In 2018 somewhere around 768 million vacation days went unused in America. Regardless of how far you can travel or how much extra money you have saved up, you can always use days off simply to relax and stay home. But if you are ready to travel to warmer, sunnier, and adventurous places this coming year, consider all the sunny state of Florida has to offer. Here are three of the best cities to soak up its warm rays and beautiful beaches and what makes them so appealing to travelers near and far.
Fort Myers Beach
While Fort Myers may not be as familiar to you as some of the larger cities in Florida, it certainly has a lot to offer vacationers. One of the most appealing aspects is Fort Myers Beach which is considered one of the safest beaches in the world for its shallow waters and lack of undertow. This will appeal to families with children and anyone who wants the perks of the ocean without as much of the potential dangers. If you are trying to figure out what to do in Fort Myers, consider visiting Lovers Key State Park, visit Times Square for shopping and dining, or stay the night on Sanibel Island nearby for a remote pristine beach experience.
When people think Florida, many times Orlando is the first place that comes to mind. For good reason, Orlando is a theme park lover’s delight with Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, Sea World and numerous waterparks in one close area. Some lesser known things to do in Orlando include free “Vibe tours” at the Hard Rock Café two times per day, the Starflyer on International Drive, Gatorland, the Mead Botanical Garden, the Royal Palm Railway Experience, Dinosaur World, and the Titanic Museum.
For a unique getaway, visit Key West just off the southern coast of Florida. This breathtaking island features crystal clear waters perfect for water sports, dolphin encounters, and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. With a strong Caribbean influence, you can stay well within the United States but still get a taste of a whole new world. Other top attractions include Ernest Hemingway’s house, visiting the southernmost part of the continental United States, Mallory Square and Duval Street.
With these three cities you have plenty of options for planning a memorable vacation experience to last a lifetime with your family or friends. So let your boss know when you plan to be on vacation, book your flights, make your hotel or resort reservations and get ready for sun, sand and plenty of siestas!