Miami. The neighboring Miami Beach city, which as the name implies is the area with stretches of beaches, is also famous for having topless sunbathers and hot skateboarders. This is also known for being the favorite spot of celebrities, so if you’re lucky, you just might spot a hot Hollywood star or the surfboard riding the waves!
There’s also the popular Daytona Beach city. This one draws plenty of tourists not only because of the shores, but also because of its unique love for the motorsports culture. Obviously, this is home to Daytona International Speedway which holds the popular Daytona 500 and plenty of other international racing events. So if you’re the lover of speed, there’s no other place to spend your vacation in than in the “birthplace of speed.”
Orlando, on the other hand, is the haven for both beach lovers and theme park goers. Orlando cradles the world’s biggest Disney theme park, Disneyworld Orlando. This is more than a park; Disneyworld is a resort complex where families and friends can enjoy four theme parks, two water parks and 23 hotels! If you’ve made the most out of Disneyworld, which I doubt you can, you might want to explore Universal Orlando which is also a resort complex that brings movies to life! Two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, turn imagination into reality.
St. Augustine prides itself not only with beautiful beaches but also with its rich history. Make sure to have a camera ready because being the nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine will astound you with gorgeous architecture reflective of its colonial past. After lying on the beach, take some time to explore the corners of this marvelous city. Make sure to visit the museums and historical sites. Like any other old city, St. Augustine is full of ghost stories. So if you’re the type who wishes to spend the vacation exploring the paranormal, have a ghost tour at St. Augustine!
Fort Lauderdale does not fall behind in being an interesting draw for travelers. This is considered to be the Venice of America due to its intricate canal system. But instead of riding a gondola, you can ride a water taxi when visiting this city. Fort Lauderdale also has a thriving art scene that particularly boasts local skill in crafting glass.
But if you’re really after the beaches, head to St. Petersburg or Clearwater where the blissfully virgin Caladesi beach is accessible. This earned the title America’s Best Beach for 2008. The sands are pure white and the waters are definitely clear. Clear your head of the hassles of urban life and relax on this island uninterrupted by the bustling noise of city streets. There are no commercial establishments that will come between you and Mother Nature.
Florida truly offers diversity. It has so much to offer any kind of tourist. Simply take young pick among these cities in Florida! And if you’re lucky to have the time, why not travel to each city! If money is your only problem, there are plenty of ways to lighten your budget.