Florida is renowned as a world-class travel destination with things for all of the family. The Sunshine State offers a vast variety of things to see and do, from entertainment, great food, stunning beaches, good shopping, theme parks, wildlife, watersports, and much more. So as a result, it can feel a little overwhelming and tricky to narrow down all that you want to do. If you are planning a trip over there, then here are some tips for a Florida first-timer, to make sure that you are able to make the most of a trip over there. Then you can get planning and just enjoy your time away.
Buy Tickets in Advance
This one can sound pretty obvious, but to get the best deals, no matter which attractions you are planning to go to, you need to make sure that you buy your tickets in advance. Orlando has the most theme parks, but Tampa and Miami all have attractions that will help if they are bought in advance. If you know what day you will be visiting each park, then it can help, otherwise, hopper passes can be an affordable way of doing things.
Hit the Beach
If you are planning on a visit to Florida, then no matter where you choose to be, you are likely to not be too far from a beach. For places like Orlando, Cocoa Beach is going to the closest, though it is a little drive away. But some of the world’s best beaches are near Dunedin, such as St. Pete Beach, but from Miami to Daytona and Fort Lauderdale, there is plenty of choice.
It can be a good idea to make the most of the water when you’re out there, so check on what watersports and surfing are available, or if there is a boat club nearby where you can reserve a boat in advance and then take it out on the water. Just make sure that you go fairly early on to these beautiful beaches, otherwise it can be hard to find parking.
Enjoy Discount Shopping
Florida has plenty of choice for good places to shop, especially in the cities like Miami. But there are plenty of Premium Outlets in different Florida locations, so you can find some good discount shopping. And if you are coming from abroad, then it can be a good idea to get some shopping in with your exchange rate discount.
Have Plenty of Change
If you are hiring a car when in Florida, then it is such a good idea to make sure that you have plenty of change with you. The reason being, is that there are a lot of toll roads in Florida, and there are some smaller roads that are unmanned. So if you don’t have cash, it would be tricky to get by. On the other hand, asking your car rental service for a toll pass in the car could be a good idea, if you know you won’t have much change with you.