If you think about Florida then most people think of the sunshine, the beaches, and the theme parks. But there is much more to Florida than just Orlando; the sunshine state does offer a variety of different cities that are all offering something completely different. There are so many beaches to choose from, luxury stores and boutiques, as well as national parks and other stunning things to see. So here is a quick break down of some of the top cities to visit in Florida; if haven’t been to any of them before, even if you have.
Ok, so while there are plenty of other cities that are worth visiting, Orlando is still one of the top choices. There are theme parks and waterparks of all different varieties to choose from, as well as good shopping malls, discount malls, and plenty of great restaurants. The only thing is that it is pretty heavy with tourists, so that is something to bear in mind.
Obviously I have a soft spot for Miami, that was my scene for so many years. I met my husband in Miami six birthdays ago, it’s perfect for a girls weekend or couples Get away. Located in the south of the state, Miami is another popular spot with tourists and locals alike. It has some really stunning beaches, as well as a pretty vibrant nightlife scene. It is quite a trendy city too, with a funky art-deco scene as well as great street food. The city is also made up of a few smaller neighborhoods such as Little Haiti and Little Havana if you are after some Caribbean flair, or the Overtown neighborhood that is rich in its African-American history, with good music and soul food.
Over on the west, Tampa is one of the biggest cities out there. Tampa is a pretty popular spot with families due to the abundance of wildlife in the area, as well as the Busch Gardens park, aquarium, and Tampa Zoo. It is a pretty busy and bustling city, so staying out in the suburb areas or looking for lodging in Plant City, Florida could be a good idea. Then it is just a short drive to the attractions. Tampa also has a large latin community that is really evident through the food and many restaurants in the city.
Near to Tampa is St. Petersburg and the Clearwater area of Florida. It is the perfect area to escape the cold winter weather, as it is has an amazing climate all year round. As a result, you can just imagine the things that there are to see and do in this area. The beaches are some of the best,with St. Pete beach being one of the most popular. Make sure that you are there early for parking, otherwise it can be pretty tricky.
The main claim to fame in Daytona is the Nascar Race that happens each February. But there is still enough to do and see the rest of the months. It has been a pretty popular spot for spring break in recent years, but is getting more popular with families because of ore attractions in the area, like the pier and the museums.