When travelling to Florida for a family holiday, you want to make the most of the limited time you have in the Sunshine State. You may be on holiday for a week or a month, but when the trip is finite, you want to get as much in as possible without breaking the bank. Here are some ideas you may want to explore.
Book Your Travel Plans Early
One thing you should really know before planning a family holiday to the State of Florida is that rates are seasonal. Not only are flights in and out of the state cheaper off-season, but so is just about everything else. From accommodation to attractions, there are peak-season and off-season rates, so if your budget is as finite as your stay, you will want to book everything as early as possible, and off-season travel is the best deal you’ll get.
Get Advance Tickets for Florida Parks
Even off-season, some of the theme parks are quite expensive, so it pays to get advance tickets on a site like American Attractions in the UK, where you can choose between every major attraction in the Orlando area. This way, choosing Florida park tickets is a matter of browsing the theme parks available (and finding the best deals!). Be forewarned, though, that there are lots to choose from, so have the family there to get input as to what everyone would like to see and do!
Spend Time at the Many Beaches in the Sunshine State
Stepping away from those attractions for just a moment, you wouldn’t want to visit the Sunshine State without taking in some of that glorious sunshine, would you? There are many beaches both on the Atlantic Coast as well as on the Gulf side and most are open 12 months of the year. Actually, they are always ‘open’, but some amenities may be closed, and lifeguards may not be on duty. Even so, if it’s sun you’re after, Florida beaches are a must!
Odd Things You Won’t See at Home in the UK
No matter where you go in the world, there are going to be theme parks – that’s a given. However, Florida does have some amazing attractions you simply won’t find elsewhere. Take, for example, Gatorland, which is located quite close to Walt Disney World. Here, you will be able to see gators up close and personal, but don’t get too close, because they are still alligators after all! You will see live shows, watch gators eating out of the hands of their keepers, and enjoy the themed rides all inside this one attraction. Now, that’s something you wouldn’t see at home!
Even on a budget, you can enjoy much of what Florida has to offer on your family holiday, because there is plenty to do at no cost, such as visiting those glorious beaches, as well as the availability of advance ticketing and off-season pricing. Take the time to plan well, and this will be the best family holiday ever.