Sightseeing in Florida
Vacationers to South Florida can enjoy the stretches of surf and sand available in places such as Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale as well as the nightlife of Miami Beach. Those heading to Tampa can explore the abundant nature along the Gulf Coast. Here are more tips of what to see in these cities.
Also known as 'The City of Theme Parks' Orlando's huge tourist industry is mostly owed to its theme parks. However don't miss what downtown Orlando has to offer. Orlando has some great art institutions including the Orlando Museum of Art and the Menello Museum of American Art, which regularly exhibits American folk art. The city also boasts many beautiful parks, we recommend the Henry P Leu Gardens for a picnic by the lake, the orange groves and the wonderful desert plants.
Florida is geared towards family entertainment and Tampa is no exception. Theme parks, zoos and aquariums alone offer enough activities for a weeks vacation. More recently Tampa has redesigned its Riverwalk area adding new contemporary architecture and green spaces where you can relax after the big dippers. For a more historic take on Tampa we recommend visiting the Ybor City neighborhood. You can see factory buildings here from the areas booking cigar industry in the late 1800s as well as the Cigar Museum and Visitor Center which takes an in depth look at Ybor City's industrial past.
West Palm Beach
With many shopping areas, a lagoon in the heart of the city and the 2 mile Delrey Beach stretching its white sands all the way to Boca Raton, West Palm Beach is ideal for a family city break. It also has the largest art gallery in Florida, Norton Museum of Art, and a large LGBTQ community. If dining under palm trees, retail therapy and lounging on the beach in subtropical temperatures is your idea of the perfect getaway, West Palm Beach is probably your ideal city destination.