Are you looking for a perfect getaway destination to dodge the chill of winter? Florida is one of the finest states to visit year-round, particularly during winter. The weather will be moderate and you’ll need only a light jacket and that’s just in the evening. The rest of the time it will be constantly comfortable both indoors and outside. Besides the enjoyable weather, the Sunshine State offers plenty of vacation options to make your winter memorable. This Florida winter guide will discuss 5 fun things to do and see.
Enjoy Magnificent Scenery
Head to Mead Garden for guided treks and geocaching or just relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Bring your kids along during your visit to this getaway. Geocaching is exciting for the whole family and there are apps that can help you learn a few tricks if you’re a novice.
Visit one of Florida’s State Parks for camping and fishing. Here you’ll get good tents for a safe and enjoyable camping experience. Don’t worry if you’re not a tent person. Boat camping and cabins are also available.
Head to Everglades National Park and explore this beautiful ecosystem. Take an airboat ride to see alligators and other animals like American crocodiles, deer, manatees, turtles, river otters, Florida panthers, and so forth.
Hit the Beach
Although it’s a bit too chilly for you to swim in the ocean during your Florida winter tour, you can still squeeze in some time for the beach. Just relax at the beach with your toes in the sand. The Sunshine State has miles of beautiful beaches, so you won’t have a problem finding one that suits your needs. For instance, you can visit Siesta Key beach in Sarasota. This beach stands out from other beaches across the globe due to its super-fine, white sand. It is also easily accessible to the public and free parking is available. Whether you’re traveling alone or with your family, there are decent vacation rentals in Sarasota that can offer you a taste of home at a reasonable cost.
Immerse Yourself into Culture and Art in Orlando
Orlando has a flourishing culture and art landscape that comes to life once winter begins. If you’re looking for a cultural holiday, this city has a wide array of theater, music, dance, and art. Most of the parks host independent film festivals while outdoor art auctions take place across the city. If your trip to Orlando coincides with the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, you’ll have a chance to sample delicious dishes from prominent chefs and experience wonderful live performances and cooking shows.
If you’re traveling with your kids, Orlando’s theme parks are a must-visit. The water parks will allow you to get the most out of the winter sun. Spend a day or two in this city or even a week and you’ll appreciate why it is considered as the happiest place in the world.
Take a Day Trip to Lion Country Safari
Lion Country Safari is the only safari park in the Sunshine State that will allow you to drive through and see different types of wildlife. In this safari park, around 1,000 animals live in an unconfined environment and get the much-needed freedom to explore 600 acres of cageless space. Situated in Loxahatchee close to West Palm Beach, this special safari park was started in 1967 and it is thought to be U.S.’ first “Cageless Zoo.”
You’ll be required to be in an enclosed vehicle when driving through this unique park. You’ll have a rare opportunity to see wildlife from six continents, from lions, rhinos, giraffes, ostriches, zebras. Once you’re through with the 4-mile-long drive, you can engage in a host of fun activities at Safari World Amusement Park.
Enjoy Wonderful Sunsets at Treasure Island
Treasure Island is a popular destination for Floridians because of its magical white sandy beaches. You can spend your day here swimming, parasailing, scuba diving, or just enjoying the sun on the beach. Remember to pack your camera so that you can take shots of breathtaking sunsets.
Florida provides a broad range of options no matter what kind of traveler you are. There are countless beautiful places to visit and action-packed activities to undertake. What’s more, affordable vacation rentals are available for all styles and budgets.