I’ve travelled to a handful of places, but Florida beats them all – I’d have to say it’s my favourite place to vacation. Not only is it always sunny, but there are many tourist attractions to keep you occupied. Just some of these include Disney World, Universal Studios, Chocolate Kingdom, Crayola Experience and CSI: The Experience. And of course, if none of those satisfy you, you can always head to the beach.
Florida is one of those places with stable temperatures – it is always warm, but not unbearably hot. It tends to be humid in the morning and dry in the afternoon. The temperature in Orlando, home of Disney World, ranges from 22° C to 33° C. It rarely rains, but when it does, it only lasts about 10 minutes.
There is a wide selection of food in Florida. I’ve never been stayed at a resort there, but I have been to many restaurants. The food is scrumptious, and the service is excellent. My favourite restaurant is Medieval Times. You have the opportunity to watch actors on horses battle while eating delicious food. The acting is quite amusing and makes for an eventful night, especially with a group.
Shopping is much more affordable in Florida than in Canada. There are many malls and a good variety to choose from where you can find name brands at inexpensive prices.
The Main Attractions
Disney World has to be the most popular attraction in Florida. Meet Disney characters, go on roller coasters, eat at a venue of your choice, and watch fireworks. There are nine sections within Disney World:
- Magic Kingdom
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
- Downtown Disney Area
- ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
- Disney’s Boardwalk
- Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
Disney World was highly enjoyable for me. The food was a bit pricey, but you will find that at any theme park. It was fun meeting Minnie Mouse and Rafiki from the Lion King (you don’t have to be under 10 to enjoy it!).
Universal Studios is one other popular tourist destination in Florida. You have the option of going on roller coaster rides or enjoying 3D virtual shows. The theme of each show and ride is a movie produced by Universal Pictures. Universal Studios has over 25 roller coasters, some of which are award-winning. If you get nauseous or panic easily, you may want to avoid these rides.
Florida is a great place to travel. From the sightseeing to the temperate weather to delicious food and great shopping, it’s a fantastic place for students to get away for spring break or a summer vacation. I give Florida a 9/10.
Make Florida your next travel destination! You won’t regret it.