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Florida represents one of the best known and most popular US holiday destinations for British visitors. Choosing to rent your own holiday accommodation in Florida, in the form of a condo, apartment, villa, or larger holiday home, is an excellent way of ensuring that you have as much free time as possible to go where you want, see what you want and make the most of every minute of your Florida holiday.
The most popular attractions in Florida for families are unquestionably in or near Orlando, including the world famous Disney World. A full day is the minimum amount of time that your family is going to want to spend at Disney World, so this is the perfect example of where holiday rental accommodation in Florida grants you the necessary freedom. While in Orlando, you may also wish to visit Universal Studios, or the fabulous aquarium complex that is Sea World. Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Centre to the east of Orlando may well prove popular with family members of all ages, especially if a shuttle launch happens to be scheduled.
Watersports enthusiasts of all kinds are sure to find their heart’s desire in Florida. Fishermen in particular are likely to wish to keep often unorthodox hours. Choosing a holiday rental in the Florida Keys, Clearwater, or even Sarasota will grant access to a whole host of top fishing experiences, both from the shore and from charter boats. Other watersports such as jet-skiing, sailing and windsurfing are widely available around Florida’s coastal areas but choosing a holiday rental in Fort Lauderdale, St Petersburg or Miami is likely to prove ideal in all instances.
Golfing in Florida
Although Florida is noted for its extremely flat terrain, it is still home to a wide variety of golf courses, many of which are open to the public and capable of testing, intriguing and pleasing the most experienced of golf enthusiasts. The good news is that many of the top courses are within easy reach of other attractions, which will appeal to the rest of the family. If your holiday rental is near Orlando, you may wish to consider visiting the Golden Hills Golf and Turf Club in Ocala, or the Black Diamond Ranch Golf and Country Club in Lecanto. Alternatively, the Florida Keys affords access to courses at such as the Key West Golf Club and the Key Colony Beach Golf and Tennis Club.
A holiday in Florida need not necessarily be about visiting the top attractions, or participating in the various sporting activities. It may simply be about lying about on one of the numerous, beautiful beaches, or enjoying the associated activities. Fort Lauderdale and Panama City beaches are extremely beautiful and although likely to be busier, have plenty to keep the family otherwise amused. Panama City is famed for its amusement parks, while Fort Lauderdale boasts the Science and Discovery Museum and the Flamingo Gardens. Fort Walton and Fernandina beaches offer similar beauty but are likely to be much quieter and watching the dolphins just offshore, or exploring nature on the surrounding trails, appeals to a great many people simply looking to get a break away from the hurly burly of normal day to day life.