Don’t miss these highlights on your Florida holiday

Panama City Beach should be one of the highlights on your Florida holiday

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Ready to reward yourself after enduring the gloom of a winter in Britain? There’s no better way to inject energy back into your life then to spend a few weeks in the Sunshine State.

One of the most popular tourist destinations in America, Florida offers everything from dream beaches to some of the best theme parks in the world.

If you are looking to visit some of the best American attractions, spending your entire holiday in the state of Florida will enable you to visit a decent chunk of them.

Below, we’ll share our favorite spots to hit, from north to south.

1) Spend time on Panama City Beach

Well-loved by college kids during March Break, Panama City Beach is significantly quieter during the rest of the year, making it a great place for families looking to enjoy a seaside holiday along the picture-perfect shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

Its powder white sand stretches on for miles, making it easy to find a spot where you can enjoy this destination with your friends and family without being disturbed by others.

After a day spent soaking up the bright sunshine, return to its robust commercial centre, where there are plenty of amazing restaurants and bars where portion sizes will ensure that everyone goes away from their establishments full and tipsy.

2) Visit all the theme parks in Orlando

If you are travelling as a family or if you are young at heart, you can’t come to Florida and not call on Orlando.

The biggest dog on the block is Walt Disney World, as it consists of several different parks where you can meet Mickey and the gang, learn about how they create their films, and enjoy some of the most innovative rides in the industry.

There are many other parks worth visiting other than WDW, though, as its chief rival Universal Studios offers many of the same attractions related to its media properties (the Simpsons, Snoopy, etc).

Additionally, SeaWorld offers visitors the chance to learn about Florida’s aquatic species, and Wet n’ Wild will give you the chance to cool off if the Central Floridan heat has begun to get to you.

3) Enjoy the best of what Miami has to offer

Heading further south, Miami is Florida’s largest and most exciting city. Known unofficially as the business capital of Latin America, there is plenty of affluence and cultural diversity to go along with its flawless white sand beaches for which it has become rightly famous for over the years.

While many visitors spend the bulk of their time on the barrier island where Miami Beach sits, take care to not neglect the city proper.

There are many worthwhile points of interest, from the Perez Art Museum to the flavor that neighborhoods like Little Havana and Little Haiti have.

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