Favorite Florida Vacation Destination?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by jamessmith, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. jamessmith

    jamessmith New Member

    Hi, I have to go on my vacation in Florida, but can't decide where should I go and why? All of you can help me, please help me by providing your suggestions? I am thinking about hiring one vacation rental property in Panama City Beach, but it is still not finalize, you can see http://www.alwaysonvacation.com/details/United-States_Florida_Panama-City-Beach_68553.html
    . Early replies will be appreciated.
     
  2. ryder

    ryder New Member

    The only time I've been to Florida it was to Orlando and DisneyWorld/Epcot Center. We also headed down to Tampa for Busch Gardens, but both of those cities are a good distance from Panama Beach. What are your interests and how far are you willing to travel? If I were you and I was staying at that sweet looking condo property, I don't think I'd ever want to leave the beach! Also, when are you going? Hopefully not during hurricane season.
     
  3. everyann

    everyann Guest

    I second opinion that you wouldn't want to leave the beach if you rented that condo. Will you be renting a car while on vacation?

    Destination360 has some ideas for things to do in Florida. What kind of things do you like to do while on vacation? Be outdoors? Lay out on the beach? Hit all the tourist areas?

    Personally, I would definitely make the trip out to Disneyworld and the beach. If, however, you're just looking for a place to chill why not venture out the Florida Keys
     
  4. sarah

    sarah New Member

    try venice beach, it was amazing when i went a couple of years ago, beautiful blue sky and gorgeous sun!
     
  5. tiffany06

    tiffany06 New Member

    You should try the dolphin encounter! It was awesome.
     
  6. stuart888

    stuart888 New Member

    Most floridians don't count north Florida as being part of Florida! It is nice, but I would suggest getting the best of everything in Central Florida. You could checkout all of disney and get the Key West experience by staying at Disney's Old Key West Resort. Then, during your stay you can take in Cocoa Beach. Both Disney and Cocoa Beach are core destinations, perfect to create lasting memories. Good Luck!
     
  7. Conti

    Conti New Member

    My favorite destination in Florida is Disney World. When I traveled there I went to most of the theme parks.
     
  8. herbert w stone

    herbert w stone New Member

    love florida.live in fort pierce.we go to walt disney.
     
  9. DilbertPart2

    DilbertPart2 New Member

    I agree! Have the best of fun.
     
  10. fahartle

    fahartle New Member

    Sacrelige!! ^_^. We've been to Amelia Island and St. Augustine a few times over the last decade and love it. But disney is amazing, no doubt!
     
  11. Conti

    Conti New Member

    I recommend the Disney parks. I had a lot of fun when I went.
     
  12. galaxyy23

    galaxyy23 New Member

    Vacation in Florida Keys

    Have you thought about going to Florida Keys? The Keys are a bit touristy but if you're looking for pristine beaches and a ton of accommodation options like condos, cottages, beach rentals, the Keys are your best bet.

    Also, there are lots of things to do like snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and camping.
     
  13. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    Tampa is best in Florida

    I live in Tampa and consider it one of the best vacation spots in Florida. You'll find plenty of attractions in Tampa including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, and Lowry Park Zoo. It's a short 20 minute drive to the beautiful beaches in St. Petersburg and Clearwater and an hour plus drive to SeaWorld and Disney. We have great restaurants, an active nightlife especially in Ybor City and Channelside, family entertainment locations as well as gambling at the Seminole HardRock Casino, thoroughbred horse racing at Tampa Bay Downs, and Greyhound Racing for adults. You won't be disappointed.
     
  14. leadko1

    leadko1 New Member

    cool spots in Florida

    I think planning a trip to Disney World to have some fun checking out the rides and attractions is a nice idea especially with the kids. You could also head to St. Augustine as a ghost buster and take some tours and explore the oldest city in the United States.

    Other than that, you could head to Key West to do water sport activities like boating, snorkeling and fishing, or head to Miami if you are looking to have fun on the beach all day and party all night.
     
  15. bmd

    bmd Guest

    Panama City is nice, but without question, my favorite place has always been Miami...South Beach is so very charming and relaxing, and the beaches, here, are the very cleanest and most beautiful in my opinion. Next to Miami, I'd pick Fort Lauderdale, even next to the keys. Of course, Panama City beaches are beautiful, but the surrounding city life is not quite as wonderful as Miami South Beach.
     
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  16. cincinnatikid

    cincinnatikid New Member

    Sanibel Island hands down!!! Clean, private, virtually no crime and attractions for all ages within walking and biking distance!
     
  17. Vicolette

    Vicolette Super Moderator

    I live in Florida on the west coast, so I'm a little partial to the St Petersburg/Clearwater beaches. My favorite spot is Treasure Island that has everything. Miles of beach, lots of hotels, motels, resorts, and cottages, water sports, and John's Pass for shopping, souvenirs, and fresh seafood. Take a day cruise, rent a jet ski, do some para-sailing, it's all there.

    Key West is another fav spot. Just a beautiful drive and plenty to do once you arrive. You can stay at other spots along the way like Marathon or Islamorada if you don't want the crowds of KW.

    Jupiter, another lovely spot. The whole West Palm Beach area is awesome. Miami, well, there's just too much to list. Beaches, attractions, zoo, museums, cultural area, nightlife and the food.

    Disney, of course, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island in Tampa, St Augustine and the fort, Melbourne and the space center tours, Destin and even more miles of beach. Lots to do! It's almost easier to get a map, close your eyes, point and pick there's just that much to do from coast to coast.
     
  18. wanderer

    wanderer Moderator

    I'm a fan of the west coast, too, but really, all of Florida is pretty great.
     

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