Whether you’re thinking about your next family vacation, a girls weekend, or even a destination for that perfect honeymoon you have always dreamed about, Florida is definitely worth considering. This beautiful southern state, with its sun, sand, and sea, is certainly one of the greatest places in the US for whatever type of getaway you are planning.

The Beaches are Magnificent

Pick and choose from the many beaches that are populated along Florida’s vast coastline both on the east and the west. Book a room at a hotel in Dania Beach, Florida, and join the Spring Breakers on the beach in Fort Lauderdale. Go somewhere more family-oriented if you have kids in tow, such as the wonderful Siesta Key near Sarasota. Join the tourists at South Beach in Miami, or if you are looking for somewhere a little more secluded, take to the beaches at Amelia Island. There are loads to choose from, whatever your taste, and needless to say, the views are magnificent (the scenery, not the sun-bronzed bodies).

Florida is Shop-tastic!

If shopping is your thing, then there are plenty of places to spend your hard-earned. From the upscale stores in South Beach, Miami, to the largest antique mall in Florida in Jacksonville, you can take your pick using this extensive shopping guide. One thing is for certain, you won’t be disappointed, but you may return home a little poorer in your pocket!

The Nightlife is Sizzling!

Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale have some of the best nightlife spots in Florida, which is why there is an abundance of tourists and spring breakers in these places. However, there are many other places that appeal to revelers. Whether you are looking for a laugh at a comedy club, wanting to dance the night away at some of Florida’s popular party spots, or simply wanting to unwind after a busy day shopping, this guide to Florida nightlife will have something to interest you.

There are Theme Parks Galore

Probably the number one reason for people wanting to vacation in Florida, this is the perfect place for thrill seekers and theme park fanatics alike! Visit Mickey Mouse and friends at Walt Disney World, live out your Hollywood dreams at Universal Studios, and pet a dolphin or two at SeaWorld. Oh, and let’s not forget Legoland for your miniature blockheads, and the African-themed Busch Gardens if you want to get up close with giraffes and the like in between your roller-coastering. In short, if you have kids, or you are young at heart, Florida’s theme parks will keep you entertained for hours on end.

Florida is for Everyone

There’s so much more than Mickey Mouse and sandy beaches. Love sports, then catch a Major League baseball, NHL hockey, or NFL football game.  Looking for something cultural? Catch a Broadway show or learn more about Florida’s history at one of the many great museums. Love exploring? Then take an airboat ride into the Everglades, or take a prairie buggy ride through Kissimmee Prairie State Park. And if you love watersports, there are many opportunities for surfing, scuba diving, and parasailing along the 8,500 miles of Florida’s shoreline. There really is something for everyone!

Have you been to Florida? Then let me know your personal high spots! And if you are visiting soon, don’t forget to send me a postcard!