A Great Escape – Vacationing in Florida

Vacationing in Florida is on the wish list for many families. Whether you’re looking to spend time in Disney enjoying the many theme parks, or you want to spend a relaxing vacation on the beaches of the Florida Keys- Florida offers a nice variety of vacation options for every lifestyle and budget.

Florida Panhandle: Many popular destinations lie within the area known as the Florida Panhandle, including Panama City Beach, Santa Rosa, Destin, and Pensacola Beach. You can find a nice variety of vacation rentals that are right on the beach, as well as rentals located more in the city limits. Florida Panhandle vacation rentals are year-round destinations. In Destin you can enjoy over 24 miles of sandy white beaches, water activities including snorkeling, deep-sea fishing and diving, and dolphin watching.

In Panama City Beach, popular vacation rentals include condos and houses on Shell Island and M.B Miller County Pier. There is no shortage of activity in Panama City- from water sports to deep-sea fishing to amusement parks and the ever-popular, glass bottom boat tours, you will always find exciting things to do while on vacation. If you’re interested in marine life, visit the Gulf World Marine Park while staying in your vacation rentals, for shows and encounters with lively dolphins.

Orlando: The most popular vacation destination in Florida, Orlando boasts hundreds of theme parks, amusement and water parks, and family fun centers. Rentals can be found right in the heart of vacation activity, or a little further away from it all depending on your preference. Home to Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Orlando and Daytona Speedway, it’s easy to forget everything else Orlando has to offer vacationers.
Orlando is also home to some of the most beautiful botanical gardens and nature trails. You can find an abundance of biking trails, as well as natural springs. Vacationers wanting relaxation rather than nonstop action can enjoy many of the areas natural attractions instead of the amusement parks that share the geographical location.

Miami: A gorgeous Florida vacation destination, and the only state to have two national parks. The Everglades National Park is considered an untamed ecosystem that cannot be found anyplace else on earth. The Biscayne National Park boasts the only living tropical reef in the United States. There is a nice variety of vacation options within Miami. Speedways and amusements for the active types and tropical relaxation for those looking to get away for some much needed “R and R”. You have a multitude of options in your choice of rentals also, from beachfront resorts, to art deco boutique hotels in the city, to private homes along the beach.

Florida Keys. The keys are actually several islands that are part of Florida. Key West is home to the famous “Duvall Street”. Many popular establishments have a Duvall Street Address, including “Sloppy Joes Bar”, which was a favorite stop for Ernest Hemingway when he was living in Key West. The street also boasts several art galleries. Each night, both tourists and locals gather in Mallory Square to enjoy what is known as the Sunset Fest. The Sunset Fest allows people to enjoy one another’s company while watching the beauty of the sunset and listening to local musicians and watching Key West Carnival acts. Key West vacation rentals include cottages, motels, hotels and homes. Key Largo is the diving capital of the world! Whether you are new to the undersea world or are a seasoned diver, Key Largo offers exceptional quality diving vacations. John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, a favorite underwater park, is located in Key Largo. Even if you are unable or unwilling to try diving, you can enjoy the beautiful coral reefs by taking a ride in one of the glass-bottom boats. Key Largo is the closest island to Miami, located about an hour and thirty minutes from Miami International airport, which makes the destination perfect for day visitors from Miami, or for extended vacation stays in a variety of rentals.

Whether you’re looking for an action packed vacation, or one that allows you and your family to relax on sandy beaches- Florida has many locations to fulfill your desires.

Matthew Kekelis is employed by http://www.vacationmls.com an online source for vacation rental homes, condos and villas.

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