Florida Holidays 2024/2025

Florida holidays offer so much fun, with plenty of choices for exciting things to see and do. You can take the kids to amazing theme parks like Walt Disney World Resort, enjoy lively nightlife, relax on the beaches or take in a game of golf. Holidays to Florida are a firm favourite with all, as well as your wallet.

There’s plenty of ways to secure your cheap Florida holiday, from picking up bargains in one of the discount shopping malls, lazy days on the coastline or free hotel shuttle buses that’ll take you right to the parks. But first, check out our cheap holidays to Florida for flights nad hotel packages sure to suit.

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Enjoy the fun and natural beauty of the Sunshine State

Florida is the Spanish word for ‘land of flowers’ and it’s also known locally as the Sunshine State. This gives you some idea why the region is such a hugely popular holiday destination.

You get an exciting mix of contrasts with holidays in Florida. It has miles of sandy beaches, including Clearwater’s gulf coast, world-class theme parks in Orlando and the wildlife wilderness of the Florida Everglades, less than an hour’s drive from vibrant Miami.

All this makes family holidays to Florida ideal, as well as quieter getaways spent sunbathing, golfing or simply sitting back and relaxing. As the temperature rarely drops below 21°C between March and November, it’s also a fantastic choice for soaking up some shoulder season warmth, as well as making this a great time to make the most of cheap Florida holidays.

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Join in the adventures at Florida's spectacular theme parks

Holidays to Florida provide the ultimate playground where both adults and kids can have tons of fun and create some amazing memories. This is the home of the original fantasy kingdom of Walt Disney, where the magic of well-loved characters such as Mickey Mouse and Goofy really comes alive.

At the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, you can leave the regular world behind. Lose yourself in the spectacular realm of fairytale castles, stunning fireworks displays and thrilling rides. The exciting realms focus on themes from films such as the Pirates of the Caribbean and Indiana Jones. From the moment you enter the fun begins, with princesses meeting you at the gates and larger than life characters from films such as The Lion King and Pocahontas showing you around.

There’s also the fascinating Universal Studios to explore where you can get a closer look at what goes on behind the scenes in film making. You can discover more about the sets and special effects and there’s also the fantastic The Wizarding World of Harry Potter experience to enjoy. Florida holidays make dreams come true.

All this magic doesn’t have to break the bank, try shopping around for ticket discounts in advance, or buying multi-ticket passes to make extra savings. Plus, if you stay in one of the Walt Disney World Resort’s 24 on-site hotels, many provide free shuttles into the park and benefits like Magic Hours, so you can arrive before or leave after everyone else.

Try out the excellent restaurants, shopping and nightlife

There are plenty of choices for excellent restaurants, cinemas and some great shopping to be found on holiday in Florida, especially in the main resort areas.

In Downtown Disney, in the Walt Disney World Resort you’ll find plenty of fun themed restaurants, such as Chef Mickey’s, where the kids can have breakfast with Mickey or Minnie Mouse. There are also fine dining options for special family occasions such as the opulent Victoria and Albert’s.

Then, if you’re looking for some lively nightlife, there’s impressive live music venues, such as House of Blues, as well as a few late opening bars, allowing you to sit back with a few drinks and relax.

International Drive is another bustling resort destination which is a popular hub for shopping, restaurants and bars. Located close to both Universal Studios and SeaWorld, you can combine family activities to make your holiday really fun for everyone. A great luxury that comes with plenty of choice is that there’s also plenty of price points, you’ll always be able to find someting to suit your budget, so fear not, your cheap holiday Florida doesn’t have to consist of big bills.

Relax in the countryside with some old style American charm

Florida holidays cater for all, so if the hustle and bustle and magic of Disney and Orlando Studios is not quite what you’re wanting, Florida could still be the destination for you.

If you’re looking for a quieter pace you can stay in the pretty town of Kissimmee, where the Old Town area retains an atmosphere of 1950’s Americana. You can browse for antiques and old-style American memorabilia in the little boutiques, enjoy a relaxed lunch and soak up the delightfully quaint charm.

At Lake Buena Vista you’ll find peace and tranquillity where you can spend time lingering on the sandy shores or exploring the open wilderness areas and wildlife. This is a great place to stay to get away from the busy crowds and completely unwind. Although, you will find plenty to do here too, from the beaches, restaurants and shops, to waterparks and lakes – it may be a step away from the busy parks, but it still has tons on offer.

The Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort are just a 20-minute drive away and it’s just an hour’s drive from the spectacular Kennedy Space Centre. Make the most of your holiday to Florida and combine the two sides.

Enjoy golfing surrounded by natural beauty

ChampionsGate is a purpose-built golfing resort where you can indulge your love of the game and get in some practice on the superb golf courses. Plus, it’s located just 25 minutes’ drive away from the excitement of Walt Disney World Resort and Universal, so is ideal for fun golfing holidays with the kids – or if you need an escape for the day.

Surrounded by a natural landscape of open heathlands, ChampionsGate offers a peaceful retreat where you and the family can relax together. The International Course provides long game challenges, including tricky wetland areas, whereas, the National Course takes you through a forested area with playing surfaces all in between to really test your skills. Who knew Florida holidays could be so un-fore-gettable.

Golfing in Florida is a cheap day out in the sun with beautiful views – couldn’t get much better, right?

Frequently asked questions about holidays to Florida

The best months to visit Florida to make the most of the weather is between October to May. These months see the least rainfall and temperatures tend to sit between 16 to 25℃.

The hottest temperatures are seen between June and September, where they can reach around 30℃, but these are the wettest months, with June seeing the most rain.


The cheapest months to go to Florida is April and May, as well as October. Temperatures are still great and rainfall is just on the outside of hurricane season – so there may be a risk of rain but prices tend to be cheaper.

There’s also much smaller crowds at these times which can also make your holiday more enjoyable. A cheap Florida holiday and minimal crowds … yes please!

It is hottest in Florida between June to September. Temperatures can hover around 30℃ in these months, but they also see the most rainfall – June being the wettest.

Florida holidays are full of magic, no matter how old you are, and you’ll feel this magic wherever you stay in Florida.

Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee can both be great for these wanting to stay a short journey from all the parks, but far enough out to skip on the hustle and bustle and crowds. Here you can enjoy a slower pace nad soak up the charming towns.

International Drive will sit you right in the middle of all the action if you want to have everything around you.

Of course, Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando both have incredible themed hotels for a little extra magic.