Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, Sanibel Island, Captiva Island, Naples, Marco Island. Southwest Florida is a boaters and beach paradise.
Located about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tampa or Orlando, and a 2 hour drive from Miami, you can also fly into Southwest Florida International Airport.
This area has everything a family would want for a quiet or adventure filled vacation. It also caters to couples and romance. There are resorts, spas, world class restaurants and shopping. And beautiful sunsets to enjoy together.
Southwest Florida is a Mecca for Boaters and water dwellers alike. There are marinas after marinas available and company after company available to rent boats or yachts.
Ahh Miami, Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Boca, South Beach or Access to the Keys - Key West and Key Largo.
Southern Florida and Miami in particular is the largest city in the South of the state. It is about a 3 1/2 - 4 hour drive from Orlando and you can fly into either Miami International Airport or Fort Lauderdale International airport.
Many cruises to the Caribbean depart from this area, and it is a great place to visit if you want to add on a couple of days to your cruise. Each time we have taken a cruise out of Miami or Fort Lauderdale we add on a few days to explore the area.
South Beach is world famous and exciting. You will find restaurants and clubs and the playground of some of the world's wealthiest people.
The beaches in Miami are on the Atlantic Side of the state of Florida. You will find many surfers and boogie boarders as the Atlantic beaches have larger waves perfect for surfers. Because of this the beaches may not be good for swimming with younger children.
Wherever you choose to visit in Southern Florida - you will find lots to do as a family or as a couple.
Daytona Beach, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach. Visit Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center. Or the Daytona 500 raceway.
Cocoa beach is the closed beach to Orlando and is a real beach town.
Daytona beach is a spring break favorite for College students - so you may want to avoid it at Spring Break time as the atmosphere may be more of a party time.
This area is about an hour from Orlando and is on the Atlantic side of the state. So you will find more waves and surfing and boogie boarding type beaches.
It is a great beach add on to an Orlando vacation as well.
There are many other areas to visit that the we touched on in your Florida Vacation Guide. We have suggested the major areas but there is so much more to this southern state. Many little towns to visit and explore. Drives to take. Do your research and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We will help you any way we can.
Why not The Florida Keys for the vacation of your life? The Keys are a string of islands stretching 120 miles from Key Largo to Key West. It's a great place for outdoor lovers, water sport enthusiasts and night crawlers. They offer world class fishing, diving, restaurants, hotels, eco tours, lush tropical scenery and oh so much more...
One place that I hadn't heard of until I came across a video about it was Amelia Island in the North East. Check out the video at this site for it. Looks like a great family vacation!