Side Street Style: 5 Reasons to visit Florida

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20/01/2020

5 Reasons to visit Florida

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One of my favourite family memories, when I was growing up, was a trip to Florida and the first time I headed to the States and I love looking back on photos from that trip. Florida is a popular destination and for good reason with its warm weather, crystal clear beaches and easy way of life, it is, of course, the sunshine state.

There is a variety of reasons why you should put this destination on your bucket list as when it comes to tourism, Central Florida takes the cake and not just because of its favourite family amusement park, Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, but there are plenty of other activities to enjoy so if considering a trip to the States this year, here is all the more reasons to come to Florida.

Fun for All Ages

One of Floridas biggest draws is, of course, the fact it's home to one of the most famous amusement parks Disney World, which I have fond memories of visiting when I was a child, along with Orlando include Universal Studios. Of course there is also the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which wasn't around when I was 9 but has not surprisingly proved to be a very popular addition. The one thing I can promise is that children will love it so much they will want you to move over to Central Florida and will have you searching for Orlando houses for sale in no time.


Disney World Florida



The Food Scene

Florida has a vibrant food scene with a diverse mix of cultures and inspirations thrown in and of course plenty of fresh seafood. You will find an array of Cajun and Creole dishes and there is a cuisine often referred to as Floribbean which has a strong Caribbean influence coming in from neighbouring Cuba and Bahamas. 

Wildlife Spotting

If your a budding wildlife photographer or just love getting outdoors and being one with nature than Florida has it all. A ride through the famous Everglades National Park is one for the bucket list and you're sure to come across an alligator or two as well as the possibility of some pythons, pelicans, bobcats and the majestic manatees. 


Florida wildlife


Sporting pursuits

If you like to try something new or stay active when on holiday than Florida has a variety of options from scuba diving to stand-up paddleboarding and world-famous golf courses, there will be something to get your heart pumping. If you rather just be a spectator than NASCAR fans know there is no better place than to visit Daytona Beach, home to the Daytona International Speedway. Each February, the city of Daytona Beach hosts the Daytona 500 NASCAR Race, a huge event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people annually. Full of energy and excitement it would be one event you wouldn't forget quickly.

A relaxing break away

Central Florida is also a great place to lie back, relax and take some time to unwind. There are plenty of fantastic beaches such as Daytona Beach and Tampa Beach where you can take a towel,  a good book, perhaps a cocktail and enjoy just soaking in the laid back atmosphere. If you're looking to explore more of the local area and smaller beach towns with fewer crowds than places like Clearwater, St. Augustine, and New Smyrna Beach make great options for a more lowkey trip.

Everyone I've talked to that has visited Florida has only ever had positive things to say as there is good reason so many families decided to make there way there, but you don't have to get swept with the crowd as there is so much to do in and around Florida you will be able to find your own slice of holiday paradise. 


Central Florida

6 comments:

  1. I love Florida! Such a great destination for families and I would love to retire there one day

    Jenny x

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  2. I’m long overdue a trip back to Florida - the children are older now and will like the fast rides in the theme parks!

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    1. Ooh I hope you manage to go soon, would be an ace trip

      Laura

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  3. It really does sound as if Florida has something for all our family. teh kids would love the parks and rides, but my busband is an avid wildlife potogrpaher and my son and I would adore the food. Mich x

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