Florida is one of the top vacation destinations in the nation because it has plenty of what vacationers look for — beaches, theme parks and shopping. In addition, theme parks offer extended hours, roll out special shows and include concerts by some of music's biggest talents! So, if you're planning a Florida vacation or getaway this summer, check out these fun destinations, things to do and special summer events listed below.
© Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is celebrating summer with extended hours and a street-party atmosphere featuring star-quality live performances, special effects and nightly fireworks. Back by popular demand will be Kinetix, a show providing an explosion of music combined with aerobatics, in Gwazi Park each night. Summer Nights kicks off June 28 and continues through August 17, 2014.
© The Walt Disney Company
Legendary music will have Epcot guests rockin' and rollin' this summer when popular tribute bands take the stage at America Gardens Theatre in Epcot's World Showcase. The nightly concerts scheduled from June 9 through July 27 are included in regular Epcot admission and are staged at 5:30, 6:45 & 8:00 p.m. (except July 4 at 5:15, 6:30, 7:45 & 9:00 p.m.).
The lineup includes tributes to timeless tunes from U2, the Bee Gees, the Eagles, Bon Jovi and more:
- Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles - June 8-14
- Don't Stop Believin': Journey Tribute Band - June 15-21
- Good Vibrations: A Tribute to Beach Boys - June 22-28
- Don't Look Back: Boston Tribute Band - June 29 - July 5
- Stayin' Alive: A Tribute to BeeGees - July 6-12
- Slippery When Wet: The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute - July 13-19
- 2U: A Tribute to U2 - July 20-26
© SeaWorld Orlando
Beginning June 21 and continuing through the summer until August 10 Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando will offer guests an evening encore nighttime extravaganza, featuring extended hours, a high-energy Shamu's Celebration: Light Up the Night show, hilarious hijinks of a nighttime sea lion show, a nightly fireworks finale and more.