Florida Holidays

Imagine your perfect holiday in the ‘Sunshine State’, and theme park capital of the world – Orlando. As experts in Florida Holidays, we’re perfectly placed to help you find the best Florida Holidays to book your perfect dream holiday.

Discover Florida

Year-round sunshine, 825 miles of beaches and world-class family attractions make Florida one of the most popular holiday destinations on the planet and Florida holidays top of the list for families and couples alike.

 

Florida is so often people’s dream destination, and Florida holidays have seemingly endless sunshine, big ticket attractions, a thriving arts and culture scene and some of the world’s best beaches; from the Gulf of Mexico’s sugar white sands, to  the golden sands of the Atlantic coast.

 

At the heart of The Sunshine State, you’ll find Orlando; the theme park capital of the world, and the home of some of the region’s best shopping centres. Journey south to experience the famous palm tree-lined boulevards and swanky celebrity hotspots of Miami. To find out more keep on reading, check out our blog.

At Inspired Florida Holidays we are here to help you save money on your holidays and travel to from the United Kingdom to Florida. Browse through our website for holiday ideas throughout Florida, hand-picked to meet your needs, including places we know you’ll love and that offer excellent value for money. Whether you want to stay in  hotels or villas and spend your days touring the theme parks and attractions, admiring art and culture, exploring the Everglades National Park, or simply relaxing on one of the beautiful award-winning beaches, there’s a holiday that’s just right for you.

Essential information

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Weather

Mid-teens to the low-30's & Sunny

Local Time

Florida is 5 hours behind GMT/UK time

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Language

American English

Currency

The currency used is the US Dollar ($)

Fly To

Fly direct in Orlando, Tampa or Miami

Flight time from UK

The flight time to Florida is around 9 hours

The Sunshine State of Florida is, without a doubt, one of the most popular American holiday destinations. Whether you’re treating the family to a summer of fun or seeking out some of the best outdoor adventures, Florida holidays are bound to please everyone. The state also has a lot of interesting history, particularly Native American culture and heritage.

 

Florida has become so popular with its visitors that they tend to return more than once. Normally temperatures inland are higher than at the coast, except occasionally during the winter. Summer temperatures average about 27°C although they can peak at around 35°C while during the winter the averages drop to a comfortable 20°C in the south and around 12°C in the north.

Florida Facts

Language: English is the official language and in Native American resorts you’ll also hear Creek and Miccosukee. About 20% of Floridians speak Spanish. 

Currency: US Dollar. 

Local Time: 5 hours behind the time in the UK. 

Fly To: Orlando International Airport in Central Florida for easy access to the city and local attractions. Other airports require internal transfers by plane, train or bus.

Flight Time from the UK: Between 9 and 10 hours, depending on which airport you use.

Tourist Information: Additional tourist information about Florida can be found here.

Visa and Health: Before you travel visit the UK government site here for help and advice on visa requirements and health considerations for your holiday to the USA.

Florida Events

For culture vultures: Florida has lots of concerts, including blues and jazz festivals as well as arts and entertainment extravaganzas across the state.

For foodies: Mouth-watering food can be found at the various seafood festivals that take place on both coastlines. Meanwhile, the chefs at the Delray Beach Bacon and Bourbon Fest produce amazing dishes, including bacon flavoured ice cream.

For sports fans: The International Horse Trials are fascinating to watch, as indeed are the dog surfing competitions. Carnival events include fun features such as golf or domino tournaments.

Weather and climate

Temperature: During the summer months temperatures can soar as high as 35°C depending on your location with inlandareas generally warmer than ones on the coast. 

Best time to visit Florida: If you’re a lover of hot temperatures and don’t mind the humidity, visiting Florida between May and September is right for you. If you prefer weather that’s more pleasant, you’ll find that March to May and October to November are cooler.

Getting Around

By Train: Florida’s mainline trains run to either New York City or Washington D.C. The Amtrak Auto Train carries vehicles as well as passengers. Meanwhile, Amtrak Silver Meteor and Silver Star run from Miami to The Big Apple. In both cases, you can stop off at a variety of Florida cities in between. 

By Taxi: Taxicabs run a shuttle service between the airport and the city of Orlando and from the main resorts to the theme parks. Take care to use only metered cabs to avoid taxi scams.

By Hire Car: The options for cheap rental cars in Orlando are good and you can pick one up at the airport if you wish or even from your resort if you want a few days away to explore.

By Bus: The I-Ride Trolley is cheap as chips and will take you around the International Drive area in Orlando. Alternatively, the shuttle services mean you can share a 15-seater van with other passengers.

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