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.
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
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Florida
- Anna Maria Island Florida
- Cape Canaveral Florida
- Clearwater Florida
- Crystal River Florida
- Fernandina Beach Florida
- Fort Myers Florida
- Islamorada Florida
- Key West Florida
- Miami Florida
- Naples Florida
- Orlando Florida
- Panama City Beach Florida
- Sanibel Island & Captiva Island Florida
- Sarasota Florida
- St. Augustine Florida
- Tallahassee Florida
- Tampa Florida
- Jekyll Island 226 miles away
- Savannah 297 miles away
Photos of 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overlooking the stunning turquoise waters of Anna Maria Island, the Mainsail Beach Inn offers guests a superb island experience.
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.
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.
'Barefoot elegance' is the trademark of this oceanfront resort in the Florida Keys. The property sits on a large area of land and offers an extensive range of services and amenities.
Based in Coconut Grove, Miami, Motor Yacht Panthera is a different way to enjoy time in seclusion with a group of close friends or family. This sleek motor yacht has a willing crew, four cabins, various decks to sunbathe on and a range of aquatic toys to have fun with.
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.
The Bellasera is a popular hotel well positioned in the centre of Naples and close to the galleries, boutiques and restaurants of Fifth Avenue.
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.
Nestled in a tranquil setting, the Reach Resort artfully combines the effervescent feel of the Mediterranean within a cultured, intimate setting.
Built in 1920, Casa Marina Resort, a Waldorf Astoria resort, offers a taste of old Key West ambience along with contemporary luxury.
La Mer and Dewey House is set among tropical gardens and is shaded by palm trees. It overlooks the beach and is close to the historic Key West old town.
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.
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
Located on Ocean Drive overlooking South Beach, The Betsy is a glamorous boutique hotel and one of the finest places to stay in Miami.