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Jacksonville Guide

On Jacksonville holidays you don’t just get a big beach – you get a big city attached. Florida’s ‘River City’ gets its nick-name from its wining location not only on the Atlantic coast but also on the St John’s River and the Intracoastal Waterway. And the result of all that water mixed with Jacksonville’s big

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Panama City Beach – Our Guide

With a 27-mile long stretch of sugar-white sand lapped by the warm emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach is the sweetest place to be for beach lovers – not least because it basks in over 300 days of sunshine each year. This is pure paradise for anyone who loves to feel

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Discover Destin

There’s a clue to one of the biggest plus points of Destin holidays in the town’s nick-name: ‘The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.’ If you’re a fisherman, then there’s no finer place to be than out in the calm emerald waters of the Gulf, reeling in red snapper and king mackerel by the dozen. But there

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Gulf Coast Guide

Florida’s gorgeous Gulf Coast, with its mile upon mile of velvet white sands, dazzling turquoise water and charming islands, is nothing short of a dream destination. This is a place of swaying palm trees and amazing marine life, where you can choose  your resort to chime with your mood – from family friendly, to laid

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Tampa – Your Ultimate Guide

Down on the West Coast, by the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find the thriving city of Tampa. With its recently revitalised Riverwalk along the glittering Hillsborough River, and the historic yet bustling Ybor City, couples, solo travellers and families alike will find plenty to do during their stay. When to Visit Tampa The state of

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Ultimate Guide To Holidays in Miami

Miami lies on the south east coast of Florida and is a hugely popular place to go on holiday. It has a distinct Latin feel thanks to the Cuban, Central and South American influences, making it a fascinating destination. If you’re looking for a beach holiday and city adventures combined then Miami could be your

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Guide To Kissimmee

The Kissimmee area lies at the heart of the Sunshine State. The is no where else on earth with higher concentration theme parks and attractions, it is no wonder that the area has earned its distinction as the Vacation Capital of the World. The choice of entertainment is practically endless. Walt Disney World’s three parks

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Guide To International Drive

International Drive Orlando, Florida is the ultimate destination for those seeking an action-packed adventure. The Universal Orlando resort sits at one end and SeaWorld at the other with shops, restaurants, sprawling malls and attractions in the middle. Why visit International Drive If you’re looking for a holiday with never-ending fun for all the family then

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Guide To Holidays in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is in the south east of the American state of Florida. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of America’ because of its 300 miles of canals and waterways, it is a popular destination for water sports and fishing trips. Numerous water-based activities are available throughout the resort with kayaking the canals, gondola rides and taking in

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Guide To Holidays in Clearwater

Clearwater resort is a beach lover’s paradise. Located on the west coast of the American state of Florida, it is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico. The family friendly coastal town offers relaxing breaks with guaranteed sunshine. You can take a trip on the world’s largest speedboat, visit the marine aquarium or relax on a

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Best Time To Visit Florida?

Florida holidays have become so popular, that visitors 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.

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.

Best Way To Get 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.

Useful 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.

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.

Best Time To Visit Florida?

Florida holidays have become so popular, that visitors 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.

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.

Best Way To Get 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.

Useful 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.

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.

Orlando is the number one long haul family destination

With its world famous theme parks, excellent shopping and great dining and nightlife Orlando offers something for everyone. Embrace the child within and explore the legendary Walt Disney World theme parks, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

When the heat of the day gets too much why not cool off in one of the areas water parks such as Wet ‘n’ Wild at International Drive or one of the Disney water parks such as the unique ski resort themed, Blizzard Beach.

International Drive and Kissimmee are popular for those wanting to be close to the action, with hundreds of hotels, shopping malls and restaurants available. Hiring a car is probably the best way to get around Orlando, although many hotels offer shuttle bus services to the main parks.

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Review: Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

The Vibe If you’re a fan of Disney movies, then you’ll absolutely love Disney’s All Star Movies Resort. This 3 …

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Walt Disney World Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

The resort is situated across the Seven Seas Lagoon from Disney’s Magic Kingdom® theme park you’ll find Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort Florida Hotels

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Right in the heart of Disney’s exciting theme parks you’ll find Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which is nestled between Disney’s Animal Kingdom® theme park, Hollywood Studios® theme park and just 1 mile from Disney’s Blizzard Beach® water park and 4 from Disney’s Magic Kingdom®. Epcot® theme park is 6 miles from the resort.

Disney's Pop Century Resort Florida Hotels

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is excellently placed to put you close to popular Epcot® theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® theme park, Disney’s BoardWalk Area and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The resort’s main building, Classic Hall, is where you’ll find the Everything Pop shop and food court, Fast Forward Arcade and the Main Lobby for check in.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn Florida Hotels

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Located in the Disney BoardWalk Area this 5-star luxury hotel is surrounded by many nearby attractions to entertain the whole family. Epcot® theme park is within easy walking distance via the walkway with entry through the World Showcase. Head in the other direction and the walkway will take you to Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. If you fancy a fun boat ride you can catch the free ferry to both parks from Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Free shuttle buses take you to all the Disney theme parks where you can catch Disney transport, a bus, boat or monorail to travel between parks. Disney buses also leave the Downtown Disney® Area for various Settings including this resort right up until 2.00am.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

The resort is located near Epcot® theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® theme park and Disney’s BoardWalk Area allowing you easy access to all the Disney magic from your accommodation. Its leisure activities centre round Old Port Royale where you will find the Concierge Desk and Food & Drink and shopping opportunities.

Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Florida Hotels

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside

You’ll find this full of Southern charm Resort close to Downtown Disney®, Disney’s Boardwalk and Epcot® theme park. You can wander the lush pathways of the resort or roam to its sister resort Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter. Take a ferry boat down the river to Downtown Disney® or the free shuttle bus to all of the Disney theme parks.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Florida Hotels

Walt Disney World Dolphin

The waterfront hotel sits on the lovely Crescent Lake, and is inspired by the State of Florida itself. The classic architecture features elaborate fountains and giant palm trees, topped off with a pair of 56-foot dolphins on the roof. Being at the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort you are never far away from fun and there are complimentary shuttles to transport you to the magical world of Disney.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Situated next to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

This stunning resort is located close to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s BoardWalk Area.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort Florida Hotels

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Set across the lake from Downtown Disney®, which is easily accessible by foot, boat and bus, this Victorian-style Resort is similarly close to Lake Buena Vista Golf course and Typhoon Water Park. Even Disney’s Magic Kingdom® and Hollywood Studios® are less than 5 miles away.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Florida Hotels

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The hotel is within walking distance to both Universal Orlando® theme parks and the Universal CityWalk® Food & Drink and entertainment complex, or you can take complimentary shuttle buses that whisk you back and forth.

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Florida Hotels

Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

This beautiful resort is set close to Epcot, Downtown Disney Area and Disney’s BoardWalk Area.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando Florida Hotels

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

The Walt Disney World Resort is in close proximity to this luxurious 5 star hotel. From Orlando International Airport the travel time is only 30 minutes by car or shuttle bus, and the Orlando Convention Centre is just 10 miles away.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Florida Hotels

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Set in 1,500 acres of self contained lush landscape, the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort is secluded. Yet it is close to everything you could wish to visit in Orlando, if only you can drag yourself away.

All the magic of the Walt Disney World® theme parks is just 10 minutes away, and only an extra 5 minutes to Universal Orlando®, which includes Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, Universal CityWalk® and 15 minutes to SeaWorld® Orlando as well.

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Florida Hotels

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

The Resort is well-positioned for the Disney parks, and is actually set within the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort itself, surrounded by Bonnet Creek’s 500 acres of pretty woodland and next to the famed Rees-Jones-designed golf course at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando Florida Hotels

Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Located within the gates of Walt Disney World Resort, the Four Seasons is an ideal choice for those wanting luxury and easy access to the parks. The hotel itself sits southeast of the Magic Kingdom Park within the Golden Oak luxury community. The resort is set beside a beautiful lake and occupies a secluded area which is edged by a natural Everglades sanctuary. The Tom Fazio-designed golf course can be found just around the lake and the gardens which surround the resort are perfect for taking a stroll and enjoying the wonderful setting.

Rosen Shingle Creek Florida Hotels

Rosen Shingle Creek

The hotel is conveniently located on Universal Boulevard and only minutes away from Orlando’s world famous attractions like Universal Orlando®, Wet’N Wild, and Sea World Orlando. This ideal Setting is also half a mile east from Orlando Orange County Convention Centre.

Reunion Resort Florida Hotels

Reunion Resort

The Reunion Grande is situated in Reunion Wyndham Grand Golf & Spa Resort which is conveniently located in ChampionsGate, just 15 minutes from Disney World and close to Orlando’s other major attractions.

Omni Orlando Resort Florida Hotels

Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate

In a matter of minutes you’ll be absorbing the magic of Walt Disney World® Resort, just 6 miles away and a few more miles will lead you to Downtown Disney®, 13 miles; Legoland Florida, 26 miles; SeaWorld® Orlando, 14 miles; Universal Orlando® Resort, 16 miles and
Wet ‘n Wild water park, just 18 miles away – within half an hour you have all these fabulous attractions at your doorstep.

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