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Florida is white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and heavyweight theme parks, but there’s more to the Sunshine State than just the photogenic scenes that get printed on postcards. Our USA specialists know the state from the rural north to palm-fringed Key West, and they can direct you to the quiet corners that still exist along the Gulf Coast. They can also arrange a tour of the historic Art-Deco sites in Miami, and help you explore the tiny, quirky, tropical Florida Keys, which stretch out in a gentle arc into the Gulf of Mexico.

We can show you a side of Florida you probably haven’t seen, even if you’ve been there before. We know where to get the best Cuban sandwich in Miami, as well as the laid-back, out-of-the-way communities where you can still laze away an afternoon hunting for sand dollars on quiet beaches. If you want something unusual, we can arrange for you to have lunch with an astronaut in Cape Canaveral, go swimming with manatees in Crystal River, or take a seaplane out to Dry Tortugas National Park. We can also help you make the most of your time in Orlando’s theme parks.

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Places to visit in Florida

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Florida, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Suggested itineraries featuring Florida

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Florida, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Florida

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    Places in and around Florida

    Accommodation choices for Florida

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Florida. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Epicurean Hotel Tampa, Tampa

      Epicurean Hotel Tampa

      First Class

      This is a stylish boutique option, just ten minutes from downtown Tampa. With an emphasis on food and wine that runs throughout the property, guests at the Epicurean are very well looked after.

    • The Setai, Miami

      The Setai

      Deluxe

      The Setai is a stylish retreat, removed from the noise of South Beach. The hotel exudes elegance and luxury throughout, offering an air of quiet sophistication, along with expert personal service.

    • Sandpearl Resort,Clearwater, Florida

      Sandpearl Resort

      Medium

      Located on the wide, powdery white Clearwater Beach, the Sandpearl Resort is one of the finest hotels in the area. With over 250 rooms, the resort is large but well suited for a relaxing beach break.

    • Cheeca Lodge & Spa, Islamorada

      Cheeca Lodge & Spa

      Medium

      'Barefoot elegance' is the trademark of this oceanfront resort in the Florida Keys. The property sits on a large areas of land and offers an extensive range of services and amenities.

    • Elizabeth Pointe Lodge, Fernandina Beach

      Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

      Medium

      Rated one of the best waterfront inns in America, Elizabeth Pointe Lodge enjoys a superb location adjacent to a wonderful white sand beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

    • South Seas Island, Captiva Island

      South Seas Island Resort

      Medium

      South Seas Island Resort, Captiva offers a haven for guests to which to escape. Situated at the tip of the island, guests are surrounded by sandy beaches, a marina and a golf course, and have a host of activities to choose from.

    • Mansail Beach Inn, Anna Maria Island

      Mainsail Beach Inn

      First Class

      Overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Anna Maria Island, the Mainsail Beach Inn offers guests a superb island experience.

    • Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Orlando

      Loews Royal Pacific Resort

      First Class

      Located within the Universal complex and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort is ideal for families and a perfect base for a stay in Orlando.

    • Harrington House, Anna Maria Island

      Harrington House

      First Class

      With stunning views across the Gulf of Mexico, Harrington House is a delightful base for a stay on Anna Maria Island.

    • Bellasera Hotel, Naples

      Bellasera Hotel

      Medium

      The Bellasera is a popular hotel well positioned in the centre of Naples and close to the galleries, boutiques and restaurants of Fifth Avenue.

    • Melia Orlando Suite Hotel

      Melia Orlando Suite Hotel

      Medium

      Old-world charm meets new-world design and contemporary comfort at Meliá Orlando Suite Hotel. Wild orchids grace tabletops and large-scale impressionist paintings combine with mosaic walls, setting an atmosphere that is both European and American.

    • Inn on Fifth, Naples

      Inn on Fifth

      First Class

      Located on the fashionable Fifth Avenue South, in the heart of Naples' entertainment, shopping and dining district, the Inn on Fifth is a fantastic boutique property.

    • La Mer and Dewey House, Key West

      La Mer and Dewey House

      First Class

      La Mer and Dewey House is set amongst tropical gardens and is shaded by palm trees. It overlooks the beach and is close to the historic Key West old town.

    • The Reach Resort

      Reach Resort

      First Class

      Nestled in a tranquil setting, the Reach Resort artfully combines the effervescent feel of the Mediterranean within a cultured, intimate setting.

    • Casa Marina Resort, Key West

      Casa Marina Resort

      First Class

      Built in 1920, Casa Marina Resort, a Waldorf Astoria resort, offers a taste of old Key West ambience along with contemporary luxury.

    • Kimpton Surfcomber, Miami

      Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel

      Medium

      With ocean views, sparkling pool, swaying palm trees and direct beach access, the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel on South Beach puts the best of Miami at your doorstep.

    • Metropolitan by COMO, Miami

      Metropolitan by COMO

      First Class

      Overlooking Miami Beach, Metropolitan by COMO is a ten minute walk from the restaurants and shops of downtown Miami Beach. Choose from rooms with balconies and ocean or city views and a number of large suites

    • The Betsy Hotel, Miami

      The Betsy Hotel

      First Class

      Located on Ocean Drive overlooking South Beach, The Betsy is a glamorous boutique hotel and one of the finest places to stay in Miami.