Are you planning a Florida vacation, but want to take a break from the usual theme parks and tourist crammed attractions? There are some fantastic alternative places and activities that offer a different view of Florida. So book your Orlando holidays with Florida 4 Less and use these suggestions for inspiration:
One of America’s true national treasures, the vibrant Everglades is a stunning natural habitat filled with crocodiles, alligators and turtles. Boat trips take you gliding over the surface of the waters and long grass as you learn more and more about this magical locale teeming with life and adventure.
Nightlife: Key West and Clearwater
At the other end of the spectrum, why not soak up some of the bars and nightclubs in Key West and Clearwater? A ‘Best of the Bars’ scavenger hunt through Key West enables drinkers to tipple their way from bar to bar, including Ernest Hemingway’s favourite Sloppy Joe’s. In Clearwater, be sure to sample the sounds in The Wave nightclub and the cocktails in the Tiki Bar.
Daytona International Speedway
Refuel and rev up your engines at the Daytona International Speedway, home of the famous Daytona 500. Take one of the privately guided VIP Tours to get up close and personal with the usually off limit areas where Daytona’s rich racing history has been written. Race fans will love it.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
If you’re looking for culture and heritage, why not pay a visit to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, the former home of industrialist James Deering. Built in 1916, the immense house is modelled on European palaces and holds an incredible array of historical artefacts and artworks. Admire the beautiful architecture and decor of a house which has hosted Queen Elizabeth II and Pope John Paul II.
Shop Until You Drop: Naples and Marco Island
If you require some retail therapy after all the sightseeing, head to Naples and Marco Island and lap up the luxury inside the interior design stores and haute couture boutiques. Then take a moment to relax by the bay with a cocktail before readying your credit card for another round.
While a certain mouse and his pals like to hog the limelight in Orlando, visitors shouldn’t neglect the fantastic fun to be had at iFly Orlando. This high powered vertical wind tunnel provides an unparalleled indoor skydiving experience, enabling visitors to experience flight without the need for a nail-biting plane jump.