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Posted January 9, 2011 by BookingBuddy

There's a reason Florida is known as the Sunshine State, and it goes far beyond the weather. This southeastern state provides a wide variety of activities, entertainment, and natural beauty that is sure to make you smile. From the excitement of theme parks to the relaxing atmosphere of secluded beaches, Florida offers something for everyone and is a prime vacation spot.  There are many cities that thrive on tourism in Florida, so be sure to shop around before choosing your destination, including checking out deals for flights to Orlando, Miami or some of the smaller, ocean side cities like West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Naples.

 

Eat

Michael's Genuine: With a seasonal menu that changes daily, Michael's Genuine in Miami provides a taste of the local culture. The bistro-style restaurant serves contemporary American dishes and offers 90 indoor and outdoor seats in a laid-back atmosphere perfect for a relaxing meal. Dinner entrees start at about $20 per person.  Be sure to compare Miami holiday packages to save on flight plus hotel deals.

 

Stay

The Breakers: When it comes to seaside luxury, very few hotels can compete with the Breakers in Palm Beach. Serving guests for the last two centuries, the hotel has recently undergone a major renovation and now brings elegance to a new level. Here, you can enjoy the 140 acres of beachfront property by taking a dip in one of the five pools, lounge in one of the 20 daytime beach bungalows, or dine at one of the nine restaurants. 

 

Shop

Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall: Florida is known for its outlet shopping, and Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise just happens to be the largest outlet shopping mall in the U.S. With more than 350 brand name stores and restaurants, the mall is a bargain-hunter's dream. Retailers include Brooks Brothers Factory Outlet, Barney's New York Outlet, and A/X Armani Exchange, among others.

Breaks In Orlando – Orlando Hotels

Posted August 3, 2010 by BookingBuddy

Disney-World-Orlando  Instead of taking your kids to Thorpe Park or Alton Towers, why not treat them to a day at world-famous Disney World in Orlando? It’s hard to find a more family-friendly holiday destination anywhere else – Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld Florida are a couple of popular attractions also found here. But there’s more to this city than rollercoasters and cartoon mascots – you’ll discover a great selection of museums and a huge Science Centre here. The surrounding wetlands make great destinations for outdoorsy types – rent a canoe and explore the lakes and swamps, and perhaps come face to face with an alligator.

 

Stay

The Point Orlando Resort – Luxury doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag if you’re staying at this boutique hotel. The Point is conveniently located on Universal Boulevard, so you’re minutes away from one of Orlando’s favourite attractions, Universal Studios. The comfortable, spacious rooms boast fully equipped kitchens which include ovens, dishwashers, fridges and microwave ovens, so you can save on dining out. However, if you’d prefer to dine out, simply step into the hotel’s cafe, or head to some of the city’s finest restaurants just minutes away from the hotel. Room rates start from £55.

 

See

Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida – Give your retinas and eardrums a break from brash colours and over cheerful music with a visit to this safari-themed park. The park itself is divided into several zones, each showcasing the beauty and diversity of Florida’s wildlife. Explore the park on horseback or on special amphibious vehicles. Thrillseekers can also experience a bird’s eye view of the park, while flying along a zipline set among the treetops.

 

Eat

Everglades Restaurant – Sample tasty, unique dishes from around the region in this quirky restaurant, where diners feast under manatee sculptures hanging from the ceiling. The menu is a mish-mash of influences, with surprising twists on classic dishes. Your steaks and lamb chops will come broiled to order, so you can enjoy them just the way you like. Mashed potatoes are served with a drizzle of rich, earthy truffle butter, and the shrimp cocktail comes with a tangy guava barbecue sauce. 


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