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Destination Gurus - Florida

Georgia Jameson, who works in the Virgin Holidays store in Southampton, knows her Walt Disney from her Walmart.

Plan your perfect Disney holiday

Our Disney expert, Paris Stanley, reveals that with a little planning, you’ll enjoy the Disney magic even more.

Florida for Adventurers

When it comes to a holiday, the bigger, the wilder and the scarier the better as far as you’re concerned. Try these Florida ideas on for size.

Pick n' Mix Florida

Outdoors, cuisine, spectacle – you like a little bit of everything. Variety is the spice of life, after all. Here are our Florida picks for you...

Your go-to guide: Florida

The Sunshine State is home to so much more than just theme parks (although no one's complaining about those). Eclectic cities, fabulous shopping, natural beauty, top-hole golf... Florida is truly an all-you-can-see buffet of heroic holiday attractions.

Universal Orlando Hotels

When the day finally arrives to book your exciting holiday to Universal Orlando Resort™, you might be left wondering where the best place to stay is. We've got you covered!

The Bang-for-your-buck Guide to Florida

Introducing The Bang-for-your-buck Guide to Florida – there's always a low-cost way to have a perfect day in the sunshine state.

Golfing in the north of Florida

Fancy taking a swing at Sawgrass? Or how about feeling the sea breeze rustle the rushes to the right of the fairway on Amelia Island? We take you through the essential courses in the north of Florida.

Florida for couples

Florida has everything (apart from you of course, but we're working on that bit). It's the ideal destination for couples. There's the beach, sports, a bit of shopping, culture and some stunning places to spend your time...

How to enjoy Florida whatever your budget

Enjoy an amazing holiday at Walt Disney World, Florida, no matter how big or small your budget. Here is our choice of value-for-money getaways

Florida’s best golf courses

Whether you’re a regular golfer or a novice who fancies stepping onto the golfing green for the first time, here are some of the Sunshine State’s best courses to perfect your putt.

Best beaches in Florida

Florida is not short of beaches. Its extensive shore is nibbled by coves and bays, lined with long sandy stretches and dotted with islands and keys. The state is also lapped by three different water-masses – the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico – ensuring a coastal character to suit everyone.

Florida for families

Florida is missing its thrill seekers. The roller coasters are still flying round the track, the shows never stop and the dolphins are calling out, but it just doesn't feel the same.

Best of Both: Exploring Florida

Jamie Hibbard is a big traveller to the Sunshine State, and loves how multi-centre holidays allow you to combine your dream destinations…

More about St Pete & Clearwater

With five Arts Districts in downtown St. Petersburg, there is plenty for culture vultures to see and do including the world famous Dali Museum which houses more than 2,000 works of art and boasts the most comprehensive collection of the Spanish surrealist’s works outside of Spain.

Just off Florida´s Gulf Coast, the completely natural Caladesi Island is accessible only by boat or ferry from Honeymoon State Island Park. Home to a 3-mile nature trail and one of the best beaches in America, this is the perfect destination for both beach lovers and nature enthusiasts.

Caladesi Island, Florida

Meet the lead star of a blockbuster movie! Visit Winter, star of Dolphin Tale and learn about her remarkable journey before heading to the underwater viewing tunnel Shipwreck Alley to get amazing close up pictures of Winter and her new companion Hope at play.

Clearwater marina

After a day on the beach head for Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach where musicians, fire-eaters, magicians and other street performers entertain the crowds that gather for the daily family festival to celebrate the incredible sunsets that St. Pete/Clearwater is famous for.

Pier 60

Hire private two man speed boat from John’s Pass Village in Madeira Beach. For a bird’s eye view of our coastline try parasailing from St. Pete’s Beach or have a go at Jetlev and fly up to 30 feet above the water with a futuristic jetpack strapped to your back!

Jetski

With 26 communities there is a rich diversity of recreational and cultural surprises to explore. From the picturesque Greek sponge fishing town of Tarpon Springs to the Scottish-tinged village of Dunedin where the Highland Games are an annual tradition.

Neighbourhood around St Petes

With over 2750 local eateries ranging from local casual gems to fine dining establishments, there will be something to suit every taste. Eat like a local at one of the many beachfront restaurants that specialize in the area's famous grouper sandwiches while enjoying the gentle sea breezes and sparking water views.

Eating out in st Petes

Has evolved over 35 years into a major international festival drawing tens of thousands of visitors each October. Some of the greatest talents of jazz and other music genres play to enthusiastic fans in Coachman Park, Clearwater, against the backdrop of warm breezes and brilliant sunsets along the waterfront.

Jazz in St Petes & Clearwater

Bike, jog or rollerblade along the 37 mile scenic Pinellas Trail that provides access points to nearly every community in St. Pete/Clearwater. Quench your thirst at one of the breweries on our thriving Craft Beer Trail. Then satisfy the munchies on one or more of the seven stops along the oh-so-sweet Chocolate Trail.

Bike trails in St Petes