With its theme parks, beaches, and cultural attractions, Florida is an accessible and affordable vacation spot that offers something for everyone. While it’s difficult not to have fun on a trip to the sunshine state, following a few tips will guarantee that your vacation goes a lot smoother.
Organising your trip
At the very least you’ll need to organise your flight, accommodation, and car rental (if necessary) well in advance. Flights to Florida are generally easy to find and making arrangements is a cinch if you’ll book from an established company. Doing so will give you peace of mind so that you can focus on the more fun parts of your trip. Popular destination in Florida such as Orlando, Kissimmee, and Miami offer every type of accommodation you could think of. In addition to the typical range of hotels, tourists can have their pick of apartment hotels, timeshares, and special holiday rental homes.
Florida is hot! If you’re visiting anytime between April and October, be prepared to sweat. To avoid discomfort, dress in breathable fabrics and avoid wearing heavy clothing. Make sure to protect yourself from the sun by applying plenty of sunscreen, and wearing sunglasses and a hat if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors. An umbrella will also come in handy if and when thunderstorms pop up. It doesn’t really ever get cold in Florida, even in the winter. If you’re visiting between November and March, your best bet is to dress in layers.
Book tickets in advance
Tourists flock to Florida for its theme parks and attractions. When you’re on vacation the last thing you want to do is wait in line, so make sure to purchase your tickets ahead of time. This goes for theme parks, ferries and boating excursions, dinner shows, concerts, events, and other ticketed attractions. These days most vendors give you the option of purchasing tickets online, so there’s no longer an excuse to buy them at the gate!
Staying true to these three tips will go a long way in ensuring that you have the best possible time in Florida. Remember to stick with the pros when it comes to booking flights, pack appropriately for Florida’s sunny weather, and do your best to buy attraction tickets ahead of your visit. With all that out of the way, don’t forget to have a blast and make memories that will last a lifetime.