There are a few states that are as interesting as Florida. With its warm weather and average yearly temperatures that vary from 70 to 90 F, it has become a perfect place for amusement parks, vast nature preserves, family vacations, and other fun activities.
It takes only eight hours of driving to get from Jacksonville to Key West, which means you can make a road trip through Florida in just a few days and see every amazing thing that the Sunny State is known for.
If you want to spare yourself endless driving in Florida heat and worrying about traffic, you can always book First Florida Limo that will take you from one city to another in the quickest and most comfortable manner. First Florida Limo services are available in every city, which means you can travel at your own pace and go wherever you like.
In case you chose Florida as your vacation destination this year and you’ve never been here, we suggest you visit as many of these amazing places as possible. Those of you who already know your way around Florida, check if there is anything you might’ve missed.
By booking a limo you will save your energy for exploring and spending some quality time with your family. Let our chauffeurs do the driving. They will know how to avoid traffic or any other obstacle and take you to your destination quickly. The best thing is that you can be in one city in the morning then leave for another one in the afternoon.
Orlando is most likely to be your first stop in Florida with its crowded airports MCO and Sanford as well as nearby Port Canaveral. Orlando is best known as a home of America’s most popular amusement parks – Disney World and Universal Orlando.
However, there are plenty of other things to do if you are not interested in rollercoaster rides and fairy-tale castles. For example, visit Jack Kerouac house, rent a paddleboat and explore Lake Eola or board the ICON observation wheel.
If you like spending time in the company of animals, you can swim with the dolphins at the Discovery Cove which is a part of SeaWorld.
- Disney World, Universal Orlando, Gatorland & Legoland
These are the famous Florida amusement parks which are a perfect destination for families with small kids. You can choose just one or visit all of them if you have enough time. Keep in mind that each of these parks requires at least a day of your vacation in order to be seen properly.
Disney World is mostly visited for the Magic Kingdom, Universal Orlando for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Gatorland for the live alligators and Legoland for the unique experience of being surrounded by the Lego bricks.
- Kennedy Space Center
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida has a visitors center with a museum, exhibit space, as well as IMAX movie theater and a launch simulator. From here you can even take the bus to Kennedy spaceport or watch the rocket launch.
This is a dream-come-true destination for anyone interested in astronomy and space travel.
- Port Canaveral
Port Canaveral is one of the world’s busiest ports acting as a stop for various world-famous cruise lines. In case you haven’t arrived on one, you can just watch the big cruise ships or book a cruise to an exotic destination like the Bahamas, do some fishing, dine in one of the local restaurants or go swimming on one of the nearby beaches.
Port Canaveral prides itself in being one of the cleanest harbors in the world with Green Marine Recertification and thousands of sea turtles to confirm it. In case you don’t have time to visit Kennedy Space Center, rocket launches are perfectly visible from this port, too.
- Daytona Beach & Cocoa Beach
Apart from endless white sandy beaches, here you can watch the famous Daytona 500 race, the most important one in the Nascar cup series. Those who love playing golf will find that Daytona Beach has plenty of golf courses where you can practice your skills and relax. In the evening, you can take a stroll down the boardwalk and just enjoy the sunset.
At Cocoa Beach, you can go fishing, surfing, kayaking or just enjoy the amazing nature.
Both of these beaches are extremely popular destinations for wedding ceremonies as well as honeymoon and family vacations.
- Amelia Island
The northwestern coast of Florida is filled with islands connected to the mainland only by a few bridges. The most famous of them is Amelia Island. It is known for its natural beauty and pristine beaches that are also safe enough for sea turtles to hatch and live.
Amelia Island is known for its mesmerizing beach celebration of the 4th of July and it provides great water access to anyone using a wheelchair. History buffs should definitely take some time to visit Fort Clinch at the park of the same name near the Georgia border.
- West Palm Beach
Apart from it being one of the wealthiest Florida’s neighborhoods, West Palm Beach i.e. its Loxahatchee neighborhood is known as the home to Sunny State’s only safari park with about 1000 animals walking freely.
West Palm Beach Antique Row is known as a must-visit destination for anyone looking to shop for some valuable antiques and a perfect destination for those who like to vacation in bustling urban areas.
- Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is not only one of Florida’s most prominent seaports, but also a place where you can visit the Museum of Science and Discovery. It has its own beach with the famous Les Olas Boulevard where you can eat at best restaurants and bars.
Forst Lauderdale is the city closest to Everglades, America’s second largest national park with 1.5 million acres, full of marshes, swamps, creating a perfect environment for wild animals. Taking an airboat tour across the endless Everglades waters is something you should definitely not miss.
Miami is the heart and soul of Florida. The party city that never sleeps has plenty of things to offer, besides beach cocktails and endless fun.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Biscayne Bay brings a touch of European history to the modern Florida shores. The former estate of a wealthy businessman James Deering is known for the Mediterranean architectural style. It has more than 70 rooms furnished with European antiques, art and other objects from the 15th to the 19th century.
St Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church in North Miami is the ancient Spanish monastery from the 12th century that was shipped to US brick by brick by William Randolph Hearst and rebuilt some fifty years ago.
If you are more of a street art fan you simply must visit Wynwood Walls, a former deserted factory that has become the gallery for the world’s best street artists.
- Key West
The most famous attraction at Key West certainly is Dry Tortugas National Park with its numerous islands and Fort Jefferson from the 19th century. Here you can also visit the southernmost point of the United States marked by a concrete anchored buoy which is a great place to take photos.
Of course, don’t forget to visit Ernest Hemingway’s home and museum.