The Sunshine State has everything for everyone, for every budget, and for every season. Whether you are American planning to make a road trip to and around the state or a foreign traveler who just landed in Orlando or Miami, you will still find a place to have fun and spend a night or two. Where else can you find almost a thousand miles of sandy beaches, Disney World, and hundreds of national parks all in one package? It is only in Florida.
However, being vast and having too much to see and experience means that Florida can confuse any traveler regardless of how experienced he or she is. Sometimes budgeting becomes an issue and people end up spending more than they had initially thought which is totally understandable by the way. Sometimes visitors are overwhelmed by the large number of fun places that they end up following the crowd instead of charting paths of their own. Because we don’t want any of this to happen to you, we have prepared a 3-point guide on how to perfectly plan your Florida trip. Please check them out.
1.Plan your accommodation early enough
The secret to exploring Florida without spending too much is planning your itinerary early enough, particularly where you will be staying. This allows you enough time to sample your options so that you can settle for the most convenient and most affordable options. You can land a juicy accommodation offer, maybe get discounts, or probably give you free meals.
Booking accommodations late, on the other hand, opens you up to rushed decisions which aren’t always the smartest. Peak seasons and weekends, in particular, can get too crowded particularly along the beach line but again these are the times where you can really have crazy fun. Book early in order to never miss out on this fun.
Can we give you an invaluable accommodation tip for your Florida tour? Well, don’t follow the crowd to the motels and hotel rooms. Just get yourself a good vacation rental and you will be able to save on your budget, money that you can actually spend on more meaningful things. A vacation rental can be a house of any size which is fully furnished and which will give you all the privacy that you need while in Florida.
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2.Spend a day in the cities
We know that you want more of the beach and undiscovered lands and less of the city streets, but we still insist that you spend at least a day in Orlando, Miami, or any other smaller city that will appeal to you most. Some of the places that we’d recommend that you visit include the Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, SeaWorld and Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Magic Kingdom, the Legoland Park, and Little Havana Miami. All these places- and many more- have a unique thing that they are known for. By the time you will be ending your trip around the cities, you will have taken photos with real alligators, toured Disneyland, experienced some Caribbean cultures, among other fun stuff.
Miami offers you the best nightlife experience of your entire life. Spending a weekend here will give you the chance to try different foods in the many street restaurants, drink cheap Caribbean beer, and dance your night out in one of the many local festivals.
3.Get off the cities
Now to the coolest stuff. When planning for a trip to Florida, don’t forget to carry your swimming costumes because you will definitely need them. There are many beaches to try out, some are crowded and others undiscovered.
You can opt to visit the Clearwater Aquarium and swim with the dolphins or ride a boat across to the “Dolphin Tale” movie museum. Clearwater Beach is very popular among the locals and foreigners alike so you may want to visit here during off-season or weekdays to avoid the crowds.
The Florida Keys and Key West are also good weekend getaway options for you. Apart from crossing the 7-mile bridge on your way to Key West, you will also have the chance to feed the tarpons at Robbie’s, snorkel or Jet Ski at the Fury Ultimate Adventure, and take a boat ride to the Dry Tortugas.