Join in the adventures at the spectacular theme parks
For families, holidays to Florida provide the ultimate playground where both adults and kids can have lots 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.
Try out the excellent restaurants, shopping and nightlife
There are plenty of choices for excellent restaurants, cinemas and some great shopping to be found in Florida, especially in the main resort areas.
In Downtown Disney in the Walt Disney World Resort you’ll find 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. If you’re looking for some lively nightlife impressive live music venues, such as House of Blues and late opening bars, allow you to sit back with a few drinks and relax.
International Drive is another bustling resort destination, which is a hub of 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. Florida package holidays to the resorts include many of the great drinking and dining options, so be sure to make the most of your trip by visiting the host of choices available.
Relax in the countryside with some old style American charm
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 shores or explore the open wilderness areas and wildlife. This is a great place to stay to get away from the crowds of the theme park areas and completely unwind. The Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Studios are a 20-minute drive away and it’s just an hour’s drive from the spectacular Kennedy Space Centre.
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.
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 in between to really test your skills.