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Welcome to Floridaholidayplanner.com

We book all types of Florida holiday.

  • Florida Villa Holidays
  • Walt Disney World including Disney Dining and Free Disney Dining
  • Orlando Holidays in all areas: International Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Davenport, Kissimmee
  • Two Centre Florida Holidays
  • Gulf Coast Holidays in all areas: Clearwater, St. Pete’s, Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers, Sanibel, Anna Maria Island, Marco Island, Naples
  • Holidays in Miami, the Everglades and the Florida Keys

We book all types of attraction tickets including Universal, Disney, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove, Legoland, Busch Gardens and more.

We book all Florida flights including Virgin, British Airways, Thomson, United, Thomas Cook, Delta, US Airways, American and more.

We book all Florida car hire including Alamo, Dollar, Budget and others.

Our prices are much lower than you can achieve in a shop or with a tour operator but you are fully covered by ATOL.

We are an appointed agent of Major Travel plc which holds ATOL number 2933. The holidays we offer are packages organised by Major Travel. We will book your holiday directly with Major Travel and your holiday is protected by Major Travel’s ATOL.

Places of interest in Florida

Explore Florida

Florida is known as the Sunshine State but translates as ‘land of flowers’ in Spanish. Florida is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico’s peaceful waters on its west coast. The east looks out over the livelier Atlantic.

With more than 1300 miles of coast and a climate that changes from tropical in the south to subtropical in the north it’s easy to find a beautiful beach.

Think Florida and think Disney and Universal but the state offers much more than Orlando’s theme parks.

Key West

The southernmost settlement in the US, Key West is a subtropical paradise at the end of a chain of fossilized coral islands. A haven for pirates in the 16th century, it grew wealthy from the salvage of shipwrecks on the Keys’ coral reef. A diverse stream of settlers followed, giving the area its unique culture, cuisine and architecture.

These days, you can reach Key West by driving down the Overseas Highway – an impressive feat of engineering that spans the length of the Florida Keys.

Key West is popular destination for fishing, diving, snorkelling and watersports. Walking tours are a great way of seeing the local sights and architecture. After a busy day, head to the world-famous Duval Street for an eclectic mix of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Don’t miss Hemingway Home, the Spanish-colonial style dwelling where novelist Ernest Hemingway lived in the 1930s. It was here he wrote To Have and to Have Not – one of his most famous works.

Islamorada and Key Largo

Originally named Cayo Largo (“long islet”) by Spanish explorers, Key Largo is the largest island in the Upper Keys. The self-declared “Diving Capital of the World” attracts thousands of scuba divers and snorkelers every year. Close proximity to the Everglades also draws in kayakers and ecotourists.

Islamorada is a group of seven islands stretching across some 20 miles of the Florida Keys. Its main draw is the superb sport fishing. Stunning views, fabulous restaurants, excellent seafood are just a handful of other reasons to visit the “Village of Islands”.

Miami

With a population of two million, it’s hard to believe Miami was a small trading post just a century ago. Now one of America’s most popular holiday destinations, the sprawling city offers a wealth of tourist attractions.

The iconic Ocean Drive / South Beach, with its backdrop of Art Deco architecture, is a major entertainment destination with countless bars, clubs, restaurants and boutiques.

The 60s hippy hangout Coconut Grove is Miami’s oldest community and is now known simply as “the village”. Famous for its cafes and restaurants, it also features the city’s most relaxed shopping area with numerous boutiques and two malls.

Coral Gables is a unique area with part-Spanish, part-Italian architecture. Planning regulations ensure new buildings follow the same style.

The Venetian Pool, fashioned from a coral rock quarry in 1923, is widely regarded as the most beautiful swimming pool in the world. Venetian-style architecture, fountains and waterfalls surround crystal-clear spring-fed waters.

With such a diverse culture and unique architecture, Miami has long been a popular setting for film and TV shows, from Scarface through to the Golden Girls. Film buffs will enjoy hunting for sights and locations from their favourite movies.

Miami Florida holiday skyline

Fort Lauderdale

Named after a series of forts built by the US during the Second Seminole War, the development of the city began some 50 years after the conflict ended. Boasting 3000 hours of sunshine a year, it’s unsurprisingly grown into a year-round tourist destination.

165 miles of waterways within the city have earned Fort Lauderdale the nickname Venice of America. The waterways provide a popular yachting vacation stop and the international boat show draws over 125,000 people into the city every year. No wonder it’s regarded as the yachting capital of the world!

Don’t worry if you’re nautically-challenged – there’s still plenty to do for landlubbers! The city has plenty of historic buildings and cultural landmarks. Take a stroll along the lively beachfront or browse the eclectic boutiques on Las Olas Boulevard.

The Everglades

The Florida Everglades are low-lying, tropical wetlands formed by the overspill from Lake Okeechobee. The vast area is home to a huge range of local fauna and flora, including alligators, deer, snakes and over 400 species of birds.

A fifth of the area is designated as the Everglades National Park. Visitors can explore the park via walking trails, boat or canoe. The dry winter months are the best time to visit and photograph the wildlife.

Naples and Marco Island

One of the wealthiest cities in the USA, Naples is a popular destination for ecotourists due to its location near to several major land reserves. The Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Big Cypress National Preserve, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and Picayune Strand State Forest are all close by.

Other attractions include ten miles of beautiful Gulf Coast beach, antique shops, art galleries and over 80 championship golf courses.

Marco Island is the largest barrier island within south west Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands area. It also offers the highest point of elevation – 58 feet above sea level. More relaxed than the coastal communities to the North, the island is ideal for boating among the mangroves and strolling barefoot along miles of unspoilt white sandy beaches.

Coconut palm trees in Florida

Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel

Founded after the American Civil War, Fort Myers has grown at a leisurely pace to its current population of around 77,000. It’s greatest claim to fame is Thomas Edison’s winter retreat Seminole Lodge. Built in 1886, the house, laboratory and botanical gardens are preserved just as he left them.

Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel are two of a string of islands littered along the nearby Gulf Coast. They offer an alluring combination of white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, beautiful sunsets and exotic wildlife. A popular tourist activity is “shelling” – picking through the vast quantities of seashells that wash up onto Sanibel beach.

Sarasota and Anna Maria Island

Located at the southern end of the Tampa Bay Area, Sarasota is known as Florida’s cultural centre. Millionaire circus owner John Ringling invested much of his vast fortune into the area and his legacy can still be seen today. The Ringling Museum Complex, modelled after a Venetian palace, is renowned for its fine collection of Italian Baroque paintings.

Of the nearby barrier islands, Anna Maria Island is the most popular tourist choice. Several miles of beautiful white-sand beaches present the perfect opportunity for a postcard sunset. A cluster of excellent seafood restaurants offer a relaxing evening while watching the sun go down.

Saint Petersburg, Clearwater and Tampa

With an average of 361 days of sunshine each year, St Petersburg boasts the nickname “The Sunshine City”. Originally a mecca for the retired, extensive renovations have transformed the city into a popular tourist destination. St. Petersburg and Clearwater are ideal stepping stones to the fabulous Gulf Coast beaches – miles of beautiful white sands, clear blue waters and cultural riches.

Tourists looking to enjoy the Gulf Coast can fly directly to Tampa airport from the UK. The city itself offers a range of theme parks and attractions.

Busch Gardens, an African-themed park, features thrilling roller coasters and a safari with over 2500 African animals. Adventure Island is a 30-acre water park with rides, pools and attractions. Lowry Park Zoo is an acclaimed park with an impressive inventory of animals and exhibits. Florida Aquarium is a not-for-profit organisation with a strong conservation focus. The facility includes over 20,000 aquatic animals and plants.

St Petersburg Florida holiday

Orlando

A sleepy provincial town in the 1950s, Orlando has rapidly grown into the theme-park capital of the world.

Covering over 40 square miles, Walt Disney World is the largest entertainment complex in the world. Encompassing several theme parks and multiple hotels, Disney World attracts around 200,000 guests every day! Meet the Disney characters at the Magic Kingdom. Take an African safari at Animal Kingdom. View the technology of tomorrow at Epcot. Enjoy the hair-raising rides. Catch your breath and recharge your batteries at one of the many restaurants.

Universal Studios Florida is comprised of two theme parks, an entertainment complex and three resorts. Actors in familiar movie costumes wander the streets. Rides and rollercoasters are based on popular movies – Terminator, Men in Black, ET, Jaws, The Incredible Hulk, Jurassic Park, Spiderman and more. Universal Citywalk is a 30-acre entertainment complex with a dazzling array of restaurants, bars and cinemas.

The famous International Drive is a 3-mile ribbon of shops, restaurants and theatres, snaking alongside Highway 4. Popular I Drive attractions include Wet’n Wild, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf and Orlando Aquarium.

Orlando is a feast for the senses – there’s no end of entertainment for all of the family.

PRICES FROM £895pp

Emerald Island Villa - Florida Holidays

Florida Holiday Flights

Florida Holidays 2020

Book your Orlando 2020 holidays now. We have advance fares for the major airlines, including Virgin, BA, Norwegian and United. Combine flights with car hire and your choice of accommodation for the ultimate Florida holiday. We book all the popular villa resorts and hotels – we can suggest the ideal option for the size of your group. We also sell theme park tickets to the major attractions at an excellent price. Book in advance now with a low deposit. ATOL and ABTA protection. Book early for peak dates such as Easter, Christmas, summer and the school holidays…

PRICES FROM £780pp

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Florida Holiday Flights

Florida Holidays 2019

Planning your 2019 Florida holiday? If you’re organised you can beat the high street prices. Book in advance and even the Easter, summer and Christmas dates will be great value. Combine your 2019 Florida flights with our wide selection of hotels, villas and apartments for an unbeatable Florida 2019 package price. We’ll even arrange vehicle hire with full insurance. All of our Florida holidays have ATOL protection and can be booked on deposit. Click here to see lots of 2019 Florida holiday offers or contact us for a tailored quote…

PRICES FROM £815pp

Champions Gate 6-bedroom villa

Florida Holiday Flights

Florida Holidays 2021

It’s not too early to start planning your 2021 Florida holiday. Peak dates in Easter, summer and Xmas sell out quickly. Advance bookers grab the best flights and first choice of accommodation. Book now to be at the front of the queue. Fly Virgin, BA or United from London, Manchester or Scotland. Stay in a luxury villa, townhouse, apartment or hotel. We can even arrange car hire and theme park tickets. Choose from our suggested holidays or let us create a tailored Florida holiday package to suit you. Book with a low deposit and the confidence of ABTA / ATOL protection…

PRICES FROM £895pp

Florida Holiday Flights

Easter Florida Holidays

Easter is the most popular season in Florida. The weather is typically warm and dry. High blue skies and noon temperatures nudging the 80s – great for lazing on the beach and strolling around the theme parks. Book early for the best choice of accommodation. Our favourite villa communities include Emerald Island, Champions Gate Resort, Reunion, Windsor Hills and Highlands Reserve. Early bookers also get the best choice of flights. We deal with all airlines including Virgin, BA, United and Delta. Click here for our Easter Florida holiday packages, all on a low deposit and with full ATOL protection…

PRICES FROM £860pp

Universal's Aventura Hotel

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Universal's Aventura Hotel

Universal’s Aventura is a stunning addition to the Orlando skyline. Opened in August 2018, this stylish building is within walking distance of all three Universal theme parks. The rooms are clean and modern, with a smart tablet to control your TV, thermostat and lights. Facilities include a swimming pool with kids’ splash zone, Starbucks, lobby bar, outdoor bar, bistro and restaurant. The view from the rooftop bar has to be seen to be believed! Book now with a deposit of £100 per person. ATOL and ABTA protected.

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