Top 5 Cities in Florida For Vacationers

Florida brings in thousands of visitors each year to it’s beautiful beaches and quaint towns and cities.  Florida has much to offer tourists, including beaches, history, and excitement.  Check out these top five cities in Florida for vacationers and start planning your next visit!

 

Orlando

Orlando is one of the most exciting and fun filled cities in Florida.  It is home to several theme parks including Disney World, Seaworld, and Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure.  Theme parks offer year-round fun for all!  Visits to these parks are exciting and fast-paced, so if you are up for adventure, Orlando is your city.  It also offers Coco Beach, a popular and beautiful beach just a short drive from the city center.

 

By Jared under CC BY 2.0
By Jared under CC BY 2.0

 

Miami

Miami is the melting pot of Florida.  With so many ethnicities and cultures combined in this city, those looking for a diverse and excitingly different Florida vacation will enjoy this vibrant city.  With miles and miles of beautiful beaches, Miami has no shortage of relaxing places to enjoy.  Miami also boasts and exciting and fast-paced nightlife on South Beach for those looking for that type of atmosphere.  Miami also offers many outdoor activities including kayaking, hiking, biking, and zoos and botanical gardens where a visitor can get a glimpse of South Florida wildlife.  Take a ride through the Everglades on an airboat and try to spot the alligators along the way.  Whatever you are looking for, chances are Miami has it!

 

By Towpilot (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
By Towpilot (Own work) [GFDL, CC-BY-SA-3.0 or CC-BY-2.5], via Wikimedia Commons
 

Key West

Key West a unique and laid back city located at the very end of the islands in the chain known as the Florida Keys.  Key West is a city where you can forget about the stress of everyday life and enjoy the island life, full of beautiful beaches and scenery, and a great place to take in history as well.  Key West boasts a history full of pirates, Presidents, war, and famous authors and poets.  And don’t forget to try the Key Lime pie, Key West’s most famous and delicious dessert.  Key West offers many different attractions and activities, and something can be found for everyone.

Further Reading:  Making the Most of Your Vacation: Six Fun Things to do in San Francisco

 

Key West
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Destin

For a vacation that is more family-oriented and laid back, Destin is the best choice.  Destin boats miles of beautiful white sand beaches and hotels along the coast.  Chances are your hotel will be right on the beach, only steps away from the ocean.  Destin also offers great shopping at the outlet malls, great and local restaurants, and family activities such as putt-putt golf and parasailing.  Rent a jet ski and enjoy the open water.  Destin has it all for your next family vacation.

 

Destin
By faungg’s photo under CC BY-ND 2.0

 

St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a Florida city that is rich in history, and is the oldest city in the nation.  Visitors to St. Augustine can not only enjoy the miles of white sand beaches, but they can also learn about the rich history of this city. St. Augustine has a mild year-round climate, making it the perfect destination at any time of the year. Visitors to St. Augustine will fall in love with the city’s beauty and relaxing atmosphere.

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