Hotels in Florida offer easy access to some of the best destinations in the state: from sprawling cities and age-old forests to sticky swamplands and kaleidoscopic corals of The Florida Reef. What’s more, whether you want chic city luxury or the rustic appeal of a secluded log cabin, there are Florida hotels to suit all tastes and budgets.
With around 2172km of coastline, some of the best beaches in the world, and no less than four Disney Parks, it’s easy to see why Florida attracts almost 120 million visitors every year. Whether you want family accommodation next to Walt Disney World, or smart Florida bed and breakfast accommodation for an important business trip, you’ll find something for every occasion.
You will find hotels in Florida that provide easy access to Walt Disney World and the Universal Studios theme parks, particularly in Orlando and Kissimmee. Theme parks come in all shapes and sizes in Florida. For something educational, the Kennedy Space Center is fascinating and fun. Set on Merritt Island, it includes two IMAX theaters, an iconic space shuttle, and even astronaut training experiences.
Come back down to earth and book your Florida hotels in Miami, home of the mighty Jungle Island. Here you’ll find the watery wonders of the Neo Splash Water Park and the high-flying thrills offered by Miami’s first zipline. Have you ever dreamt of doing a sky-dive but don’t want to do that whole ‘jumping out of an airplane’ bit? The park has a wind tunnel too, so you can experience the rush of free-falling minus the painful landing.
Florida is famous for its mix of Southern, Latin American, and Caribbean cuisines. Orlando restaurants serve-up everything from Thai to Chinese and Mexican to Indian food. Food lovers wishing to sample the best in barbeque should book their accommodation in the Florida Keys and make a beeline for the We Be Smokin’ BBQ restaurant. If you love Japanese food, you may want to try Miami. The ‘Magic City’ is home to Dashi and Toni’s Sushi Bar, two of the USA’s best Japanese restaurants.
With plenty of Florida hotels to choose from, you’re never far from family-friendly attractions, clubs and bars, or wildlife preserves.
Of all the natural attractions that Florida has to offer, the Everglades National Park is the most popular. This verdant swathe of wilderness is thousands of years old, covers around 1.5million acres, and has a unique melting pot of flora and fauna. With plenty of Florida hotels in the area, you can spend the day under the expert eye of a guide, who’ll help you spot alligators and other critters in the park’s historic wetlands. There’s also the opportunity to spot rare birds, skittering lizards, and, if you’re lucky, the elusive Florida panther.
If the busy malls of Orlando, Miami and Tampa aren’t your thing, Florida hotels in South Beach will put you within easy reach of boutique stores, independent retailers, and fashion houses. Be sure to visit the Lincoln Road Mall while you’re there: here you can enjoy an al fresco coffee in-between bargains.
Florida is home to dozens of basketball, soccer, and hockey teams. Here you’ll find some of the United States’ most iconic sporting venues, such as the Blue Wahoos Ballpark, the Frank Brown Park, the Lake Myrtle Sports Park and the Ed Smith Stadium. If you’re interested in watching a game, make sure to book tickets in advance, as they sell out fast.