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Planning Your Vacation to Florida


A one-stop guide to help you plan your Florida vacation or getaway with detailed information on destinations, getting to and around the Sunshine State, where to stay and information for special needs travelers.
  1. Disney World
  2. Orlando
  3. Tampa Bay
  4. Other Destinations
  5. Getting To and Around Florida
  6. Event Calendar - Monthly Guides
  1. Money-Saving Tips
  2. Special Needs Travelers
  3. Weather
  4. Where to Eat
  5. Where to Stay

Disney World

Disney's Mickey Magical Express Service

Florida's No. 1 vacation destination, Disney World, includes four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios & Animal Kingdom — a sports complex, resort hotels, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, water parks — Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon — and lots of activities. Disney World is a great place, but it can also be overwhelming trying to decide where to stay, what to see, or even what can you afford. Here we give you the information you need to make informed choices.


Marriott Orlando World Center Resort

Orlando is much more than just theme parks. While Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal are great attractions, there is so much more to see and do in the Greater Orlando area. Also, let's face it... Orlando covers a huge area, encompassing many communities. We could all use a little help getting to know and getting around this great place.

Tampa Bay

Sensation docked at Port of Tampa

Regionally, Tampa Bay encompasses four cities — Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Bradenton — but Tampa Bay is actually a body of water, the largest open-water estuary in Florida. The outdoor recreational opportunities alone that it provides is reason enough to visit the area, but add in a popular theme park — Busch Gardens — some of the state's best beaches, and a cruise port... well, it's a must-visit!

Other Destinations

Choosing a destination is an important first step in planning your vacation or getaway. While Florida has long been a vacation paradise, now there are more destination choices than ever, including world-class beaches, popular theme parks and sensational cities.

Getting To and Around Florida

Florida Maps

Now that you've decided on a Florida vacation or getaway, you'll want to figure out the best way to get to your chosen destination and how to get around once you're there.

Event Calendar - Monthly Guides

© The Walt Disney Company

A special events calendar and detailed month-by-month guides featuring weather conditions, weather forecasts, water temperatures, best times to go and events. Get details on Florida's holidays and special occasions too!

Money-Saving Tips

Save money with these tips and tricks, plus plenty of links to online discount coupons for travel, Florida attractions, lodging, dining, and shopping.

Special Needs Travelers

Beach Wheelchair Photo © The Landeez

Information to help you plan when traveling with special needs or groups - disabled, gay & lesbians, international visitors, nude and clothing optional, pets, spring break and more.


Fort Myers Beach

The climate has always been Florida's most important natural resources, which is reflected in its official nickname, the "Sunshine State." Find average temperatures and rainfall, heat index chart and more.

Where to Eat

Whispering Canyon at Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Whether you're on the road, at the beach or your favorite theme park, you'll find plenty of choices at mealtime.

Where to Stay

© St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and The Beaches CVB

Whether it's a fancy resort or a cozy inn off the beaten path... where you stay is an important consideration.

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