Nobody can argue that Florida is America’s tropical playground. With millions of visitors every year, there’s no question why it’s so popular! It’s home to Disney World, Universal Studios, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, numerous beaches, and several cruise ports. And with its temporal climate, seaside breezes, and neverending activities for both adults and children, Florida makes for a perfect vacation getaway for singles or families.
Whether you’re planning on visiting Florida on a family vacation or a prequel to a cruise, Riverdale Travel is ready to help you plan a custom itinerary!
Create the Perfect Florida Vacation: Popular Destinations
Explore the beaches, cruises, or family entertainment venues – whatever your vacation heart desires! Riverdale Travel can create a special memory-filled package for your family or a romantic adventure for you and your significant other.
Our Riverdale Travel Team Members know how to help you find the destinations that speak to your travel style. Here are some of the more popular places in Florida available for vacationing.
Lake Buena Vista could almost be synonymous with Orlando or Disney, being that it is all part of the Orlando-Kissimmee metropolitan area. This area could very well be the ultimate family entertainment capital of the world.
Along with the Disney World resort, check out Universal Studios Florida and its popular Islands of Adventure, along with dining and shopping at City Walk. Or try out the thrilling water rides at the Aquatica water park.
Just two miles north of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches, arts, culture, and variety of events.
From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard to gondola rides on the canals to a historic riverfront, there’s plenty to experience, such as Fort Lauderdale's landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and paved brick path and across the street, a wide array of luxurious hotels.
Most major cruise lines begin their embarkation here (and in Miami) and sail to all popular Caribbean spots.
It’s one of the most famous tropical cityscape destinations in the world. Full of all-inclusive resorts and spectacular dining and ocean views, there are also endless shopping opportunities in modern malls as well as family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region.
Head south to popular South Beach, where you’ll find a spot on the sand to catch up on the tan as well as plenty of nighttime entertainment.
Florida Keys or Key West
At the southernmost part of the U.S. and the top of many travelers’ life lists, Key West is colorful and free.
Delight in innocent debauchery along Duval Street and celebrate the sunset at Mallory Square; then hop between historic digs along the Pelican Path (the sites are plenty, including the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum, Audubon House and Tropical Gardens and Harry S. Truman Little White House).
Take off in a seaplane or boat to reach one of the country’s most remote recreational areas, Dry Tortugas National Park – you might see some flamingos! The ultra-clear blue water is fantastic for fishing, diving, and snorkeling.
Things to Do in Florida
You could spend weeks in Florida and still not be able to see everything it has to offer. There’s an activity to fit anybody’s taste and desire. Here’s a brief overview of its major highlights:
Visit a Theme Park
From Disney World Resorts and related parks, such as Legoland, Seaworld, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens, there’s more than an abundant array of entertaining theme parks for ALL ages.
Try Out Golfing
If you want sparkling Florida coastlines to be your companion, golf with waterfront views longs to be discovered. Literally, there are at least 100 spectacular golf courses with stunning views.
If you really love golf, check out the World Golf Hall of Fame in St. Augustine, where the history of the game is told through exhibits and interactive displays.
Be a Beach Bum
From coast to coast, beaches are everywhere. And that includes watercraft rentals, paddleboarding, surfing, sailing, fishing, and snorkeling.
Check out Daytona Beach, South Beach, Panama City Beach, Key West, or Clearwater Beach, among others, where you can take out the sunscreen, a beach umbrella, and a beach towel.
Check Out a Show or Museum
See the oddities at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium in Orlando or the Crayola Experience, where lots of hands-on activities in a fun-filled day await you.
Or there’s Cirque du Soleil -La Nouba, where an incredible display of acrobatic stunts literally stun the eyes. visitors can enjoy a museum and 20 acres of historic homes and beautiful gardens on the Edison and Winter Estates in southwest Florida.
Shop Til You Drop
Upscale venues like Orlando’s Mall at Millenia and the Worth Avenue Shopping District in Palm Beach cater to the fashion-conscious who favor well-known brands.
If you like outdoor shopping, outdoor markets like Riverside Arts Market feature local produce, one-of-a-kind jewelry, potted plants, and more in an atmosphere of live music, people-watching, and positive energy.
Book Your Florida Vacation With Riverdale Travel
With something for everyone, Florida continues to come out on top as one of America’s popular fun-filled destinations. This sunshine state will have you coming back again and again, and not just to see flamingos. Contact a Riverdale Travel consultant today and start packing!