Why You Should Visit Florida This Winter
Florida is one of those destinations that travelers flock to for the winter sun. And you can’t really blame them – when the rest of the US and Canada are covered with ice, Floridians are in their swimsuits and flip-flops.
So for those hoping to trade in winter this year for a destination where you can feel the sun on your skin, Florida is the State for you. The following are fantastic things to do in Florida during winter – and you can complete them all while enjoying the sun.
Sarasota For the Beach
One of the main reasons to visit Florida during winter is to carve out some time for the beach. And Sarasota has some of the finest in the world.
While there are miles of beaches throughout Sarasota, Siesta Key beach is the one to visit first. This is famous for having the finest and whitest sand in the world, and there is easy public access and free parking.
Orlando Culture and Art
Orlando has its themeparks, and a fantastic way to enjoy the winter sun is at its many water parks, especially if you’re traveling as a family with young kids. Though the city also has a thriving culture and arts scene which comes alive once winter hits.
Orlando has a huge range of theatre, dance, music and art for those who are looking for a cultural holiday. There are independent film festivals in the parks, outdoor art auctions which happen throughout the city, and the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival; an annual event where the public is invited to sample cuisine from celebrity chefs and enjoy live concerts and cooking shows.
Entertainment in Lake Buena Vista
While travelers associate Florida’s theme parks with Orlando, the most popular are actually in Lake Buena Vista, a township completely owned and controlled by the Walt Disney Company. So it stands to reason that entertainment here is some of the best in the State.
Entertainment in Lake Buena Vista is much more diverse than what lies behind Disney’s gates, however. This is a town where world-class dining offers a range of international cuisine, where dinner theatres delights both young and old, and where shopping is truly a sport. Golfing is the other popular sport here.
Treasure Island Sunsets
Treasure island is truly a treasure; known for its fairytale white sand beaches! The main reason to visit is to spend your winter swimming, snorkelling, parasailing or just sunning on the beach, or enjoying a beautiful sunset along the Gulf of Mexico.
There is accommodation here to cater to all budgets, and many of the best hotels are located along the mile-long Treasure Island Beach Trail.
When visiting a destination which is warm during winter, you need to make the most of spending time outdoors. And the Tallahassee Museum is the perfect way to enjoy the sun.
This is an outdoor lakeside museum across 52-acres that features native American wildlife, nature trails, events & zipline tours. This one site combines North Florida’s history with nature and wildlife, and is rated as one of the top museums in the State.