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Best Reasons to Visit Florida


If you’re looking for a fun getaway location with a tropical climate and a diverse array of attractions for the whole family to enjoy, there’s no need to book a flight to a faraway island. Florida offers year round warm temperatures, hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, and a multitude of activities for adults and kids alike. And the best part is, it’s located in the continental U.S.!

If you’re still not convinced that Florida should be your next vacation destination, read on for some of the best reasons to head on down to the Sunshine State:

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The Weather

Florida is considered the only state in the U.S. to have a tropical climate. With an average annual temperature of 71 degrees, you can leave your winter coat at home while packing your bags. However, the state is large enough that there is some variation in temperature. If you like your weather a little cooler and less humid, book your trip for a city in northern Florida such as Jacksonville. Do you love a hot, steamy climate? Then explore a city like Miami in the southern region, where it typically climbs well above 80 degrees even during the winter months.

Best Value

It’s a general rule in the travel industry that the farther you go, the more money you can count on spending. But since Florida is part of the continental U.S., flights there tend to be much cheaper than airfare to tropical destinations outside of the country. Depending on what region you are flying out of, you can find non-stop, round trip flights to Florida on many discount booking websites in the $100-$500 range. Compare that to flights to the Caribbean, which can easily be priced at $1,000 or more.

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Low Stress

While jetting off to an exotic international locale for a tropical getaway may sound exciting, your travel plans can get a lot more complicated once you leave your home country. You’ll need to make sure you have an up to date, valid passport, and potentially a temporary visitor visa depending on the country you are visiting. There can also be vaccination requirements for illnesses such as malaria and yellow fever that are common in many tropical climates outside the U.S. Instead of worrying about these potential hassles, why not stay close to home and still enjoy a fun, safe vacation full of warmth and sunshine in Florida?


Florida has such a diverse array of recreational activities that there really is something for everyone. While Florida’s coastline of pristine beaches and warm ocean water is a main draw for visitors, there’s also a wide array of theme parks that are fun for all ages. Make the kid’s dreams come true and spend a week at Walt Disney World, or enjoy some thrills and chills at Busch Gardens Tampa. If you’re looking for excitement after the sun goes down, then the city of Miami is famous for its exhilarating nightlife of bars, clubs, and restaurants. Florida has so many options for entertainment that you’ll never be bored.

A vacation to Florida is the best of both worlds – a warm, sunny tropical destination full of exciting adventures that’s also a great bargain and easy to plan. So be sure to book your next trip to the Sunshine State!

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  1. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    Honestly, I can’t think of a reason NOT to visit Florida. We LOVE going down there for vacation. The geography is beautiful, and of course, we love the theme parks.

  2. Pam says

    I love visiting Florida. I have family there and it’s so nice to visit them and go to the beach!

  3. Marcie W. says

    We always enjoy visiting Florida. The sunshine and beaches will always win me over.

  4. Kelly says

    We have been to Florida many times and always enjoy ourselves. Our friends have a place there so we always have somewhere to stay.

  5. Liz Mays says

    I actually could go for a low-key Florida getaway right about now. Just being able to relax in some nice weather would be great.

  6. Janell Poulette says

    I lived in Florida for the first 27 years of my life and although it does have many perks, like theme parks and the beaches, i don’t miss the heat at all lol. I will say that i spent most my childhood at Busch Gardens thought, awesome place!

  7. Rosey says

    Florida is low stress. It’s my most favorite place, period.

  8. Seattle Travel Blogger says

    That is a very good point you raise about the cheaper airfare. It is easy to get carried away with wanting to go somewhere tropical during the winter months in the northeast.

  9. Toni | Boulder Locavore says

    These are all so true! Florida is one of my favorite places! Such a really amazing place for the family!

  10. melissa says

    You had me at lowering my stress and enjoying the beautiful weather! Thinking we need to book a trip ASAP!

  11. Jeanine says

    I’ve always wanted to visit Florida. I have since I was a little girl. Up here in Canada, my main reason was the warmth and to see the beautiful ocean… I hope to be able to go on a trip there at some point!

  12. Veronica Solomon says

    I lived in Florida for 10 years. Still love to visit. Beautiful place

  13. Joyce Brewer says

    Florida has a little bit of everything. I’d love to go to Miami for a few days for the night life and Cuban food.

  14. Brianne says

    I just love visiting Florida! The flight from NYC is just perfect too! Oh we so need a vacay!

  15. Amanda Love says

    This post is so timely, especially since I’ll be in Florida next week! I can’t wait and I’m certainly very excited for the trip.

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