FLIGHTS, ACCOMMODATION AND MOVEMENT IN FLORIDA
This beach idyll can be found in Naples, Florida.
Direct flight to Florida
It is easy to travel from Finland to Florida, as Finnair operates direct flights from Helsinki to Miami. Travel time on a direct flight is about 11 hours, with a stopover the flight times are up from 14 hours.
Direct flights are sold at the cheapest price of about 750 euros, stopovers can be obtained for less than 400 euros. During the holidays, prices are usually higher. The low-cost airline Norwegian operates from the Nordic countries to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and from time to time there are very cheap flights, for example via Stockholm or Copenhagen.
In addition to Miami Airport, Florida has more than a dozen other international airports to fly to. It is popular to combine a trip to Florida with a stopover in New York .
Stay in great beach views
Florida’s long coastline is full of hotels with ocean views. In the largest cities and beach resorts, there are plenty of accommodation options for everyone’s needs, from basic rooms to lavish luxury hotels. Through the Aibnb service and the like, you can rent local homes for your own use. Bold looking for accommodation with locals on the couch surfing.
If you’re traveling by car, consider motel accommodation while in America. The motels are well connected by transport and are affordable accommodation, usually offering free breakfast and parking. Motels can be searched through well-known hotel reservation sites. Popular motel chains in Florida include Super 8 and Motel 6.
Hotel prices vary by city. In Orlando you can stay for 100 euros in a four-star hotel, in Miami South Beach in high season you can be prepared to pay at least half as much for a mid-range hotel. Please note that in the United States, taxes will be added to the hotel rate.
Car rental is worth it
With the exception of a vacation in South Beach, Miami, Florida, it’s almost always worth renting a car. Local traffic is limited and not very efficient. The Amtrak train service runs to Miami from all over the United States, but train tickets are expensive. It is easy for a car holidaymaker to move from place to place on their own. Florida traffic is high in major cities, but quieter outside.
The Miami landscape is dominated by handsome skyscrapers.
Walt Disney World – the world’s most awesome theme world
Located near Orlando, Walt Disney World is Florida’s most famous attraction and the world’s largest theme park complex . The two-manhattan entertainment center includes four theme parks, two water parks, a movie theater, restaurants, shops, nightclubs and numerous hotels.
Amusement parks belonging to Walt Disney World are called Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney Hollywood Studios and Disney Animal Kingdom.
There are also many other popular theme parks in the Orlando area, such as Sea World and Universal Studios . Tickets for all parks can be purchased directly at the gate or in advance on the parks website. It can easily take several days in one park, so planning ahead is worth it.
Art deco blocks and turquoise beaches of South Beach
Miami Beach’s historic Art Deco District is located on the oceanfront in the nearby neighborhoods of Ocean Drive. The carefully restored 1920s buildings serve as hotels, restaurants and shops, forming the world’s largest art deco hub for South Beach.
The pastel area, nicknamed the SoBe, attracts friends of aesthetics, celebrants and beach holidaymakers alike. Once you have had enough of your architectural admiration, you can watch the turquoise sea and the small planes towing advertisements in the sky from the palm-lined white sand beach. The beachfront Collins Avenue and Washington Avenue form the heart of South Beach from Fifth Street to 14th Street.
In the footsteps of artists to maritime Key West
One of the most beautifully ranked stretches of road in the world leads to Key West . The Overseas Highway runs along bridges between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic, ending after hours of driving to the southernmost tip of the United States. A distinctive villa town awaits you, where chickens roam the streets and maritimeity is present everywhere.
Artists and freelancers in Key West are also known as the longtime hometown of author Ernest Hemingway , where he wrote several of his favorite novels .
The Everglades is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
The UNESCO -protected Everglades National Park is known for its Miccosukee Indian Reservation and alligators.
The subtropical marshland is home to numerous reptile and bird species and is one of the most popular nature tourism destinations in the United States. The Everglades is just over an hour’s drive west of Miami.
Fort Lauderdale is a more serene alternative to Miami
Just a stone’s throw north of Miami, Fort Lauderdale is perfect for those vacationers who aren’t interested in Miami’s hectic outing. Fort Lauderdale’s sandy beach is just as long and wide and is bordered by a row of luxury hotels. Fort Lauderdale is perfect for the family vacationer, but couples or honeymooners alike will find good hotel options for a two-way vacation.
The beaches of Fort Lauderdale are known to be a particularly lively nesting site for sea turtles, and from March to autumn there are plenty of fenced and marked nests on the shores, from which the little chicks navigate back to the sea after hatching at night.