Atlanta, Dec. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This holiday season, give gifts that are more unusual than expected with a one-of-a-kind Florida experience that offers more. Travel expert Jennifer Weatherhead shares her favorite Florida travel experiences and some amazing deals.
Travel is a popular gift
The best gift isn’t opened, it’s experienced. That’s why travel is a gift that creates expectations, experiences and lifelong memories. Florida is a great state that offers a variety of vacation experiences such as great beaches, theme parks, and state and national parks. Whether it’s a romantic getaway, a girl’s getaway or a family vacation, Florida has something for everyone.
Good time of the year to travel
There are some great deals this time of year. Visit Florida and its partners have teamed up with Expedia to offer up to 25 percent off Florida hotels this holiday season. Expedia filters hotels by region depending on travel. There’s even a chance to win a prize of a dream vacation to Florida. Visit Expedia.Com/GiftFlorida for a chance to win a vacation to Florida with a Florida sweepstakes gift. With over 825 miles of beaches, there are many options for that ultimate beach vacation. Head to Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale for a lively coastline with bustling restaurants and nightlife. Or for something relaxing and relaxing, visit Northwest Florida. Northwest Florida offers spas, golf, luxury resorts and beach cottage destinations.
Family travel recommendations
Planning a theme park trip somewhere in Central Florida? Check out the Magic Village Views Hotel in Kissimmee. They have three and four bedroom villas that are perfect for families and groups of all sizes. Space Coast is great because families can take a trip to the Kennedy Space Center. Kennedy Space Center offers the experience of meeting astronauts and feeling like taking off from a rocket. As a wildlife attraction, St. Augustine has Anastasia State Park, which has many bird and wildlife viewing spots. Or go on a Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach to see zebras, bison and even rhinos.
With 150 state parks, 700 freshwater springs, and more than 1,300 trails, the Sunshine State is home to great destinations for adventure seekers. Located on Florida’s west coast, Crystal River is actually the only place in North America where you can legally swim with manatees. The springs flow at a constant 72 degrees, making them ideal for year-round swimming. The Florida Keys are a great bucket list item and have adults-only resorts like Almond Tree Inn and Orchid Key Inn. Finally, for the truly adventurous, book a fishing or hiking excursion in Big Cypress National Preserve or Everglades National Park.
Best Foods in the Sunshine State
Florida offers a gastronomic experience for every traveler and budget. The new Florida MICHELIN Guide is the perfect way for a foodie to enjoy the state’s culinary and cultural diversity. The guide maps MICHELIN-approved restaurants throughout Tampa, Orlando, Miami, and some out-of-town destinations. Visitors can try all the local cuisine and this guide focuses on Florida’s diverse food scene.
A chance to win a trip to the Sunshine State
arrival Expedia.Com/GiftFlorida A chance to win a vacation to Florida with a Florida sweepstakes gift. The winner will receive a trip to a Florida destination of their choice, including five nights’ hotel stay, round-trip airfare for two, and a rental car. A trip to sunshine and paradise is a reasonable drive or short flight away and there are many flights to Florida.
How to register Florida is the perfect gift to give this holiday season
For more information on giving the gift of Florida or winning that vacation, visit Expedia.com/GiftFlorida, and for more information on activities and experiences offered throughout the Sunshine State, visit VISITFLORIDA.com.
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