The late great Walt Disney said that Florida is a place that captures people’s imagination. As many people who live there and who have travelled there for holidays will agree, Disney was right. The scenery is big and exaggerated which encouraged investors and developers to follow that example. In this post we will be concentrating on the things you can see and do, besides just sitting back and soaking up the weather, to ensure that you have an unforgettable holiday in Florida.
Put aside your reservations about visiting this fabulous place, it is a theme park for kids of all ages. Although there are queues that seem to go on for miles and miles and although everything is very expensive; there will come a time during your visit to Disney World that it will have won you over. Whether it’s a particular section on a particular ride, whether it’s seeing all the kids smiling at the parade or the fireworks that are set off above Cinderella’s Castle or something smaller like shouting “Andy’s coming” when you see members of staff dressed as Toy Story characters and watching them fall to the ground; it will win you over and you will be glad it did.
Miami at one point was not diverse as it is nowadays. It could justifiably be referred to as the most Latin city outside of Mexico and has a mixture of Colombian, Haitian and Cuban cultures. There is so much to see and do in this city that a couple of web pages could be dedicated to Miami alone. Whatever you are looking for from a holiday, you will probably find it in Miami.
There is one place in Florida that you need to visit if you want to have an unforgettable party in this sun-kissed state and that’s Key West. Compared to the mainland side of the state, Key West is way more loose and ready for fun. People of all walks of life, sexual orientation and ethnicity are all welcome as shown by the motto “One Human Family”
It is too easy to dismiss the glades as just a swamp, when really it is perhaps the most beautiful thing about the whole state of Florida. Ignore the stereotypes about swamp buggies and airboats and make sure you walk, cycle or canoe round the park to learn and appreciate an ecosystem that has continued to survive for thousands of years. By standing silently for long enough you could have the unforgettable experience by catching a glimpse of a gator as it’s back comes up to the surface only to sink back down again.
Florida has many beaches and a visit to any of them would turn a normal holiday into a truly memorable one, but Sanibel Island is one of the best. Particularly if you like spotting wildlife, as you will be able to see gators, anhinga and night heron at the JN Darling National Wildlife Refuge. While you are there take the time to stop and sample some of the mouth-watering seafood from one of the beach huts.
Apalachicola National Forest
There are 3 national forests in Florida that all merit a visit, but Apalachicola is the largest and takes up about 938 square miles, from west of Tallahassee all the way to the Apalachicola River. Spend time either cycling or hiking through this ethereal forest full of karst terrain, sinks, swamps, dunes and cypress hammocks for an experience that will stay with you forever.