You have been given a chance of your life. A vacation leave from the company you worked for years. What you want to do is to pack your bags, take the kids with you and escape for a while to some interesting country. You want to take a breather from the pressures of daily life. For a weekend or a week, it’s just going to be your happy family vacation and some good ol’ rest and recreation.
So where to go and what to do? I will invite you to Florida where food is delicious, the climate is good and there’s plenty to enjoy for both adults and kids. Before you proceed in reading this, I will recommend you to pack your things, kick off your shoes, relax and let me take you on a tour to two of the most beautiful spots in Florida.
Destination: Orlando Florida
Orlando as of 2000 census has a city population of 185,951. It houses Florida’s 2nd largest university which is the University of Central Florida. Orlando is the 6th largest city of Florida State. This city is not only known for tourist attractions but also known for being a leader in research and medical care. Orlando carries a nickname “city beautiful” with a symbol Lake Eola fountain.
Sights to See:
A. The Walt Disney World
Walt Disney continuous to be a top vacation destination for families around the world. Orlando also has its Walt Disney World; it has 4 huge parks full of shows, rides and other attractions. There are also shopping venues for shopping addicts and fine restaurants to satisfy your stomachs’ appetite.
Several parks fill the Walt Disney Florida. One is Magic Kingdom which was the first theme park in Disney and the most famous. Second is the animal kingdom is the latest addition to the Disney theme parks. Animal Kingdom Park combines an animal experience to the classic rides, attractions and shows Disneyland is well known for. Epcot Park holds futuristic and educational attractions for fun and learning. The MGM Studious contains a tower of terror. The tower looks very vintage and luxurious from outside but the sights inside will frighten your heart out!
B. Universal Orlando Resort
The resort has two theme parks, luxurious hotels, dining, nightlife and shopping venues. Universal Orlando Resort is just a different world; it also contains the Universal Studious where you can enjoy the ride while watching movies. It is very informative because you will learn how movies are made and the secrets behind some movie effects.
C. Adventure Islands
Looking for adventure? The Islands of Adventure can give you some! There are wild rides and roller coasters in this newest park in Orlando. Truly a great and wild way to enjoy your vacation.
D. Sea world Adventure Park
Sea world is a well known aquatic park of Orlando Florida. Aside from the breath taking rides to enjoy, there are animal shows where you can see smart animals doing their amazing stunts.
Other spots in Orlando are the Universal City Walk, Busch Gardens, Discovery Cove and Cypress Gardens for nature lovers, Orlando Science Center and Kennedy Space Center for space enthusiasts; Pleasure Island for nightlife and a collection of Ripley’s believe it or not artifacts.
Destination: Miami Florida
Miami is located at the south eastern part of Florida. It has a mild climate all year round and is famous for beautiful beaches. In 2002, the Natural Health Magazine ranked Miami as the number 1 Healthiest City in the nation. Miami is the number one choice for boating enthusiast and active travelers.
Sights to See:
A. Miami Beach was listed as a historic district in 1979. Thanks to Miami Vice, this TV serves as advertisement to the public and has given the city much recognition.
B. South Beach is located along Bay Road and West Avenue at Miami Beach’s western edge. Therein located the grandest island hotels such as Mondrian Hotel.
Numerous restaurants such as The Capital Grille, Palm, Porcao, Knife Steakhouse etc. Serve grilled steaks and other delicious foods. There are also hotels luxuriously serving 24/7 everyday for a day or week long vacation.
I have only mentioned two of the well known paradise escapes in Florida. There are numerous other destinations that you and your family can consider such as Atlantic beaches, Bimini Bahamas, Cedar Islands, Florida Gulf.
Florida is obviously blessed with numerous beaches, rich hotels, and beautiful spots that is suited for a family vacation. The best thing is for the family to unwind and have a good time to reunite. Never mind the expense, it will pour out again when you come back and be stressed with bulk of work. What is essential is for you to be focused on the vacation and your family once in a while.