Florida has so much more to it than Disney World. When you visit this subtropical state, remember that Florida has more than 600 miles of beaches and more than 1,000 miles of coastline. Get to the beach, enjoy the palm trees, and experience nature the way only Florida can provide it. When you visit three of the best places to visit in Florida: Miami, Daytona Beach, or Clearwater, you’re getting quintessential Florida vacation time without setting foot in a theme park.
Miami is known for its beautiful beaches, Cuban culture, and bustling nightlife. You also don’t want to miss the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, an estate constructed 100 years ago that has since been turned into a museum. Little Havana is always a fun dose of culture and great food, even if you’ve been several times before. For traveling families, the Miami Seaquarium will delight everyone old and young.
Hotels in Miami range from low-key and affordable to swanky and luxurious. Stay by the beach on the cheap by choosing Hotel Urbano at Brickell or Motel Bianco. Get great rates inland when you book at La Quinta Inn Miami Airport North. Ready to treat yourself? The Ritz-Carlton in South Beach and Loews Miami Beach Hotel are wonderful examples of Florida hotels.
The races and spring break are what draw people to Daytona Beach every year, but you’ll have fun no matter when you come. If you’re not feeling like getting sandy and salty one day, visit the Daytona Lagoon instead. This water park has go-karts and laser tag. The Museum of Arts and Sciences is perfect for a rainy day.
One of the best things about Daytona Beach? Most Daytona Beach hotels actually sit on the ocean, and you can walk from the hotel straight to the sand. Find your affordable seaside paradise at Ocean Shore Daytona or El Caribe Resort and Conference Center. If you really want to save, stay near the airport at the Quality Inn Daytona Speedway I-95. Splurge a little on either the Nautilus Inn or Bahama House, both of which are on the water.
During your stay in Clearwater, make it to Clearwater Beach at least once. The white sand and turquoise water is famous for its beauty, and the Gulf of Mexico is always warmer to swim in than the Atlantic. The Clearwater Aquarium is also worth a visit, especially so you can see rehabilitated dolphins.
Treat yourself to a beach stay by choosing the Clearwater Grand Hotel and Suites, which will put you a short distance away from Clearwater Beach. Many Clearwater hotels are extremely affordable, so check out the Super 8 Clearwater US Highway 19 N or the Knights Inn Clearwater. For a popular spot that has great reviews, look no further than the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Clearwater.
Florida is full of beautiful beach towns, bustling cities, and great vacation fun. These three places are some of the best spots you can choose for your vacation. Spend lots of time on the beach, as long as you branch out and see some of these great cities, too.