Food, cars, Hollywood movies… the USA does everything big and attractions are no exception. If you’re looking for a holiday that offers sunshine and plenty of great attractions to keep the whole family entertained, look no further than tourist-favourite, Florida. Home to some of the world’s best known beaches and action-packed theme parks, it’s hard to be bored in the Sunshine State. Make the most of your time in Florida with some of the biggest and best tourist attractions around.
Known as the happiest place on Earth, Florida’s Disney World resorts are undoubtedly its most popular attractions, drawing in millions of tourists from all over the globe every year. Smaller kids will love Magic Kingdom where they can meet all of their favourite Disney characters, enjoy rides such as Splash Mountain and the Walt Disney World Railroad, and be enchanted by the daily parade and magical fireworks display above the famous Cinderella Castle. Other fantastic Disney theme parks include the world’s largest animal-themed park at Animal Kingdom and the technological innovation of Epcot where you can journey around the globe and taste the cuisine and culture of eleven different nations.
There’s plenty on offer for kids and adults at the Disney World resort, but if Mickey and Minnie aren’t your thing there are plenty of other amazing theme parks that will leave you spoiled for choice. Step on the set of four favourite movies at MGM Studios or step inside the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Florida even welcomed the world’s largest Legoland recently which dedicates 145 acres to the world’s most famous toy and offers a great day out for kids and the young at heart.
Make a Splash
As well as numerous fantastic theme parks for landlubbers, Florida is also home to a number of attractions for water babies too. See the famous Shamu show and get up close and personal with the dolphins at Sea World, catch six foot waves and snorkel with real sharks at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon or brave the death-defying Summit Plummet waterslide at Disney’s Blizzard Beach. Standing at a dizzying 120ft high and plunging riders down to Earth at speeds of up to 60mph, it’s definitely one for adrenaline junkies.
The gorgeous beaches of Florida are worth a trip on their own, so head over to www.cheapflights.co.uk/Florida/ to book yours! Whether you’re searching for a remote island getaway, a family-friendly shoreline or a place to party until the early hours, Florida’s beaches have it all. Sunbathe and take a dolphin cruise on one of America’s finest beaches at Clearwater, kick back with a cocktail at Key West, rub shoulders with some of the world’s most famous millionaires on the exclusive Palma Beach or don your bikini and dance until the sun comes up on the famous Miami beach.
Kennedy Space Centre
Every human US space flight since 1968 has launched from the Kennedy Space Centre, but if you’re not lucky enough to catch one of those there’s also a launch site for unmanned rockets too. Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex is home to museums, movies and a rocket garden and also offers bus tours of the shuttle preparation and launch facilities. If you don’t want to visit the centre you can catch launches from miles around, or buy one of the “launch passes” where you’ll get a little closer to the action.