A Travel Guide to Florida
The state of Florida is divided into six regions, East Coast, Gulf Coast, the Keys, Central Florida, Panhandle and North Florida. The East Coast also known as the Atlantic Coast runs from North to South Florida and includes the state's largest city of Miami although not the capitol which is Tallahassee.
The East Coast has the famous resorts of Fort Lauderdale, Daytona Beach and Miami Beach, being on the Atlantic the beaches are very good for surfing.
The Gulf Coast is known for its crystal clear waters and fine white sandy beaches. Resorts along this coast include Naples, Venice, Bradenton, Fort Myers and Cape Coral.
Florida Keys stretches from the South for 160 miles into the Gulf of Mexico towards Cuba and has a Caribbean laid back way of life. perfect for the visitor looking for some rext and relaxation. The Upper and Lower Keys are suitable for families having lots of water sports and other activities whilst the islands further South are more suited for relaxing holidays, of the 800 islands forming the Keys over 40 are connected by road via a series of bridges.
Central Florida is best known for the theme parks the most famous is Walt Disney World but there are lots of other theme parks in the area including Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Epcot, MGM Studios and the Holyland Experience. Close to all the theme parks are numerous gated communities where visitors can rent vacation homes with private swimming pools and condos.
Florida's Panhandle region is renowned for its pristine white sands and clear waters making a great location for a family vacation. Some of the most popular vacation rentals in the area are condos overlooking the beach the upper floors of which have fantastic views over the Gulf Coast. Amongst the most popular Panhandle tourist areas are Carrabelle, Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City and Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Pensacola Beach and Seagrove Beach.
North Florida is in total contrast to the rest of Florida and is more akin to the deep South with small towns, national forests and state parks. For the visitor looking to get away from it all and to enjoy fishing, hiking, hunting or just relaxing then North Florida is the place,
There is a wide variety of self catering vacation rentals in Florida ranging from condos overlooking the Gulf Coast, family vacation homes with private pools close to Disney to relaxing vacations in log cabins in the North.