Florida

Travel Guide
Downtown Historic District showing night scenes, heritage architecture and a fountain
The Sunshine State is loved by visitors and locals for many reasons, including its world-class family attractions, party-ready beaches and stylish, lively cities.

It’s easy to see why Florida is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the U.S. This is a state with two golden coastlines, gorgeous tropical islands and exhilarating family attractions. Explore cities in the south that feel purpose-built for your entertainment or escape to the natural beauty of little-seen North Florida.

Join sun-seekers and shoppers in the chic coastal city of Miami. Wander around the trendy time capsule of the Art Deco District or lounge by the ocean in South Beach. Fashionistas can enjoy spending sprees at Lincoln Road Mall while art enthusiasts will revel in the immaculate Design District, home of the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Experience the thrills of Orlando, a city famed for its theme parks. Step into all the different realms of Walt Disney World® Resort, which features multiple parks built around different fantastical concepts. Immerse yourself in cinematic history at Universal Studios Florida™, where you can enter the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™.

While in Orlando, don’t miss the downtown area. Enjoy the contemporary works at the Orlando Museum of Art or appreciate the public installations that line Central Boulevard.

Drive to the bottom of the country to encounter the exotic beauty of the Florida Keys. This string of islands, linked by a highway, features nature reserves, diving spots and serene beaches. Relax in the laid-back town of Key West, where you can visit aquariums, beaches and museums dedicated to shipwreck salvagers and Ernest Hemingway.

Flee the crowds and head to the quieter towns of Florida’s Panhandle, the northwest region of the state. Seek out the serenity of Henderson Beach State Park and St. Andrews State Park. The coastline here is ideal for wildlife watching. Look to the ocean for sightings of dolphins and whales enjoying the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Florida’s enduring popularity as a tourist destination means that it is easily accessible. Fly into Miami, Orlando and other cities around the sunshine state. Its southerly location gives it sunshine throughout the year, so you can visit its numerous attractions in any season.

Where to stay in Florida

South Beach featuring skyline, swimming and a sandy beach

South Beach

4.5/5(11,595 area reviews)

Major entertainment destination with numerous nightclubs, restaurants, and boutiques. Stroll along Lincoln Road and Ocean Drive, admire Art Deco buildings, and enjoy easy access to public transportation.

South Beach
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Rosemary Beach

4.5/5(40 area reviews)

Experience European Colonial charm in this Gulf Coast community, offering warm waters, beach activities, and a mixed-use town center with shops, restaurants, and live music at Peddler's Pavilion. Explore nearby parks and trails for a dose of nature.

Rosemary Beach
Seaside which includes a coastal town and general coastal views

Seaside

4/5(1 area review)

This unincorporated area on Florida's Panhandle boasts a Seaside Farmers Market and a picturesque interfaith chapel. Explore the town center and stroll along pedestrian alleys radiating from the heart of the community.

Seaside