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Top 3 Florida Summer Destinations

March 12, 2015 by

Destin

Destin, Florida

Snowbirds flock to Florida in the spring and winter to soak up the sun, but Florida is also a popular summer destination, too. These three Florida destinations make up the top three.

This Summer’s Top 3 Florida Destinations

While Florida is known for its beaches, not all of the top three Florida destinations are located on the coast.

Orlando

Orlando, Florida

Key West

Key West is small but because of its location as the westernmost island of the Florida Keys, this island destination offers a remote location with stunning natural beauty, rich history, and an average annual temperature of 77 degrees.

Even in the summer visitors enjoy a refreshing seabreeze. Here there is no up-town or down-town, no dress code even for fine dining. It’s a casual location where people celebrate the setting of the sun.

Things to do include: fishing, art festivals, house and garden tours including Ernest Hemingway’s house, walking the beach and visiting Old Town where you’ll find shopping and plenty of places to eat.

Hemingway House

Hemingway House

Orlando

Orlando is probably best known for its famous theme parks including: Disney, Universal, and Sea World. But aside from the theme parks there is plenty of other things to do for an unforgettable Florida vacation.

Golfers can take advantage of one of the multiple courses available. Those who want to cool off and have fun at the same time can visit one of the multiple water parks, and thrill seekers can take advantage of things like indoor skydiving or driving an authentic NASCAR-style stock car.

Orlando also offers shows like Cirque du Soleil, Blue Man Group and features a nice selection of dinner theaters.

Destin

Destin offers the powder-sugar white beaches which make Florida famous, but it is also an ideal destination for golfers, and those who’d like to try their hand at world-famous fishing along the Emerald Coast.

The city of Destin is nestled along the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida and features some of the best shopping and dining in Florida. Now it’s easier than ever to get there with the recent opening of the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.

Visiting Florida in the summer lets you experience the same hotels, theme parks, restaurants, boutiques and all the other attractions that cater to tourists in season with an added benefit. It costs less. Prices drop quite a bit to entice summer visitors and you get to enjoy all the things people pay big money for in the winter.

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