Average flight time from UK: 9 hours             Capital: Tallahassee

Immerse yourself in the boundless adventures waiting in sunny Florida, a treasure trove where the surprises just keep coming. Picture this: starting your journey in the heart of Central Florida, you dive into the magical worlds of Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios, only to find yourself, mere moments later, basking under the brilliant rocket launches at the Space Coast. From plucking oranges in a vibrant Clermont citrus grove to soaring above Davenport in a scenic hot air balloon, your trip seamlessly intertwines adrenaline and serenity.

Transitioning towards the Gulf of Mexico, cultural and culinary delights await! Navigate through Tampa Bay's exhilarating roller coasters and exotic animal sights at Busch Gardens, before winding down along the Tampa Riverwalk, a hub flourishing with eclectic eateries, museums, and The Florida Aquarium. Your coastal journey spirals into a whirlwind of white sands at Clearwater Beach, craft beer explorations in St. Petersburg, and the uniquely heartwarming experience of swimming with manatees in Crystal River.

The adventure doesn't stop there! South Florida unfurls a vibrant tapestry of experiences, from the iconic nightlife and stunning Art Deco architecture of Miami’s South Beach to the awe-inspiring ecosystems of Everglades National Park. Discover the romantic charm of Delray Beach, explore the paradisiacal Florida Keys, and dive into the eccentric nightlife that Key West has to offer.

And just when you think you’ve seen it all, North Florida unfolds its charm with the rich history and contemporary art of Jacksonville, the lush and vivacious Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, and the daring escapades at Ocala's Canyons Zip Line and Canopy Tours. From the cobblestone streets of the USA’s oldest city, St. Augustine, to the upscale resorts and serene golf courses of Amelia Island, each step is a new story waiting to be lived.

While Florida’s bustling theme parks and renowned beaches might be familiar territories to many, the state opens its arms to explorers with its abundant wildlife, rich cultural tapestry, electrifying events, and tranquil retreats. From the everglades' wild, untamed beauty to the chic boutiques and cafés of Miami Beach, Florida promises an adventure that is anything but ordinary.

Step into a journey where each day brings forth new discoveries, from the thrilling to the tranquil, ensuring every traveler finds their own slice of paradise in the Sunshine State. Join us in exploring a Florida that’s both famously thrilling and splendidly serene, unfolding a vibrant array of adventures that promise to captivate your heart and soul at every turn.

      Discover Florida: The Sunshine State

 The Wonder of Florida!

Here are some unique adventures, hidden secrets and gems in Florida, that show even away from the theme parks, Florida truly is magical place with something for everyone:


Unique Adventures:


  • Bioluminescence Kayaking Tours: Paddle along Florida’s well-known Indian River Lagoon at night and watch as the water lights up with a bright blue-green glow due to thousands of glowing plankton and jellyfish.
  • Snorkelling in Devil’s Den: This prehistoric cave is part of Florida’s incredible spring system and is similar to the cenotes found in Mexico.

Hidden Secrets:


  • Florida Domes: Once the home of a millionaire seeking the serene beach life, these domes now provide shelter for birds and aquatic life off the Gulf Coast.
  • Florida Caverns State Park: This park provides guided tours through the caves! The rock formations are accentuated by LED lights creating a mesmerizing atmosphere for visitors.
  • Bok Towers: Located in Lake Whales in central Florida, this beautiful site was originally a bird sanctuary and houses citrus groves and wildflowers as well.

Hidden Gems:


  • Bahia Honda State Park: Located in the Florida Keys, this state park spans over 500 acres of lush land featuring a beautiful bridge and offshore island.
  • Caladesi Island State Park: Located on the island by the same name in the Gulf of Mexico, this park boasts a 3-mile nature trail, marina, pavilions, and concession stand.
  • Santa Rosa Beach: An unincorporated community on the Florida panhandle in Walton County.

These are just a few examples of what makes Florida a magical place to visit. There are many more hidden gems waiting to be discovered!

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   Time difference to the UK - 5 hours

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