The best weekend getaways in Florida capture some of the state's diamond-like faces. From the glittering South and Key West beaches to swampland bayous with manatees and alligators. From fried conch on the beach to the museums of the Gulf Coast, world famous attractions like Walt Disney World Orlando and the tranquility of tropical parks are all on your doorstep.
Florida's seaside glitters with attractions
Your weekend getaway in Florida begins with sizzling fusion cuisine, music, and dancing in Miami. Chink your glasses on a rooftop bar in Little Havana, or stroll in the late afternoon sunshine past the art deco masterpieces of Miami Beach. From salsa to tempting taco stands, this city has it all. Tampa is a seaside city packed with children's museums and theme parks, an aquarium, and a zoo. The Riverwalk downtown is up tempo, and the Hillsborough River meanders through verdant parks and slick conurbations.
The ultimate beach lifestyle is yours in Sarasota, where 15th-century Spanish explorers and steamships have left their mark. Don't leave without seeing John Ringling's eccentric stately home. If you're traveling with children, it's only fair to take them to the place kids all over the globe pine for: the magical Walt Disney World Orlando theme park. Florida's Keys are famed throughout the world, and they are the perfect antidote to the buzzing big cities of Sarasota, Tampa, and Miami.
Take your weekend getaway in Florida's Key Largo, a coastal paradise that's all about lazing in your hammock or steadily drinking your way to dinner. Sapphire water, teeming with marine life, attracts divers from all over the world. Without a doubt; however, Key West is the most charismatic of the Keys, and a must on any weekend getaway in Florida. Moonflowers exude a subtle scent each night on the seven square mile island, inhabited by bright Caribbean-style architecture and high-class art galleries. Head to Mallory Square for sunset celebrations.