Where to stay and what to visit – Florida Edition

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A guide to my 2 weeks in Florida last Summer – 2016

In Summer 2016, my family and I went to Florida for 2 weeks. If you followed my blog back then, which to be honest nobody really did, you will see that we did a lot of exciting stuff. So I thought I will do this post as it is coming into the Summer, to tell people who may be visiting this Summer, what to do and where to stay. This post is basically going to be a guide telling you everything I did and every hotel I stayed in for the whole 2 weeks.

DAY 1 – We flew into Miami’s International airport and picked up our hire car. We drove img_1778Chrysler Town and Country car the whole time we were in Florida, as we did a lot of travelling around. We stayed in the West in Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for two nights. This hotel is amazing, it is in a lovely location, with easy access to restaurants and the beach.

DAY 2 – While we were here we spent pretty much all of the time on the beach and in the evening explored on the streets. While in America you HAVE to buy a huge burger and drink out of a coconut, it is tradition.

DAY 3 – On day 3, we drove to Orlando and stopped at a couple of beaches on the way. Every beach in America is very scenic. We drove to the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, which I can not praise enough. There is not much to do outside of the hotel, but the inside is very clever. There are a couple of different pools and is covered in greenery, which I love!

img_2403DAY 4 – On the first full day in Orlando we were lucky enough to visit NASA Space station and watch a real rocket take off into space. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we were so lucky that it fell onto the same day we were visiting.

DAY 5 – This is a MUST while in Orlando, we went too Universal Studios. There are two parts of this theme park, and on the first day we explored the nicer side, that is the Universal Studios. It was INCREDIBLE. As soon as you enter the theme park, it is as if you are in a different world.

DAY 6 – On this day we explore the Island of Adventures. I preferred this side of the theme park as the rides were a lot more exciting. My favourite part of the park is the Harry Potter theme, it genuinely feels like you are at Hogwarts and the ride is the best in the park.

DAY 7 – After 3 nights at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel, we left and drove to Indian Rocks. Here we stayed in a family apartment for 6 nights.img_2126 The apartment was very basic, with a simple beach theme and a stair case that leads straight to Indian Rocks Beach.

While staying at Indian Rocks we spent everyday sunbathing. We visited Clearwater beach in Indian Rocks one evening, and this was the first white beach I have ever been too. One day we hired out paddle boat and another day we went parasailing.

img_2622DAY 13 – On the 13th day of being in Indian Rocks, we travelled to Naples. The hotel we stayed at in Naples was my absolute favourite. It was called Naples Grand Beach Resort and it was definitely grand. You are able to get a tram from the hotel to the beach, through a gorgeous woods.

DAY 14 – This was our last day in Florida and we spent it at this hotel sunbathing. I can not tell you how tanned I was by the end of this trip. Later on in the evening we flew home over night from Miami International airport.

This was by far the best trip I have ever been on and I am so grateful for the opportunity. I hope me writing everything I did on this trip can help other people when planning a holiday to Florida. If you have any questions or want anymore detail about the information I have given, comment below!

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